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SOURCE City of McKinney
MCKINNEY, Texas, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Movoto Real Estate blog, a real estate research site, McKinney is one of America's happiest mid-sized cities. The study researched 200 cities and ranked them based on stress factors, personal safety, income, marital status and homeownership – the city of McKinney ranked 10th on the list.
McKinney did well overall. It placed 15th for income with 10 percent of its households making below $25,000 annually. It was 21st for home ownership (66 percent of its houses are owner-occupied), 24th for education (46 percent of its people have at least a bachelor's degree), and 32nd for safety.
"This is our second time being recognized by Movoto," said CoCo Good, Director of Communications and Marketing. "The realtor site also named McKinney the second best place to live in the country among mid-sized cities."
The City of McKinney has also been recognized by Realtor.com as the second most-searched-for place to live. In addition, CNN Money named the city the second best place to live in the nation, citing plenty of housing options; low taxes; abundant job opportunities in technology, energy and medicine; as well as a new conference center and hotel complex in the works. A recent study by NerdWallet found the City of McKinney One of the Best Places for Homeownership in Texas.
"When people are looking for a home, they are looking in McKinney," said Mayor Brian Loughmiller. "We've worked hard to build a community that offers exemplary schools, affordable and diverse housing, and employment opportunities. The city of McKinney offers residents beautiful tree-lined streets, a charming historic downtown and a strong sense of community as well as a robust business environment."
McKinney is also home to the McKinney National Airport which offers a wide variety of services including 24-hour fuel and ramp services, courtesy crew cars, flight planning and weather facilities, on-site auto rental, private crew lounge, and U.S. Customs on-site. The airport provides added convenience for anyone looking to do business in McKinney.
For more information about the city of McKinney visit the city's website at http://www.mckinneytexas.org/.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., McKinney has a current population of more than 149,082. Incorporated in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. The city ranks No. 2 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live in America list. Visit the city's website at www.mckinneytexas.org.
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