Located just 30 miles north of Dallas, McKinney continues to entice people of all generations to join the 116,000 current residents and make it their home.

Despite its rapid growth, the city has maintained its charming history, especially the downtown McKinney Square, which is punctuated with antique shops.

Outdoor and hiking enthusiasts can enjoy the trails at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, the 300-acre outdoor preserve. Those looking for a more vigorous adventure can trek along the challenging mountain bike trails in Erwin Park.

McKinney is not a well-kept secret; it has made national headline news more than once. Money Magazine ranked McKinney as the No. 1 Best Place to Live in America 2014! And since 2010, this quaint city has edged its way into the top five on this list. Money editors and writers studied employment data, as well as statistics on educational systems and crime and safety records to make their assessment about a city’s overall quality of life.

Apartment Living in McKinney

McKinney is a city with fantastic apartment homes, with competitive rental prices. The average for apartment rent in McKinney is $1,120. While this is the average in McKinney overall, apartments can be found at different sizes with different average prices too. For instance, a studio apartment in McKinney averages out at $861 per month, while a two-bedroom apartment can cost roughly $1,266 per month. Across all apartment sizes, the average size of an apartment rented in McKinney is 914 square-feet.

The apartments that in McKinney are far from ordinary. Most provide great features to make their tenants feel comfortable and at home. The Mansions McKinney is a fine example of what awaits newcomers. They offer breathtaking apartments with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Tenants get to enjoy their elaborate clubhouse, which features two resort-style pools, a high-tech fitness center and a lounge with HDTV entertainment.

The Century Lake Forest Apartments are also a great example of apartment living in the McKinney area. Their units feature a spacious interior, hardwood floors and even provide balcony space per unit. Century Lake Forest also has a great outdoor space that provides a swimming pool, an outdoor fire place and even grilling stations. Pets are welcome. The apartment complex offers a flexible lease schedule that allows tenants to choose options for rentals from 1 month to 15 months.