The list, which comes out every other year and ranks cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000, takes a definitive look at what makes a city a home. With excellent schools, beautiful natural parks and open spaces, affordable and diverse housing, plenty of jobs and a vibrant downtown, McKinney has become one of the most desirable places to live, not just in the metroplex, but in the United States.
“In a country so full of great places, choosing the best is no easy task…Underlying McKinney’s homey Southern charm is a thoroughly modern city. The area is a hotbed for growth-industry jobs…Career and college prep are big in McKinney’s schools.”
McKinney debuted on the Money Magazine list in 2008 at # 14. In 2010, the city ranked # 5, and on the 2012 list, McKinney climbed to the # 2 Best Place to Live in America. McKinney also has been among the fastest-growing cities in the country since 2000.