Homes for Sale in McKinney, TX - 2211 Ridgewood Dr. McKinney, TX 75071

Homes for Sale in McKinney, TX - 2211 Ridgewood Dr. McKinney, TX 75071

Homes for Sale in McKinney, TX

2211 Ridgewood Dr.

McKinney, TX 75071

When looking at homes for sale in McKinney, TX or evaluating McKinney real estate, there are, obviously, thousands of things to consider. Let’s look at specifics for 2211 Ridgewood Dr., a part of the McKinney Heights subdivision.

2211 Ridgewood Dr. is located in the northern part of McKinney, just west of U.S. 75 (North Central Expressway) and north of U.S. 380, a major east-west thoroughfare. For anybody looking at homes for sale in McKinney, TX or investigating McKinney real estate options with a need to quick access — north, south, east, or west — this is an address to consider.

What also characterizes 2211 Ridgewood Dr. is conveniently raising a family. A few things of note for those considering houses for sale in McKinney:

Vega Elementary School almost can be seen by looking out the front door, it’s that close, and is an easy walk to and from with the kids.

Located next to Vega Elementary (also an easy walk to and from 2211 Ridgewood Dr.) is McKissick Park, a seven-acre neighborhood park with the usual amenities to occupy kids when they’re not inside playing video games — barrier-free play structures, swings, a baseball/softball backstop athletic field, and an open turf area for soccer games.

2211 Ridgewood Dr. is also a short drive (right on Taylor Burk Dr., left on Community Ave.) to McKinney North High School, which will come in handy when the kid misses the bus or you’re still driving in the morning to school.

Vega, McKinney North (and Johnson Middle School) are a part of the McKinney Independent School District that has 26 of 27 campuses ranked “exemplary” or recognized by the Texas Education Agency.

If that isn’t enough schooling available close by for those looking at McKinney homes for sale or evaluating real estate options in McKinney, 2211 Ridgewood Dr. is also around the corner from the sprawling Collin College Central Park campus, which includes Collin Park Campus Library and Collin College. Total enrollment for Collin College campuses has topped 50,000 students since every year since 2010. The school has a stellar reputation for preparing students with college prerequisites before they head off to other area colleges like the University of Texas at Dallas, Southern Methodist University, the University of Dallas, and others.

A Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses is nearby, as well as churches for many other faiths.

Adding to the convenience factor is the down-the-street availability of retail stores like Target and Academy Sports & Outdoors, home improvement centers like Lowe’s, and dozens of restaurants (Chipotle, Chili’s, Blue Goose) when you want a quick bite.

Often times people looking for homes for sale in McKinney or investigating McKinney real estate options don’t know much about the city other than it’s north of Dallas. To provide perspective and context, here is some helpful information about the city and its history.

McKinney Facts and Figures

McKinney was named the #1 Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine in 2014 for cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000. Money editors and writers examine data about employment, schools, crime and safety, houses for sale in McKinney and real estate diversity, and overall quality of life when determining the rankings.

McKinney ranked No. 14, then No. 5, and No. 2 in the every-other-year rankings before assuming the No. 1 position, so McKinney’s growth has certainly taken off in the past decade and has caught the interest of people outside the area looking for new homes in McKinney.

As far as homes for sale in McKinney and McKinney’s overall real estate picture, the city ranked in the Best Cities for Homeownership in 2014, according to NerdWallet.

Weather Facts

The average temperature is: 65.7 degrees F.

The annual average high temperature is: 96 degrees.

The annual average low temperature is: 33 degrees.

The annual average precipitation is 33.2 inches.

The annual average snowfall is 2.7 inches.

Health Facts

Total hospital beds in McKinney: 403.

Total medical doctors in McKinney: 1,320.

Hospitals: Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, Medical Center of McKinney, Methodist McKinney Hospital.

Recreation Facts

Parks: 42

Area Lakes: 1

Country Clubs: 3

Health Centers: 3

Public Golf Courses: 3

(Non-movie) Theaters: 1

Tennis Courts: 13

Bed & Breakfasts: 4

Hotel & Motel Rooms: 1,086

Libraries: 3

Education Facts

Elementary Schools: 20 (11,544 enrollment)

Middle/Jr. High School: 5 (5,738)

High School: 3 (7,414)

Alternative Schools: 3 (73)

Private Schools: 4 (1,207)

Collin College: 52,000

Vocational Programs and State Industrial Job Training available.

McKinney’s History

The area now called Collin County was settled by pioneers offered free land by colonizers like William S. Peters, who was hired by the state of Texas to introduce settlers into the area.

Collin County was named for Collin McKinney who was a pioneer and land surveyor who helped draft and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico in 1836.

Once the Houston and Texas Central Railroad was built in 1872, commerce moved in and out of McKinney to grow the city, including cotton (The Texas Cotton Mill Company was a major manufacturer of denim, the fabric of choice by many Texans). Other crops included corn, wheat, and oats.

The original Collin County Courthouse is now the centerpiece in the development of the Downtown McKinney Commercial Historic District and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It now is known as the McKinney Performing Arts Center at the Historic Collin County Courthouse.

McKinney’s Population Growth

Residents don’t often realize that there are more than 7 million people living in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, which includes McKinney’s 161,000 (2016 estimate), making it the largest metroplex in the south and the seventh biggest in the U.S.

McKinney’s growth has exploded over the past 20 years.

1990 census: total population was 21,283 (15,302 18 years old and above)

2000 census: total population was 54,369 (37,542 18 years old and above)

2010 census: total population was 131,117 (89,211 18 years old and above)

Population estimate as of January 1, 2016 is 161,905.

How does McKinney compare with neighboring communities Plano, Allen, and Frisco?

McKinney has shown steady, consistent growth — not meteoric like Frisco, but not slowing, either. McKinney’s population increased 155 percent from 1990 to 2010 and 141 percent from 2000 to 2010.

The neighboring communities:

Plano (and Richardson) are two of the oldest, most population dense suburbs just north and east of Dallas. Plano boasted 128,713 residents in 1990, to 220,030 (72 percent increase) in 2010, to 259,841 in 2010 (17 percent increase). (Plano was the ninth largest incorporated place in Texas in 2010.)

Allen, just north of Plano, boasted 18,309 in 1990, to 43,554 (137 percent increase) in 2000, to 84,246 (93 percent increase but down from the previous census) in 2010.

Frisco, directly north of downtown Dallas and just slightly west of Plano, Allen, and McKinney, is by far the fastest-growing northern suburb of Dallas, with 6,141 residents in 1990, to 22,714 (449 percent increase) in 2000, to 116,989 (247 percent increase) in 2010.

Despite the steady growth of the past 20 years, McKinney remains a relatively “small” to medium-sized city that’s attractive to people looking for new homes because of easy access north, south, east and west and what’s needed to raise a family is right at hand.

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