Homes for Sale in McKinney, TX - 2536 Slalom Dr. McKinney, TX 75071
Homes for Sale in McKinney, TX
2536 Slalom 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 2536 Slalom Dr., a part of the Summit View Lake subdivision.
What stands out about 2536 Slalom Dr. is that the residence is pretty much right smack in the middle of McKinney, which may be attractive to some people looking at new homes in McKinney or investigating McKinney real estate. The residence is north of U.S. 380, a major east-west thoroughfare that defines the northern part of the city. U.S. 75 (North Central Expressway), the major north-south freeway, borders to the east and Texas 2478 (N. Custer Rd.), a lesser-traveled north-south road, frames the western edge.
What also characterizes 2536 Slalom Dr. is what is nearby, including:
• Summit View Lake is nearly across the street, easily within walking distance, and is somewhat of a neighborhood-only, small, recreational lake. It’s not a part of McKinney’s extensive parks and recreation, and it’s not listed as an official Texas lake, so it’s more like a private playground with no overcrowding.
• If outdoor recreation is important to someone looking at houses for sale in McKinney or evaluating McKinney real estate, one of the best overall parks in North Texas is just up the road to the northeast. Erwin Park is home to one of the best mountain bike trails in the region and a favorite of the Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association. The park is 212 acres of rolling hills, open spaces, greenery, and a few wicked drops for those interesting in mountain biking. It includes seven miles of bike trails, three picnic pavilions, restrooms, campfire sites, and playgrounds. And one never knows when an emu will jog by. Seriously.
• If Junior gets a little rambunctious at Summit View Lake or Erwin Park, fear not. The BaylorScott & White Medical Center is just down the road. A part of the enormous BaylorScott & White healthcare system in North Texas, the hospital was built in 2012 to meet the specific needs of McKinney residents and surrounding communities. Already the facility has expanded by adding more beds and doubled its existing space.
• Centrally located in the northern part of McKinney, 2536 Slalom isn’t far from John A. Baker Elementary School, Rogers Middle School, or Prosper High School. These schools are part of the Prosper Independent School District.
• The Collin College campus is nearby as well. 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.
• If interested in doing something a little different, 2536 Slalom Dr. is not far from Third Monday Trade Days, the oldest and largest monthly trade days/flea market in North Texas. Third Monday traces its roots back to a county-wide market that began in the 1870s. More than 450 vendors offer everything you can imagine.
Being in this part of the city, residents certainly feel McKinney’s “roots” like the Third Monday Trade Days. Often people looking for McKinney homes for sale 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 are some helpful facts and historical information:
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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
• 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.
• 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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