Homes for Sale in McKinney, TX - 2920 Hidden Forest Dr. McKinney, TX 75070
Homes for Sale in McKinney, TX
2920 Hidden Forest Dr.
McKinney, TX 75070
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 2920 Hidden Forest Dr., a part of the Hidden Forest subdivision.
2920 Hidden Forest Dr. is nestled in the southern part of McKinney, which may be attractive to some people looking for new homes in McKinney or investigating McKinney real estate because is close to the junction of U.S. 75 (North Central Expressway), the area’s major north-south freeway) and U.S. 399 or the Sam Rayburn Tollway, which provides superior access to the west and the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.
What characterizes 2920 Hidden Forest Dr. is access, including:
• Just to the north is the sprawling Eldorado Country Club, which features a luscious 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, fitness club, and dining.
• Just south of Eldorado is the Valley Creek Park, a humble 5-acre neighborhood park at Valley Creek Elementary. It has one first-come-first serve shelter, a barrier-free play structure, two baseball/softball backstops on athletic fields. There’s also an open turf area for soccer or football practice.
• Valley Creek Elementary School, Faubion, and McKinney High School are close by and are a part of the McKinney Independent School District that has 26 of 27 campuses ranked “exemplary” or recognized by the Texas Education Agency.
• A bit further north and east of U.S. 75 is the Wilson Creek Softball and Baseball Complex, which features six fields, bullpens, dugouts, restrooms, screens, and is open year-round.
• Just to the north is the Towne Lake Recreation Area, a 108-acre park that is across from McKinney High School. Towne Lake certainly will be of interest to those looking for homes for sale in McKinney or are looking into McKinney real estate.
• Town Lake features two picnic shelters with electrical outlets, two sand volleyball courts, nine horseshoe pitches, two barrier-free play structures, a fishing pier, paddle boats and dock, a 1.2 mile hike and bike trail. Oh, yeah, there’s a 22-acre lake with two fountains and an 18-hole disk golf course.
• Medical Center of McKinney is just to the south and east of U.S. 75. Medical City is recognized as an advanced trauma center (Level III), the first hospital in McKinney and northern Collin County to receive the designation. In addition to the 24/7 emergency department, Medical Center also features cardiovascular, orthopedic, neuroscience, and labor and delivery services.
• There is, of course, the usual retail stores, home improvement centers, and restaurants in the immediate area but a few worth noting because they’re not immediately found throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex are: Trader Joe’s, Belk, Stein Mart, a favorite for cost-saving shopping.
• To the east, a straight shot down W. Eldorado Parkway, is the McKinney National Airport (TKI), a full-service, general aviation resource that caters to business and personal aviation in North Texas.
• Lastly, as an FYI, a Social Security Administration office is nearby.
To provide context and perspective for those looking at homes in McKinney, TX and McKinney’s real estate options, here are a few facts and figures about the city and region:
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.
Because of 2920 Hidden Forest’s location in the southern part of McKinney and its great access to all parts McKinney, there are plenty of nearby things to do. A sampling includes:
Things to Do in McKinney
Ah, Main Street. Every city has got one. McKinney’s Main Street is its Historic Downtown District, which serves as the retail, dining, entertainment, and business destination. Attractions include:
• Chestnut Square Historic Park: It brings history to life with Living History Days, a Farmers’ Market, Prairie Adventure Camps, an annual Ice Cream Crank Off, a Ghost Walk, and Holiday Home Tour. It’s a popular destination for couples getting married.
• McKinney Performing Arts Center: This used to be the old Collin County Courthouse, now renovated so residents, visitors, and guests considering buying a home for sale in McKinney or looking into McKinney real estate can enjoy plays, musicals, concerts, comedy acts, and other performing arts.
• Heard-Craig Center for the Arts: Heard-Craig is a now-historic home built in 1900, which still contains original furnishings, art collections, and Heard family memorabilia. It, too, is a favorite place for wedding receptions, small performances, and quarterly teas.
With a Main Street and a Historic Downtown Area come annual events, and McKinney offers residents, visitors, and those looking for new homes in McKinney or are evaluating McKinney real estate options plenty of things participate in, including:
Krewe of Barkus Dog Parade (Sunday before Mardi Gras): It’s a parade, costume contest, and more, modeled after the Mystic Krewe of Barkus in New Orleans, establishes to help abused and abandoned canines.
Arts in Bloom (second Saturday in April): More than 150 local and regional artists showcase their art in store fronts throughout downtown, representing every mix and medium.
Bike the Bricks (Friday of Memorial Day weekend): Neighboring communities have bicycle “rallies” but few feature hard core competition. Bike the Bricks is a closed course bike race through downtown that includes interval races and a $25,000 purse. Oh, yeah, there’s a lot of food and drink, too, for those who cheer from the sidelines.
Second Saturdays (monthly): There is a famous, epic flea market called First Monday, far, far east of Dallas and McKinney. Playing off the idea of a monthly event but much, much closer to home is Second Saturdays — an evening when residents, visitors, and those considering McKinney real estate gather to enjoy art music, and culture downtown.
Oktoberfest (last weekend in September): Who doesn’t like a good Oktoberfest? Certainly folks in the DFW area. McKinney is no different as it offers German food, drink, music, costumes, dancing, and activities. Yeah, and the beer is pretty amazing.
Scare on the Square (Halloween): It started small but has grown to hundreds of trick-or-treaters meandering, safely, from shop to shop downtown collecting candy and sweets in costume.
Home for the Holidays . . . a McKinney Christmas: Forget the crowded shopping malls at the holiday. Start off Thanksgiving weekend with horse drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa, and then shopping more than 100 boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, bookstores, and apparel and gift stores for that perfect gift.
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