Homes for Sale in McKinney, TX - 3312 Drip Rock Dr. McKinney, TX 75070

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3312 Drip Rock 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 3312 Drip Rock Dr., a part of the Cascades Manor subdivision.

3312 Drip Rock Dr. is definitely characterized as luxury real estate in McKinney and will catch the eye of any family looking at homes for sale in McKinney. Just take a look around:

3312 Drip Rock Dr. is located just north of Highway 121, parts of which are also the Sam Rayburn Tollway. It is THE or IT thoroughfare for communities north of Dallas, including Allen, Frisco, and McKinney as it connects them to destinations east, including Lewisville, Flower Mound, Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. Heck, follow this yellow brick road all the way to Arlington to watch the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers play.

For families looking at homes for sale in McKinney or are investigating luxury real estate in McKinney, look no further. Just to the south is the Tournament Players Club at Craig Ranch, a premier Texas private club “built for the pros, played by you.” Craig Ranch features 233 acres of countryside within a gated wellness and lifestyle community. Opened in 2004, the TPC at Craig Ranch has been named one of the 10 best golf courses in Texas by Golf Digest (2011) and is one of only two courses in the DFW area certified as an Audubon Cooperative System. Oh, yeah, the par-72, 7,438-yard course was designed by golfing legend Tom Weiskopf.

If that’s too much, just to the north of 3312 Drip Rock Dr. is the Stonebridge Country Club, a Club Corp. property that features two distinctive clubhouses and award-winning golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, and more. Avid Golfer magazine noted that Stonebridge Country Club is a Best Country Club/Mid-Priced category and a Best Value, which will certainly attract the attention of people looking at McKinney, TX homes for sale and evaluating luxury real estate in McKinney.

And if that’s not enough golf and family fun, just across the McKinney-Allen “border” south of TPC at Craig Ranch is The Golf Club at Twin Creeks. It’s one of the only Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Courses in the region.

Now, albeit a bit further away to the west (but a quick hop, skip, and jump via the Sam Rayburn Tollway) is the Dr Pepper Ballpark, the Stonebriar Centre, IKEA, and the Dallas Parkway, a major north-south thoroughfare that delivers one into the heart of North Dallas dining and shopping. The Dr Pepper Ballpark is home to the Frisco Rough Riders, the Double A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Stonebriar is a higher-end shopping destination for the communities of Far North Dallas.

Closer to home and of interest to families interested in homes for sale in McKinney and real estate in McKinney is the Tom Allen Jr. Park, McKinney City-Gabe Nesbitt, McKinney Skate Park, McKinney Tennis Center, the John and Judy Gay Public Library, all contained in the Gabe Nesbitt Community Park.

Oh, yeah, almost forgot: 3312 Drip Rock Dr. is served by Comstock Elementary School, Scoggins Middle School, and Independence High School, which are all part of the Frisco Independent School District. Frisco and McKinney are neighbors.

Whew. That’s a lot of luxury real estate in McKinney and the surrounding area. This entire area is one of THE most up-and-coming areas in the entire DFW metroplex, fueled in part by Highway 121 and the Sam Rayburn Parkway.

To give people looking at homes for sale in McKinney or evaluating McKinney real estate, here’s some context and perspective about the area:

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 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.

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