Homes for Sale in McKinney, TX - 6300 Avalon Woods Dr. McKinney, TX 75070

Homes for Sale in McKinney, TX - 6300 Avalon Woods Dr. McKinney, TX 75070

Homes for Sale in McKinney, TX

6300 Avalon Woods 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 6300 Avalon Woods Dr., a part of the Kings Lake in Stonebridge Ranch mega subdivision.

6300 Avalon Woods 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. It, literally, is in the heart of McKinney luxury real estate.

Where to start? Just outside the front door is:

WB Finney Park, a small 13.3-acre park that’s neighborhoody and next to Glen Oaks Elementary. It has a first-come-first-serve picnic shelter with electric, two play structures, swings, two baseball/softball backstops, hike and bike trails, and two open turn areas for soccer.

Glen Oaks, Dowell Middle School, and McKinney Boyd are a part of the McKinney Independent School District that has 26 of 27 campuses ranked “exemplary” or recognized by the Texas Education Agency.

Also within walking distance is Stonebridge Lake and Wildwood Lake. Lake Normandy (such a big name for a small lake) and Lake Crescent are on the grounds of the expansive, lush Stonebridge Country Club.

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.

To the west of Stonebridge is another unique, i.e., different, golf facility is the WestRidge Golf Course, a place that promotes “Where Fun Happens” more so than the more serious, fancy country club experience.

South of 6300 Avalon Woods Dr., pretty much at the other end of the expansive Stonebridge Country Club property, 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.

In between the Stonebridge clubhouses is the Adratica Women’s Health facility.

Also in the area is the Methodist McKinney Hospital, a joint venture partnership between local physicians, the Methodist Health System, and NeuHealth, a management partner for comprehensive healthcare and regulatory services.

That’s just in the immediate area. This entire area of luxury homes in McKinney 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 luxury real estate, here’s some context and perspective about the area and things to do in McKinney:

McKinney Facts

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.

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.

Things to Do in McKinney

Main Street

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.

Annual Events

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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