Friday Five Hundred: McKinney is a Great Place to Live, And Here’s Why

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Stunning custom home in desirable Eldorado. Nearly 5000 sq.ft. o

Sure, it’s a little bit further north than most of its suburban brethren, but the drive to McKinney is worth it if you’re looking for great government, good schools, fantastic parks, and more house for your money. The perfect example is this stone-and-brick beauty listed by Ebby Halliday Realtor Katherine Niesman in the Village Creek subdivision.

It is a wonderful family home, right off of Eldorado Parkway, too. It’s spacious, open, and priced right. It’s homes like this that remind us why Money Magazine ranked McKinney as the best place to live last year.

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Welcoming foyer includes the sweeping staircase & Versailles pat Formal living fireplace is one of three. This one is woodburning Formal dining room has a beautiful iron & crystal chandelier. Bu Study features built-ins & French doors to compliment the hardwo You'll love the extra large size of this family room with its so

With 4,974 square feet, this five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home at 2605 Eldorado Parkway is large enough for an active family. This is the house that hosts holiday gatherings, with three fireplaces, four living areas, and two dining areas that will keep you cozy and yet give you some space to breathe. It’s on the market for $569,000. Considering what you get, that’s not bad at all. Of course, if you’re not into beige, you’ll have a lot of painting to do. Otherwise, I love the finishes in this home. It’s very classic!

Chef's dream kitchen has lots of storage including a walk-in pan You'll appreciate the Thermador built-in refrigerator, high end Breakfast area will accommodate any table shape. Access the back Wine storage in the butler pantry off the breakfast area. Great

The kitchen opens to the main living areas, which are ample with high ceilings. Custom cabinetry, high-end granite and Thermador appliances give it a wonderful feel and functionality. There’s a breakfast area, an eat-in bar, and a fantastic butlers pantry. The master suite is down, as well as a smaller bedroom, with the other three¬†bedrooms up. The master is enormous, with tall ceilings and a huge fireplace. The master bath is equally large and sports a jetted tub, dual vanities, and a separate shower.

Very large master also has a charming double stacked fireplace & Pristine master bath includes a deep walk-in closet with handy b Jetted tub, double vanities & separate shower in the master bath

The media room is pre-wired and is spacious, and there’s an additional gameroom. A homework station is a wonderful addition, too.

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Spacious game room separates the 3 upper bedrooms. Infinite poss BIG media room wired for overhead projection. Just bring your en Homework center on the second floor convenient to all bedrooms. Great backyard for entertaining around the firepit or under the



Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. Lauren says

    Thanks for sharing this great information about McKinney. It looks like a beautiful place to live – and I definitely understand why it was rated #1 by Money Magazine!

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