Adorable 1950s Cottage Right In the Heart of Downtown McKinney Action

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McKinneyMcKinney’s downtown historic district is bustling — and you could find yourself with a home within biking and walking distance from some of the fun shopping, entertainment, and dining available, thanks to this adorable 1950 cottage we found for this week’s Tuesday Two Hundred.

Downtown McKinney has won some awards for its incredible main street feel, and is home to more than 120 small businesses. So whether you want to walk out your front door and head over to Tennessee Street, or stay put at home and enjoy the great large private backyard that is party-ready, you can appreciate all the options provided.

And at $290,000, with three bedrooms, one bath, and 1,279 square feet, you can’t ask for a better starter home or even bachelor/bachelorette pad than 1004 N. College St. Complete with plenty of updates that make the cute home feel modern yet charming — including hardwood floors, plenty of windows, and great curb appeal, is a move-in ready home.

The dining room and living room are open, and that dining room looks to have some great built-ins and plenty of light. The living room has great windows and is large enough, it seems, to accommodate all manner of furniture arrangements.

And that adorable kitchen — with its exposed brick, white and bright cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances — is an easy reach from both the indoor entertaining spaces and the outdoor ones.

All three bedrooms are nicely sized, and the bathroom has clearly had an update, with a modern shower with subway tile and upgraded shower head.

“You are not just buying a home but a lifestyle with the fabulous McKinney square just a few blocks away that offers shopping, restaurants and year-round events for you and your family and friends to enjoy,” said listing agent Christine Hogan with Ebby Halliday – McKinney.


Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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  1. Joe says

    Well, yes, you can ask for better, $190k less for a starter home. The only affordable housing is in dangerous areas or so far from anything you would need a new job. These prices over a quarter million dollars is unreal.

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