McKinney, TX vs. Frisco, TX
It’s always the small details that make the difference between a house and a home. At Taylor Morrison, we believe that it’s also the small details that determine how comfortable you are in a community. It really doesn’t matter how much you love a house if you don’t feel completely at ease calling the community your home.
That’s why we chose McKinney, Texas for our beautiful Willowcreek at Auburn Hills community. Named by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live in America, McKinney is pure Texas charm with a simmering undercurrent of modern growth and development. It’s the perfect location for folks that want the best of both worlds.
While we love McKinney, we’re often asked what makes it the preferential choice over nearby Frisco, along with how they’re different. The truth is the two cities are very much alike, but there are some differences that might make all the difference for the potential home buyer.
We want to help you find the home and community that you’ll love, so let’s talk about what makes McKinney unique and how it’s a slightly different vibe than you’ll find in Frisco.
Two Strong Communities Winning the Race of Fastest Growing Cities
McKinney and Frisco have pretty much been keeping a steady pace with each other as two of the fastest growing cities in the United States. According to a map produced by the U.S. Census Bureau, the population growth of McKinney in 2016 was 5.9%, with Frisco narrowly beating it out by a few tenths of a percent at 6.2%. These numbers have McKinney and Frisco coming in at number two and three of the fastest growing cities in the nation, with the southern Texas city of Conroe slightly edging both of them out of first place.
What’s wonderful about McKinney is that even though it’s experiencing major population growth, it still maintains all the wonderful features that residents have cherished since long before it became a hotbed of growth and development. Even with several Fortune 500 companies just a few minutes down the road, you’ll find a relaxed, comfortable community where neighbors become friends, natural beauty is a part of your everyday life and everything you could want, or need is within reach.
The future of strong communities is based on the foundation of great schools. The quality of the local school district is also one of the first things that people look for when choosing where they’ll purchase a home.
The Niche site gives Frisco schools an overall grade of A+, demonstrating the district’s commitment to quality education. Frisco’s top grade expands across all areas including academics, diversity, college prep, sports, teachers, and administrators.
The McKinney Independent School District also earns the prestigious A+ rating with academics and a strong focus on college prep that begins in middle school being among its strongest points. Teachers at McKinney schools are also among the highest paid in the area, something that translates to success for both students and the educators who support them through their learning journey.
Hotspots for Young Professionals and Growing Families
The demographics of McKinney and Frisco are very similar with only slight differences. For example, McKinney is 13% more densely populated than Frisco, which might be a contributing factor to the preference of millennials aged 25-34. Nearly 15% of the overall population is in this age group compared to a little over 11% for Frisco. McKinney has become a favorite spot for those entering the workforce, building their careers and thinking about starting families. The median age hovers around 33, with 62% of the population being married.
Frisco is more established with residents that have called the city home for bit longer. Those aged 35-44 make up the largest segment of the population at 17%. Frisco is also slightly more culturally diverse, exceeding the average across the United States in some areas of diversity.
Best Locations for First Time Homebuyers
According to WalletHub, McKinney is the number one city in America for the first time home buyer. The equally impressive 2nd place award goes to Frisco, making the choice between the two even more complex for the first time and seasoned home buyers alike.
The homes in McKinney, such as those located in our community Willowcreek at Auburn Hills, meet or exceed a set of exceptional criteria that first-time homebuyers consider to be the most important when making their decision. The two cities were selected based on 23 indicators of market attractiveness, quality of life and affordability.
The competition between McKinney and Frisco is extremely tight, with not even a full point separating them. Frisco real estate earned marginally higher scores for affordability, however, the McKinney real estate market has been heating up, which is encouraging for first-time buyers. At Taylor Morrison, we’re proud to offer luxurious properties in McKinney that are the perfect fit for buyers at different stages of their life journeys.
Unsurpassed Quality of Life
We know it takes something exceptional for a community to earn the distinguished title of being called “home”. It’s never just that one great thing about a community, but all the small elements that blend together perfectly and enable you to live the quality of life that you deserve. You want value, livability and a location that both inspires and comforts. Willowcreek at Auburn Hills in McKinney, Texas is the community that will live up to your standards.
McKinney is known throughout northern Texas for its natural beauty, wide open spaces, and exceptional parks. You’ll never need to wander much further than your own front door to witness the beauty of nature. There’s also a vibrant, charismatic downtown and growing opportunities for employment in many industries. It’s the place you’ll be happy to call home.
At Taylor Morrison, we believe in a dedication to excellence, both in the properties we sell and the communities that we proudly call ours. We can’t wait to show you more reasons why McKinney was chosen to be the best place to live in America. Contact us today to become better acquainted with our amazing Willowcreek at Auburn Hills community!