How Far Is McKinney From Dallas, Texas (It’s Closer Than You Think)

How Far is McKinney From Dallas

Right in the heart of northern Texas is the thriving, pulsing heartbeat of the region that you know as Dallas.

If you’ve spent any amount of time there, you know that the people are friendly, the skyline at sunset is unsurpassed, there are amazing food and an obsession with a little thing called football.

Dallas is also home of an ever-growing business industry, with some of the largest companies in the nation maintaining corporate offices in the city.

All this combined makes Dallas an amazing place to live. For those that both live and work in Dallas, we know that there often comes a point when you might wonder what it would be like to live someplace a little quieter and more serene – someplace where you can enjoy the sunset without a city landscape.

We may be partial, but at Taylor Morrison, we believe that a perfect solution resides in our Willowcreek at Auburn Hills community in McKinney. It’s only a short commute from Dallas, but a world removed from the fast-paced lifestyle.

The Daily Commute

When we talk to prospective buyers who are looking to move out of the metropolitan Dallas area, one of their main concerns is being able to avoid spending hours a day in the car, commuting back and forth.

We understand that nobody likes to spend that much time traveling back and forth to work, and long commutes can severely affect your quality of life.

When we tell people that McKinney is just a little over 30 miles away from Dallas, they’re often pleasantly surprised considering the amount of time that they were spending just commuting within the city.

Carpooling Is on the Rise

McKinney is among the communities in the Dallas area that are experiencing a population boom and was ranked as the best place to live by Money Magazine in 2014.

In the few short years since this prestigious designation, McKinney has continued to grow and thrive, making it one of the most desired communities for homebuyers.

Many of the residents living in McKinney commute outside of the city to larger, industry-focused cities like Plano and Dallas for work.

Considering that the community is so friendly, there’s a really good chance that you’ll make fast friends with someone also commuting to Dallas daily.

Carpools and rideshare programs are popular, safe and reliable ways to ease the burden of your daily commute. Plus, you’ll be doing your part to reduce the pollution that might otherwise someday cloud our big, beautiful skies.

What You’ll Find 30 Miles North of Dallas

For big-city dwellers, moving to less a populated area can be an adjustment. With an estimated population of nearly 180,000 people, McKinney is no shrinking violet. However, when stacked up against the 1.3 million residents that call Dallas home, McKinney might at first seem like small-town America.

If you’ve spent any time in the area, you know that what you’ll find is something far removed from small-town isolation.

When you choose to live in a community like Willowcreek at Auburn Hills, what you’ll discover is that the natural beauty of the lush scenery, tree-lined streets and rolling hills is perfectly complemented by the energy and vibrancy of the local culture.

Residents of McKinney enjoy easy access to one of the most eclectic historic downtown areas in all of Texas. With over 120 unique shops in the downtown square, accompanied by dozens of restaurants to suit any palate or occasion.

The downtown area is also a hub of art galleries that proudly feature the work of talented local artists, making it the perfect spot to spend a leisurely weekend.

What you’ll find 30 miles north of Dallas is a community with all the charm, charisma and energy that you expect from a northern Texas town.

When you leave Dallas and head to McKinney, you’re leaving behind the rat race and entering a community where you can live and enjoy life to the fullest.

Leaving Dallas Behind

While McKinney is the perfect location for those that want an easy, carefree commute to their Dallas based job, there are plenty of other employment opportunities that make it possible to leave behind Dallas for good – except for those times when the call for a return visit is just too tempting to resist.

McKinney is a city filled with beautiful, lively communities built around a diverse economic base. Employment options within the city include plentiful manufacturing, administrative and retail opportunities.

Major employers in the area include McKinney Medical Center, Encore Wire, Orthofix and Timber Blind Manufacturing.

Professionals interested in careers with a focus on environmentally sustainable practices will feel right at home with a Toyota dealership that was the first in the country to earn the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The United States Green Building Council developed the LEED rating system to evaluate the environmental performance and impact of building structures to encourage more businesses to move toward sustainable, environmentally friendly design and construction.

McKinney takes pride in protecting the natural beauty of the area, and we’re proud to call it home to one of our exceptional communities.

Finding the Perfect Home in McKinney, Texas

Relocation is never easy, but we’d like to help make sure that’s it’s a life change that you’re excited about. Our Willowcreek at Auburn Hills community is like no other and will become the perfect respite that feels a world away from Dallas while only being a short drive down the road.

Our wide open floor plans are a breath of fresh air, along with plenty of walking paths and green spaces that will allow you to breathe deeply, relax and live the beautiful, balanced life that you deserve.

We’re waiting to connect you with the perfect home in Willowcreek at Auburn Hills.

Contact us at Taylor Morrison today to discover McKinney, receive updates on our newest phases of development and learn why you’ll be proud to call it home.

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