They say that “everything is bigger in Texas,” and that certainly is the case with Dallas-Fort Worth. It’s the fastest growing metropolitan area in the country, both in the last year and the past decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
What’s spurring all that growth? Good jobs and affordable housing, as well as a favorable business climate. There’s no corporate income tax, building costs are relatively reasonable and regulations are minimal.
One city that’s been helping to pump up the metro area’s growth is McKinney, site of Landon Homes’ Shiloh Ranch community. McKinney was the nation’s third fastest growing city last year, and has ranked number two in population growth for the last decade.
Newcomers are flocking to McKinney because of the city’s great schools, safe streets, low crime and robust employment opportunities. Defense contractor Raytheon has a 3700-person facility here, and companies involved in financial services, medical technology and eco-friendly manufacturing are moving in.
While McKinney has been growing like mad, it still retains that small-town feel, thanks to its tree-lined streets surrounded by rolling hills, ponds, parks and 42 miles of hike and bike trails. What’s more, McKinney has a gem of a downtown, featuring lovingly restored 19th-century buildings that house restaurants, boutiques, and galleries; the 1875 courthouse contains a new performing-arts center.
For more information about Shiloh Ranch and McKinney, contact Tanya Smith anytime by phone at 214-707-0347 or just click on our LIVE CHAT feature throughout the Landon Homes website for speedy answers to all your new home questions.