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McKinney, TX Ranked #5 Best Place to Live in 2010 by CNN Money Magazine

Landon Homes’ Shiloh Ranch community in McKinney TX is proud to announce that CNN Money Magazine has ranked the top 100 small cities that boast plenty of jobs, great schools, safe streets, low crime, lots to do, charm, and other features that make a town great for raising a family!  McKinney, TX ranks at #5

McKinney, TX was not only ranked #5 in CNN Money Magazine’s top 100, but it boasts the highest job growth rate since 2000 in the top ten!

# 5 – McKinney, TX

Top 100 rank: 5
Population: 125,000
Unemployment: 7.8%

Lots of towns near Dallas have low crime, affordable homes, and good jobs; McKinney is no exception. What makes it stand out is its gem of a downtown. Lovingly restored 19th-century buildings house restaurants, boutiques, and galleries; the 1875 courthouse contains a new performing-arts center.
McKinney’s employment opportunities are robust, sparing many residents a rush-hour drive of up to an hour to Dallas. Defense contractor Raytheon has a 3,700-person division here, and a mix of businesses in financial services, medical technology, and eco-friendly manufacturing are moving in.
Though McKinney has grown like mad over the past decade, you’d never suspect it when driving through its tree-filled communities surrounded by ponds, parks, and hiking trails.

–Vanessa Richardson…/PL4845744.html

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