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Our Community – McKinney, TX

See why McKinney, TX is one of our Favorite places

As a family dental office near McKinney, TX, we love exploring other communities within the surrounding area of Fairview, TX.  This is where you’ll find some of our favorite restaurants, parks, museums and urban walks. If you explore this guide, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you find!

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What's Happening in McKinney, TX?

Check out the local events happening throughout the community.

Chestnut Square McKinney TX

Chestnut Square Historic Park

Chestnut Square has 10 historic houses dating from 1854 to 1930. They offer guided tours and fun events throughout the year.

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Monthly Events in McKinney

Each month there’s something going on in McKinney.  Check out TourTexas to see what’s happening this month!

Historic Downtown McKinney TX

Downtown McKinney

The City of McKinney has a rich history, and maintaining the historic downtown area was a priority among for this city.  Downtown McKinney is a place with many charming boutique shops, buzzing cafes, and lively entertainment scene.

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The Yard McKinney TX

The Yard McKinney TX

The Yard is located in the heart of McKinney, TX, and nestled under a canopy of old oaks. It has outdoor open-air space seating as well as indoor space, a perfect place with plenty of room to eat and socialize.   to bring your whole family. p with plenty of room to play and socialize.

Razoo Cajun Cafe McKinney TX

Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe

Come enjoy Cajun cuisine and flavorful Gulf-inspired classics prepared by Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe in a festive New Orleans setting.

Local Yocal BBQ & Grill McKinney TX

Local Yocal BBQ & Grill

Looking for some great Wagyu beef? Come to Local Yocal BBQ & Grill…because who wouldn’t want some delicious steaks, BBQ & hearty Texas-style dishes! 

McKinney is the perfect place for children.

Trails of Erwin Park - McKinney TX

The Trails of Erwin Park

The Trails of Erwin Park is great for hiking and walking with the dog. The trail is approximately 9 miles with many trails to choose from with a nice lake to enjoy and relax.

Town Lake Recreation Area McKinney TX

Towne Lake Recreation Area

Town Lake Recreation area boasts a large lake with a fishing pier, paddleboat rentals, and a playground. There are trails for walking and running around the lake that is about 1.5 miles.  Great spot to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.

Heard Museum McKinney TX

Heard Natural Science Museum

The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization. Since 1967, The Heard Museum has introduced children to the world of nature through an immersive experience that includes traveling exhibits, interactive displays in the museum, and educational programs.

Interesting Facts of MCKinney, TX

  • Downtown McKinney is one of the oldest authentic downtowns in Texas. Here you will find a splendid lineup of retail shops, restaurants and theatres, as well as 1,400 historic buildings with stories to discover that tell a plain tale of the good ol’ days. 
  • In 1849, William Davis owned 3,000 acres of land in which McKinney is situated upon. He donated land for the townsfolk to revitalize and come together, for which 120 acres were donated, and in 1913, the town became a commission form of government. For 125 years, it has served as the economic center of the county.
  • McKinney is a dynamic, diverse community, and fastest growing city in America. Since 1990, the city has grown from 21,283 to 195,342 residents in 2020.
  • Tournament Players Club of Craig Ranch is a premier golf course located in McKinney, TX.  The TPC was ranked 13th Best Golf Course in Texas by the Dallas Morning News in 2007 and has hosted the Nationwide Tour in 2008.
  • McKinney was mostly known for cotton crops and fabric manufacturing in the old McKinney Cotton Mill.  It was closed in the 1970s however it was renovated in the late 1990s for office and retail space.