17On the northern fringe of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, McKinney’s historic character and natural amenities draw both tourists and a steady influx of new residents.

“Love the downtown McKinney area! Beautifully maintained, lots of historic sites, great hotels, fun flea markets, lively art scene, great food, great shopping, trolley tour, romantic carriage rides, farmers market, festivals, and welcoming people!”

Specialty shops, art galleries, local eateries, and frequent events are major attractions in McKinney’s picturesque downtown. Nature takes center stage at a plethora of parks and the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, while local history is on display at the Chestnut Square Historic Village, a collection of historic homes and replica structures from the 1854-1920 time period.

For more information, contact the McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau, 888/649-8499.

From the May 2014 issue

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