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What Bert Has To Say About Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area

Dallas is the eastern, larger half of the Dallas–Fort Worth “Metroplex.” Dallas is what most people think of when they first think of Texas—big, busy, growing, cosmopolitan, rich, glitzy, and self-confident. Dozens of gleaming downtown skyscrapers tower above the level plains, while an assortment of neighborhoods and suburban commercial centers sprawl in all directions around the city core. It has far outgrown its beltway and is supported by a spider web of freeways going in all directions, a network almost without compare in other U.S. cities. Long commutes are common, thanks to the large population, growth rate, and urban sprawl, but most don’t commute to the city itself. A rapidly developing rail-transit program is helping to cope, but Dallas is pretty much as “motor city.”


Quick Facts About McKinney

    The unemployment rate in McKinney is 4.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. McKinney jobs have Increased by 3.43 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, McKinney's cost of living is 11.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, McKinney's population is 131,882 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 139.05 percent.
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in McKinney is $231,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 10.80 percent.
    McKinney public schools spend $11,521 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15 students per teacher in McKinney.

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Urban for Suburban
It's realitivly alright. Mostly quiet slightly boring to me but then I moved herd 7 years ago from Dallas. Schools are good though. Houses are nice for the money. It is... (read more)
Laid back living near the big city
I find McKinney, TX to be a laid back family town, but is close to the big and lively excitement of Dallas. However, you don't have to go to Dallas to find... (read more)
Great Place
Lived in Mckinney 18 years . Great town, good people. No worries about economy or... (read more)
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