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Old 10-19-2016, 10:13 PM
 
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The downtown project mentioned will be about it. There are some apartment complexes in McKinney that could tide you over but for what you wanted I would recommend Watters Creek in Allen on the Bethany exit from US75. It has a grocery, retail, and restaurants.

The town square is a cute throwback that is on the very short list of Things To Do If You Can't Get Out of Town On The Weekend. Unless you find one of the pubs to be your personal hangout, it could get old quickly.

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I'll let Parker, Fairview, Lakewood and Lake Highlands know that they're low income, and congratulate West Dallas on being the poorest upper income neighborbood in tbe metroplex. What terrible advice!

OP, I haven't spent enough time in downtown McKinney to know what apartment options are close by, but the historic downtown square is charming and bustling, and the adjacent historical district is pretty great, too!
Overall the advice is good for towns that are bisected by the 75, which are Plano, Allen, and Mickey K. Fairview and Parker are not bisected. Lakewood and Lake Highlands are automatically excluded because they are Dallas County and this is the CoCo forum as a veteran poster like yourself should know
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:54 AM
 
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It's currently almost all single family houses surrounding the square area. There a few really small apartment buildings that I'm guessing are heavy Hispanic.
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Old 10-20-2016, 08:07 AM
 
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Overall the advice is good for towns that are bisected by the 75, which are Plano, Allen, and Mickey K.
Only for areas adjacent to the freeway, but most housing areas adjacent to freeways is awful. The ones that aren't (like the bit of HP/UP next to the tollway) are exceptions.The rest of the area of the cities east of 75 are completely fine.
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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It's currently almost all single family houses surrounding the square area. There a few really small apartment buildings that I'm guessing are heavy Hispanic.
What does the ethnicity of the residents in these apartment buildings have to do with whether they are nice or not?
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:15 AM
 
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What does the ethnicity of the residents in these apartment buildings have to do with whether they are nice or not?
I didn't saying anything about the niceness of them; however, in my experience Hispanic in that area usually means lower income and lower educated. Seems like relevant information.
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:20 PM
 
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The downtown project mentioned will be about it. There are some apartment complexes in McKinney that could tide you over but for what you wanted I would recommend Watters Creek in Allen on the Bethany exit from US75. It has a grocery, retail, and restaurants.

The town square is a cute throwback that is on the very short list of Things To Do If You Can't Get Out of Town On The Weekend. Unless you find one of the pubs to be your personal hangout, it could get old quickly.



Overall the advice is good for towns that are bisected by the 75, which are Plano, Allen, and Mickey K. Fairview and Parker are not bisected. Lakewood and Lake Highlands are automatically excluded because they are Dallas County and this is the CoCo forum as a veteran poster like yourself should know
What?? This is a Collin County forum? Not the Dallas forum? I didn't even know there was a Collin County forum. And I'm a veteran poster. Oy!
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:59 PM
 
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Can't speak to apartments, but I was just at the square this past weekend, and it really is awesome. It's so unique to McKinney in that it's truly a historic square, not a "new urban" replica of an old square intended to look old. Everything was thriving, local shops, people walking around, eating dinner, enjoying the weather. It's not huge, so maybe all the stuff there would get old after a while, but going every once in a while is still a novelty.

I'm not personally aware of any apartments in that immediate area. The ones I've seen are traditional complexes that are driving distance away and nothing special by any means. I will say East McKinney as a whole is definitely lower income than the newer West side and many of the neighborhoods are more run down outside of the immediate square.
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:48 PM
 
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What does the ethnicity of the residents in these apartment buildings have to do with whether they are nice or not?
I'll tell you what it has to do with. A majority of them are poor, likely illegal and live in run down houses and apartments. Go take a stroll through one of them and try to tell me otherwise.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:16 PM
 
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I've got a possible job offer in McKinney, TX, which would be located downtown. The historic downtown area looks really nice and I'm wondering if there are any apartment complexes to rent within walking distance of downtown. I can't find much on a Google search. If not walking distance, then I'd appreciate any nice but reasonably priced 1-BR or studio apartment rentals in the area. Also any advice in general on a newcomer to McKinney--single, liberal GenX geek who loves dogs & would like to meet new people with similar interests.

Thanks for any info!
I am in downtown McKinney twice a week. There are not any apartments within walking distance of the Square that I could recommend.

Another poster suggested Water's Creek in Allen. I recommend that also.

The whole East/West of 75 is complete antiquated nonsense. You really have to ascertain the area and the neighborhood. East of 75 in McKinney is downtown McKinney and there are some beautiful houses in the historic area.

Anyhoo, I would also check these 2 out in addition to Water's Creek.

Luxury Fairview TX Apartments | The Cortona Apartments

https://www.sorrelfairview.com/?gcli...RfuRoCHoLw_wcB

Good luck with your job offer!
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