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Old 10-16-2020, 01:50 AM
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We've been living in McKinney for 20 years. Looking to upgrade our house and location. The market is HOT at our price range $250-$325, and things are selling like crazy. We barely have time to look at a house before it has a contract on it.

We found a house in unincorporated McKinney off New Hope road near McKinney Meadows/Waterstone Estate area. I was originally thinking of staying in the city, but the house is nice and the views really pretty. But the area around it as quite an interesting.....mix.....of living styles. The immediate area is very nice, but across the highway it looks a bit rougher. I wish there was a faster way to get to town than the windy New Hope road.

I keep reading about sex offenders and meth problems in Princeton, and this is right on the border. Plus, it will be about 4 miles south of the Melissa landfill and 4 miles east of the new water treatment plant being built above New Hope.

Anything I should know about this area before we make an offer? Will the landfill or water treatment plants cause odor problems, like I hear that Melissa and Anna suffer from? Will the area generally trend upward with the bigger homes/subdivisions? I'm basically a city girl who wants both the country views but McKinney conveniences.
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Old 10-16-2020, 03:26 PM
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Here is my 2 cents. I have lived in the dfw area for 30+ years and the cities i have lived in include Carrollton, North Dallas, Garland, Irving, Waxahachie , Addison and now Princeton. I first moved to Princeton end of 2015 and bought a new home here and this area has good and bad like anywhere else. Positives include huge population growth from 2015 till today and growing. I suspect it is close to 20,000 people here now or soon will be. The city council seems to be spending tax revenue on new projects like the new city hall/road improvements and residential developments are growing rapidly. Princeton still needs way more restaurants and shops but Mckinney isn't too far away. I have never seen a methhead (I'm sure they exist here so denial here) or had any crime committed against my property or family here in Princeton. My wife and I are ltc holders so that helps. Yes, Princeton has a long way to go but the new police chief is from McKinney and I see police patrol my neighborhood quite often and their is a Mckinney cop that lives close to me. I'm no where near that landfill but if you can smell it I would stay far away. For as crappy as people say Princeton is my house has gone up in value a lot and I can verify that since I just had an appraisal last month for my refinance. Good luck and just my opinion.
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