McKinney on the map: McKinney is located at 33.1972 degrees North, a latitude it shares with Gher, Kashmir, India and Bahdad, Iraq. Its longitude is 96.6397° W, which lines up nicely with Lincoln, Nebraska and Veracruz, Mexico. How does your 4 bedroom, 3 bath traditional compare to a casita in Veracruz or a mud hut in Kashmir?
We value our sleep: In McKinney we are very proud of the many beautiful new homes and buildings, but we don’t like to be awakened by the sound of construction. Construction hours begin at 6 am on weekdays, 8 am on Saturday, and 1 pm on Sunday. I wish my kids had to keep the same hours.
Some days are better than others: On May 3, 1948 a tornado ripped through McKinney, killing three McKinney residents and injuring 43. An estimated 2-3 million dollars worth of damage to homes and other structures occurred. Though this doesn’t fall in the “quirky facts” category, it definitely had an impact on McKinney real estate development.
North Texas History: McKinney boasts 57 locations on the National Registry of Historic Places, many of which are the beautiful homes that grace our historic district. Some have been memorialized as historic sites open to visitors, while others are private residences. If you are looking for McKinney homes for sale, you might get lucky and find one of these treasures on the market.
Urban farmer: You may keep up to a dozen hens in a proper enclosure at your McKinney home, so you can have fresh omelettes every morning. However, you may not have a rooster. Cock a doodle doo. You’ll probably also want to check with your HOA regulations regarding chickens before setting up your coop.
Do you know any other quirky real estate facts about McKinney?