As one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, residents, businesses, and visitors show that they strongly embrace the community’s vision and strong overall quality of life. Just 30 miles north of downtown Dallas, McKinney is a picturesque city with a small-town feel that is quite different from the Metroplex’s urban sprawl. The nation continues to recognize McKinney as a stand-out community. MoneyMagazine ranked McKinney the #1 Best Place to Live in America in 2014. Despite its friendly charm, green spaces, and comfortable pace, McKinney is one of the fastest-growing cities in America.