I'm a huge fan of McKinney, Texas. Nestled in the rolling hills just north of Dallas, this vibrant community has so much to offer--great schools, plentiful shopping, dining, golf, entertainment, and easy access to the Metroplex.
According to the McKinney TX Website:
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. Our friendly charm, green spaces and comfortable pace belied the fact that McKinney, with a population of more than 133,500, is one of the fastest-growing cities in America.
The city also has a fair number of single family homes for lease. Rental prices range from about $1000 to over $5000 a month depending upon the size and location.