Collin County - One of the Best Places to Live in the U.S.

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Real Estate Agent with Castle Connections Realty 0517896

Forbes Magazine ranked Collin County as the 14th best place in the United States to raise a family.

Here is Forbes analysis of Collin County: "Home to the burgeoning northern suburbs of Dallas, Collin County is a great value play for families. An affordable median house price of $191,000 means access to a school system that boasts a 1,103 average SAT score and a graduation rate of 93%. One caveat: a sub-par crime rate of 34.7 index crimes per 1,000 people."

Collin County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States which includes the cities of Plano(the largest), Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Wylie, Prosper and Celina and several more smaller growing cities. I'm not sure about their statistic on crime because I know Plano was recently ranked the safest city in North Texas and the 3th safest city in Texas.  I feel very safe in Plano and all the surrounding cities in Collin County.

Collin County does have a lot to offer its residents including affordable housing, great schools and wonderful family activities. 

Plano is the headquarters for dozens of large corporations so you can work and live close. And when you aren't working you can enjoy the 3,600 acres of park land in Plano including six recreation centers and three golf courses.

Frisco offers great family activities including the minor league baseball team, Frisco Roughriders and soccer club, FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park.

Allen is one of the smallest city of the Big 4 but it has great newer neighborhoods including a 27-hole public golf course, a large fitness and aquatic center, a recreation center and extreme sports park.

McKinney, one of the fastest growing city in the US, is the county seat of Collin County where you can enjoy their historic downtown square.McKinney has great family activies including the Ballfields at Craig Ranch, a 14-field, 75-acre baseball, softball and physical-training complex. The McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch is located next to the Ballfields and features 13 tournament-ready soccer fields.

Congratulations Collin County!  It is great to work and live here.  If you are interested in buying or selling this wonderful county, please contact me at 214-532-3823.

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Sondra Meyer:
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Linda, this was an interesting post to read.  I've been keeping up with our city council meetings and I know I know why we (College Station) are comparing ourselves to some of the cities/towns you have mentioned.

Jul 09, 2008 04:33 PM #1
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Linda Box Taylor
Castle Connections Realty - Plano, TX
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Sondra - I never thought about College Station like that but after being there last week, CS is very similar to the growth in I'm seeing in Collin County.  College Station is definitely being its own city, not just a college town!

Jul 10, 2008 01:44 AM #2
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Todd Wakefield
KW Commercial Lake Cities - Firewheel - Plano, TX

Hi Linda,

Yep, Collin County (& N. Texas generally) is a great place to live.

Jul 12, 2008 07:11 AM #3
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Linda Box Taylor
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Todd - you are right.  I feel lucky to live in such a wonderful city of Plano.

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