McKinney is a far north suburb of the Dallas metroplex, located about 30 miles north of the big city! Money Magazine ranks McKinney the #1 Best Place to Live in America in 2014!!! Money Magazine considered employment, schools, crime and safety, as well as overall quality of life aspects including a feeling of community pride as factors in this high honor. McKinney has been one of the nation's fastest growing cities in several recent years. Despite the growth, McKinney remains a picturesque city with a small-town feel. McKinney is rich in community spirit that makes for a friendly, safe and inviting city.