McKinney, TX Air Conditioning Repair and Service

The County Seat of Collin County, McKinney, TX, is home to just over 133,000 residents and 2,000 businesses. It became a city in 1859. Until 1965, it was the agricultural and business hub of the county, providing farmers with edibles, equipment and services. The city was named for Collin McKinney, a congressman who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.

McKinney, TX Demographics

The median age of residents is 33. Of 30,000 households, half include kids under 18 year old. Sixty-five percent of residents are married, and 25 percent are single. The average family size is 3.5 percent, and the average yearly income is $90,000.

McKinney: A Great Place to Live

In September, 2012, McKinney TX was recognized as one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People. The founders of the alliance are Colin and Alma Powell, and the prestigious award recognizes, among many other considerations, a community’s commitment to preventing young people from dropping out of high school.

One month earlier McKinney was ranked second in Money Magazine’s annual Best Places to Live list, the only Texas City named in the top ten. The year before McKinney was ranked fifth. McKinney also gets high marks from Forbes and Best Life Magazine.

McKinney, TX, boasts a charming historic downtown, engaging Victorian architecture, quiet tree-lined streets, golf greens, tennis courts, spacious parks and a low crime rate. Although it’s one of the fastest-growing communities in the US, it has a peaceful, small-town ambiance.

McKinney: A Fun Place to Visit

The city has one of the oldest restored downtown areas in Texas. There are dozens of boutiques, eateries, coffee bars, art galleries, pubs, antique stores and specialty shops, all within walking distance.

In McKinney, you can enjoy carriage rides, historic tours, living history presentations, spooky ghost tours and wine tastings. The Performing Arts Center is the site of off-Broadway plays, concerts and comedy shows. The Living History Program reenacts life in Collin County between 1850 and 1930 complete with period costumes and demonstrations.

On Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons from April through October, the local farmers’ market is in full swing on Chestnut Square. Offerings include artisan cheeses, fresh-baked bread, free-range eggs, farm-fresh organic produce and grass-fed meats.

Shop ’til you drop at Third Monday Trade Days, a huge flea market with over 900 vendors. The market is open on weekends before the third Monday of every month from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday.

Where to Eat in McKinney Texas

Indulge your taste buds with authentic Tex-Mex at Juarez Restaurant, feast on Spanish Tapas at Cafe Malaga, or sample wood-fried pizza at Cadillac Pizza Pub. For a relaxed and romantic evening, visit Gregory’s French Bistro, or get real home cooking at Bill Smith’s Cafe where everything on the menu is made from scratch. Churchill’s British Pub and Delaney’s Irish Inn serve up specialties like fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, mushroom pie and Guiness stew. After dinner, the downtown nightlife scene offers live music, karaoke and films.

McKinney, TX Festivals

June features the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival, while October brings the Spirit of The Cowboy Days with gunfights and rodeos. December offers the Annual Holiday Tour of Homes and a Holiday Bazaar where you can enjoy festive decor and stock up on handmade seasonal gifts.

Climate in McKinney, TX

The humid, subtropical climate is known for hot summers and moderate winters. High summer temperatures average 92 degrees while winter lows can dip into the 30s. The high humidity makes hot summers feel even hotter, and while winters are generally mild, an occasional snowstorm is not unusual.

If you’re a new resident, you might want to tune-up your HVAC equipment before the heat kicks in or a winter storm strikes. Bill Joplin’s Air Conditioning and Heating has been serving McKinney TX residents for over thirty years. As a local, family-owned business with deep community roots, they offer a full line of HVAC services from AC repair to geothermal heat pump installations.

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