County Offices
210 S. McDonald Street
McKinney 972-424-1460

Chamber of Commerce
1200 E. 15th Street
Plano 972-424-7547

Just north of Dallas, rapidly growing Collin County welcomes new residents to a growing economy based on research, development, retail, service, and high-tech manufacturing. Quality public education is available in school districts that offer nationally recognized educational programs as well as private and parochial facilities that include day schools, kindergartens, and nursery schools. The 1998 opening of the Collin County Community College Spring Creek campus expanded the local opportunities for educational and cultural enrichment. With an enrollment nearing 14,000, the college is already the ninth largest community college district in Texas. Other easily accessible options for a higher education include the University of Texas at Dallas — stretching between Dallas and Collin Counties — as well as Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Southern Methodist University at Legacy, Amberton University in Garland, and Denton’s University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University.

State-of-the-art healthcare is available in several major hospitals and medical centers, supported by a comprehensive network of highly specialized and routine-care facilities. The City of Plano is home to the 300-bed acute-care hospital, the Medical Center of Plano, as well as the 158-bed Presbyterian Hospital of Plano. Specialty centers in the area include HealthSouth Plano Rehabilitation Hospital, Charter Hospital, Texas Back Institute, North Texas Regional Cancer Center, and the Texas Heart Group. Commuters in Collin County enjoy first-rate transportation services, from express bus service to light rail. Airpark Airport on the western edge of Plano serves aircraft owners on-site and owners with planes based at the facility.

Rising to the challenges posed by phenomenal growth, Collin County continues to mature, grow, expand, and develop its cultural, commercial, and recreational resources. Fine restaurants, an incredible selection of shopping experiences, suburban conveniences, and a growing arts community are all a part of the Collin County scene. One of the latest projects is an Outdoor Education Center, preserving the county’s natural beauty as it provides a place for children to learn about the environment and enjoy hands-on study of the natural sciences. Combining a high median household income and a comparatively low cost of living, Collin County welcomes new residents to an array of master-planned communities and new subdivisions. The housing selection ranges from charming historic homes in McKinney to exciting contemporary developments in Plano, Allen, and Frisco. The area is also home to smaller towns like Farmersville and Princeton that offer a quiet hometown lifestyle in close proximity to world-class amenities.

Collin County offers leisure activities and recreational facilities for every age and interest, from playing tennis and league sports to flying radio-controlled airplanes and helicopters. Although “soccer rules” in terms of participants, the area strongly supports its local Cricket teams. For those who prefer quiet relaxation, outlets are available for cooking, quilting, knitting, dancing, and dominos. Active sport enthusiasts can golf, hike, bike, swim, boat, or fish. Local college campuses enrich the area with performing arts, guest artists, and special events. Collin County even boasts one of the region’s largest collections of outdoor sculpture. Year-round recreational activities, a warm family atmosphere, and close proximity to Dallas make Collin County an idyllic Metroplex choice for a genuinely balanced lifestyle.

City Hall

Chamber of Commerce

With a rapidly growing population nearing 60,000, the City of Allen offers the serenity of a “country atmosphere” to many of the professionals who work in Dallas, Plano, or Richardson. Home to a highly trained and educated work force, the city enjoys an ideal location north of the “telecom corridor” and is attracting major business development in beautiful industrial parks. Dedicated to quality of life, civic leaders have insisted on outstanding services in every sector. New residents will discover numerous parks with a multitude of recreational facilities from tennis courts to sports fields, a progressive educational system, a relaxed lifestyle, and a strong community spirit. Popular events like the holiday parade and the county fair attract hundreds of people from surrounding areas.

City Offices
Anna 972-924-3325

Chamber of Commerce

Anna is located on State Highway 5, Farm Road 455, and U.S Highway 75 eleven miles northeast of McKinney and about 50 minutes away from Dallas. Anna is one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Texas, in fact it was ranked as the sixth fastest growing city in North Texas by Dallas Business Journal. Despite the rapid growth, Anna has managed to hold true to its small town values and friendly atmosphere. Anna is home to an outstanding school district, beautiful parks, affordable housing, retail shops and services, restaurants, a full service grocery store, doctors, and many other conveniences. The City of Anna has several community parks with a variety of amenities including: Splash pad, disc golf, walking trails, pavilions, ball fields, tennis courts, skateboard parks, basketball goals, dog parks, and more. The community is growing rapidly, but local residents and government have worked extremely hard to control the growth and to make sure that Anna is more than just a suburban community of Dallas. Recreation and community are an important part of those plans.  Each year in December the streets of downtown Anna transform into a wonderland of creative floats, marching bands and community members as they parade through the town.

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Celina is on State Highway 289 and Farm Road 455, fifteen miles northwest of downtown McKinney and twelve miles north of downtown Frisco in north western Collin County. It was established in 1879 and is currently home to more than 6,000 residents. Celina offers the country life, good schools, and a slower pace that attracts new residents. Agricultural and expansive farming operations can be seen between residential developments and along major roads. The school district is small but performs to some of the highest standards in the state. This is a community where neighbors are neighborly, and everybody waves to each other.  Frisco, McKinney, and Denton are all within a 30 minute drive for shopping, theater and dining.  Locals are friendly and inviting, newcomers feel welcome and long time residents are involved in the growth. The community is home to a historic downtown and hosts an authentic square that serves as the community center for events and activities. Whether it is an Easter egg hunt, Christmas tree lighting or the Fun Day festival in September, everyone is sure to see their neighbors there.  Another favorite gathering place for residents is the Old Celina Park, softball and baseball and soccer are full time entertainment in the spring, summer and fall for all ages.  And of course, what small town would be complete without Friday night football? The Celina Bobcats have celebrated more than eight State Championships for 3A districts in Texas. This is the event in the fall and no one wants to miss the fun and excitement of watching the homecoming parade, the kick off parade or the celebration parade going through town. Celina offers a bit of traditional American small town living with all of hometown feel and comfort expected.

City Hall

Chamber of Commerce

The City of Frisco enjoys an ideal location along the growth path for Dallas and Plano. Already home to more than 35,000 residents, Frisco is situated in the heart of the dynamic “Golden Corridor” along Preston Road and the extension of the Dallas North Tollway. New schools and new home construction are abundant in this area, which has recently welcomed a campus for the Collin County Community College District. Beautiful country clubs and golf courses, lush parks and trails, Lake Lewisville, Stonebriar Centre Mall, a new town center, outdoor Texas sculpture, Frisco Community Theatre, Frisco Chorale, and the Frisco Association for the Arts are just a few of the impressive attractions. Opportunities for outdoor adventure and water sports combine with well-equipped parks where residents of all ages enjoy baseball, tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and swimming. The Alumni Fitness Center at Collin County Community College adds a number of outstanding recreational facilities that are available to the public. Newcomers will discover in Frisco a comfortable haven in close proximity to cosmopolitan advantages, “A great place to live, work, play and grow!”

City Hall

Chamber of Commerce

Home to a growing population nearing 70,000, the City of McKinney is welcoming rapid residential and business growth. The community has managed to preserved its small-town feeling, showcasing three quaint historic districts and a vintage downtown square bustling with activity. At the same time, the area contrasts meticulously restored historic homes with handsome new master-planned communities like the Stonebridge Country Club enclave. Many of these developments surround executive homes and villas with championship golf courses, lush parks, sparkling lakes, and multi-purpose trails. Balancing the best of yesterday with a vision of tomorrow, the area offers excellent schools, the North Central Medical Center, beautiful neighborhoods, and colorful annual festivals that draw neighbors and families together.

City Hall

Chamber of Commerce

Home to nearly a quarter of a million people, the City of Plano is experiencing another surge of growth spurred by the addition of light rail service into Dallas. Major malls and strip centers join premier information technology and telecommunications companies and world headquarters to create a strong and diversified local economy. With its nationally recognized school system, respected healthcare institutions, international events like the Hot Air Balloon Festival, and popular retail centers, Plano is transforming from a Dallas suburb into a dynamic metropolis of first-rate attractions. Lovely neighborhoods of well-kept homes join developments of custom construction surrounded by country clubs, exclusive shops, restaurants, lush parks, and first-rate recreational facilities. Area lakes invite residents to enjoy boating, fishing, and water sports; although more than 3,000 acres of parkland is available in the city. The Art Center of Plano, set in restored historical headquarters, maintains and supports a lively cultural community that includes theatre, dance, and music.

Town Hall

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Prosper is an affluent suburban town located in Collin and Denton counties. It started as a small rural town on Preston Road in North Texas about 6 mi north of Frisco, Texas but in recent years – true to its name – it has prospered. Prosper has maintained a spacious country feel while developing into a popular and in-demand suburb. The community is home to more than 12,000 residents. Rolling terrain, many trees and large single family home lot sizes contribute to the character of Prosper. Prosper continues to grow rapidly with many new residents attracted to the community file and the quality of life in the community. Many residents are professionals who commute to McKinney, Frisco, Plano, Dallas and neighboring communities.  Prosper was named in the D Magazine 2010 Best Suburbs List as the 5th Best Suburb in the Dallas Metropolitan Area. Prosper is home to an excelling school district and it has an modern and advanced High School which cost $113.5 million to construct and is 590,000-square-feet, complete with a medical tech lab, a restaurant-worthy kitchen, a greenhouse, a broadcast studio and an indoor football practice facility. The community is also home to numerous full service Equestrian Farms. Each May, Prosper Founders Fest celebrates the history, people and arts. The event combines the Prosper Fire Department’s IBCA-Sanctioned Barbecue Cook-off, a 5K race through the Prosper area, an Art show and Music Festival and a Sunday Family Fellowship. Residents are drawn to this community for the high quality of life and stay for the small town feel in an upscale setting.

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Chamber of Commerce

Few cities in the Metroplex can rival Wylie for its mix of amenities with a small-town atmosphere. Home to a growing population nearing 20,000, the city boasts lush landscapes, country charm, a booming housing market, award-winning schools, and diversified recreational amenities. Many new residents are drawn to Wylie for the serenity of lakeside living, since Lake Lavon is only three miles from town and Lake Ray Hubbard lies to the south of the community. Lake Lavon attracts nearly four million visitors each year to a recreational paradise that includes off-road driving opportunities and multi-purpose trails. Outdoor adventures in and near Wylie include fishing, boating, water sports, league sports, golfing, tennis, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, hiking, and biking. The Spring Creek campus of the Collin County Community College is close to home, while a local hospital provides immediate medical treatment and care.

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