Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Town-McKinney, Texas


Mac Town Representin'!!!
Kate over at Centsationalgirl.com
is doing a link up of all our towns
and I am here to represent our town
McKinney, Texas!
What's so great about my town you ask?
Well let me show ya!

Historic homes:

The Faires House
The Taylor House
Dulaney House
Bevel House
All these homes are in the historic section of Chestnut Square in Downtown McKinney. (they even have ghost tours!) You can read all about them here>>Chestnut Square


McKinney is located 30 minutes north of downtown Dallas and offers major shopping centers and restaurants with all the modern conveniences of life. But what I enjoy the most is its downtown charm and quaint antique shops.
My most favorite shop and one you'll read about a lot here on my blog is
The Antique Company Mall
You can find so many treasures on any given day from old typewriters to vintage toys to vintage wedding gowns, they've got it all!


Historic downtown also offers upscale boutiques not found anywhere else and unique eateries as well as well known gelato -my fave - Paciugo!

Here is one of the oldest courthouses in Texas converted to a performing arts center


There's even a winery!

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Landon Winery




McKinney has also been on many lists as the best places to live in America :)
Recently it made the Money Magazine top 5 places to live in America and living here I can see why.
Tucker Hill Neighborhood
We have lots of parks and hiking trails and did I mention shopping! I love finding treasures in our thrift shops like the Goodwill and the other little hidden thrift stores and of course the weekly garage sales.
It's always fun to venture downtown. It's got a charisma all it's own.

You can read all about the history of McKinney here
Hope to see some of you in my part of the world soon :)

6 comments:

  1. Tuckerhill neighborhood is adorable! I grew up in Dallas so it's great to see something close to home.

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  2. I love McKinney and live very close by! I guess I'll check out the shops this weekend since it's Labor Day!

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  3. Love McKinney Texas!!! :) xoxo, from another TX girl!

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  4. @ Vicki V: Come on over! Make sure you eat at Cafe Malaga or Square Burger!
    @ Angela: You HAVE to come visit.
    @ Carrie: Whereabouts in Texas?

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  5. Hi Patty, I came over from Kate's blog. How fun to see McKinney through your eyes. I got married in McKinney, at the Cotton Mill so it will always hold a special spot in my heart. My mom have been shopping in McKinney for years. The Antique Company Mall is one of our favorites too. I also like Smitten. I was sad when Clyde's closed. Is the Local Yocal new? I don't remember seeing it. Also, there used to be a restaurant called something Tomatoe I think that had GREAT chips and queso and amazing tomatoe soup. My mom and I love to eat at The Pantry and they catered pie for my wedding. :) We also had Paciugos cater too. So fun! Kelly

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  6. Hello Miss G!
    Yes Clyde's was one of my faves too :(
    The Local Yocal is a ranch to market place selling locally grown beef and it is sort of new.
    The Sweet Tomatoe moved, I think. I love the Pantry. So many wonderful treasures downtown :)
    Glad you stopped by.

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