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McKinney’s neighbor to the west is one of America’s Friendliest Towns. Yes, Frisco is the sixth most friendly and is the only Texas town to make the list, compiled by Forbes.
According to the website:
This rapidly-growing suburb centers around sports. There’s an athletic center for residents and several venues host professional teams in hockey, soccer, minor league baseball and D-league basketball. Sometimes called the “Dallas Bubble,” the population has ballooned from about 40,000 to 120,000 since 2000. Still, 80% of residents own their homes and the community has a large Neighborhood Watch Group dedicated to improving quality of life and reducing crime. The Parks and Recreations Department hosts a 5K ‘Frosty Run’ and Breakfast with Santa and neighborhoods plan events like July 4th parties and Easter Egg hunts.
Forbes, working with the California-based social network Nextdoor.com, used the following factors to determine the friendliest towns based on those with populations between 5,000 and 150,000 (McKinney population is 140,000):
- Percentage of owner-occupied homes
- Crime rate
- Charitable giving
- Percentage of college graduates
Click here for the complete list of America’s Friendliest Towns.