Thursday , 22 March 2018

TSB’s Top News Stories of 2012: `Money’ Magazine Names McKinney Second-Best Small City in Which to Live (No. 1)

By TSB Staff

McKinney ranked No. 2 on the Best Places to Live among America’s Small Cities in a list issued by Money magazine as revealed on the Today Show on Aug. 20. McKinney was the only Texas city in the top 10.

We trailed Carmel, Ind., but we’ll fight that fight another day, right?

Money editors and writers rank communities based on housing affordability, education, arts and culture, safety, health care, diversity and the economy, including the fiscal strength of the government. McKinney ranked No. 5 in 2010 and debuted on the list at No. 14 in 2008. In the Best Places to Live listing, Money Magazine ranks cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000 every other year.

“The city offers plenty of housing options, from starter homes to old Victorians and ‘Texas-style’ five-bedrooms,” the magazine reported. “Low taxes have lured companies with white-collar jobs in technology and energy, a new hospital opened in July, and a conference center and hotel complex is in the works.” McKinney also boasts “easy access to rolling green hills, golf courses, and leafy open spaces lacking in neighboring towns.”

For TSB’s story on the ranking, please click here.

Town Square Buzz has spent the past two weeks looking back at the most newsworthy events of 2012 with our top-10 countdown . The complete list, with links included, is included at the bottom of  this story in case you miss one and would like to go back to it.

TSB’s Top News Stories of 2012

10. New Bike Lanes Approved

9. Hank’s Texas Grill Goes To-to-Toe with the City

8. Gateway Projects Gets Green Light to Proceed

7. McKinney Hits the Polls, but First One Resident Defaces, Steals Signs

6. McKinney’s Original High School Opens Spiffy, Refurbished Digs

5. Collin County Regional Airport Opens New Runway, Celebrates First Flight

4. McKinney Chiropractor Charged in Fifth Sexual Assault Case

3. Hollie Cavanagh’s “American Idol” Run Puts McKinney in National Spotlight

2. McKinney Police Chief Fired, Controversy Over City Manager Ensues

1. `Money’ magazine names McKinney Second-Best Small City in Which to Live




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