McKinney is the county seat for CollinCounty, one of the fastest-growing and most-affluent counties in Texas. The city’s motto is “Unique by Nature.” Rolling hills and wooded terrain complement the community, which offers plentiful opportunities for golfing, hiking and biking. McKinney also offers a variety of sporting venues. Many homes surround the community’s numerous lakes and golf courses. Lush greenbelts following winding creeks serve as the setting for much of McKinney’s new residential construction. McKinney’s historic downtown square features fine and casual dining, a variety of shopping and the arts. The residential area surrounding the square dates back to the 1840s. McKinney was recently voted the No. 1 best city to live in America by MONEY magazine.