Collin County, Texas

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Collin County, Texas

Collin County is located in North West Texas. Land features heavy, black clay soil with level to rolling topography that drains to Trinity, Lake Lavon, and Lake Ray Hubbard. Local economy consists of government services, manufacturing plants, retail and wholesale centers, and many residents that work in Dallas.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2.5M
Lowest Price $275K
Highest Price $20M
Total Listings 162
Avg. Price/SQFT $702

Property Types (active listings)

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Where is Collin County, Texas?

  • Collin County, is located in northeastern Texas thirty miles south of the Red River. McKinney, the county seat, is thirty-four miles northeast of Dallas. The county's center lies at approximately 33°11' north latitude and 96°34' west longitude. With the exception of a small portion of its western edge, Collin County's area of 851 square miles lies entirely within the Blackland Prairie region of Texas.
  • By 1990 the number of residents in Plano increased to 128,673, and the population of the county as a whole grew to 264,036, nearly double what it had been only a decade before. Many of the new arrivals in the county are from areas outside of Texas. As of 2014, the population of the county was 885,241, and the population of Plano was 278,495.

Adjacent Counties

  • Grayson County (north)
  • Fannin County (northeast)
  • Hunt County (east)
  • Rockwall County (southeast)
  • Dallas County (south)
  • Denton County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Collin County

  • The Legendary Southfork Ranch, made famous by the Ewing Family in the television series Dallas! Southfork Ranch is a premier special events venue and meeting destination in the Dallas Metro Area. With 63,000 square feet of event space, each year we host hundreds of events including weddings, reunions, holiday parties, corporate meetings, concerts, company picnics and more.
  • Founded in 1967, the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is in McKinney, Texas, United States. With a 289-acre wildlife sanctuary, five miles of hiking trails, about fifty acres of wetlands, a two-acre native plant garden, a butterfly house, live animals, indoor and outdoor exhibits, the Heard welcomes over 100,000 visitors annually. The Heard is one of the most important attractions in the City of McKinney.

Farming and Ranching in Collin County 

  • Bois d' arc, oak, elm, ash, pecan, and post oak trees grow along the streams of the county but not in sufficient quantity for commercial use. Limestone and sand for making cement are the only mineral resources. Temperatures range from an average high of 96° F in July to an average low of 34° in January. Rainfall averages just under thirty-five inches a year, and the growing season extends for 237 days.
  • The surface of the county is generally level to gently rolling, with an elevation ranging from 450 to 700 feet above sea level. Deep clayey soils over marl and chalk surface the central and western part of the county. Dark loamy alluvial soils, subject to flooding during the rainy season, lie in the eastern section. The western and central portions of the county are drained by the East fork of the Trinity River. The Elm fork of the Trinity drains the eastern section.
 

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