Melissa, Anna, and Princeton are three of the best kept secrets in Collin County - the nations fastest growing county. Located just minutes north and east of McKinney, these communities offer the best in small-town living.
Established in 1851, Melissa has strong Texas roots. While maintaining its small-town feel, Melissa is poised for growth. In 2007 costruction began on the Town Center in the Villages of Melissa. It will include a library, new city hall, retail stores, offices, a farmers market, music pavillion and city parks. When completed, the Town Center will resemble that of Southlake.
Anna sprung up in the 1870's when the railroad moved through the area. Since 2002, Anna has grown considerably, from 2151 residents to 8788 as of September 2007. Commercial and retail development is on the rise, and the home prices are the most affordable in Collin County.
Princeton, a small country town historically known for cotton and onion productions, borders Lake Lavon. Located in northern Collin County, between McKinney and Greenville, Princeton's population is about 3,500. Princeton continutes to grow with six schools and an enrollment f approximately 2600 students.
According to the March '07 issue of D Magazine, Princeton is one of the 3 hottest places to buy a new home. According to the article, growth in this direction has paid off, with a handsome 23% increase in home values.
Recent devlopment on the north and east side of McKinney has given prospective home buyers more choices than ever before. When you consider the type of new home you get for your money in these three cities, you will find that they are hard to beat.