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Historic Downtown McKinney, McKinney

4.8
#1 of 28 in Things to do in McKinney
Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
Main Street is a national program born out of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Since 1980, the National Main Street Center has been working with communities across the nation to revitalize historic commercial areas. Based on historic preservation, the Main Street approach was developed to save historic commercial architecture, but has become a powerful economic development tool as well.

The Main Street program is designed to improve all aspects of downtown, producing both tangible and intangible benefits. Improving economic management, strengthening public participation and marketing downtown as a fun place to visit is as critical to Main Street's future as recruiting new businesses and rehabilitating buildings. Building on downtown's inherent assets - rich architecture, personal service, traditional values and most of all, a sense of place - the Main Street approach supports entrepreneurship, downtown cooperation and civic concern.

The Main Street program has earned national recognition as a practical strategy appropriately scaled to local resources and conditions. And because it is a locally-driven program, all initiatives stem from local issues and concerns.
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  • They’ve done a great job decorating the square and offering options for relaxing during the holidays.... they have a huge real tree that compares to the one in NY. Big carousel, dessert food truck...  more »
  • I think it is really fun and unique.there's so much to explore and see.I personally love all of the shops and the overall feel of this place.I would recommend going here especially if your just bored....  more »
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  • So this place is too cute. Lots of streets to walk down around these old beautiful buildings. It gives you this nice downtown, small town feel. I almost expect the Gilmore Girls cast to walk by. I have only been here twice, but if I had to live in Texas, this place would be on the top of my list. A lot of cute stores, restaurants, and couples walking around holding hands. The people who work in these buildings seem genuinely happy and thoughtful. Again I have only been here twice, but I have had a nice time in both instances. Well dinne McKinney, well done.
  • Great place to take friends and families visiting. Lots of shops and restaurants to choose from. Great for photography as well since there’s so many different places you can go and they are only blocks apart. Lots of events as well throughout the year.

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