Historic Downtown McKinney, McKinney

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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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  • This is a great downtown area with lots of cute shops and good restaurants. Parking can be hit or miss but generally is easy enough to find a spot in one of the lots. Places here are family friendly a...  more »
  • Hadn't been to McKinney in awhile so yesterday we went. I always enjoy walking around the square shopping and watching people. Lots of different types of shopping, dining and drinking establishments t...  more »
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  • This is a great downtown area with lots of cute shops and good restaurants. Parking can be hit or miss but generally is easy enough to find a spot in one of the lots. Places here are family friendly and they often have events for holidays or arts. We like their second Saturdays and the Oktoberfest weekend is always a fun time.
  • You will love every visit here. So much to do and see. Always a vibrant and festive feel. Lots of unique shopping and dining places. A refreshing change to all the more common chain stores elsewhere in North Dallas. Numerous festivals and events. Worth the trip, even if it can take a little while to find close parking.

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