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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 little downtown area is as good as it gets. Aside from the lovely shops and friendly shopkeepers, they frequently have events to bring in business and raise funds for nonprofit organizations... 
    This little downtown area is as good as it gets. Aside from the lovely shops and friendly shopkeepers, they frequently have events to bring in business and raise funds for nonprofit organizations...  more »
  • Come and enjoy good food good shopping and good people. Many diverse eateries and historic places. I love McKinney for their festivals 
    Come and enjoy good food good shopping and good people. Many diverse eateries and historic places. I love McKinney for their festivals  more »
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  • I love visiting Downtown McKinney! The area is very walkable and has the feel of a small town square within a large city. Beautiful historic buildings, several excellent restaurants, antique stores, clothing boutiques, and other unique small businesses. Historic Downtown is built around the courthouse and hosts several festivals throughout the year. Music festivals in the summer, Oktoberfest, and Christmas celebrations to name a few. Parking is a challenge, but there are garages. Lovely way to spend an afternoon/evening in McKinney!
  • There are so many local historic sites and shops. Came as apart of the Walking Food Tour and will definitely good back to visit. Mckinney is a cool little town and they are all about sustainable.

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