Community Spotlight: Stonebridge Ranch
Stonebridge Ranch in McKinney is the largest master-planned community in North Texas. With more than 70 individual villages situated on over 5,000 acres of land, Stonebridge Ranch is one of the most established master-planned communities in North Texas. At buildout, over 36,000 people will live in Stonebridge Ranch.
Buying a Home in Stonebridge Ranch
The first five villages were built in Stonebridge Ranch in 1988, and development continues to grow. There’s a broad range of prices and home sizes available, so living in Stonebridge Ranch is achievable for many homebuyers. Current prices range from the mid $200s to 2.2 million, according to Neighborhoods.com.
Home sizes range from 1,230 to 10,732 square feet, with anywhere from 1 bedroom to 8 bedrooms. Home styles include Traditional, Craftsman, Tudor, and Colonial. The homeowners association requires all changes to be approved and meet certain standards, which keeps property values high.
McKinney is just miles away from the fastest-growing corporate corridor in North Texas. As the county seat of Collin County, McKinney is 15 miles northeast of Plano, and the Sam Rayburn Tollway/Highway 121 provides the most direct route between the two cities.
Plano is the site of new corporate headquarters for several multinational corporations at Legacy West, including Toyota North America, Liberty Mutual, and JPMorgan Chase. Numerous other corporations also have their headquarters buildings in Plano, such as JCPenney and Dr. Pepper Snapple. If you work in Plano, living in McKinney is a great choice.
Frisco is another popular area in North Texas. Located between Plano and McKinney, Frisco is the entertainment and shopping hub in Collin County. Here you’ll find everything from The Star at Frisco (the Dallas Cowboys Headquarters) to shopping at IKEA and the upscale Stonebriar Centre mall.
If you want to get out of Collin County and head to the big city, Downtown Dallas is about 32 miles away. While it may be a slow drive in rush hour traffic, you can still get from McKinney to Downtown Dallas via a pretty straight shot down US 75.
McKinney provides all the comforts you expect from suburban living. You get to have clean streets, friendly neighbors, cozy houses, and low crime rates. All the conveniences you want are nearby, like numerous shopping centers and restaurants. Everything you need is also close at hand, like hospitals and public parks. Downtown McKinney is charming and walkable, with unique cafes, galleries, and boutiques.
The community is zoned to the highly sought-after and well-rated McKinney Independent School District, giving Stonebridge Ranch a lot to offer for families with children. Greater McKinney is also very family-friendly. An annual Playtri Kids Stonebridge Ranch triathlon brings out athletes and weekend warriors to compete for fun.
What It’s Like to Live Here
The quality of life in Stonebridge Ranch is above and beyond even the standards you would usually expect from a master-planned community. A country club of the same name operates within Stonebridge Ranch, and membership grants you access to one of the top-rated private country clubs in North Texas. The country club offers 45 holes of world-class golf, along with two onsite pools and fine dining.
There are several parks in Stonebridge Ranch and a total of 500 acres of greenspace in common areas. Want to enjoy a spontaneous game of flag football? You’ve got plenty of place to do it. The hiking and biking trails that wind all throughout the community make it easy to stay fit and active. You won’t be alone, since many of your neighbors will also be enjoying the trails year-round.
The Ranch Sports Club also has a new, 5,000-square-foot indoor facility with high-quality fitness equipment and classes like yoga and strength training.
The Stonebridge Ranch Community Association also maintains additional recreation spaces and sponsors community activities. The Aquatic Center has a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool and a wading pool for kids. You’ll find lots of the Stonebridge Ranch kids hanging out at the pool during the hottest days of summer. Pickleball courts, tennis courts, a beach club, and parks throughout the community mean you’ll always have things to do.