Guide to Historic Downtown McKinney

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It’s no secret that McKinney, TX is one of the best places to live in the DFW area. What is it that makes this town so charming? Many would argue that it’s the beautiful, historic downtown McKinney. Here’s our guide of some of the best places to see, fun things to do and delicious places to eat in historic downtown McKinney.

Hugs Café

Those who dine at Hugs Café are guaranteed to leave with full bellies and hearts! The food and service are spectacular. The mission of this quaint restaurant is to create an inviting place for employees with special needs to train and work while being provided dignity, self-worth and developing respect in the community. Come visit Hugs Café and help them change lives one hug at a time!

Patina Green Home and Market

Stop by the Patina Green Home and Market, for a unique and delicious meal. Named the best sandwich in the DFW area by D Magazine, this restaurant and market is truly an artisanal production. Each dish is made with locally sourced ingredients from neighboring farms. Visitors can finish their dining experience at the gift shop where they can support local vendors and purchase the perfect edgy and elegant home accessories.

Tupps Brewery

Find your favorite beer at Tupps Brewery! Choose from a vast selection of craft beer while exploring the grounds on a personal tour with the co-owners. For all those music lovers, there is live music every weekend along with activities for the entire family. Tupps Brewery is truly an authentic taste of McKinney, TX.

Heard-Craig Center for the Arts

For a historically enriching experience, visit the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts in McKinney! Built in 1900 this historic home is dedicated to fostering the arts through exhibits and educational programs. In addition to the educational conferences hosted by the center, visitors can tour the beautifully preserved home where family heirlooms, art, personal memorabilia and furniture are displayed.

Arts in Bloom

Don’t miss this community event April 7-9 with activities for everyone in the family. Visit historic downtown McKinney for live entertainment, wine tasting, local art, kids crafts and more. For more information, visit the McKinney Arts in Bloom webpage.


CB JENI Homes values the importance of a strong community. Our townhomes in McKinney are the perfect place to call home for those wishing to live in a city that is rich in culture and history. Contact CB JENI Homes today to find out more.