From Southfork Ranch to the Balloon Festival, Collin County has the attractions visitors expect in Texas. Collin Countys 28 cities and towns provide guests and residents with authentic Tex-Mex cuisine, entrees from nearly all nationalities, shopping at some of Americas finest malls, national and international hockey, soccer and baseball events, and much more.
A few minutes north of downtown Dallas, Collin County provides easy access to nationally known points of interest. But, visitors will be so impressed with places such as McKinneys historic downtown district, shopping in Frisco, golf in Allen, and cultural arts in Plano, that they may never venture outside the county.
Collin County is the fifth-fastest growing county for business in the United States, and McKinney, which is the county seat, is the fastest growing city in the nation with a population of more than 50,000. Currently, more than 615,000 residents live in the countys 885 square miles.
Despite the enormous growth, its still easy to take a leisurely drive into the country where large ranches with grazing fields and longhorn cattle can be spotted for as far as the eye can see. On weekends, spectators may watch rodeos at the Collin County Youth Park or hike at any one of the countys nature trails.
During the summer, its not uncommon for larger cities to host gigantic Fourth of July celebrations and to provide holiday hospitality through events such as McKinneys Dickens Christmas downtown.
Collin County is home to some of the most beautiful homes in America, as well as some of the most recognized persons such as Dallas Cowboy teammates and Olympic Gold Medalist Carly Patterson.
Stay, shop, dine or relax. Regardless of interests, Collin County has something for everybody.
County Judge Ron Harris