Boundless history & entertainment in Historic Downtown McKinney near our McKinney apartments

Boundless history & entertainment in Historic Downtown McKinney near our McKinney apartments

Less than 15 minutes away from Saxon Woods is Historic Downtown McKinney–a place where you can shop, dine, and find fun entertainment every single day of the week. McKinney is home to one of the oldest thriving historic downtowns in the entire state of Texas and it has become a popular destination for all things fun. Residents at our McKinney apartments in North Dallas will love visiting the downtown’s “Main Street” where you’ll find charming boutiques, yummy dining options, and plenty of events and festivals throughout the year.

McKinney’s downtown commercial district boasts over 120 unique shops and boutiques and nearly 30 restaurant options between the main drags of West Virginia Street and W. Louisiana Street. Whether it’s a date night, family fun day, or some “me” time, Historic Downtown McKinney is a great location to relax, have fun, and explore near our McKinney apartments.


Apparel, home decor, antiques, art galleries, furniture stores and more can all be found just a short drive away from our apartments in McKinney. Historic Downtown McKinney is home to over one hundred stores to satisfy every taste and style.

With over 15,000 square feet of space just off the square, the Antique Company Mall is an eclectic building filled with treasures. For more dainty antique pieces such as vintage jewelry and architectural artifacts, Special Things is your new go-to destination. Miss Henny Penny’s Groovy Coop is your choice for vintage vinyl and other hard-to-find items.

There are over 30 options when it comes to shopping for apparel and accessories in Historic Downtown McKinney. Visit Cynthia Elliot Boutique for unique ladies apparel from designers like Clara Sun Woo and Love Kyla. Looking for a gift for a baby or home warming? Head to Ambrosia for a fun selection of gifts and seasonal clothing. Or if you’re on the hunt for a meaningful piece of handcrafted jewelry, Nan Lee Jewelry is sure to have something on display. You can also shop for a good cause at The Family Place Resale Boutique on N. Church St. – money made from the boutique is used to help victims of family violence in Collin County.

Pampering yourself is easy to do in Historic Downtown McKinney with multiple salons, spas, and beauty boutiques all within a few blocks. Update your look with a new haircut or color at Balise Salon where they have been making people feel beautiful in McKinney since 2003. Recenter your body and soul at North Texas Yoga where guests can find a full schedule of classes in a variety of yoga techniques. And for the ultimate in skincare and relaxation, book a facial treatment or massage at Spa Esoteric. For beauty products, soaps, and candles, White Rock Soap Gallery is a must-stop.

There is home decor galore in Historic Downtown McKinney, so no matter what your style, you’re sure to find something to make your new apartment in Saxon Woods feel like home. Stop into 540 Mercantile where there are 50 boutiques in one—including amazing home decor pieces. Ettiene Market on W. Louisiana St. is the store for all of your kitchen needs. You’ll find gourmet ingredients, pots and pans, handmade utensils, and so much more. And if you love Southern charm, you’ll love the selection of home decor pieces at Kim Hoegger Home on East Virginia.

For a full list of all the retailers in Historic Downtown McKinney, visit the official website.


We hope you’re hungry because Historic Downtown McKinney has nearly 30 eateries, restaurants, and cafes to choose from. From pizza to Cajun and Tex-Mex to BBQ—this downtown area has something to satisfy every craving.

Everyone loves pizza and Historic Downtown McKinney offers a couple of options for the residents of our McKinney apartments. Take a seat at Cadillac Pizza Pub for some wood-fired pies and craft beers on tap. Or for a stone-baked pizza that has been perfected for over 40 years, Mellow Mushroom is a great place to bring the family.

Butcher Board is a great option for those who are looking for a fast, casual sandwich that is seriously delicious. You’ll find house-smoked meats and Texas-influenced toppings, cooking each sandwich with integrity. For more smoked meats, have lunch or dinner at Local Yocal Farm to Market where diners can find Southern comfort food and prime steaks on the menu. For classic pub fare mixed with fun, you’ll most definitely want to spend an evening at The Pub McKinney. Open late, guests will enjoy exceptional pub food with 110 whiskeys and a great selection of craft beer.

Grab a sweet treat or a nightcap after dinner at Historic Downtown McKinney’s adorable cafes and wine bar. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a macaron from Savor Patisserie then sip on an espresso at Spoon’s Garage. Or, taste a flight of award-winning wines at Landon Winery on N. Kentucky St.

Want a full list of restaurants and cafes? You can find one here.

Events and Festivals

There is no shortage of fun and things to do when you live at Saxon Woods, especially when you live so close to Historic Downtown McKinney. No matter the season, there is always something happening. If you’re a car lover, you’ll definitely want to visit downtown on the last Saturday of every month for Classics on the Square where you’ll be able to admire dozens of classic and vintage cars.

Love dogs? Then you’ll go crazy over Krewe of Barkus held in February. Watch as hundreds of adorable dogs gather for a parade around the town wearing creative costumes that make everyone smile – each year features a different theme. Come April, visitors can celebrate their passion for art and wine during the Arts in Bloom festival and, of course, July wouldn’t be complete without the Red White and Boom Parade. Come fall, visitors can get in the German spirit and drink delicious beer at McKinney Oktoberfest then during the holidays, the entire town lights up during Home for the Holidays…A McKinney Christmas. Check the calendar for a full list of events and festivals.

Endless fun in Historic Downtown McKinney near our McKinney Apartments

Historic Downtown McKinney is just one of the many charming areas near Saxon Woods. Book your tour of our apartments in McKinney today and see why it’s the perfect place to call home.

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