Quality Inn McKinney

1300 N. Central Expwy., (formerly Holiday Inn), McKinney, Texas, 75069, United States
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Looking for extended stay lodging

by nebb39

Hi there, I am going to be moving to Mckinney in March and need to find a place to rent for one to two months. All the places I could find require a minimumn lease of half a year.

RE: Looking for extended stay lodging

by mccalpin

1. Do you need a kitchen or not (or would a fridge and a microwave do)?
2. Do you need to be IN McKinney itself, or can you tolerate a drive to work?
3. How's ol' Redondo Beach? I used to commute to Torrance from Dallas a lot, and spent most weeks in the Homestead Suites near Hawthorne and Torrance...


RE: RE: Looking for extended stay lodging

by nebb39

1) A kitchen? Absolutly not, been living without one for the last four years.

2) I figure that Dallas will probably be where I end up going so anywhere of equal distance will be fine. I am getting out of the military in a few days and need to rent a place temporarly while looking to buy a home in or around Mckinney.

3) I grew up in Redondo Beach and never knew until I went and saw the rest of the world what a great place it is there. Never too hot or cold. Safe to walk the streets of the entire city after midnight even. Only problem there is that it is too expensive for me to live. I will miss the beach and the boating.

RE: Looking for extended stay lodging

by mccalpin

Hmmmn, well, one (somewhat expensive) answer are long-term suites hotels, which are targeted exactly at people who need to stay somewhere a month or two.

For example Homestead Suites (www.homesteadhotels.com) has several locations in Plano and Richardson. They offer monthly rates that can be as low as $32/day - although it's closer to $50/day in nicer areas.

These places do have full kitchens, which is a good way to save money to avoid eating out all the time.

Plano is 8(?) miles south of McKinney, and north Richardson is 11(?) miles south of McKinney. I live in Richardson - very nice place.

One sad thing here is that very few places are set up for the pedestrian lifestyle that you enjoyed in Redondo Beach - you have to have a car to go anywhere. Both Richardson and Plano are definitely family-oriented suburbs, although there are many places to eat out.

McKinney itself is growing like a weed, mostly on the west side (of Highway 75). The east side - where my brother lives - is the older, historic part of town. The west side is all new housing, with mega-houses going up everywhere.

If you find something in particular, give me a shout, and I'll tell you what I know about the location...


Travel Tips for McKinney

James W Throckmorton

by ATXtraveler

One of the famous residents of McKinney, TX is James Webb Throckmorton. He was the former Governor of Texas from 1866 to 1867, and an US Congressman from 1875-9 and 1883-9. Prior to his political service, he was also a member of the Texas Militia and Confederate Army, achieving the rank of Brig. General. As he was definitely a Confederate from all points of view, and agreed with the Confederacy after the war was over during the reconstruction period, his term as governor was very short lived.

His body is buried in Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney today. There is also a statue commemorating his life in the town square in downtown McKinney.

A Patriot and Statesman

by VeronicaG

The gentleman honored by this memorial is James W. Throckmorton, governor of Texas from August 6, 1866 to August 8, 1867.

Throckmorton was born in Tennessee in 1825 and was the son of a doctor. The family moved to Arkansas while he was a boy, then to Fannin County, Texas in 1841 and finally to Collin County. Below are highlights from his life of service--

*He joined the Rangers, but left in 1844 to study medicine with his uncle in Kentucky. This led to serving as an army surgeon in the Mexican War, eventually receiving a medical discharge.

*Deciding to follow law and politics rather than a medical career, he served five years as a state representative and five years as a state senator.

*He was elected to the Secession Convention of 1861 as a delegate. He joined six other delegates in voting against secession. He was a Unionist, but joined the Confederate army when war came.

*Throckmorton was appointed brigadier general in charge of troops responsible for guarding the Texas frontier and was appointed Confederate commissioner to the Indians.

*He served as president of the Constitutional Convention of 1866 and was elected governor that same year. When he and the U.S. military disagreed on the deployment of troops, he was removed from the governorship by General Philip Sheridan as "an impediment to reconstruction".

*Throckmorton was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974-1888 and ran for governor in 1878 and again in 1890.

James Throckmorton died in McKinney, Texas on April 21, 1894.

info. from www.lib.utexas.edu

The Old Cotton Mill

by VeronicaG

We spotted this huge abandoned structure outside of McKinney as we were entering the town.

This 1910 Cotton Mill is a part of McKinney's Historic Cotton Mill District, which comprises 300 acres and 70 buildings.

This district is bounded by the railroad tracks, Burrus, Fowler, Amscott and Elm Streets.

It's important to note that McKinney was one of the principal cotton cities before the Civil War. At one time, this certainly must have contributed to the towns thriving economy.

FYI: This photo is taken from the rear of the building to include the smokestack.

McKinney Golf

by btex

There are several golf courses in the McKinney area: El Dorado, McKinney Country Club, Oak Hollow, etc.... The weather in North Texas is usually good enough to play any time of the year - except for maybe the heat of August or for a few cold snaps in winter. I don't golf much anymore - I developed a slice which drives me crazy. Anyways, most of the courses in McKinney are pretty nice, and some are kinda expensive. Check out the website for more info.

Pecan Grove Cemetery

by keeweechic

Pecan Grove in on one of the major highways driving north into McKinney. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in North Texas. Many Texas pioneers including Governors to gunslingers are buried here. It is also the final resting place of heroes of the Texas revolution and veterans of the Mexican War and every following war. There are some 57 acres which were granted by the Republic of Texas in 1845.

Location : Hwy 5 (McDonald at Industrial/Eldorado).


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 Quality Inn McKinney

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Address: 1300 N. Central Expwy., (formerly Holiday Inn), McKinney, Texas, 75069, United States