This is one of a series of articles spotlighting our storage facilities and neighborhoods.
The cities and suburbs of Dallas and Fort Worth dominate north Texas as the massive economic and cultural hub referred to by residents as DFW or The Metroplex. McKinney, Texas, is in The Metroplex 37 miles north of Dallas. It balances the proximity and the distance from the big city, providing residents with easy city access and a small town feel. Lined with diverse restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops, the historic downtown is enough to sell any young couple as the place to settle down. It also can't hurt that Money Magazine ranked McKinney the #1 Best Place to Live in America in 2014.
With over 130,000 calling McKinney home, the charming little town is not so little anymore. While the area continues to grow as city-dwellers seek to plant roots in The Metroplex suburbs, the unexpected need for self-storage often pops up. During a move, renovation, or other major life events, our McKinney self-storage facility on North McDonald Street can provide the extra room for your furniture, seasonal items, or crafts between trade shows—because we know McKinney has some great trade shows.
Our McKinney store offers outdoor parking for boat or RV storage, 24-hour video recording, and a variety of sizes and types of spaces to fit your needs. The manager lives on-site for additional peace of mind and service through, oftentimes, stressful moves. Use our move-in truck to prevent going back and forth to your unit, or save a trip to the truck rental agency by talking to a Penske agent right in the store.
Texans talk, so take the word of your neighbors' experiences at our McKinney store:
"Mike and Tasha are great. The office always smells nice, there’s usually always someone handy, the place is clean. No trash around the facility. Well-maintained lockers. Highly recommend."
"The young man assisting me, Michael, was very courteous, helpful and knowledgeable. I’m so glad I moved from the big name storage facility; I’m paying almost half than what I did before. Very happy customer."
And, take the moving and storage advice of our experienced managers. Our Store Manager in McKinney offers the tip to use dryer sheets to keep your storage unit smelling nice and to help repel insects. If you're new to the area, she also suggests Molly Maid cleaning service for your home.
How to Get to Us
Conveniently located less than a mile from the historic downtown, our Store Manager explains that CubeSmart McKinney is 1/4 mile south of 380 on McDonald between Dollar General and O'Reilly Auto Parts.
McKinney is truly small town America. Not only does the quaint historic downtown have restaurants and shops with names like "The Stalk Market" and "Mom and Popcorn," but it's also host to tons of festivals and events for the whole family. Plan your move accordingly and you could spend an afternoon enjoying all the fun that McKinney has to offer.
On the last Saturday morning of each month, McKinney Main Street hosts the classic car and truck enthusiast group, the Morning Maniacs. Pull your classic out of storage for a morning of showing off or dream about your future retirement wheels at Classics on the Square.
If you prefer pedal-powered travel, Bike the Bricks is McKinney's annual bike race throughout the historic downtown. An exciting day of activities, live entertainment, food, and drinks, the race is the perfect way to spend your afternoon post-move. If moving hasn't tired you out, pull your bicycle out of your storage unit and compete with cyclists from across the state for a $25,000 prize!
Maybe your storage unit is stuffed with your crafts and handiwork? You definitely don't want to miss the Third Monday Trades Days in McKinney. Dating back to the 1870s, this McKinney favorite attracts over 450 vendors of gifts, home décor, clothing, sporting goods, antiques, and "state fair" concessions.
With any small town in Texas comes delicious comfort food, and McKinney has no shortage. Our McKinney store manager raves that Hutchins BBQ is the best authentic Texas BBQ in town. Get your ribs, brisket, and cornbread fix in this award-winning restaurant only two minutes from our store.
Enjoy the best of Tex-Mex food at El Juarez Mexican Restaurant in the historic downtown. Only two minutes from our store, you can recharge after a move with their authentic, spicy dishes. It's a great way to treat whoever helped you lug your sofa into a storage unit with an imported Mexican beer.
So many of life's big events and transitions make for the need of a little extra room. If you are moving into storage because you are renovating to make room for baby or you're finally selling that empty nest, make sure to celebrate with family and friends at the best spot in McKinney, Rick's Chophouse at the Grand Hotel and Ballroom. The beautiful space can cater to any size event, and the upscale steakhouse menu will delight everyone.
Are you a proud resident of McKinney, Texas? We'd love it if you shared some of your favorite things about your neighborhood in the comments section below!
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