Check Out the New McKinney Apex Centre

Check Out the New McKinney Apex Centre


McKinney Apex Centre is McKinney’s New Aquatics and Fitness Facility

McKinney Parks and Recreation opened  the state of the art 80,000 square feet McKinney Apex Center on March 1, 2017. The aquatic and fitness center cost over 36 million dollars to build and is one of  the most expensive facility of its kind in North Texas.  The  McKinney Apex Centre is called the Apex Centre because it rises above the Gabe Nesbitt Community Park.

The McKinney Apex Centre features a  gymnasium, an elevated track, babysitting, classrooms, locker rooms, Lifefitness machines, a weight room, and basketball courts.  There is also an outdoor leisure pool with over 10,000 square feet of surface water.

The fitness part of the Apex Centre will offer group classes in cardio, core, flexibility and stability.  Furthermore, some of the group classes will:

  • Zumba
  • Pilates
  • Spin (Utilizing the Spivi system)
  • Yoga
  • Step
  • Water Aerobics

Personal trainers are available for an additional fee.  In addition, various sports classes will be available as well. Some classes will require an additional fee, such as BOGAfit.

In additional, the McKinney Apex Center will feature an indoor leisure pool, an indoor competition pool, an indoor water slide and an outdoor water park.

The Apex Centre also has numerous opportunities to host parties, weddings, reunions and other types of receptions and gatherings throughout the year.

The Apex Centre is located at  3003 Alma Rd, McKinney, TX  75070 which is within the Gabe Nesbitt Community Park.

Operating Hours (Once Open)
Monday – Thursday – 4:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday – 4:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Yearly Membership Fees

Resident  Adult $500, Family $700, Youth and Senior $300

Non-Resident  Adult $600, Family $850, Youth and Senior $400

Stonebridge Ranch McKinney


Stonebridge Ranch McKinney has been one of McKinney’s premier communities since 1988.   Residents enjoy a host of neighborhood amenities such as an aquatic club, beach and tennis club, picnic pavilions, 13 playgrounds, miles of hike and bike trails, over 20 lakes and ponds, and a golf course for Stonebridge Country Club members.  In addition, the community has over 1200 acres of open space.  The residents are also served by a diverse array of onsite retail services, including Adriatica, a mixed use Mediterranean Croation Village which includes high-density residential, retail, and office space.


Stonebridge Ranch McKinney Amenities


Stonebridge Ranch McKinney is served by the McKinney Independent School District and has 5 elementary schools, two middle schools and several private schools.  C.T. Eddins, Glen Oaks, Wolford Elementary, Wilmeth Elementary School and Bennett Elementary schools are the 5 elementary schools within Stonebridge Ranch. Dowell Middle School and Evans Middle School are also located within the community

Stonebridge Ranch is a community has 72 distinctive villages with homes ranging from the $160’s to over $2 million and a diverse population of young families, empty nesters, retirees and singles.

Master association dues are $740 annually


Stonebridge Ranch McKinney Villages

In addition, there are 15 villages or subdivisions within Stonebridge Ranch that are funded through an additional sub association fee.   These communities include:


BallantraeBridge Point
CoronadoThe Enclave
Fieldstone PlaceGrand Traditions
IsleworthKings Lake
Lake PointLive Oak
Muirfield PointStonebridge Estates
Summer PointThe Symphony
Woodland Bridge

These assessments are subject to change.





McKinney Parks and Trails


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Ridge Road Estates in McKinney


Ridge Road Estates in McKinney is located just south of Eldorado Parkway on Ridge Road in McKinney, TX.   The community consists of approximately 250 homeowners. The community was constructed between 2002 and 2006 and the homes range in price from the 150s to 275s and range in square footage from 1400 square feet to over 3300 square feet.

Ridge Road Estates sits in a prime location in Collin County.  Besides being walking distance to the Frisco ISD Elliot Elementary school and Gabe Nesbitt Community Park, the community is about 2 miles north of Sam Rayburn Highway 121.


Ridge Road Estates is Near Gabe Nesbitt Community Park


Gabe Nesbitt has the first skate park in McKinney. The skate park has elements for all skill levels, including three bowls, street elements, more than 30,000 square feet of concrete and shaded seating for spectators.

The Park is also home to a premier tennis complex. The tennis complex received the 2012 Outstanding Facility Award which acknowledges excellence in design, court construction and amenities.  There are 11 lit tennis courts featuring a premier stadium court. The 3,500-square-foot clubhouse includes a pro shop offering merchandise and professional services.

In addition, Gabe Nesbitt Community Park features three lighted baseball fields with covered parking, five lit fields with covered seating, playgrounds, restrooms, concessions, hike and bike trail, pavilion and parking. The Apex is a new  79,000 square foot Fitness & Aquatic Center that includes a 9000 square foot pool.

Ridge Road Estates is served by the Frisco ISD schools of Elliot Elementary, Scoggins Middle School and Independence High School.

The community also has its own community pool and park.

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Craig Ranch in McKinney Texas

Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas is a 400 acre master planned golf course community offers a variety of housing options and is conveniently located by Highway 121 and Alma .  The homes range in price from mid 200s to over to a million.  The community features miles of hiking and biking trails,  the 5 Star TPC Craig Ranch Golf Course,  the Cooper Fitness Center and Spa, and other fitness oriented activities.  The community also hosts outdoor concerts, farmer’s markets, festivals and exhibits.  Craig Ranch is  located in McKinney which was named the #1 Place to Live in America by Money Magazine.   Craig Ranch offers cutting-edge recreational amenities for just about any type of fitness interest you and your family  might have.

The Ballfields at Craig Ranch  is a 75 acre state of the art sports complex that features fields for youth teams as well as a 2500 seat stadium that can host professional teams.  Completed in 2004, this unique complex  features a 60,000-square-foot training academy, concert amphitheater, lake, paved parking, restrooms, pro shop and concessions.   In addition, the McKinney Apex Center and the Gabe Nesbitt Recreational Park are both close by.

The TPC Craig Ranch Golf Course was designed by Tom Weiskopf  and consists of  7,438 yards of  PGA TOUR tees and includes a dual-ended driving range, short-game practice area and putting greens.   The course currently ranks with the highest-possible USGA course rating in the TPC Network, which includes more than 28 world-class clubs internationally.    The TPC Craig Ranch clubhouse facility is 43,000 square feet and features locker rooms, an award-winning golf shop,  banquet space and a private courtyard.


Craig Ranch Parks

Craig Ranch has several planned parks that take full advantage of the natural surroundings.   Crape Myrtle World Collection Park covers 7 acres and features all 120 varieties of crape myrtles.   Miller Cooper Park features ornamental trees, benches,  water features, walkways around a central plaza.  Rowlett Creek Park, located in Craig Ranch North,  features a  play structure, swings, pavilion, hike and bike trails.   Dr. Kenneth Cooper Park has a  half-mile rubberized track centered in a wooded setting.

The Beach at Craig Ranch  offers 12  sand courts that  can host beach volleyball, beach tennis, beach soccer, and other fun sports and activities.

The Dr Pepper Star Center McKinney at Craig Ranch is the 8th Dr Pepper StarCenter in the metroplex  for youth and adult hockey, and general ice skating for the public.

The McKinney Soccer Complex encompasses 65 acres of land  with 12 lighted fields with bleachers, lighted Championship field complete with permanent seating for 1,000 spectators.  The facility also features  full concessions, restrooms, player facilities, paved parking and a picnic pavilion.

Craig Ranch Fitness Trails which are also part of the 20 mile a six-city hike and bike trail that weaves throughout the metroplex.

Craig Ranch is also part of the AT & T Connect Community which insures that each home has access to the latest technology via fiber optics.  The network will support services like IPTV, tele-communiting, video conferencing, tele-education, tele-medicine, advanced security, storage networks, advanced voice services, remote home monitoring, the ability of utility companies to remotely read meters, video service providers able to deliver a new movie to the home in a matter of seconds or provide network streamed video content in real time.

With so many housing opportunities available in Craig Ranch, it can be difficult to sort through the options.   For more information Please give me a call at 214-263-3711 or email me at and I will be happy to help you learn more.


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Fun Facts About McKinney, TX

Fun Facts About McKinney, TX

Here are some fun facts about McKinney, TX that you may not know.


Facts about McKinney, TX

Between 1990 and 2010, McKinney residents had a 171% increase in median income. This was the highest growth rate during that period among U.S. cities with populations of 50,000 or more.

Money Magazine just announced that McKinney is ranked No. 1 in 2014 as the “Best Place to Live in America”

In the August 2012 issue of Money Magazine, McKinney ranked No. 2 on the biennial “Best Places to Live in America” list.

1974 film classic Benji was filmed in McKinney.   Shark Tank, HGTV and Prison Break were also filmed in McKinney, Texas.

The first environmental experiment Walmart was built in McKinney.  This sustainable Walmart features solar and wind energy production, biofuel production from used cooking oil, LED lighting in grocery cases, xeriscaping, and much more.

Historic Downtown McKinney is one of the oldest authentic downtowns in Texas.

As of 2014, McKinney’s population is 131,882 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 139.05 percent.

Jesse James (1847-1882) and Frank James (1843-1915) had a cousin, “Tuck” Hill, who lived at 616 W. Virginia Street. The house is still standing in present-day McKinney. Clyde Champion Barrow (1909-1934) also had a cousin who lived in town and worked at Wood’s Cafe. Jesse and Frank James were frequent visitors to McKinney, Texas during the Civil War.

Between their crime spree covering eight states—Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, and Illinois—Bonnie and Clyde would retreat to McKinney to hide out. In those days, downtown McKinney had tunnels, which led to the courthouse. Wine and liquor were stashed down below during and after Prohibition.

Third Monday Trade Days in McKinney is the oldest and largest monthly trade days/flea market in North Texas with roots back to the old county-wide market that began in the 1870’s in McKinney. It is located in the historic Buckner Community which was the first County Seat of Collin County.  It has over 450 vendors.

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