Fairview, Texas is a progressive community in central Collin County located six miles northeast of Plano and three miles south of McKinney. With the growth in nearby Plano, a major business center of North Texas, Fairview's economy was stimulated and incorporated in 1958. By 1981, the community had become one of a population of 893 and by 1990, had 1,554 residents. With continual growth, today is has almost 9,000 residents.
With an average age of 56 years old, the majority of this well established community commutes to one of the areas corporate campuses, whether that be in the Plano, McKinney area or the 30 minute commute into the Dallas Metropolitan area. The residents of Fairview, TX have as estimated income of $85,744 and their unemployment rate is at a remarkable 1.9%.
The community has 72% of its population being married and 28% of those with children under the age of 18 living with them. A quality educational system is important to those families of Fairview. It is served by two school districts, the McKinney and Lovejoy Independent School Districts, both very committed to providing the children of the community with a challenging curriculum. With a 98% graduation rate, the opportunities for these students to continue their education are endless, with the Collin County Community College, Amberton University, Dallas County Community College, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas at Dallas all within the vicinity.
As the Town of Fairview, TX continues to grow, they have added many new thing to its landscape. One of the newest is the addition of The Village at Fairview. This shopping area and mixed-use center opened in 2009. This currently provides over 500,000 square feet of upscale retail space, quality dining experiences, and residential housing above retail units. It has an interactive fountain, community gardens as well as a hiking and biking trail. With the major anchors of Dillard's, J.C. Penney, Macy's, The Container Store, Whole Foods and the iPic Theaters, it has been a true asset for the community.
Another wonderful addition to the community is the municipally-owned, neighborhood parks. The first one was opened in the spring of 2005, followed by one in 2006 and another in 2007. With playgrounds, sports courts, playing fields, pavilions and walking trails, Fairview has really opened up its outdoor recreational venues.
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Updated: 19th March, 2019 6:51 PM.