Celina, TX is located north of the famous North Dallas Tollway in the coveted Golden Corridor about 13 miles northwest of McKinney and 36 miles north of Dallas. Much of its 70 square miles are lush and green, maintained as cropland or horse farms. Many new master-planned communities are also located in Celina. Start shopping for Celina homes for sale.
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Celina, TX has a small, friendly population and is located less than an hour from Dallas. If you are searching for homes in this area, you are in good company. This growing community is appealing to many in the region, and for good reason.
With a population of approximately 6,000, Celina has fully doubled since 2000. The community has a racially diverse population with about 25 percent of its residents being non-white. In the past decade, Celina has undergone rapid growth with the continuous building of middle and upper scale homes. Agricultural and expansive farming operations can be seen between residential developments and along major roads. Browse the newest real estate listings in Celina, TX.
The schools here are known for the quality and diversity of their educational experiences. For example, the Celina High School football program is known as one of the most successful in the state. Yet, the school also offers quality arts, with the Celina High School Band earning multiple awards for their performances. Add in quality academics and you have an excellent school system, which has earned Texas Education Agency Exemplary rating.
The Celina Independent School District operates in two counties—Collin and Denton. Friday night football is huge in Celina—its high school Bobcats team has celebrated eight State Championships for 3A districts in Texas with a 68-game winning streak! The Bobcats were the subject of the popular documentary The Power, Passion and Glory, and Kenny Chesney wrote a song called The Boys of Fall, that included high school football scenes shot in Celina.
Sharing the football team's spotlight is also the baseball team winning a state title, and the high school band that has received eleven consecutive sweepstakes awards and recently won a double state championship in the Outstanding Performance Series (OPS). Recently, the school district received the coveted Exemplary rating by the Texas Education Agency. Find homes in Celina by school district.
Celina is a city that is growing rapidly. Starting 2003 when the Sonic restaurant opened, followed by a grocery store and a McDonald's a few years later, Celina is starting to get the infrastructure of the larger suburbs. As more of these amenities have been added, more people have started moving to the city. This has created a community that retains its small-town, rural feel without sacrificing the comfort and well-being of its residents.
Celina, TX may be a small community, but that does not mean it doesn't have a quality parks and recreation department. Sports fields, playgrounds and green space have been carefully created and preserved throughout town, and the residents of this small community can benefit from these exceptional opportunities. A variety of activities for people of all ages, including senior activities and youth and adult sports leagues, help keep residents involved and connected as they enjoy an active lifestyle in Celina.
Celina's historic downtown hosts an authentic square that serves as the community center for events and activities. Whether it’s an Easter egg hunt, Christmas tree lighting or the Fun Day Festival in the fall, everyone is sure to feel welcome. Not far from town, Lazy N Farms raises miniature horses, some so small you can pick up and hold.
Another favorite gathering place is Old Celina Park, Celina's crown jewel of parks, complete with an award-winning baseball complex, soccer fields, covered pavilion, fishing pond, concession stands and playground. A second popular park, Founders Park, is located in the heart of downtown Celina and features tennis courts, a playground, and a gazebo.
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