Dusty Laurin, Allen or McKinney is your question and to be honest your answer in my mind would be both are okay, it just depends on what type of home you are looking for. Allen over all probably would provide you with a slower pace, not by much, both areas are extremely friendly and both have a few " Smith vs. Hatfields" type of families. If you are able to make a trip out to McKinney and Allen, I would suggest you do so and take a look for yourself. I am a local realtor and would be happy to show you around to help you decide. Please feel free to reach out to me for honest no BS answers. Look forward to serving!