U.S. Postal Service to add 75072 ZIP code to McKinney

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Editor’s note: This article has been updated to read, “Addresses south of Virginia Parkway, north of Eldorado Parkway and west of US 75 will be affected.”

On July 1, some McKinney businesses and homes within the 75070 ZIP code will be converted to the new 75072 ZIP code.

This change will affect 18,676 residential addresses and 158 businesses, according to the city of McKinney. Addresses south of Virginia Parkway, north of Eldorado Parkway and west of US 75 will be affected.

Addresses along Virginia Parkway will remain in the 75071 ZIP code, and addresses on Eldorado Parkway and west of US 75 will remain with the 75070 ZIP code.

ZIP codes are designated by the USPS and the city has no influence in this change, according to the city of McKinney.

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    • Cassidy Ritter

      Hi Nick,

      The article has been updated. Thank you for reaching out and clarifying.

      -Cassidy Ritter

    • Hi Tonya,

      Thank you for your comment. According to the city of McKinney, the city will make ZIP code changes for the affected residents within the utility billing department. Residents will, however, need to notify other correspondents of the new ZIP code change.

      Hope this helps,
      Cassidy Ritter

  1. My question is why don’t they assign the new zip code number to new areas in McKinney instead of old areas. People living in the areas affected have to change everything! With the UP Postal system mail is hard to get now I can’t imagine what it will be like with the new zip code if we don’t change absolutely everything,

  2. Living in Fairview, we have continuous problems having a 75069 zip code. Mail is late or returned
    “undeliverable”. The McKinney postal service has become a joke in our neighborhood. Numerous
    letters have been written concerning the issue, Not one response.

  3. Started trying to change to new Zip Code today 6/2/2018 , message I get is Zip Code invalid cannot find City or State, enter valid Zip Code. ??????

    • Cassidy Ritter

      Hi Leroy,

      Thank you for reaching out. The new ZIP code does not go into effect until July 1.

      Thanks,
      Cassidy Ritter

  4. What’s the big deal about a Zipcode? Read on.
    People often overlook the significant impact a Zip Code can have to a person’s/family’s “bottom line”.
    Did you know insurance carriers for auto and home may give you an unfavorable rating (resulting in higher rates) based on your Zip Code? That’s right folks, along with that shiny new zip code may come higher property and auto insurance rates if it is deemed that there are more accidents and/or claims in your new zip.
    The city may also service zip codes that have higher property values differently than lower property ones.

    When I lived in a “lower income” zip in McKinney, the city constantly harassed us property owners about watering the grass. The harassment, and fear of costly fines, became so bad that many property owners refused to water their lawns at all. This resulted in not only unsightly lawns and property, and diminished property values, but also in foundation damage to almost everyone in the neighborhood from lack of watering around the perimeter of the house.
    We also had city inspectors CONSTANTLY patrolling our neighborhood and neighboring ones in that 75069 Zip, often handing out citations for the smallest of infractions- such as our neighbor who’s new minivan was about an inch” into the side walk.
    There was also quite a number of “power outages” and rolling blackouts in the 10 years we lived in former 75069 Zipcode in Mckinney. Our new one hardly ever had a problem with outages. How do I know this? Because our family had friends and family living for years in 75070 (which currently includes what will become 75072) and they almost NEVER seemed to have power outages or rolling blackouts over the years. And when they seldom did, their service was restored within minutes not hours or days like we experienced in our previous Zip Code. And most, rarely ever, saw an inspector patrolling the area let alone handing citations. In the previous Zip Code it took forever to make major road improvements, patches, and city landscape beautification was kept to a minimum. In the our new Zip there are constant repairs, improvements being made to common areas. I see constant beautification of landscape through upkeep and installation of flowers, shrubs, trees etc. in public areas. Clearly the monies the city collected from taxes and fines, was allocated in large part, to the pricier Zips in McKinney.

    Flash forward 10 years, after a lot of HARD WORK and we are now in a more upscale side of McKinney (a different “zip code” than the one we were previously in). People here water their lawns continuously with ZERO harassment from the city and minimal, if any, damage to their foundations. Nor do we have any water conservation signs which were so, and still is, prevalent in my previous neighborhood. Nor do we have inspectors constantly coming around in their city vehicles or cops constantly stopping and handing out tickets.
    Also, my auto insurance rates came down. I asked the carrier about this and they explained that the previous McKinney Zip code had more incidents of accidents and claims therefore it was deemed “riskier”.
    Another side effect of a zip code may affect your credit. Certain zip codes are deemed riskier when it comes to credit. Moving into or receiving a new zip code with a much higher rate of default can put your credit rating at risk. That perfect score can be downgraded. Since we’ve moved we have had more favorable credit and loan offers (which we don’t need but nice to be offered).
    If you have kids still in school, your zoning may be affected with a Zip Code change. Little Johnny may be faced with going into a different district or school altogether next year or year after the change.

    Finally, ask yourself how that new Zip Code will affect your property values, neighborhood values etc.
    Are the houses in the new Zip Code more or less expensive than the houses in your previous one?
    It was an EYE OPENER in the types of treatment we received from one Zipcode (and neighborhood) to a different, more favorable treatment we are getting living on a golf course in a higher end Zipcode in McKinney.
    Since, our kids are grown with the youngest almost done with school and we will wait and see in the next few years how this change affects us financially. We may just end up being done with McKinney altogether in the next 2 to 3 years and move to the west side of Frisco or Plano near the tollway.

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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