Van Alstyne is the perfect town to restart your life with friends, neighbors, and business owners who know each other well. When you join this community, you’re counting yourself among the 3,046 residents who call historic Van Alstyne home. Just 20 minutes from McKinney, this North Texas town blends quaint, quiet living with the opportunity for big city adventures. Between shopping, dining, entertainment, recreation, and the gorgeous scenery, Van Alstyne is a great location for any growing family. Take your pick of the area’s parks or wander through the Historic Downtown District. Van Alstyne is also close to family-friendly places, like the Texas Pool, a water park with a Texas-shaped swimming pool, the EQ Kids Club, and the Heritage Farmstead Museum, a fun place to get a look at prairie life in early Texas.