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Celina offers country charm and city conveniences. Situated along State Highway 289 (known locally as Preston Road) and FM 455, Celina is roughly equidistant between downtown Dallas and the Oklahoma border. Situated in fast-growing Collin County, Celina is minutes from the larger towns of McKinney and Frisco. Celina has been recognized as the National Main Street City of the year.
The Celina High School football team is one of the most successful programs in Texas, with a UIL record eight state titles and a 69-game winning streak. The Bobcats were the subject of the documentary The Power, Passion and Glory. Celina won state football championships in 1974 (co-championship with Big Sandy High School, one of the all-time dominant teams), 1995, 1998-2001, 2005, and 2007. The Celina High School baseball team has been successful as well, making the playoffs many times and winning the state championship in 2002. In 2010, Kenny Chesney wrote a song called The Boys of Fall. Part of the music video, having to do with high school football, shot scenes of Celina.
Celina, Texas is “a truly one-stoplight town where people know one another,” says Mayor of Celina, Sean Terry. “Here in Celina, people feel connected, residents are engaged, and they really care about their community. Celina is a great place to raise a family because of the close-knit community and collective effort of the residents and local government.”
A football town, Celina High School has one of the most successful football programs in the state of Texas. Celina has even been featured in a Kenny Chesney music video, and the Celina High School Bobcats Football Team was the subject of the documentary “The Power, Passion, and Glory.”
WHAT MAKES CELINA UNIQUE?
“Something that is unique about Celina and what I love about this town, is the friendly attitudes,” says Terry. “The residents are kind to each other and our city leadership and departments are accessible to everyone. What has made Celina a great community is the collective coming together of staff, police, the fire department, residents, and the schools all working collaboratively.”
“The homes here in Celina are affordable, but have a very high-quality of development. Families are able to purchase a brand-new home on a larger lot for less than the surrounding cities and towns in Collin County,” notes Terry. “Celina is also located to major highway connectors, and is a 45-minute commute from anywhere you want to go in the DFW area.”
Celina is also known for having great relationships with the cities nearby. “Regional networking helps the county and the cities in them to thrive,” says Terry. “As a city, we strive to have a working relationship with the surrounding areas in order for us to all live happily and peacefully.”
As a part of the growing initiative for greener living, Celina is a green city that has “LED street lights that face straight down throughout, and we try to keep development as natural as possible. As a city with rural roots, we have worked with developers to keep as many trees as we can and stress conservation in order to keep that open-feel that we love so much,” comments Terry.
Celina is served by the Celina Independent School District and the Prosper Independent School District. Residents have a “choice of school option” that allows them to choose what district they want their students to attend. “We have great academics and sports here in Celina that really encourages kids to excel both academically and socially,” says Mayor Terry.