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The City of Lucas

Lucas is a small rural town located in the southern region of Collin County. The community is close to nature, and it’s just a 30-minute drive to the city life that the DFW area provides.

“Here in Lucas, we have the best of both worlds,” said Lucas City Manager Joni Clarke. “We are a small town that values family life, while having access to the big city.”

Despite the mere 12.6 square miles, there is no doubt that the city population is growing more each year. In 2019, there were nearly 8,000 residents.

What Makes Lucas Unique?

“What makes Lucas truly unique is that we are so close to nature while being close to the big city,” noted Clarke. “There is a great horned owl that nests in my backyard that I can see every day, but I can also drive 10 minutes out of Lucas and do all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment that I could possibly want.”

Something else that makes the city unique is how all commercial zoning is located on the periphery of the city. This means that all restaurants and shops are located on the borders of Lucas, not directly in the neighborhoods.


Residents can also see the residential and agricultural lifestyle all within the city. For example, a new construction family home can be located next to a horse farm.

“There is a nice border between the two,” said Clarke. “The urban and rural coexist in harmony, and it’s a great atmosphere to raise a family.”

For people who are thinking of moving here, Lucas offers large lots, great schools, a close-knit community, and an involved local government.

“Lucas is fortunate to have a very active local government where residents have a voice in the community in which they live and love,” said Clarke.

Lucas Schools

Lucas Schools

The City of Lucas is served by six different public school districts, as well as a private school. The school districts include Allen Independent School District (ISD), Lovejoy ISD, McKinney ISD, Plano ISD, Princeton ISD, and Wylie ISD. They are all nationally recognized and have award-winning schools. Lucas Christian Academy is also an accredited private school.




Lucas is home to The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, a conservatory that is dedicated to environmental preservation through public education and the conservation of birds of prey and wildlife in their natural habitat. Every year the Lucas Fire Department participates in The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center Education event to help raise funds to preserve the environment and the animals that live on the Blackland Prairie of Texas.

Lucas also offers its very own farmers market. The Lucas Farmers Market provides the community and visitors access to local farmers, food producers, and artists.

Festivals and Celebrations

The city hosts different events for the community throughout the year. Some featured events include Founders Day, Movie in the Park, Public Lands Trail Cleanup, National Night Out, and Country Christmas.

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