Daylight Savings Time

This Sunday, March 10, we will Spring Forward by turning our clocks forward one hour. The official time change occurs at 2:00 AM, but no need to stay up late. Just move your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed and you'll be all set! As a result, sunrise and sunset will occur an hour later. While this means one hour less sleep on Monday, it also signals the beginning of longer days!

Our smart phones and watches will automatically change, but you will need to manually adjust your analog clocks and watches as well as clocks on appliances.
Daylight Savings Time Trivia Question

Which two states do NOT observe Daylight Savings Time?

(Scroll down for the answer)
Mail Delivery

Lakeside South 1A to Begin Receiving Mail this Week

The arrow locks for the mailbox unit at 3228 Blake Drive have been installed. Mail delivery for Lakeside South Phase 1A will begin on Friday, March 8.

The streets included in the Lakeside South Phase 1A section are:

Blake Drive
Lapis Lane

We are in regular contact with the McKinney Post Office and will continue to provide updates as we receive them.

The post office is unable to determine when the locks for the remainder of Painted Tree will be received, but we will be notified when they do.

Please click below to review our past updates on the mail delivery issue.
Landscaping News

Check out this month's newsletter from our community landscaping consultant, Dr. R.E. Moon & Associates.

This month's issue includes tips on dealing with fire ants, watering your lawn, and Spring planting.
Community Photo Shoot
Resident Participants Needed!

Painted Tree is looking for current residents to participate as models in a signature photo and video shoot in the community on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Photography and video footage will be used in Painted Tree's marketing materials and website.

Click below for more information on what we're looking for and the time commitment required.

If you are interested in participating or have other questions, please email Pam Shields, Community Engagement Officer, at

Deadline to submit your photos is TODAY, Friday, March 8!
Daylight Savings Time Trivia Answer

Arizona and Hawaii

Food Truck Friday!
Newman Style BBQ
Friday, March 8
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Village Trailhead
2980 Engleman Drive

You may preorder up until 3:00 PM on Friday. After that, walk-ups are welcomed starting at 5:30 PM. To preorder please text order to Charles @ 925-321-1711.

Spring Break Craftopia
Mon-Fri, March 11-15
2:00 - 4:00 each day
Village Trailhead
2980 Engleman Drive

This event is fully booked.

If you have registered for these events, you will receive a confirmation email which will include more details.

If you are on our wait list, you may be contacted in the event a spot becomes available.
Photo Shoot Wrap Party/Happy Hour!!
Saturday, April 6
4:00-7:00 PM
Village Trailhead
2980 Engleman Drive

Following the community photo shoot, we are hosting a Community Wrap Party and Happy Hour. We invite all Painted Tree residents to attend! Whether you participated in the photo shoot or not, grab the family and come on out for music, games, light bites & drinks with neighbors. This event will be photographed.

This is a FREE event, but please register on the community app for headcount purposes.

Annual Meeting
Thursday, March 28
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Collin College Conference Center
2400 Community Avenue
McKinney, TX 75071

Attend Painted Tree's First Annual Meeting! This is our "State of the Community" presentation to review highlights from 2023 and what’s in store for 2024!

  • Community Association Report
  • Developer's Report
  • 2024 Community Budget Review
  • Q&A

The Annual Meeting will be held at the Collin College Conference Center. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please register on the community app for this event.

"How can I help keep our community safe?"

During the development of any Association, we want to make sure that we get started on the right foot with preventative safety measures and bringing the community together as a team. To ensure safety within our community, our best resources are each other!
Awareness: It is important to keep your eyes and ears peeled for suspicious activity in the community. As a developing community, we have many guests that do not live in the community. It can be tough to decipher who is welcome in the community and who is not, so keep in mind that the City of McKinney has construction working hours of 6AM-9PM Monday through Friday, and contractors must give 48-hour notice to any work done on the weekends. We should be on high alert from 9PM to 6AM, for those of us that are onsite during that time.
Painted Tree Residential Association: The Association is working on a few different measures to add a sense of safety in the community. The best way to create a safety net is to get to know your neighbors! We highly encourage coming to Community Engagement Events, reaching out to new neighbors you see moving in, and starting communication from day 1! Additionally, we have reached out to McKinney Police Department regarding some events to include our local law enforcement and finding ways to create a Neighborhood Watch for the community
McKinney St. Patrick's Day Beer Walk
Saturday, March 16
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
111 N Tennessee St
McKinney, TX 75069

Put on your GREEN, grab your friends, and enjoy tasting craft beers, cider, seltzer (and maybe some Irish Whiskey!) along the lucky St Pat’s beer walk in Downtown McKinney! This FUN event is presented by Russell Realty Group !

You’ll sip and stroll through the streets of downtown McKinney visiting 20 delicious stops! Upon arrival you’ll receive your signature McKinney St. Patrick’s Day Beer cup and a map that will direct you on your St. Pat’s sip and stroll journey! Beer stations are setup inside the local shops in Downtown McKinney!

There will be a variety of amazing North Texas breweries joining us! Thank you to our participating beverage partners: Union Bear Brewing Co., Wild Ohio Brewing, Hop & Sting Brewing Co., Community Beer Co., TUPPS Brewery, and Stone Brewing! Be sure to visit the fantastic vendors at the vendor market and participate in the Luck of the Irish scavenger hunt to win a big prize!
CCMC Staff Hours
A CCMC team member can be found on-site at the Highland 50ft Model Home at 3212 Abelia Street according to the following schedule:
Monday - Thursday @ 10 am - 4 pm
Office: 972-402-5609
We encourage you to make an appointment by sending an email to to ensure they are available when you come in!

Ty Armstrong, CMCA
Community Manager

Pam Shields
Community Engagement Officer

Painted Tree Residential Community Association
7800 Dallas Pkwy #450, Plano, TX 75024
After Hours Association Emergency: 1-800-274-3165