Celina was established in 1879 and named by John T Mulkey for his hometown of Celina, Tennessee. In 1892, Celina’s population was only 50, but 10 years later when the St Louis, San Francisco, and Texas Railway reached the area, causing growth like it did to the other towns in Collin County. Celina was incorporated in 1907 and by the year 2000, it had 135 businesses and nearly 2,000 inhabitants.


Celina has many new build neighborhoods as well as some completed communities. Carter Ranch, Light Farms, Heritage, Creeks of Legacy, Glen Crossing, Mustang Lakes, and Lilyana are several on the list.


Celina is a smaller community than its southern neighbors, with Celina Primary School, Celina Elementary, Celina O’Dell Elementary, Celina Junior High School and Celina High School, as well as some residents attending Prosper ISD.


Celina keeps the small town charm evident in its amenities. Old Celina Park has winding trails and large open fields, or visit Downtown Celina for shopping, dining, and farmer’s markets over the summer. Wineries and farms are a fun activity in this area as well, with Eden Hill Winery, Caudalie Crest Farm and Vineyard, and Preston Trail Farm being main attractions and fun for all ages.