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Living In Melissa TX


This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Melissa and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Melissa in 2019 is like. Melissa livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Melissa homes that currently are for sale. At the bottom of this page are links to authoritative sources that provide additional general information about living in Melissa.


Melissa livability factors


2019 best Dallas suburbs rank: 21

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2018 public schools academic performance index: 56.5
  2017 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 4.1
  2017 median single family house value: $269,100
  2017 residences owner occupied: 87.7%
  2017 median household income: $104,390
  2017 population: 9,212
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 47.4%


Melissa has had the third fastest population growth rate in the Dallas Fort Worth area over the past three years. Melissa also has experienced the third lowest overall crime rate and has the fifteenth highest percentage of owner-occupied homes of all Dallas suburbs. Some of the ways Melissa is different from and similar to other Dallas area cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Melissa is located in north central Collin County, approximately 41 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and 65 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Melissa's proximity to the Legacy and north Dallas business centers is likely to make Melissa residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

School age children who reside in Melissa are eligible to attend Melissa ISD schools

Information about how student performance at the schools attended by Melissa students compares with other DFW area schools is available on these best DFW school districts, best DFW high schools, best DFW middle schools and best DFW elementary schools pages.


Single-family homes

Single-family homes (identified as one-unit, detached houses by the U.S. Census Bureau) account for 98.7 percent of the Melissa residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $269,100 ... about 92 percent of Melissa housing units have been built during the past 25 or so years ... approximately three percent of these residences are more than 50 years old ... about eleven percent of Melissa housing units have been constructed since 2014


New home construction

There currently is considerable new home construction occurring in Melissa. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Melissa homes that are currently listed for sale. If you thinking about buying a new construction home, you may want to carefully consider the guidance about builder quality provided on this DFW best home builders page.

I frequently am asked by folks who have never bought a new construction home if they should be assisted by a buyer’s agent when selecting a builder and when negotiating their new home purchase. Most of the time my answers are "Yes" and "Yes."


Commutes

Approximately 24 miles and 23 minutes drive time without traffic from central Melissa to Legacy business center ... 34 miles and 31 minutes to north Dallas business center

Commute time and distance information for additional destinations, and for other DFW metroplex cities and towns, is provided on this average DFW commute distances and times page.

Demographics

2017 estimated population 9,212 ... population density 840 residents per square mile ... 47.4 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $104,390 ... 87.7 percent of Melissa residences are owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Melissa and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.

Property taxes

Melissa real estate property tax rate for 2017 is 2.55 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rates link.

Cities/towns near Melissa

from Trophy Club              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
populationmedian
house value
median
household income
milesdirection             
Allen16100,685$261,600$104,13215southwest
Anna4312,753$173,100$84,2235north
Blue Ridge83111east
Fairview48,050$354,800$78,22110southwest
Lowry Crossing1,73713south
McKinney25181,330$255,300$87,6089southwest
New Hope6398south
Princeton619,405$206,000$51,95212southeast
Weston33410northeast


Note: Best cities/towns rank derived from analysis presented on best Dallas suburbs page.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, State of Texas Comptroller and Google Maps.


Moderately priced homes for sale in Melissa

Key to understanding what living in Melissa is like is knowing about Melissa housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Melissa single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Melissa single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Melissa homes for sale page.

The default display order of the property listings shown below is number of days listed, but other sort orders can be selected. The property display also can be easily changed from the default grid display to a detailed list display. If you are viewing this page on a mobile device, a map that shows the location of the selected properties can be displayed by clicking on the map icon.

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1108 Ellis Road, Melissa, TX - $267,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,045 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Practically New, Highly Upgraded, Well Maintained Home With Open Floor Plan. Split Bedrooms. Granite In Kitchen. Engineered Wood, Carpet, And Tile Floors. Decorative Lighting And Other Upgrades. Full Gutters And Sprinkler System. Easy Access To ...

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4515 Olive Lane, Melissa, TX - $267,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,672 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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*let Beazer Pay Your Closing Costs Up To $10,000!* Stunning Single Story With Beautiful White Brick Exterior! This Property Is Close To The Amenity Center, Ponds And Onsite Elementary School. This Home Has Upgraded White Kitchen Cabinets And Coun...

1103 Johnson Drive, Melissa, TX - $309,510

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,969 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Zoom Virtual Showings Available - Beautiful Ryland Home 3-2.5-2 Located In A Desirable Family Neighborhood. This Home Situated Directly Across From The Community Pond, Is Within Walking Distance To Schools, Pool, Playground And Library. A Desirabl...

4017 Sparrow Trail, Melissa, TX - $322,062

Residential, Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,195 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Mls# 14312583 - Built By Kindred Homes - May Completion! ~ This Home Is A 1 Story With 3 Split Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths And 2 A Car Garage. This Home Is Great For Entertaining Your Family And Guests. You Will Enjoy The High Ceilings And All The Large ...

3409 Brazos Street, Melissa, TX - $268,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,045 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Gorgeous 4 Bedroom 2.1 Bath 1 Story Home Located In Highly Fast Growing Sought After Villages Of Melissa. Home Is Very Well Kept Built In 2015 With A Large Open Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counter Tops, And A Opened Breakfast ...

4015 Sparrow Trail, Melissa, TX - $300,066

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,829 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Mls# 14311353 - Built By Kindred Homes - May Completion! ~ The Magnolia Plan Is Amazing. It Is A One Story, 4 Bedroom, Open Floor Plan Home With Lots Of Large Windows To Allow Lots Of Natural Light Into Your New Home. The Bedrooms Are Separate Fro...

4019 Sparrow Trail, Melissa, TX - $279,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,488 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Mls# 14311466 - Built By Kindred Homes - May Completion! ~ The Cottage Plan Is A One Story, 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home With A Great Layout. You Will Enjoy The Openness Of This Home And Appreciate All The Natural Light That Comes In. All The Bedrooms Ar...

4008 Sparrow Trail, Melissa, TX - $290,714

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,626 SQFT
  • 17 DAYS
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Mls# 14309605 - Built By Kindred Homes - May Completion! ~ The Clover Plan Has An Open Concept With Lots Of Large Windows Inviting An Amazing Amount Of Natural Light. Split Bedrooms With Some Walk In Closets. The Master Suite Has High Ceilings And...

4001 Chesapeake, Melissa, TX - $296,032

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,960 SQFT
  • 17 DAYS
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Mls# 14309633 - Built By Altura Homes - June Completion! ~ Corner Lot! Full Sod, Full Sprinkler System, Full Gutter And A Steel Post Spruce Wood Fence. The Home Also Includes A Tankless Water Heater And Radiant Barrier Decking. The Cabinets Throug...

4013 Sparrow Trail, Melissa, TX - $304,829

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,751 SQFT
  • 17 DAYS
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Mls# 14309685 - Built By Kindred Homes - May Completion! ~ This Home Has A Huge Area To Entertain Your Guests. There Are Many Large Windows That Let In Lots Of Natural Lighting. The Covered Rear Patio Has Been Extended For More Outdoor Living Spac...

Photo of Listing #14306680

210 Lindenwood Avenue, Melissa, TX - $299,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,119 SQFT
  • 20 DAYS
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Built By Mi Homes. This 4 Bed 3 Bath Home Features Split Bedrooms, A Spacious Kitchen Opening To Dining And Family Room. This Open Concept Includes Ten Foot Ceilings In The Entry And Main Living Areas. Bay Window Provides The Owner's Suite Additi...

4216 Cherry Lane, Melissa, TX - $276,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,999 SQFT
  • 27 DAYS
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Adorable Well Maintained Home Offers Functional One Story Living. The Open Plan Welcomes You To Gather In The Family Room Featuring A Cozy Fireplace With Full Access To The Island Kitchen Which Includes Bar Seating And Stone Countertops. The Home...

4012 Falcon, Melissa, TX - $281,805

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,724 SQFT
  • 27 DAYS
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Mls# 14303459 - Built By Altura Homes - April Completion! ~ This 1 Story Is Located On A Corner Lot With Full Sod, Full Sprinkler System, Full Gutters And A Steel Post Spruce Wood Fence.. It Also Comes With A Tankless Water Heater And Radiant Barr...

Photo of Listing #14302489

1112 Bexar Avenue, Melissa, TX - $259,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,045 SQFT
  • 28 DAYS
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Beautiful Very Well Maintained Home With Outstanding Floor Plan. Home Feels Larger Than Square Footage Because Of Incredible Open Floor Plan. Engineered Wood Really Makes The Floors Pop, Only Carpet Is In Two Of The Bedrooms. The Selections On ...

Photo of Listing #14299765

2824 Ash Avenue, Melissa, TX - $301,850

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,165 SQFT
  • 31 DAYS
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New Construction: North Creek 50s In Melissa. One Story Mckinney Plan - Elevation A. Available For June 2020 Move-in. 4br, 2ba + Bay Window + Smart Home Features + Mud Bench + Pendant Lighting + Granite Counters - 2,165 Sq.ft. Open Concept Layout ...


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Listing information last updated on April 9th, 2020 at 6:30pm CDT.