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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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3511 Sequoia Lane, Melissa, TX - $319,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,163 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Stonehollow Home Situated On A Large Lush Green Tree Lined Lot. Attractive Front Elevation With View Of Greenbelt. This Well Thoughout Floor Plan Is Perfect For Entertaining With A Stunning Kitchen That Overlooks Living Area With Flexro...

Photo of Listing #14383289

1102 Gaines Road, Melissa, TX - $260,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,611 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Wonderfully Appointed Home On A Large Corner Lot. This House Boasts Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors, Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances And 12 Foot Ceilings! It Has A Spacious Master Suite And A Backyard Retreat! This Home Built By Stone H...

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4309 Spruce Road, Melissa, TX - $307,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,296 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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~open House Sat & Sun 2-4~beautiful Stonehollow Home~this Is The Floor Plan You've Been Looking For~ 2 Story Home W-lush Landscaping,features Beautiful Brick & Stone Elevation.nice Drive Up Appeal Leads You To This Very Well Maintained Home,offers...

Photo of Listing #14375638

4206 Magnolia Road, Melissa, TX - $305,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,074 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Absolutely Gorgeous Home In The Desirable North Creek Subdivision. This Home Features An Open Concept Living And Dining Area That Is Great For Entertaining. Granite Countertops In The Kitchen, Hardwood Floors In Entry, Kitchen, And Dining Area. ...

Photo of Listing #14379082

2718 Willow Lane, Melissa, TX - $317,470

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,967 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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New Construction Gehan Home In North Creek With Est. October Completion! **for Open Houses And Showings, Please Stop By The Model Home Located At 4204 Milrany Lane!** This Gorgeous Single-story With Beautiful Brick And Upgraded Stone Elevation Exh...

Photo of Listing #14377591

2503 Lovegrass Lane, Melissa, TX - $280,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,980 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Mls# 14377591 - Built By Ashton Woods Homes - November Completion! ~ Gorgeous New Ashton Woods Home Located In The New Master-planned Community Meadow Run, Deally Located In One Of The Top-rated School District In The State , Melissa Isd. This Cha...

3607 Cottonwood Road, Melissa, TX - $274,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,693 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Exceptional Four Bedroom Two And A Half Bath Home In Highly Sought After North Creek Subdivision. This Home Features An Open Floor Plan With Two Large Living Areas. You Will Love The Large Master Bedroom And Spacious Master Closet. Amazing Back Y...

3007 Whispering Pine Boulevard, Melissa, TX - $311,299

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,138 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Impeccably Well Kept Melissa Isd One Story Home On A Large Corner Lot. Work From Home In Your Gorgeous Study Located Right Off The Entry With Upgraded Engineered Hardwood Floors. Show Off Your Grill Master Skills On The Backyard Deck While Guests ...

2207 Patriot, Melissa, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,671 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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Exclusive Liberty Subdivision In Melissa With Community Pool, Playground And Tons Of Open Space. 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home With Two Car Garage. Chef's Kitchen With Knotty Alder Cabinets, Granite Counter Tops & Island, Stainless Steel Appliances, G...

3421 Walnut Lane, Melissa, TX - $315,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,363 SQFT
  • 16 DAYS
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Gorgeous Stonehollow Home Located In Desirable North Creek! Beautiful Architectural Details With Soaring Ceilings, Tray Ceiling Treatment, Arched Doorways, Rounded Corners & Accent Windows. Hs Hardwoods Featured From Entry Through Dining & Kitchen...

3305 Herron Drive, Melissa, TX - $299,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,130 SQFT
  • 18 DAYS
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Beautiful Three Bedroom, Two Bathroom Home In The Magnolia Ridge Subdivision. Great Floor Plan Featuring Hand-scraped Hardwood Floors, 18-foot Ceiling In The Living Room, And 10 Foot In All Other Rooms, Large Master Closet, Loft That Could Be Used...

3008 Bobcat, Melissa, TX - $292,917

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,724 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Mls# 14369914 - Built By Altura Homes - August Completion! ~ Open Concept With A One Level Kitchen Island. 10 Foot Ceilings And A Huge Covered Back Patio. No Formal Dining Room, But There Is A Very Big Breakfast Nook Right Off The Kitchen. Lots Of...

3004 Bobcat, Melissa, TX - $315,029

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,877 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Mls# 14369949 - Built By Altura Homes - August Completion! ~ Semi-private Home Site Next To A Green Space With Only One Neighboring Side. Open Concept With A One Level Kitchen Island, Breakfast Nook, Upgraded Granite Counter Tops And Stainless-ste...

Photo of Listing #14364307

3408 Van Zandt Road, Melissa, TX - $319,941

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,928 SQFT
  • 22 DAYS
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You Can't Find This Backyard In This Neighborhood. Custom Flagstone And Pergola Is Where You Will Spend Every Evening Relaxing And Breathing The Country Air. Soaring Ceilings, Stunning Dining Room And Elegant Stair Case. The Kitchen Is Truly The H...

Photo of Listing #14362392

3023 Teak Drive, Melissa, TX - $319,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,911 SQFT
  • 22 DAYS
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*hot Summer Savings Event! This Home Is Already Reduced By $7,816!* Stunning 2 Story With Beautiful Exterior Elevation 3 Bedrooms, Study, Game Room And More! This Property Is Close To The Amenity Center, Ponds And Onsite Elementary School. This ...


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Listing information last updated on July 8th, 2020 at 5:45pm CDT.