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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

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  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."


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.


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              
house value
household income
Blue Ridge83111east
Lowry Crossing1,73713south
New Hope6398south

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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