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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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Photo of Listing #14073466

1105 Austin Drive, Melissa, TX - $252,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,045 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Charm Greets You From The Front Porch Of This Popular Dr Horton Everrett Floor Plan. Stone Accents Add Rustic Appeal And The Landscaping Pops With Summer Color. Inside You'll Find 4 Bedrooms, One Of Which Would Make A Great Office Or Playroom. Ope...

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2906 Mulberry Avenue, Melissa, TX - $296,666

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,911 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Beazer Homes Silverado Floor Plan In The Master Planned Community Of North Creek. This Single-story Home Features 3 Beds, 2 Baths, Breakfast Area, Study, Covered Porch And Patio And A 2-car Garage. This Stunning Kitchen Includes Upgraded Stainless...

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2908 Mulberry Avenue, Melissa, TX - $278,674

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,692 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Beazer Homes Baxter Floor Plan In The Master Planned Community Of North Creek. This Single-story Home Features 3 Beds, 2 Baths, Breakfast Area, Fireplace, Covered Porch And Extended Covered Patio And A 2-car Garage. This Stunning Kitchen Includes ...

Photo of Listing #14091880

2907 Whispering Pine Boulevard, Melissa, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,726 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Quite And Friendly Neighborhood, Top Rated Schools, Close By Collin Community College, The Perfect Place To Raise Your Family. Near By Allen Outlets For Ultimate In Shopping, Dining And Entertainment. You Will Fall In Love With This Open Floorplan...

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3307 Brazos Street, Melissa, TX - $257,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,054 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Lightly Lived In Well Cared For Single Story Home Ready For A New Owner. This 4 Bedroom Dr Horton Has Been Well Taken Care Of By Its Current Owner. Tile Flooring In The Entry, Dining, Kitchen, Hallways And Wet Areas. Carpet In The Family Room And ...

Photo of Listing #14087524

3812 Spring Run Lane, Melissa, TX - $260,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,650 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Spacious Two Story Home Offers The Master Bedroom Downstairs And Three Bedrooms Upstairs. Master Bath Has A Garden Tub, Separate Shower And Two Sinks. Home Has A Formal Dining Room Off The Entry As Well As A Dinette Off The Kitchen. Kitchen Has ...

Photo of Listing #14091495

4203 Pecan Lane, Melissa, TX - $304,074

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,015 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Built By Stonehollow Homes. Home Ready In Mid June. This Home Offers Wood Style Floors In The Entry, Fam, Hall, Kitchen, Café & Sunroom. Standard Features For This Home Are Granite In The Kit, Travertine Or Marble Backsplash, 42in Maple Cabinets,...

Photo of Listing #14089348

2813 Madison Drive, Melissa, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,670 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Gorgeous Single Story 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home On Cul De Sac In Liberty Just A Short Walk From The Relaxing Pond With Fountain, As Well As To Community Pool & Park. Open Living Room With Fireplace Sits At The Heart Of The Home And Is Ideal For Ent...

2619 Fritz Street, Melissa, TX - $285,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,016 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Bring Your Buyers To See This Beautiful Home In One Of The Most Popular Neighborhoods In Melissa Isd! This Light And Airy, Meticulously Cared For, One Story Home Has Had Only One Owner. This Is A Gem! Some Upgrades Include All Granite Counter Tops...

4300 Sycamore Road, Melissa, TX - $279,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,075 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Charming Pottery Barn Style Beautiful Stonehollow Home On A Large Oversized Corner Lot. Pride Of Ownership Shows In This Impressive One-owner Home. Stunning Curb Appeal, Upgraded Stone Elevation W Arched Details, Cute Front Porch. Beautiful Open C...

2203 Patriot, Melissa, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,305 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Built 2014! 1-story Home, 3 Bed, 2 Bath, With A Game Room, Formal Dining And Study! Has Hardwood Floors In Entry, Study, Formal Dining, Kitchen, Living Room. Enjoy Cooking In The Large Kitchen With Huge Island, Stainless Steel. Appliances. Has 2 ...

Photo of Listing #14087882

4309 Spruce Road, Melissa, TX - $299,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,296 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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~price Improvement~seller Considering All Reasonable Offers. Absolutely Stunning Stonehollow 2 Story Home W-lush Landscaping,features Beautiful Brick & Stone Elevation.nice Drive Up Appeal Leads You To This Very Well Maintained Home,offers A Spaci...

Photo of Listing #14087191

3609 Wolf Creek Lane, Melissa, TX - $269,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,289 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Wow! Immaculate 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths In Melissa Isd! Enjoy Gorgeous Texas Sunsets On The Huge, Covered Back Patio Overlooking Clemons Creek And Quiet, Country Landscape Across The Creek! This Fabulous Home Has Much To Offer Including Large Ensuite...

3408 Montgomery Avenue, Melissa, TX - $319,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,394 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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$32,100 In Upgrades! Lovely New Home In Master-planned Liberty! Great Family Space With 3 Bedrooms And 2 Baths! Stylish Kitchen With Granite Counters, Raised Panel Painted Cabinets, And Ge Stainless Appliances. Convenient Butler's Pantry Opens To ...

3014 Maple Lane, Melissa, TX - $264,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,822 SQFT
  • 18 DAYS
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Beautifully Maintained And Updated, Plantation Home In A Great Neighborhood. Boasts A Large Backyard, With Covered And Extended Patio, Newly Constructed 8 Foot Cedar Privacy Fence That Is Perfect For Entertaining And Enjoyment. High Ceilings And T...


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Listing information last updated on May 22nd, 2019 at 12:15am CDT.