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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 2018 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


2018 best Dallas suburbs rank: 10

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

  2018 STAAR scores above TEA achievement standard: 90.5%
  2016 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 11.2
  2017 median home sale price: $249,000
  2016 residences owner occupied: 88.6%
  2016 median household income: $101,518
  2016 population: 8,423
  2012 - 2016 population growth: 25.3%


Melissa has had the second fastest population growth rate in the Dallas Fort Worth area over the past three years. Melissa also has experienced the twenty-first lowest overall crime rate and 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

Melissa public schools are among the best in the DFW metroplex ... all 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.


Recent home sales

On average, prices of Melissa MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during 2017 increased by 25.3 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2014 ... 2017 median sales price was $249,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $150,000 to $600,000 ... average size of houses sold was 2,330 square feet, average square foot price was $116.35 and average house age was 9.8 years ... homes sold during 2017 averaged 33 days on market


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

2016 estimated population 8,423 ... population density 850 residents per square mile ... 34.2 percent population increase between 2010 - 2016 ...2016 annual median household income $101,518 ... 88.6 percent of Melissa residential real estate units 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 2017 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 Melissa              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
2016
population
2017 median
house price
2016 median
household income
milesdirection             
Allen999,179$315,000$102,21515southwest
Anna5411,940$205,000$76,1985north
Blue Ridge85011east
Fairview158,354$420,000$73,33910southwest
Lowry Crossing1,78013south
McKinney28172,298$305,000$83,2579southwest
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, North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc. 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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3708 White Summit Lane, Melissa, TX - $266,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,015 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Built By Stonehollow Homes. This Home Offers Tile Wood Style Floors In The Entry, Kitchen, Café, Hall, Fam & Sunroom. Standard Features For This Home Are Granite In The Kit And Bathrooms, Travertine Or Marble Backsplash, 42in Maple Cabinets, Oil R...

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3208 Gerry Drive, Melissa, TX - $319,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,181 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Come See This Stunning Home! Beautiful Wide Plank Wood Flooring Is Featured In Formals & Family Room With 20 Inch Tile In Wet Areas & Carpet In Bedrooms-game Room. Walls Of Windows In Family Room & Nook Bring In The Natural Light! Gorgeous Granite...

4300 Juniper Lane, Melissa, TX - $315,418

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,260 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Mls# 13997561 - Built By Impression Homes - March Completion!! ~ Gorgeous One Story Home. Impressive Elevation With Covered Front Porch. Open Concept, Great For Entertaining. Big Kitchen With Huge Island. Features Brick And Stone Exterior, High...

2311 Knox Way, Melissa, TX - $310,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,476 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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No Reason To Build! This Is A Well Kept Clean 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Home In The Liberty-phase 3 Subdivision. Walk Into A Cozy Living Room That Features Engineer Wood Flooring, A Gas Burning Fireplace & Opens To The Kitchen & Dining Area. Kitchen Has...

4300 Cherry Lane, Melissa, TX - $319,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,578 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Model Kept, Like New, Ready To Move In, 2 Year Old Gorgeous Residential Property. This Home Screams Family And Friends. Very Spacious, Warm And Inviting Rooms, Many Upgrades Added Into The Build. A Must See Today.

2200 Patriot, Melissa, TX - $299,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,142 SQFT
  • 20 DAYS
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Beautiful Highland Home, 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom On A Large Corner Lot In The Family-friendly Liberty Subdivision. Bright And Open Floor Plan, Featuring 2 Spacious Living Areas, 2 Dining Areas, And An Office With French Doors On The First Floor. F...

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2114 Auburndale Avenue, Melissa, TX - $291,919

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,942 SQFT
  • 22 DAYS
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Mls# 13994282 - Built By History Maker Homes - Ready Now! ~ Adorable And Spacious 1 Story With 3 Bedrooms Plus A Study With French Doors. Larger Than Average Backyard. Quartz Countertops Plus 42 Inch Grey Kitchen Cabs.

2910 Redbud Lane, Melissa, TX - $252,260

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,691 SQFT
  • 23 DAYS
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New Construction: North Creek 50s In Melissa. One Story Dayton Plan With Brick And Stone Exterior - Elevation B. Available For April 2019 Move-in. 3br, 2ba + Covered Patio + Bay Window + Wood Flooring + Smart Home - 1691 Sq.ft. Open Concept Layout...

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3314 Sequoia Lane, Melissa, TX - $284,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,866 SQFT
  • 30 DAYS
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Built By Stonehollow Homes. This Home Offers Real Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors In The Entry, Kitchen, Café, Din, Fam & Master Bedroom. Stone Fireplace, Tiled Shower Pans & Double Oven. Standard Features For This Home Are Granite In The Kit, Marble...

3807 Bastrop Street, Melissa, TX - $276,610

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,268 SQFT
  • 31 DAYS
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This Popular 1.5 Story Kincaid Plan Boasts 2268 Square Feet. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms And A Study Downstairs, Complimented By A Spacious Gameroom And 3rd Bathroom Upstairs. Just A Short Walk To The New Kids Splashpad From This Location. Please See ...

3419 Wysong Street, Melissa, TX - $292,170

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,510 SQFT
  • 31 DAYS
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This Popular 1.5 Story Ivery Plan Boasts 2510 Square Feet. Enjoy The 1st Story, High Ceilings On This Open Concept Plan. The Main Level Features 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, A Study, And Mail Center. Retreat To The Upstairs To Enjoy A Large Gameroom ...

4312 Juniper Lane, Melissa, TX - $307,991

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,222 SQFT
  • 36 DAYS
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Mls# 13989489 - Built By Impression Homes - January Completion!! ~ Beautiful Impression Homes Meridian Plan - Faces Pond And Amenities. Beautiful Brick And Stone Elevation. 1 Story Home With A True Open Concept, Great For Entertaining. 3 Bedroom...

3822 Bastrop Street, Melissa, TX - $303,535

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,711 SQFT
  • 39 DAYS
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Enjoy 4 Bedrooms And 3.5 Bathrooms In This Great 2 Story Open Concept Plan. Large Covered Patio And 2nd Level Game Room. Please See Showing Instructions Please... Plan 2711

3825 Bastrop Street, Melissa, TX - $267,025

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,956 SQFT
  • 39 DAYS
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Our Very Popular Avery Plan With 4th Bedroom Or 3rd Bath Option At 1956 Square Feet. High Ceilings, Covered Patio And Much More. Please See Showing Instructions Please... Plan 1956

Photo of Listing #13983861

2013 Gates Court, Melissa, TX - $324,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,183 SQFT
  • 45 DAYS
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$34,900 In Upgrades! Beautiful New Single Story Home In Master-planned Liberty! Great Family Space With 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, And Home Office! Stylish Kitchen With Granite Counters, Painted Cabinets, And Ge Stainless Appliances. Pendant Lighting A...


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Listing information last updated on January 20th, 2019 at 5:00pm CST.