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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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2608 Katie Trail, Melissa, TX - $324,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.2 Baths
  • 2,940 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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This Is The Most Amazing Opportunity In Liberty At This Time: Best Price And Move-in Ready. This House Has Been Refreshed In 2019: New Paint, Repainted Kitchen Cabinets, New Appliances, Decked Patio, Newer Carpet. Seller Is Offering $5,000 Towards...

Photo of Listing #14258198

1110 Austin Drive, Melissa, TX - $259,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,873 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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A Lovely 3 Bedrooms Plus Study,2 Baths With A Very Nice Floor Plan.it Has A Stunning Large Kitchen With Beautiful Granite Counter Tops And Cabinetry,stainless Steel Appliances, Large Master Bedroom Which Boasts A Master Bath Retreat.nice Back Yard...

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3113 Aspen Way, Melissa, TX - $265,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,414 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Great Opportunity In The Highly Sought After Subdivision In The Trails Of Melissa For This Beautiful Updated 4 Bedroom, 2 & Half Baths Home, With Over Sized Garage, Sitting On Large Over Sized Corner Lot! Open Layout That Flows, Upstairs Game Room...

1211 Parker Drive, Melissa, TX - $277,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,033 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Brand New 1 Story Home Ready For Move-in. Lived In Just 6 Months, New Construction, Sellers Got Job Transfer. Gorgeous Home With Everything You Can Imagine. Wide Open Floorplan, Huge Kitchen, Awesome Split Bedroom Layout, Lots Of Windows Make It L...

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2018 Morgan Court, Melissa, TX - $323,690

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,111 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Mls# 14255361 - Built By Highland Homes - June Completion! ~ 1 Story, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Study, Dining Room, Extended Outdoor Living, 2 Car Garage, Extended Master With Bay Window, Tub And Shower In Master Bath, Fireplace With Wood Mantle, Lux...

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3431 Sequoia Lane, Melissa, TX - $288,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,290 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Welcome Home! Gorgeous Like New Home In North Creek Subdivision And In Highly Rated Melissa Isd Is Ready Now! Open Floor Plan Includes 4 Bedrooms, Large Front Bedroom Could Be Used As An Office, 2 Bathrooms, Hardwood Floors Throughout The Main Liv...

4025 Magnolia Ridge Drive, Melissa, TX - $315,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,430 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Brand New One Story In Magnolia Ridge Melissa! One Of A Kind Homesite Backs To Greenbelt !

4101 Magnolia Ridge Drive, Melissa, TX - $315,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,430 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Brand New One Story In Magnolia Ridge Melissa! One Of A Kind Homesite Backs To Greenbelt !

4008 Magnolia Ridge Drive, Melissa, TX - $309,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,430 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Brand New One Story In Magnolia Ridge Melissa! Fantastic Floor Plan- Large Family Room, Great Kitchen Featuring Custom Cabinets, Granite Countertops, Walk-in Pantry, And Breakfast Bar. Study With French Doors, Formal Dining Room, Large Private Mas...

4305 Milrany Lane, Melissa, TX - $310,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,691 SQFT
  • 16 DAYS
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This Home Has It All! Built On An Oversized Lot With A 3 Car Attached Garage. As Soon As You Enter You Are Greeted By Soaring Ceilings, A Private Home Office With Glass Doors And Formal Dining Room. The Large, Open Kitchen With Granite Countertops...

1210 Gibson Drive, Melissa, TX - $320,860

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,492 SQFT
  • 17 DAYS
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4 Bed 3 Bath, Study Extended Covered Patio Center Kitchen Plan Oversized Lot Must See Please See Showing Instructions Please... Plan 4612

1105 Chambers Lane, Melissa, TX - $274,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,928 SQFT
  • 21 DAYS
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Wonderful 2-story Home With Great Curb Appeal! Home Is Open And Spacious Throughout! Living And Dining Combo Features A Fireplace And Formal Dining Area. The Kitchen Features A Gas Cooktop, Stainless Steel Appliances, And Granite Countertops. The ...

4001 Falcon, Melissa, TX - $290,737

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,960 SQFT
  • 31 DAYS
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Mls# 14243373 - Built By Altura Homes - June Completion! ~ Corner!. This Home Is On A Corner Lot With Full Sod, Sprinkler System, Gutters And A Steel Post Fence. All The Energy Efficient Options As Well. It Has Upgraded Carpet In All The Bedrooms ...

4003 Falcon, Melissa, TX - $271,424

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,724 SQFT
  • 31 DAYS
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Mls# 14243376 - Built By Altura Homes - June Completion! ~ This Home Is Located Next To A Greenbelt Which Leads To The Community Park. It Has Full Sod, Sprinkler System, Gutters And A Steel Post Fence. The Kitchen Includes White Cabinets, Tumbled ...


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Listing information last updated on January 17th, 2020 at 4:00pm CST.