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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 #14184155

4205 Mimosa Drive, Melissa, TX - $313,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,792 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Beautiful Two Story, With High Ceilings In The Family Room, 4 Beds, 3 Full Baths. 2 Beds Down, 2 Up, 4th Bed Can Be Used As Study. And Much More Must See To Appreciate!!!! Seller''s Name Is Secretary Of Veterans Affairs. Seller Does Not Pay Cust...

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3810 Brazos Drive, Melissa, TX - $278,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,135 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Our Very Popular Colton Plan At Just Over 2,100 Square Feet. 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, & Dining. Very Open Concept. Located In Highly Sought After Villages Of Melissa With A Rated Schools! Please See Showing Instructions Please... Plan 2135

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3814 Brazos Street, Melissa, TX - $306,490

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,492 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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This Popular Kinkaid Plan Boasts Over 2490 Square Feet And Contains 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, A Game Room And Study. This Home Also Has Beautiful Finishes Throughout. This Home Is Located In The Very Popular Villages Of Melissa Community, Home To T...

Photo of Listing #14183329

3708 Mason Drive, Melissa, TX - $254,575

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,668 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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This Popular Single Story Starling Plan Is A Great Starter Home For The Price Conscious Buyer That Wants To Get Into One Of The Best Selling Communities In All Of Dfw Year To Date. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Covered Patio. Finished Out With Our Very...

Photo of Listing #14180453

1905 E Harrison Street, Melissa, TX - $275,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,093 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Country Charm Within City Limits Is Just One Of The Many Features You'll Enjoy In This Remodeled Farm House. Situated On A Third Of An Acre In Melissa's Historic District Surrounded By Lush Trees, You Will Love Sitting On The Beautiful Cedar Wa Po...

3001 Mulberry Avenue, Melissa, TX - $300,155

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,911 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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Stunning Signle Story With Beautiful Exterior Elevation And Covered Porch! This Property Is Close To The Amenity Center, Ponds And Onsite Elementary School. This Home Will Have Beautiful Hardwood Floors Throughout, Upgraded Kitchen Cabints And Co...

Photo of Listing #14176566

3010 Maple Lane, Melissa, TX - $259,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,353 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Perfect Starter Home For Your Family With Updated Flooring, All Bedrooms On The First Level With A Multi-use Space With French Door Entry - Perfect For Office, Playroom, Gym And More! Generous Master Suite Privately Tucked In Rear Of Home. Huge E...

Photo of Listing #14174778

2707 Jackson Drive, Melissa, TX - $297,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,505 SQFT
  • 18 DAYS
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Beautiful Drees Custom Home With Large Gameroom And Spacious Master Bedroom. Beautiful Tiles And Corian Type Countertops! Separate Vanities In Master Bath And Walk-in Closet. Come By And See It Today!

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

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,430 SQFT
  • 18 DAYS
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Trees Trees Trees ! 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 Roo...

Photo of Listing #14172017

2601 Kennedy Drive, Melissa, TX - $290,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,111 SQFT
  • 20 DAYS
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Gorgeous Drees Home With Balcony And Covered Porch That Backs To Elementary School. Open And Spacious With Large Yard And Sunroom. Stained Concrete Flooring Downstairs. Fresh Paint Upstairs - Aug 2019. Roof Replaced- Summer 2017. Foundaton Repair ...

Photo of Listing #14158172

3411 Wysong Street, Melissa, TX - $282,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,033 SQFT
  • 24 DAYS
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Like New D R Horton Single Story Home Located Directly Across From Community Pool In Melissa, Some Of The Many Features Include An Island Kitchen, Stainless Appliances, Granite Counters, Travertine Back Splash, Butlers Pantry And Corner Fireplace ...

Photo of Listing #14162041

2710 Fritz Street, Melissa, TX - $278,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,233 SQFT
  • 26 DAYS
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Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Brick Home Is Located On A Non-through Street In Sought-after Community Of Liberty. Home Has Updated Carpet & And Wood Floors. Both Master & Guest Bathrooms Have Double Vanities. Master Bath Has Garden Tub & Separate Sh...

3415 Walnut Lane, Melissa, TX - $262,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,972 SQFT
  • 28 DAYS
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Beautifully One Story Luxurious 3-bdrm Home With Study And Formal Dining. Premium Hardwood Cover The Floor Of Study, Family, Living And Hallway. Brand New Carpet In All Bedrooms. This Incredible House Also Has Wood Blinds, Curb Appeal With Decor...

Photo of Listing #14165536

3204 Timberline Drive, Melissa, TX - $306,584

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,041 SQFT
  • 31 DAYS
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New Bloomfield Home Ready Fall-winter 2019! This 4 Bed, 2 Bath Home Features An Open Floor Plan And Upgraded Brick And Stone Exterior; 8 Foot Iron And Glass Front Door; Wood Tile Flooring; Gourmet Kitchen With Built-in Ss Appliances, Custom Cabine...

Photo of Listing #14164015

2606 Fritz Street, Melissa, TX - $274,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,420 SQFT
  • 33 DAYS
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Beautifully Maintained Highland Home. Home Has Open Floor Plan And High Ceilings. 4 Bedrooms Down And Only The Game Room And A Full Bath Are Upstairs. Kitchen Has Plenty Of Large Cabinets And Granite Counter Tops, There Is Even A Work Center O...


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Listing information last updated on September 18th, 2019 at 12:30am CDT.