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Living In Murphy TX


This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Murphy and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Murphy in 2019 is like. Murphy livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Murphy 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 Murphy.


Murphy livability factors


2019 DFW best places to buy home rank: 15

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

  2018 public schools academic performance index: 73.0
  2017 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 6.4
  2017 median single family house value: $324,700
  2017 residences owner occupied: 84.8%
  2017 median household income: $128,519
  2017 population: 20,673
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 5.5%


Murphy has the tenth lowest overall crime rate and the twenty-third highest percentage of owner-occupied homes of all Dallas suburbs.. Some of the ways Murphy is different from and similar to other DFW cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Murphy is located in south central Collin County, approximately 26 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and 56 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Murphy's proximity to the north Dallas, Legacy and Las Colinas business centers, downtown Dallas and DFW International Airport is likely to make Murphy residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

More than half of school age children residing in Murphy are eligible to attend Plano ISD schools ... other Murphy students are eligible to attend Wylie ISD schools

More information about how student performance at the schools attended by Murphy 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 97.4 percent of the Murphy residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $324,700 ... about 89 percent of Murphy 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 one percent of Murphy housing units have been constructed since 2014


New home construction

There currently is very limited new home construction occurring in Murphy. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Murphy 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."


Community amenities/activities

One of the outstanding things about living in Murphy is its exceptional community amenities.


Commutes

Approximately 18 miles and 22 minutes drive time without traffic from central Murphy to north Dallas business center ... 20 miles and 25 minutes to Legacy business center ... 27 miles and 30 minutes to Las Colinas business center ... 26 miles and 31 minutes to downtown Dallas ... 34 miles and 38 minutes to DFW International Airport

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 20,673 ... population density 3,638 residents per square mile ... 5.5 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $128,519 ... 84.8 percent of Murphy residences are owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Murphy and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.

Property taxes

Students living in Murphy attend schools operated by two separate school districts. Since these entities have different tax rates, Murphy real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.22 percent to 2.42 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 Murphy

from Trophy Club              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
populationmedian
house value
median
household income
milesdirection             
Garland87238,002$132,600$55,6379southwest
Parker64,610$492,900$136,5573north
Plano28286,143$271,300$88,5786west
Rowlett4062,868$181,500$90,39111southeast
Sachse2925,937$198,400$97,7594south
St. Paul1,1307northeast
Wylie2649,826$173,500$88.4505east


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 Murphy

Key to understanding what living in Murphy is like is knowing about Murphy housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Murphy single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Murphy single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Murphy 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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625 Gene Autry Lane, Murphy, TX - $410,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,809 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning 5 Bedroom With A 3 Car Garage In The Gables. Open Layout With Soaring Ceilings And Lots Of Windows That Provide Ample Natural Light Throughout. Well Appointed With Gleaming Wood Floors Throughout First And Second Floor, Crown Molding, Spa...

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1026 Westminister Avenue, Murphy, TX - $464,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,637 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Rare One And A Half Story Home With 3 Car Garage Located In Desirable Hunters Landing Addition. 1st Floor Master Bedroom Along With 3 Other Bedrooms. Featuring A Spacious Living Area Great For Entertaining With An Upstairs Media Room With Access ...

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413 Cave River Drive, Murphy, TX - $419,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,177 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Immaculate Home, Recently Has Been Updated With New Painting Through Out The Interior Of This Exceptional Beautiful 2 Story Home In Highly Sought After This Great Location Home In Murphy . Through The Entry You Greeted By Gorgeous Hardwood Floorin...

601 Sundown Way, Murphy, TX - $429,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,893 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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All The I Wants! Corner Lot,stone Elevation,5 Bedrooms,master & 1 Bedrm Down,4 Baths,3 Car,huge Covered Patio! Big 2 Story Entry With Split Formal Dining & Double French Door Study! Huge Kitchen With Island,tons Of Cabinets,granite Tops,gas Stove,...

609 Sundown Way, Murphy, TX - $409,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,384 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Fall In Love With This Absolutely Stunning Fabulous 4 Bed,3.1 Bath,3 Living,2 Dining Double Story House Located In The Heart Of Murphy Awaits Your Approval.community Pool With Waterslides.exemplary Schools.3 Car Garage. An Open Floor Plan.the Neut...

1024 Oriole Drive, Murphy, TX - $479,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.2 Baths
  • 4,326 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Stunning Former David Weekly Model Home. Fabulous 3 Floors With A Lot Of Natural Light. Professional Landscaping; Corner Lot; Huge Backyard; Study With Custom Built-ins. Spacious Living Room. Hardwood Flooring (2016), Carpet (2016) ; Kitchen Featu...

330 Green Acres Drive, Murphy, TX - $414,700

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,156 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Welcome Home! Look No Further, This Is The Home You've Been Searching For! This Truly Incredible Floor Plan Offers The Flexibility & Space You Need! The Open Kitchen And Living Area Offer Tons Of Space To Spread Out While Still Enjoying Quality Ti...

918 Morningside Trail, Murphy, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,047 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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This Spectacular, Immaculate Home Shows Like New! Impressive Entry With A Sweeping Staircase, Formal Dining, And Study With French Doors. 2 Story Lr With Beautiful Cased Windows Opens To Dream Kitchen That Has A Huge Island, Double Ovens, Tons Of ...

612 Pheasant Run Drive, Murphy, TX - $469,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,959 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Gorgeous Shaddock Home! Highly Sought After Floor Plan With 2 Bedrooms Down, 3 Bedrooms Up With Attached Living Space And Media Room. Beautifully-rich, Hardwood Floors And Stained Cabinetry, Light Granite Counter Tops, Soaring Vaulted Ceilings And...

106 Briar Oak Drive, Murphy, TX - $429,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,639 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Two Story Home In A Wonderful Prestigious Murphy Neighborhood. Wood Floors. Breakfast Bar, Kitchen With Granite Counter Tops, Back Splash, An Island With Walking Pantry. Large Master Suite In First Floor. Bedrooms Are Upstairs With Large Game Room...

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109 Sunset Drive, Murphy, TX - $431,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,314 SQFT
  • 20 DAYS
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Recently Reduced, Competitively Priced! Gorgeous Home, Beautifully Updated, Designer Color Scheme Throughout. Spacious Living Room With Fire Place And French Doors To Patio. Granite Counter Tops In Kitchen And Bathrooms. Master Bedroom Has Two C...

821 Harlan Court, Murphy, TX - $542,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,754 SQFT
  • 21 DAYS
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$51,300 In Upgrades Included! Great Two Story For Families With 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, And Powder Bath! Welcoming Kitchen With Quartz Counters, 42 Inch Raised Panel Kitchen Cabinets, Huge Butlers Pantry And Ge® Stainless Appliances. Beautiful W...

720 Sterling Drive, Murphy, TX - $543,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,003 SQFT
  • 23 DAYS
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$52,400 In Upgrades Included! Great Single Story For Families With 4 Bedrooms And 3 Full Baths And Powder Bath! Welcoming Kitchen With Quartz Countertops, 42 Inch Raised Panel Kitchen Cabinets, And Ge® Stainless Appliances. Beautiful Wood Floori...

708 Precious Drive, Murphy, TX - $512,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,356 SQFT
  • 23 DAYS
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$50,700 In Upgrades Included! Great Two Story For Families With 4 Bedrooms And 3 Baths! Welcoming Kitchen With Quartz Counter, 42 Inch Raised Panel Kitchen Cabinets, Apron Front Sink, Butlers Pantry And Ge® Stainless Appliances. Beautiful Wood Flo...

300 Woodlake Drive, Murphy, TX - $379,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,365 SQFT
  • 26 DAYS
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Imagine Living In A Neighborhood With A Nature Preserve Within Walking Distance Of Your Home. 3 Car Garage, Swimming Pool Surrounded By Patios & Wonderful Lawn For Play. 1st Floor Study Or Guest Room. Open Kitchen Family Room, Granite Island And W...


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Listing information last updated on March 21st, 2019 at 11:15pm CDT.