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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.


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.


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

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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.

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601 Forest Hill Drive, Murphy, TX - $550,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,375 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Rare One-story Custom Drees Home In Rolling Ridge Estates, Located On A Private Cul-de-sac! Gorgeous 4 Bedroom Energy Efficient Home With 3 Car Garage. Open Interior Features Excellent Natural Light, Hand-scraped Hardwood Flooring, Decorative Mold...

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461 Tablerock Drive, Murphy, TX - $529,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,070 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Beautiful Home, 4 Beds And 3.5 Baths. Convenience Study On 1st Floor For Your Home Office. Gorgeous Kitchen With Double Ovens, Ss Appliances, 5 Burner Gas Stove, Large Island. Open Floor Plan, Appealing Layout With Huge Family Room, Handscraped Ha...

1004 Mustang Ridge Drive, Murphy, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,625 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Granite Counter Tops,roof,gut 2017 Large 1 Story 2,625 Sq.ft.4 Or 5 Bedrooms (5th Can Be A Bedroom, Den, Study)3 Full Baths In Aviary.screened Patio,landscaped Pool.waterfall,spa Flows Into Pool,open Floor Plan, Large Kitchen Stainless Steal Appli...

623 Lone Ridge Way, Murphy, TX - $434,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,925 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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Don't Wait For New Construction-beautiful Move-in Ready Home Boasts A Light, Bright & Open Floor Plan & Lots Of Extras! Attention To Detail With Wide Plank Wd-like Flooring In Main Areas, Wd Accent Wall In Living Rm, Rich Wd & Lead Glass Frnt Door...

413 Remington Drive, Murphy, TX - $469,950

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,139 SQFT
  • 28 DAYS
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Executive Home In Exclusive Rolling Ridge. Stunning Drive-up With Decorative Brickwork,landscaping.excellent Open Floor Plan That Is Great For Entertaining! Gorgeous 4 Or 5 Bedroom Home With 3 Full And 1 Half Bath. Large Master Suite On The 1st Fl...

1013 Sleepy Hollow Court, Murphy, TX - $435,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3,230 SQFT
  • 51 DAYS
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Welcome To 1013 Sleepy Hollow Ct. Situated On A Half-acre Cul-de-sac Lot With A Pool, Pergola, & Full Size Sport & Tennis Court. Single Story Layout With A Gameroom & Office Upstairs. Incredible Library With Fireplace, Built-in Floor To Ceiling Sh...

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529 Leeward Drive, Murphy, TX - $509,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,510 SQFT
  • 62 DAYS
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Immaculate 2016 Build W Gorgeous Handscraped Hardwood Throughout 1st Floor & Stairway, Sparkling Pool & Spa W Water Feature & Plenty Of Additional Yard Awaits! Kitchen Is Master Chef Ready W Double Ovens, 5 Burner Gas Stove. Fresh Paint In Master,...

241 Sheila Avenue, Murphy, TX - $445,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,994 SQFT
  • 69 DAYS
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Fantastic Windy Hill Farms Home With Stunning Brand New Updates-gorgeous Hardwood Flooring Thru Downstairs, Freshly-painted Kitchen Cabinets & Trim, Updated Master Bath. Elegant Interior Features High Ceilings, Sweeping Staircase With Iron Baluste...

240 Mimosa Drive, Murphy, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,552 SQFT
  • 70 DAYS
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Premier One Of A Kind Lot, Nearly Half Acre In Timbers Subdivision. Outdoor Features: Fully Landscaped, Covered Patio, Entertaining Area W Fire-pit, Pool W Spa, Room For Oversize Parking Or Boat Storage. Bright, Updated 2 Story Home, Featuring: St...

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223 High Point Drive, Murphy, TX - $459,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,357 SQFT
  • 99 DAYS
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Spectacular Remodel With All The Bells And Whistles. Gorgeous Rolling Ridge Home With Tons Of Custom Features And A Big Back Yard. Stone Front Elevation With Elegant Finish And Trim Out. Open Floor Plan That Is Great For Entertaining. Neutra...

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427 Michael Drive, Murphy, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,298 SQFT
  • 115 DAYS
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One-owner Gem In Murphy, Boasting Mature Trees, Only A Half A Block Away From The Amazing Community Pool & Clubhouse, Hike & Bike Trails. Master + Guestroom Downstairs. You Will Love This Magnificent Kitchen With Updated Granite Countertops, Tile ...

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Listing information last updated on January 18th, 2020 at 6:00am CST.