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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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115 Windsor Drive, Murphy, TX - $439,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,600 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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This Home Is Turn-key! Gorgeous Totally Updated Home With Beautiful Hardwood Flooring, Recent New Carpet, Elegant Architectural Details & Moldings, Plantation Shutters, Upgraded Lighting & Plumbing Fixtures, Redone Bathrooms. Huge Family Room With...

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514 Cedarbird Trail, Murphy, TX - $469,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,610 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Immaculate Home In Highly Desirable Aviary Subdivision. This Amazing 5 Bed, 4 Bath Home Is Turn Key. Gleaming Wood Floors Are So Inviting With Iron Baluster Staircase Leading Upstairs With 3 Bedrooms And A Game Room. Excellent Floor Plan With An E...

434 Desert Willow Lane, Murphy, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,341 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Better Than New Khov Home Built In 2017 Is Light And Bright. This Barely Lived In 1.5 Story 4 Bed, 3.5 Bath Home Offers Real Hardwoods On Downstairs Living Area, Open Plan,& A Pool Sized Backyard Is Located In Desirable Wylie Isd,walk To Elem Scho...

1001 Westminister Avenue, Murphy, TX - $410,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,507 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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Stately 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Grand Executive Home In Hunters Landing Welcomes You The Moment You Step Inside. Filled With Natural Light & Featuring Stacked Formals With Hardwoods & Soaring Ceilings. Spacious Family Room With Fireplace & View Into T...

426 Greenfield Drive, Murphy, TX - $484,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,097 SQFT
  • 20 DAYS
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Impressive, Bright And Open Two Story Home With 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths And 3 Car Garage. Wood Floors Throughout Most Of House. Marvelous Open Kitchen With Gas Cook Top And Plenty Of Cabinet Space, Huge Walk-in Pantry. Master And Secondary Bedroo...

Photo of Listing #14302770

716 Rubicon Drive, Murphy, TX - $459,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,597 SQFT
  • 28 DAYS
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This Popular Enclave Community In Murphy Is Near Many Parks And Activities. Convenient To Business Centers Yet Nestled Away In A Charming Neighborhood. Entertain In Your Gourmet 3 Kitchen With Quartz Countertops, 42 Inch Kitchen Cabinets, And Ge...

507 Raven Drive, Murphy, TX - $489,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,490 SQFT
  • 34 DAYS
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Bright & Open Two-story David Weekley Home. Lovely Exterior With Large Covered Front Porch And Decorative Stonework. Interior Has Hardwood Flooring, Neutral Colors Thruout, Plantation Shutters, Study With French Doors, Built-ins, Soaring Ceilings....

Photo of Listing #14289492

305 Huntington Drive, Murphy, TX - $499,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 5,233 SQFT
  • 34 DAYS
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2 Master Bedrooms In This Fabulous North-south Facing Home. All Bedrooms Are Oversized! New Carpet Upstairs, New Tile In Kitchen & Nook Area. Large Covered Front Porch Out Front. Interior Features Soaring Staircase With Iron Balusters, Hardwood Fl...

616 Pheasant Run Drive, Murphy, TX - $489,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,900 SQFT
  • 34 DAYS
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Fabulous David Weekley Home In The Aviary! Excellent One-story Floorplan With Game & Media Rooms Up. Exterior Has Beautiful Landscaping, Covered Front Porch, Lovely Stonework, 3 Car Garage. Interior Of Home Features Hardwood Flooring, Neutral Colo...

633 Fall Wheat Drive, Murphy, TX - $469,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,267 SQFT
  • 34 DAYS
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Beautiful Spacious Home On Peaceful Street In Maxwell Creek North. Lovely Exterior With Long Driveway & Automatic Iron Gate For Privacy. Interior Has Hardwood Flooring, Neutral Colors, Study, Recessed Lighting. Fabulous Kitchen Features Commericia...

653 Laredo Drive, Murphy, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,234 SQFT
  • 34 DAYS
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Beautiful First Texas Home In Murphy In A Great Neighborhood Corner Lot. This Floor Plan Offers Lots Of Flexible Living Space. This Home Has 5 Bedrooms, With 4 Full Bath, Media Rooms, Game Room And Two Living, Breakfast Nook, Formal Dining And A S...

712 Rubicon Drive, Murphy, TX - $468,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,881 SQFT
  • 36 DAYS
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This Popular Enclave Community In Murphy Is Near Many Parks And Activities. Convenient To Business Centers Yet Nestled Away In A Charming Neighborhood. Entertain In Your Gourmet 3 Kitchen With Quartz Countertops, 42 Inch Kitchen Cabinets, And Ge...

Photo of Listing #14290143

147 Moonlight Drive, Murphy, TX - $415,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,459 SQFT
  • 42 DAYS
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Welcome To Your Little Slice Of The Country With City Convenience. This Well Maintain Home On Almost An Acre Has A Lot To Offer. The Family Room Is Your Central Entertaining Area With Lovely Stone Wood Burning Fireplace, Wet Bar With Built-in Wine...

Photo of Listing #14280664

417 Brookmere Lane, Murphy, TX - $422,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,873 SQFT
  • 54 DAYS
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Immaculate Maxwell Creek Home With Top Rated Wylie Isd Schools! This Bright Open Floor Plan Has Lots Of Natural Lighting, Vaulted Ceilings And Many Upgrades Including The Extended Covered Patio With Ceiling Fans, 8 Ft Board On Board Fence, New Roo...

Photo of Listing #14274691

704 Rubicon Drive, Murphy, TX - $524,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,502 SQFT
  • 65 DAYS
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Popular Enclave Community In Murphy Built By K. Hovnanian Homes! Near Many Parks And Activities. Convenient To Business Centers Yet Nestled Away In A Charming Neighborhood. Great Two Story For Families With 5 Bedrooms And 4 Baths! Welcoming Kitch...


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Listing information last updated on April 9th, 2020 at 6:15pm CDT.