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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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236 Crepe Myrtle Lane, Murphy, TX - $549,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,099 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning Drees Custom Home In Sought After Maxwell Creek W Three Car Garage!!! Beautiful Wood Floors, And Luxury Tile Downstairs. Plantation Shutters Throughout! Private Office W French Doors. Kitchen Boast Large Island, Serving Bar, Custom Wood ...

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118 Sunset Drive, Murphy, TX - $420,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,281 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Beautifully Updated Ranch Home In Murphy With 4 Bedrooms And 2.5 Bath On .98 Of An Acre! This Great Floor-plan Has Plenty Of Room For A Growing Family. Enjoy Family Room With Tons Of Natural Light That Opens To The Updated Kitchen With Granite Cou...

435 Dakota Drive, Murphy, TX - $550,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,066 SQFT
  • 22 DAYS
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Click The Virtual Tour Link To View The 3d Walkthrough. Gorgeous Curb Appeal And Pristine Interiors Welcome You Home To A Wide-open Floor Plan, Hardwood Floors In All Living Areas, New Carpet, And Numerous Upgrades! Unique One Story Floor Plan Fo...

Photo of Listing #14614488

109 Devenshire Drive, Murphy, TX - $475,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,063 SQFT
  • 23 DAYS
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Spacious 5 Bedroom Home In Quiet And Established Neighborhood. Huge Back Yard, Open Patio, Nice And Open Floor Plan With Hardwood With Lots Of Cabinets, New Appliances And Gas Cooktop. Stair With Hardwood Floor Leads To Spacious G...

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630 Gene Autry, Murphy, TX - $485,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,520 SQFT
  • 35 DAYS
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Gorgeous Home In A Prestigious Community Boasting A Light, Bright, Open Floor Plan. With The Master Suite & Office Down, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, & A Huge Game Room Or Media Room Upstairs, This Home Is Ideal For Any Family. In Addition, The Grani...

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522 Vista View Drive, Murphy, TX - $440,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,438 SQFT
  • 93 DAYS
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This Murphy One-story Home Offers Granite Countertops, Three Bedrooms, An Office, And A Two-car Garage. Home Utilities May Be Turned Off Due To Weather Conditions. This Home Has Been Virtually Staged To Illustrate Its Potential.

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Listing information last updated on July 24th, 2021 at 12:46pm CDT.