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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 2018 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


2018 DFW best places to buy home rank: 6

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

  2018 STAAR scores above TEA achievement standard: 91.1%
  2016 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 7.5
  2017 median home sale price: $375,000
  2016 residences owner occupied: 88.1%
  2016 median household income: $118,143
  2016 population: 20,482
  2012 - 2016 population growth: 6.3%


Murphy public schools rank nineteenth among 2018 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and it has the sixth lowest overall crime rate. Murphy's prevailing tax rate also is in the bottom quartile of property tax rates in the Dallas area. 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.


Recent home sales

On average, prices of Murphy MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during 2017 increased by 17.6 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2014 ... 2017 median sales price was $375,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $210,000 to $700,000 ... average size of houses sold was 3,340 square feet, average square foot price was $117.70 and average house age was 15.0 years ... homes sold during 2017 averaged 32 days on market


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

2016 estimated population 20,482 ... population density 3,625 residents per square mile ... 2016 annual median household income $118,843 ... 88.1 percent of Murphy residential real estate units 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 2.21 percent to 2.41 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with 2017 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 Murphy              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
2016
population
2017 median
house price
2016 median
household income
milesdirection             
Garland79234,943$190,500$53,2209southwest
Parker224,420$600,000$133,4943north
Plano36286,057$337,400$85,0856west
Rowlett5361,999$236,800 $85,56511southeast
Sachse2525,039$268,000$93,2704south
St. Paul1,1327northeast
Wylie1347,701$247,700$82,1395east


Note: Best cities/towns rank derived from analysis presented on best Dallas suburbs page.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc. 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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309 Glen Ridge Drive, Murphy, TX - $379,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,510 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful 4 Bedrm Home In Sought After Neighborhood With Community Pool. Walking Distance To Highly Rated Elementary School! Hardwood Floors Throughout Majority Of 1st Floor: Includes A Study, Dining Area And Open Kitchen, Brkfast And Family Rm. ...

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716 Twin Valley Drive, Murphy, TX - $439,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,410 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Immaculate Home In Maxwell Creek! 5 Beds-3.5 Baths W Game Room + Pool & Spa. Fresh Paint Throughout W Open Bright Layout & Soaring Ceilings.upgraded Kitchen W Granite, Farm Sink & 6 Burner Gas Cook Top .new Wood Floor Thru Most Of Down Stairs.mast...

115 Misty Glen Lane, Murphy, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,294 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Fabulous Two-story Home On A Quiet Street In The Heart Of Murphy. 9 Mature Trees On Property - 2 Apple! Gorgeous Interior Has Brand New Carpet, High Ceilings, Sweeping Staircase, Neutral Colors, & Lots Of Light. Great Flexible Floorplan - Downstai...

602 Windy Knoll Drive, Murphy, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,809 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Gorgeous Corner Lot Home For Sale In The Sought After Subdivision Of Maxwell Creek. This Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 2 And A Half Bathroom Home Has An In Ground Swimming Pool And Gorgeous Patio Perfect For Entertaining. The Kitchen Overlooks The Family...

502 Windward Drive, Murphy, TX - $494,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,259 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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You Will Be Impressed With All The Amenities, The Flexible Floorplan And The Impeccable Condition. Beautiful Engineered Wood Floors Thru-out Most Of The Downstairs. View Of Pool & Spa From The Moment You Open The Front Door. Study Could Even Be ...

823 Driftwood Drive, Murphy, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,528 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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Awesome Family Home With Pool And Spa! Great Location In Murphy And Plano Isd. Spacious Bedrooms With Lots Of Closet Space, Open Living And Kitchen And 3 Living Areas. Formal Living Down And Game Room Up. Master And Study Downstairs. Large Master ...

413 Cave River Drive, Murphy, TX - $429,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,177 SQFT
  • 17 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...

106 Briar Oak Drive, Murphy, TX - $439,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,639 SQFT
  • 18 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...

109 Sunset Drive, Murphy, TX - $465,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,314 SQFT
  • 30 DAYS
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Gorgeous Home, Beautifully Updated And Ready For Your Personal Touches. Designer Color Scheme Throughout. Spacious Living Room Features Wbfp And French Doors To Patio. Granite Counter Tops In Kitchen And Bathrooms. Soft Close Draws Throught Home ...

125 Collin Court, Murphy, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,716 SQFT
  • 34 DAYS
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Beautiful Two-story Home In Windy Hill Farms On Cul-de-sac With Almost Half-acre Lot! Pristine Interior! Entryway Leads To The Formal Living & Dining Rooms, Sweeping Staircase With Iron Balusters, All New Carpet, Decorative Moldings. Spacious Fami...

422 Windward Drive, Murphy, TX - $449,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,676 SQFT
  • 60 DAYS
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Ideally Situated On Desirable Windward Drive With Stunning Curb-appeal. Oversized Living Area Opens Up To The Kitchen. Area Is Complimented By Vaulted Ceilings, Wall Of Windows, And A Statement-making Stone Fireplace. Gourmet Chef’ S Kitchen Is ...

204 Whitewing Lane, Murphy, TX - $449,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,255 SQFT
  • 66 DAYS
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Gorgeous 5-bedroom 4-bath Khovnanian Built Home With A 3-car Garage On A Huge Lot In Wylie Isd. Gorgeously Appointed With 8ft Doors, Upgraded Trim, Plantation Shutters & Crown Moldings. Sought-after Floorplan Features 1st Floor Master Suite & Stu...

1131 Mandeville Drive, Murphy, TX - $550,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,535 SQFT
  • 67 DAYS
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Gorgeous Home With All The Bells And Whistles! So Much Room To Spread Out, Plus 3 Car Garage And A Long Gated Driveway. Kitchen Updated With Granite Counters And New Ss Dishwasher & Cooktop. You'll Love All The Storage And Living Space Throughou...

Photo of Listing #13971079

166 Moonlight Drive, Murphy, TX - $460,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,647 SQFT
  • 71 DAYS
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12-18- Reduced To $460 Or At $475 Give $15k Decor Allowance For Buyer To Make Their Own. Like Country In The City! Almost One-acre Lot With Loads Of Updates From 2014 To 2018. Incredible Party Patio In Back With Custom Cover, Softtub Spa With Deck...

437 Cave River Drive, Murphy, TX - $399,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,806 SQFT
  • 75 DAYS
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This 5 Bedrooms 3 And A Half Bathroom Spacious Home Is Located In The Highly Rated Wylie Isd. Gather With The Family In Any Of The 2 Living Areas, Game Room And Media Room. Home Also Has A Quiet Study. The Media Room Has A Window And A Closet So...


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Listing information last updated on January 20th, 2019 at 5:30pm CST.