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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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205 Matthew Way, Murphy, TX - $499,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,436 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Stunning Home In Highly Desirable Windy Hill Farms With A Dream Backyard Oasis! Heated Pool & Spa! Built In Grill, Wine Fridge, And Outdoor Living Area. Gorgeous Hardwood Floors! Fantastic Floorplan! Downstairs A Huge Master Suite With A Massive C...

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529 Leeward Drive, Murphy, TX - $529,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,510 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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2016 Build W Gorgeous Relaxing Pool & Spa Water Feature & Plenty Of Additional Yard Awaits! Gorgeous Hand Scraped Wood Throughout Entire Downstairs Incl Master Bedroom & Stairs. Kitchen Is Master Chef Ready W Double Ovens, 5 Burner Gas Stove & A H...

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

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,994 SQFT
  • 10 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
  • 11 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...

1124 Crestwick Drive, Murphy, TX - $550,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,318 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Beautiful Custom Home! Brick And Stone Front With Covered Patio And Round Turret! In Prestigious Rolling Ridge Estates. Two Story Entryway, Sweeping Staircase With Iron Balusters, Beautiful Architectural Details. 5 Br-4ba-4la. Entire Home Painted...

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1001 Saint Peter Drive, Murphy, TX - $490,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,781 SQFT
  • 18 DAYS
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This Beautiful 1.5 Story Sotherby Home Located In Shaddock Community Has Been Very Well Maintained And Shows Like New! Gourmet Kitchen With Large Island And Bar Stool Area, Gorgeous Granite Counter Tops, Gas Cook Top, Built In Appliances & Walk I...

326 Greenfield Drive, Murphy, TX - $424,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,532 SQFT
  • 27 DAYS
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This Is The Property You’ve Been Looking For! When We Walked Into This Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Home In Murphy, The Very First Thing We Noticed Is How Open And Bright The Entire House Feels. At Just Over 3500 Sq Ft, This Home Has The Perfect ...

129 Timberbluff Lane, Murphy, TX - $389,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,930 SQFT
  • 28 DAYS
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Beautifully Appointed And Spacious Home On A Corner Lot With Very Private Back Yard Oasis (including 3 Palm Trees). Great Home For Entertaining. Spacious Formal Living With Vaulted Ceilings, Formal Dining, Large Kitchen And Breakfast Nook That Ov...

Photo of Listing #14208729

719 Fox Run Court, Murphy, TX - $458,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,915 SQFT
  • 33 DAYS
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Welcome To This Spectacular 5br, 4bath Home With Impressive Study Located On .3-acre Cul-de-sac Lot. Master Retreat W-sitting Area & Guest Br W-en-suite On The Main Floor Are A Treat. Towering Ceilings, Sweeping Staircase, Heavy Crown Molding, Pla...

Photo of Listing #14203596

223 High Point Drive, Murphy, TX - $479,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,357 SQFT
  • 40 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...

Photo of Listing #14192615

1190 Maple Ridge Way, Murphy, TX - $409,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 7 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,806 SQFT
  • 53 DAYS
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Fall In Love With This Absolutely Stunning Fabulous 7 Bed 4 Bath Home With 3 Living And 2 Dining. Down Stairs Bed Room Can Be Use As Study As Well,upstairs One Room Can Be Use As Media As Well.this Home Is Very Energy Efficient, Sprinkler System. ...

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427 Michael Drive, Murphy, TX - $385,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,298 SQFT
  • 56 DAYS
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Must See! Immaculate Home Boasting Mature Trees, Only A Half A Block Away From The Amazing Community Pool & Clubhouse, Hike & Bike Trails. Rare Find, Master + Guestroom Downstairs. You Will Love This Magnificent Kitchen With Updated Granite Counte...

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162 Skyline Drive, Murphy, TX - $399,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,713 SQFT
  • 58 DAYS
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You've Got To Take A Look At This Place!!! The Lot Is Huge And Located On A Quiet Street That Is Just Far Enough From The City To Escape The Rat Race And Still Close Enough For Convenience. This House Has Been Completely Renovated And Updated Fro...

413 Remington Drive, Murphy, TX - $479,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,139 SQFT
  • 67 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...

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233 Waters Edge Way, Murphy, TX - $529,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,349 SQFT
  • 91 DAYS
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Absolutely Stunning 4 Bedroom, 4 And A Half Bath Home With Tons Of Upgrades. From The Entrance To Rich Wood Floors, Wood And Wrought Iron Staircase And Incredible High-end Light Fixtures And Ceiling Fans Throughout This Is A True Show Stopper. Be...


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Listing information last updated on November 20th, 2019 at 3:30am CST.