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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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628 Condor Drive, Murphy, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,762 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome Home To This Adorable Tuscany Floor Plan By David Weekley In The Highly Desirable Aviary Community In Murphy. Look At This Wrap Around Front Porch! Come Inside To Extensive Wood Floors Throughout The House, Open And Bright Floor Plan, Huge...

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628 Laredo Drive, Murphy, TX - $442,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,498 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Dramatic Entrance With View Of Rear Floor To Ceiling Windows. Vaulted Ceilings. Entry With Study To Your Left And Formal Dining And Living To The Right. Elegant Kitchen With Granite, Island, Bar Seating And Eat In Kitchen, Gas Stove, Large Pantry...

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1201 Avondale Drive, Murphy, TX - $499,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,570 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Immaculately Maintained Home In Prestigious Rolling Ridge Estates. Stunning Interior With Hand-scraped Flooring, Dual Staircase, Iron Balusters, Stone Fireplace, Soaring Ceilings, And Open Floor Plan. Custom Built-in Cabinets In Study And Family R...

Photo of Listing #14140120

132 Paige Court, Murphy, TX - $535,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,985 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Immaculate North Facing Home On A Cul-de-sac, Built By Drees With 4bed, 4bath, 3-car Garage, And On An Oversized Lot. Exemplary Plano Isd Schools. This Beautiful Home Has An Incredible Open Floor Plan & A Large Backyard. Fully Upgraded With Re-mod...

Photo of Listing #14133959

1116 Westminster Avenue, Murphy, TX - $489,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,746 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Stunning Former Model Home - Tons Of Upgrades! Beautiful Exterior With Stonework, Shutters, & An Iron Door. Interior Has Gleaming Hardwood Flooring Downstairs & Up, Sweeping Staircase With Iron Balusters, Built-ins, Study With French Doors, Gorge...

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122 Wentwood Drive, Murphy, TX - $389,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,480 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Move In Now Before School. Desirable Location, Community Pool A Few Doors Down. Plano Schools.new Paint, New Carpet. Beautiful 2 Story, Awesome Long Extended Driveway Brick Elevation Great For A Basketball Hoop.step Into A Wow, Warm And Inviting E...

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525 Camrose Lane, Murphy, TX - $465,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,327 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Beautiful 5 Bedroom Home With Hardwood Floors Thoughout The Entry And Family Room. Private Master Suite With Jetted Tub, Double Vanities And Seperate Shower. Split 5th Bedroom And 4th Bathroom Is Down. Huge Gameroom And Media Are Upstairs, Along W...

653 Laredo Drive, Murphy, TX - $470,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,234 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Beautifully Designed 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home With A Study That Could Be Used As A Possible 6th Bedroom. From The Large Front Formals To The Oversized Central Living Area, Large Extended Patio And Huge Backyard This Home Was Designed With Entertaini...

650 Wyoming Drive, Murphy, TX - $479,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,428 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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One Of A Kind! Totally Customized Emerald Home Design Rare And Priceless! Master Down, Guest Room Down With Bathroom, Huge 2 Story Family Room With Beautiful Open Concept! Gourmet Style Kitchen With Large Island & Plenty Of Space For An Awesome Bu...

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409 Brookmere Lane, Murphy, TX - $398,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,957 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Spacious,east Facing Inviting 3957 Sq Feet, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms House Located In Murphy With Much Desired Wylie Isd. Conveniently Located Close To All The Shopping And Entertainment Centers. Hardwood Floors In Entire First Floor. Upgraded...

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219 Amanda Court, Murphy, TX - $539,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,192 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Meticulously Maintained Corner Cul-de-sac Lot! Open Floor Plan, Updated Gourmet Kitchen, Lots Of Cabinet Space, Stainless Steel Bosch Appliances, Large Gas Cooktop, Spacious Pantry, Granite Countertops Open To Great Room, Built-in Cabinets, Elegan...

241 Sheila Avenue, Murphy, TX - $460,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,994 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Fabulous Windy Hill Farms Home On Beautiful Quiet Street! Elegant Interior Features Gleaming Hardwood Flooring, Neutral Colors, High Ceilings, Sweeping Staircase With Iron Balusters, Formal Living & Dining, Study With Double Doors. Spacious Kitche...

Photo of Listing #14120536

1202 Dartmouth Circle, Murphy, TX - $499,995

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,572 SQFT
  • 20 DAYS
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Remarkable Home With Pool And Spa, Just Being Re-plastered And Beautiful Backyard With Covered Patio And Large Play Area. Beautifully Remodeled Master Bathroom With Huge Walk In Shower And Travertine Floors. Wood Flooring In Most Downstairs Living...

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434 Teagarden Court, Murphy, TX - $385,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,383 SQFT
  • 21 DAYS
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Great Neighborhood, Wonderful 4 Bedrooms 4 Full Bath Home With An Open Floor Plan On Double Cul-de-sac And A Quarter-acre Lot! Vaulted Ceilings Throughout. Tiles Throughout Downstairs & Wood Flooring On Stairs & Second Floor. Large Entry With Stac...

Photo of Listing #14119740

230 Grantham Lane, Murphy, TX - $550,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,475 SQFT
  • 28 DAYS
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Gorgeous 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath With Pool In Rolling Ridge Estates. Hand Scraped Wood Floors, Vaulted Ceilings, And Plantation Shutters Throughout Welcome You. Arched Doorways Take You To The Living Room That Features Lots Of Windows And Built-ins. Gra...


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Listing information last updated on July 19th, 2019 at 9:30am CDT.