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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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4 Bunny Run, Murphy, TX - $475,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,583 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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A Rare Opportunity To Own 3 Secluded Acres With Creek & Dozens Of Trees With All City Services, Plus The Opportunity For A Buyer To Use His Or Her Creative Abilities To Remodel (or Re-build) The Existing 50-year, 2,583sf, 4-bedroom 2-bath Family H...

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512 Eagle Way, Murphy, TX - $469,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,018 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Gorgeous Freshly Painted Two-story 5br Home In The Aviary. North-facing Bright Interior With Lots Of Natural Light, Vaulted Ceiling, Neutral Paint, New Carpet, Staircase With Iron Balusters, Gleaming Nailed-down Hardwood Flooring Downstairs & Up, ...

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625 Gene Autry Lane, Murphy, TX - $410,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,809 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Stunning 5 Bedroom With A 3 Car Garage In The Gables. Open Layout With Soaring Ceilings And Lots Of Windows That Provide Ample Natural Light Throughout. Well Appointed With Gleaming Wood Floors Throughout First And Second Floor, Crown Molding, Spa...

1024 Oriole Drive, Murphy, TX - $479,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.2 Baths
  • 4,326 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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Stunning David Weekley Home On Large Corner Lot! Amazing Landscaping & Welcoming Covered Front Porch. Wonderful Custom Features & Upgrades Thruout-architectural Details, Beautiful Hardwood Flooring, Can Lighting, Neutral Paint, Staircase With Iron...

132 Oakbluff Drive, Murphy, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,015 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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Lush Landscape With A Side Driveway At The Back Of The House Offers A Nice Size Lot. Foyer Opens To Study Up Front, Crown Molding, Rich Engineered Floors Flow From The Foyer, Dining, Family, Hallways And Master Suite. Kitchen Has Granite Counter T...

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210 Matthew Way, Murphy, TX - $500,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,443 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Incredibly Immaculate Original Owner Standard Pacific Home On An Oversized Corner Home Site That Is Perfect To Build Your Dream Pool... With The Recent Updates Including All New Interior Paint, Carpet, Granite, And Stainless Steel Appliances, This...

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505 Teagarden Court, Murphy, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,411 SQFT
  • 21 DAYS
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Entering Maxwell Creek North, You’ll Be Greeted By Park With Gazebo. Beautifully Landscaped Cul-de-sac Lot In Highly Sought-after Community. Impressive 8’ Wrought Iron Door. Design Accentuates Wrought Iron Staircase & Catwalk Overlooking Living W ...

114 Echo Ridge Lane, Murphy, TX - $519,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,045 SQFT
  • 23 DAYS
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Stunning Shaddock Custom Home With Gorgeous Curb Appeal In Coveted Rolling Ridge Estates In Plano Isd! Fantastic Open Concept Floor Plan With Vaulted Ceilings And Master Bedroom Downstairs! Features Include Handscraped Hardwood Flooring, Travert...

510 Creekside Drive, Murphy, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.2 Baths
  • 3,204 SQFT
  • 24 DAYS
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Gorgeous Greenbelt Views From The Front Porch Of This Four Bedroom Single Story Home In The Highly Desired Neighborhood Of Maxwell Creek. The Home Has Been Gently Lived In By The Original Owners Who Purchased From K Hovnanian, And Is Move In Ready...

123 Misty Glen Lane, Murphy, TX - $429,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,845 SQFT
  • 27 DAYS
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This Is The One You've Been Waiting For! Nothing To Do But Move In And Enjoy! Fantastic 5 Bedroom Built By Goodman Homes, Offers Many Upgrades & Beautiful Finish Work. Space In All The Right Places, With Generously Sized Rooms Through Out. Family...

1119 Crosswind Drive, Murphy, TX - $525,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,072 SQFT
  • 32 DAYS
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Excellent Open Floor Plan That Is Great For Entertaining! Gorgeous 4 Or 5 Bedroom Home With 3 Full And 1 Half Bath In Sought After Rolling Ridge Subdivision In Plano Isd! Large Master Suite On The 1st Floor Features Dual Sinks, Jetted Tub, Separa...

232 High Point Drive, Murphy, TX - $525,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,218 SQFT
  • 39 DAYS
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Welcome Home To This Beautiful Oakley Custom Home In Rolling Ridge Estates! This Home Features Extensive Handscraped Hardwood Flooring, Plantation Shutters, Towering Stone Fireplace With Gas Logs And Cedar Mantle, Huge Living Room And Kitchen, 8 F...

Photo of Listing #14049537

1201 Avondale Drive, Murphy, TX - $529,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,570 SQFT
  • 46 DAYS
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Magnificent East Facing Home In 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 Room. Master ...

Photo of Listing #14058283

1218 Oak Hill Lane, Murphy, TX - $405,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,788 SQFT
  • 47 DAYS
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Stunning 5 Br 4 Baths Home With A 2 Car Garage In Gables At North Hill Open Layout With Vaulted Ceiling, Lots Of Windows That Provide Ample Natural Light All Around. Spacious Master Suite; Home Has A Study And A Second Living Room, A Formal Dining...

Photo of Listing #14054786

608 Ashley Place, Murphy, TX - $414,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,351 SQFT
  • 52 DAYS
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1 Story With Pool! Enter & You’ll Notice The Open, Versatile Floor Plan W 10’ Ceilings, Deliciously Updated Gourmet Kitchen W Stainless Steel Appliances, Long Breakfast Bar Plus Island, Open To Great Room W Built-in Cabinetry & Mounted Surround Sp...


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Listing information last updated on May 22nd, 2019 at 12:00am CDT.