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Living In Melissa TX


This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Melissa and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Melissa in 2017 is like. Melissa livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Melissa 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 Melissa.


Melissa livability factors


2017 Best Dallas suburbs rank: 9

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

Melissa has had the second fastest population growth rate in the Dallas Fort Worth area over the past three years. Melissa also has experienced the fourteenth lowest overall crime rate. Some of the ways Melissa is different from and similar to other Dallas area cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Melissa is located in north central Collin County, approximately 41 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and 65 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Melissa's proximity to the Legacy and north Dallas business centers is likely to make Melissa residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

Melissa public schools are among the best in the DFW metroplex ... all school age children who reside in Melissa are eligible to attend Melissa ISD schools

Information about how student performance at the schools attended by Melissa 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 Melissa MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during 2016 increased by 19.0 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2013 ... 2016 median sales price was $244,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $110,000 to $500,000 ... average size of houses sold was 2,450 square feet, average square foot price was $104.97 and average house age was 9.3 years ... homes sold during 2016 averaged 31 days on market


Commutes

Approximately 24 miles and 23 minutes drive time without traffic from central Melissa to Legacy business center ... 34 miles and 31 minutes to north Dallas business center

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 8,423 ... population density 850 residents per square mile ... 58.8 percent population increase between 2010 - 2016 ...2015 annual median household income $102,591 ... 89.5 percent of Melissa residential real estate units owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Melissa and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.

Property taxes

Melissa real estate property tax rate for 2017 is 2.55 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 Melissa

from Melissa              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
2015
population
2016 median
house price
2015 median
household income
milesdirection             
Allen798,143$295,000 $102,120 15southwest
Anna5311,463$190,000 $63,556 5north
Blue Ridge85011east
Fairview168,438$402,800 $74,285 10southwest
Lowry Crossing1,78013south
McKinney22162,898$285,000 $82,998 9southwest
New Hope6398south
Princeton628,939$187,000 $43,681 12southeast
Weston33410northeast


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 Melissa

Key to understanding what living in Melissa is like is knowing about Melissa housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Melissa single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Melissa single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Melissa homes for sale page.

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3701 Brazos Street, Melissa, TX - $279,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,014 SQFT
  • 27 DAYS
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Wonderful Avery Floor Plan. Large Kitchen With Butler's Pantry. Cavernous Laundry Room. Separate Mail Room Could Work As An Office Or Study. 10 Ft Ceilings Throughout With 11 Ft Coffers In Master And Living Room And 12 Ft Ceilings In Entry. Please...

3009 Pinecrest Drive, Melissa, TX - $289,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,650 SQFT
  • 27 DAYS
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Immaculate Home With Backyard Oasis Including A Heated Pool & Spa! This Home Has So Much Character. The Grand Entryway Showcases A Beautiful Wrought-iron Stairway That Opens Up To The Formal Dining Room. Spacious Living Room Features A Gas Starter...

3313 Wysong Lane, Melissa, TX - $299,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,913 SQFT
  • 28 DAYS
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Former Model Home Tons Of Upgrades, Hardwood Floors Etc. Only A Few Blocks From The Schools, Community Pool And Minutes From Hwy 75 Great Location! See Showing Instructions Please... Plan 2796

3611 Brazos Street, Melissa, TX - $269,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,135 SQFT
  • 28 DAYS
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New Construction. Great Single Story Home With Spacious Kitchen With Center Island, Overlooking The Family Room. Only Blocks From The Schools And Community Pool. Great Lot! Hurry, Won't Last Long!see Showing Instructions Please... Plan 2135

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2804 Pioneer Drive, Melissa, TX - $279,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,364 SQFT
  • 33 DAYS
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Beautiful Home At An Affordable Price! Excellent Single Story Plan - Spacious Throughout With Oversized Garage. Fantastic For Entertaining, Featuring Huge Kitchen With Granite Countertops And Upgraded Light Fixtures, Large Living Room With Giraffe...

1602 North Park, Melissa, TX - $285,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,313 SQFT
  • 42 DAYS
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Beautiful One Of A Kind Home Totally Remolded A Must See Home With Lots Of Huge Trees On Almost A Acre With All New Appliances, Roof, Ac , Windows, Hardwood Floors, Carpet, Updated Bathrooms, Kitchen, New Paint, Barn Door, Farm Sink And Much M...

3406 Hawthorn Lane, Melissa, TX - $279,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,249 SQFT
  • 52 DAYS
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Incredible 1 Story Floor Plan And Layout!! Huge Family Room Open To The Kitchen And Nook. Plenty Of Room To Spread Out And Relax. Hardwood Floors Through Entry And Family Room. Granite, Separate Tub, Shower, Super Energy Efficient!! Built In Cabin...

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1106 Gaines Road, Melissa, TX - $287,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,591 SQFT
  • 53 DAYS
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Gorgeous Stonehollow Home Shows Like A Model * Extensive Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors * Gourmet Kitchen Features Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances, Island With A Breakfast Bar & Walk-in Pantry * Kitchen Opens To The Large Family Room Wi...

3414 Sequoia Lane, Melissa, TX - $320,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,591 SQFT
  • 63 DAYS
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Gorgeously Upgraded 4-bedroom Home With An Oversized 3-car Garage In A Sought-after Neighborhood! Handscraped Hardwood Floors, Elegant Lighting, Curved Arches & Open Floorplan Are Sure To Impress. Upgraded Island Kitchen Boasting Granite Counters,...

3605 Bastrop Street, Melissa, TX - $299,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,476 SQFT
  • 67 DAYS
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Popular Floor Plan With 2 Story Ceilings In Family Room. Spacious Bedrooms, And Beautiful Stair Railing Are Some Of The Favorite Features Of This Home. Plan 4307... See Showing Instructions Please

3604 Brazos Street, Melissa, TX - $264,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,872 SQFT
  • 68 DAYS
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New Construction. Spacious One Story Home With Large Kitchen With Center Island. Extended Covered Back Patio On An Oversized Lot. Home Located Just Blocks From The Schools And Community Pool. Hurry, This One Won't Last Long! Please See Showing Ins...

3525 Jersey Road, Melissa, TX - $322,726

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,321 SQFT
  • 77 DAYS
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Mls# 13704321 - Built By Highland Homes - January Completion! ~ Model Plan: White Kitc Cab, Wood Wrap Quartz Isld Faces Fr, Granite, Blt In Spice Cabss Appls, 5 Burn Ct, Potpans, Upg Bs; Gas Stn Fp Wraise Hrth; Ext Mstr Ste; Upg Mstr Bth Wdrop In ...

1115 Ellis Road, Melissa, TX - $279,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,303 SQFT
  • 80 DAYS
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Melissa Isd, Fantastic Location! Avoid Road Construction; Easy Access...take I-75 To Melissa Rd Exit Then Into The Villages Of Melissa. Popular Subdivision With Neighborhood Pool, Park & Playground. New City Library & Gorgeous Fountain At The Entr...

1116 Austin Drive, Melissa, TX - $299,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,803 SQFT
  • 88 DAYS
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Stunning Former Model Home! Hard To Find 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home With All New Carpeting And Fresh Paint Throughout. Split Floor Plan With 3 Bedrooms And Master Down, 1 Bedroom And Bath Upstairs Along With Living Area And Media Room. Granite In Kit...

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1108 Haskell Drive, Melissa, TX - $275,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,414 SQFT
  • 94 DAYS
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Come Home Where The Air Is Fresh And The Community Spirit Reigns!located With Easy Access To 75,this Lovely Brick And Stone One Story Home Has Large Spacious Rooms And A Fabulous Bonus Room Upstairs.three Bedrooms- 2.1 Baths-great Room And More!th...


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Listing information last updated on December 18th, 2017 at 12:01pm CST.