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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 2018 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


2018 best Dallas suburbs rank: 10

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

  2018 STAAR scores above TEA achievement standard: 90.5%
  2016 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 11.2
  2017 median home sale price: $249,000
  2016 residences owner occupied: 88.6%
  2016 median household income: $101,518
  2016 population: 8,423
  2012 - 2016 population growth: 25.3%


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 twenty-first lowest overall crime rate and the fifteenth highest percentage of owner-occupied homes of all Dallas suburbs. 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 2017 increased by 25.3 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2014 ... 2017 median sales price was $249,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $150,000 to $600,000 ... average size of houses sold was 2,330 square feet, average square foot price was $116.35 and average house age was 9.8 years ... homes sold during 2017 averaged 33 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 ... 34.2 percent population increase between 2010 - 2016 ...2016 annual median household income $101,518 ... 88.6 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
2016
population
2017 median
house price
2016 median
household income
milesdirection             
Allen999,179$315,000$102,21515southwest
Anna5411,940$205,000$76,1985north
Blue Ridge85011east
Fairview158,354$420,000$73,33910southwest
Lowry Crossing1,78013south
McKinney28172,298$305,000$83,2579southwest
New Hope6398south
Princeton619,405$206,000$51,95212southeast
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.

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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3304 Timberline Drive, Melissa, TX - $291,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,235 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Immediate Move-in! Lots Of Light In This Open Layout Home With Stone Exterior Features 4 Bedrooms; 2 Bathrooms; 2.5 Car Garage With Cedar Doors; Wood Flooring In Common Areas; Floor To Ceiling Stone Fireplace; Raised Ceilings At Family & Nook; Lar...

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2820 Winchester, Melissa, TX - $253,086

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,729 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Mls# 13936160 - Built By Altura Homes - December Completion! ~ Corner Your Entry Boasts Of Engineered Hardwood Flooring That Continues Through The Family Room, Which Includes A Cast Stone Fireplace.. The Kitchen Offers White Shaker Style Cabinets,...

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3713 White Summit Lane, Melissa, TX - $273,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,866 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Built By Stonehollow Homes. This Home Offers Real Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors In The Entry, Kitchen, Café, Hall & Fam. Standard Features For This Home Are Granite In The Kit & Bathrooms, Marble Backsplash, 42in Maple Cabinets, Oil Rubbed Bronze F...

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3711 White Summit Lane, Melissa, TX - $279,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,015 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Built By Stonehollow Homes. This Home Offers Real Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors In The Entry, Kitchen, Café, Hall, Fam & Sun Room. Standard Features For This Home Are Granite In The Kit And Bathrooms, Travertine Backsplash, 42in Maple Cabinets, May...

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3709 White Summit Lane, Melissa, TX - $267,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,866 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Built By Stonehollow Homes. This Home Offers Wood Style Tile Floors In The Entry, Kitchen, Hall, Din And Café. Standard Features For This Home Are Granite In The Kit & Bathrooms, Marble Backsplash, 42in Maple Cabinets, Maytag Stainless Steel Micro...

3307 Robin Trail, Melissa, TX - $306,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,436 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Beautiful, Upgraded Home In Highly Desirable Area. Home Boasts Fireplace, Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors, Walk In Closet, Garden Tub, Butler's Pantry, Fireplace, Ss Appliances, Granite Countertops, Covered Back Porch, And Many Other Features. Buyres...

2308 Patriot, Melissa, TX - $275,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,274 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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This Beautiful Home Has Been Loved And Well Maintained. Energy Star Certified Highland Home. Designer Paint Colors Through Out. Split Bedroom Floor Plan With A Study-office In Between. Open Floor Plan. Granite Counter Tops Breakfast Bar, Lots Of ...

4310 Ridgewood Road, Melissa, TX - $274,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,651 SQFT
  • 18 DAYS
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Well Maintained Home With Huge Yard, One Of The Largest In The Entire Subdivision, At The End Of A Cul De Sac With 2 Covered Porches And Custom Landscaping. New Stainless Steel Appliances In Kitchen 2018 Including Double Oven. Energy Efficient Nes...

2403 Pheasant Run, Melissa, TX - $250,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,093 SQFT
  • 18 DAYS
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Spacious Family Home In Awesome Family Neighborhood. Kitchen Recently Upgraded!! Interior Features Split Floor Plan, Four Bedrooms And Two And A Half Baths. Great Room, Wood Burning Fire Place, Formal Dining, Eat-in Kitchen, Powder Room And Master...

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3706 White Summit Lane, Melissa, TX - $272,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,866 SQFT
  • 25 DAYS
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Built By Stonehollow Homes. This Home Offers Real Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors In The Entry, Kitchen, Fam And Café. Standard Features For This Home Are Granite In The Kit And Bathrooms, Travertine Or Marble Backsplash, 42in Maple Cabinets, Oil Rub...

Photo of Listing #13925885

3710 White Summit Lane, Melissa, TX - $271,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,866 SQFT
  • 25 DAYS
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Built By Stonehollow Homes. This Home Offers Real Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors In The Entry, Kitchen, Fam And Café. Standard Features For This Home Are Granite In The Kit And Bathrooms, Travertine Or Marble Backsplash, 42in Maple Cabinets, Oil Rub...

3211 Creekhaven Drive, Melissa, TX - $318,342

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,299 SQFT
  • 26 DAYS
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New Bloomfield Home Ready Winter 2018-2019! This 4 Bed, 2 Bath Home Features An Open Floor Plan And Stunning Rotunda Entry; Wood Look Tile In Main Living Areas - All Of The Beauty Of Wood Without The Maintenance! Gourmet Kitchen With Built-in Ss A...

Photo of Listing #13923693

3200 Timberline Drive, Melissa, TX - $315,266

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,454 SQFT
  • 27 DAYS
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New Bloomfield Home On Corner Homesite! This 4 Bed, 3 Bath Open Floor Plan Home Features A Gourmet Kitchen With Ss Appliances, Custom Cabinets, Granite Counters And Island; Large Master Retreat With Sitting Room, Walk-in Closet, His And Hers Sinks...

3702 Bastrop Street, Melissa, TX - $298,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,526 SQFT
  • 32 DAYS
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This Very Popular 1.5 Story Kinkaid Plan Boasts Around 2,526 Square Feet And Contains 4 Bedrooms And 3 Bathrooms. Great Plan With A Very Large Upstairs Bedroom, Bathroom And Game Room Located On The 2nd Level. Located In The Best Selling Community...


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Listing information last updated on September 25th, 2018 at 9:30pm CDT.