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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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Photo of Listing #13955557

2304 Brittany Avenue, Melissa, TX - $321,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,208 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Four Bedroom, Three Bath Home Located In Liberty Subdivision In Melissa Isd. Great Location Close To Elementary School, Pool And Basketball Court. The Front Bedroom Is Located Away From The Other Secondary Bedrooms Has A Private Full B...

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3613 White Summit Lane, Melissa, TX - $250,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,044 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Very Well Maintained Home In A Great Community And Highly Rated Melissaisd School District. Large Kitchen Open To Family Room. Kitchen Has Abundant Countertops And Cabinets, Kitchen Island, Gas Stove, And Ss Appliances. The Master Suite Has A Larg...

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1101 Bexar Avenue, Melissa, TX - $256,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,475 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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This Perfectly Located Home In Beautiful Melissa Tx Features 4 Bedrooms And 2.5 Baths. The Vaulted Grand Entry Opens Up To An Inviting Family Room. The Kitchen Has An Open Concept With Plenty Of Counter Space And Perfect For Entertaining Or Family...

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2314 Independence Drive, Melissa, TX - $260,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,867 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Located In The Desirable Liberty Subdivision, This Beautiful One-story Khov Home With Great Curb Appeal And Walking Distance To Elementary School, Amenity Center And Park. Gourmet Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances And Granite Counter Tops. L...

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3521 Jersey Road, Melissa, TX - $315,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,306 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Absolutely Beautiful Like New 1-story Home. Motivated Seller. Upgrades Galore, Not A Typical Builder Grade Home. Bedrooms Split From Master Bedroom, Master Bath Has Separate Shower And Spa Tub, 2nd Bath Has Double Sinks. Game Room Between Two B...

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3209 Creekhaven Drive, Melissa, TX - $319,246

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,840 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Beautiful New Bloomfield Home Located In Melissa Ready In February 2019, With Highly Acclaimed Melissa Isd! This 3 Bed, 2 Bath Home Features A Huge Front Porch, Covered Back Porch, 3 Car Garage; 8 Foot Glass And Wrought Iron Front Door; Beautiful ...

Photo of Listing #13962960

506 Basswood Lane, Melissa, TX - $269,775

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,475 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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This Texas Castle Is Big & Open Floor Plan. Extras.... Flex Use Room, Hard Surface Flooring, 5 Inch Baseboards, Crown Molding And Many More... Recently Remodeled 1st Floor Including All New Appliances In The Kitchen, New Flooring And Shiplap That...

2703 Westpoint Drive, Melissa, TX - $324,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,819 SQFT
  • 16 DAYS
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Beautiful Drees Home In Limited And Coveted Neo Traditional Architecture. Inviting Front Porch With Garage In Rear Makes Front Of Home Spectacular. Inside Is Gorgeous With A Grand Kitchen, Large Island, Plenty Of Granite Countertops And Cabinets...

1306 Motley Drive, Melissa, TX - $259,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,083 SQFT
  • 21 DAYS
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Stunning, One Story Open And Split Bedroom Floor Plan. Four Bedroom 2 Bath Home Sits On A Beautifully Landscaped Lot, Within Walking Distance Of Melissa Intermediate And The Middle School. Features Ceramic Tile Flooring Wet Areas, Upgraded Granite...

Photo of Listing #13960129

2713 Katie Trail, Melissa, TX - $282,400

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,127 SQFT
  • 22 DAYS
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Ready To Move In! Open Floor Plan Has Front Study With French Doors. Handscraped Hardwood Flooring Throughout Most Of Home. The Kitchen Has Recessed Lighting, New Tile, Granite, Subway Tile Backsplash And Oversized Bi-level Serving Island. Interi...

3007 Winchester Avenue, Melissa, TX - $321,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,133 SQFT
  • 27 DAYS
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Mls# 13957345 - Built By Pacesetter Homes - December Completion! ~ Very Open And Livable With Unbelievable Back And Front Patios! This One Has An Oversize Study With Glass French Doors, An Open Kitchen And Family Room And A Gas Fireplace. Very Ni...

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1112 Austin Drive, Melissa, TX - $257,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,475 SQFT
  • 29 DAYS
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Gorgeous 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 2 Story Home Has An Elegant Open Floor Plan. Grand Entry Way, Spacious Family Room With Beautiful Fireplace And An Open Feel To The Kitchen. Vaulted Ceilings, Walk In Closets, Lots Of Windows. Updates Include Wood Flo...

3422 Sequoia Lane, Melissa, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,591 SQFT
  • 31 DAYS
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Adorable Stonehollow Home With Gorgeous Design & Tasteful Upgrades Throughout. Greeted With Great Curb Appeal And A Nice Covered Porch! Gorgeous Hand-scraped Hardwoods Lead To A Private Office, Formal Dining And Charming Entry Into The Kitchen And...

Photo of Listing #13954023

4302 Magnolia Road, Melissa, TX - $265,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,075 SQFT
  • 32 DAYS
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Such A Warm And Beautiful Home In A Well-established And Growing Melissa Community! This Home Features A Fantastic Sitting Area At The Front Of The Home And A Great Sun Room At The Rear. You'll Love The 4-bed, 2-bed Split Floor Plan Featuring Fan...

3309 Sequoia Lane, Melissa, TX - $283,387

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,911 SQFT
  • 33 DAYS
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Mls# 13953763 - Built By Impression Homes - December Completion! ~ Beautiful Impression Homes Monarch Plan - 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, One Story Home With Brick And Stone Elevation In North Creek! Tons Of Kitchen Counter Space With Over Sized Curved ...


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Listing information last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 2:30am CST.