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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.

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3715 White Summit Lane, Melissa, TX - $289,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,903 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Former Model Home With Grand Entry, High Ceilings And Wood Floors. Very Spacious Home With 2 Bedrooms And 2 Full Baths Downstairs. Kitchen, Breakfast And Family Room Are Open. Kitchen Is Large With Great Island, Cabinets Are Tall With Upgraded ...

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2606 Fritz Street, Melissa, TX - $299,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,420 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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** Open Sat 12-4 Sun 1-4 *** Come See This Beautiful Open Floorplan 1.5 Story 4bed 3.5 Bath Highland Home In The Master Planned Community Of Liberty. Home Has Stunning Stone Elevation, Wood Floors, Covered Patio, And A Kitchen With Ss Appliances ...

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3511 Van Zandt Road, Melissa, TX - $269,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,873 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Why Build? This Home Has It All! Upgrades Galore! Over $20k In Upgrades! Engineered Hardwood Floors Throughout Main Areas, Extended Covered Patio W Mounted Tv, Led Lighting, Brushed Nickel Hardware, Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Countertops ...

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2609 Fritz Street, Melissa, TX - $309,995

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,066 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Nice Drive Up Appeal Leads You To This Well Maintained Highland Home Ready For You To Move In & Enjoy. Open Floor Plan Makes For Easy Entertaining. Private Study Off Entry With French Doors. Kitchen Features Ample Cabinets, Granite, Gas Stove, Bre...

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4305 Cherry Lane, Melissa, TX - $264,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,946 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous 1 Story 4 Bedroom!!! This Beautiful Like New Home Features Gourmet Kitchen Upgrade W Stone Gas Fireplace, Soaring Ceilings, Open Concept, 8' Tall Interior Doors, 5.5 Inch Baseboards, Oversized Family Room 22x15 Open To The Kitchen. Large ...

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4400 Blackberry Road, Melissa, TX - $250,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,312 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful & Well-maintained 2-story Home In Melissa! Wood Floors & Neutral Paints Throughout. Formal Dining Room. Bright & Open Family Room. Kitchen With Island & Breakfast Nook. Perfect For Entertaining! Spacious Master Retreat With His & Her Sin...

Photo of Listing #13846769

3102 Spanish Oak Trail, Melissa, TX - $278,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,071 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Excellent Investment Opportunity In This 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 2-story Home Located On A Cul-de-sac! 1st Floor Includes A Foyer With Soaring Ceiling, Study Or Possible 5th Bedroom With French Doors, Adjacent Full Bathroom, Formal Dining Room With An ...

Photo of Listing #13847721

3405 Founders Way, Melissa, TX - $294,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,928 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Fabulous 2 Story Home That Is Beautifully Landscaped And Situated In A Very Quiet Neighborhood. This Home Features 5 Bedrooms And 3 Full Baths That Boasts A Guest Room With Full Bath Downstairs. Home Offers An Open Floor Plan Concept With Kitchen ...

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1203 Dickenson Drive, Melissa, TX - $285,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,472 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Stunning Home In The Villages Of Melissa. This Home Features A Huge Playroom Upstairs With Custom Built Ins For The Whole Family To Enjoy! Kitchen Is Updated With Granite, Larger Tile, The Two Story Ceilings In The Family Room Really Add To The ...

Photo of Listing #13846746

3612 Sequoia Lane, Melissa, TX - $300,087

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,911 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Mls# 13846746 - Built By Impression Homes - July Completion! ~ Spacious One-story Home With Brick And Stone Elevation And A 3 Car Garage. With A Beautiful Color Scheme, Gorgeous Nail-down Hardwood Floor, Granite Counter-tops And Stainless Steel Ap...

1112 Johnson Drive, Melissa, TX - $264,995

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,873 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Beautiful Home In The Villages Of Melissa! This Home Features A Large Open Family Room With Gas Fp. Fully Upgraded Beautiful Kitchen Featuring New Modern Backsplash, Deep Inset Granite Sink Along With New Uplighting Above Cabinets. Upgraded Granit...

3602 Brazos Street, Melissa, TX - $317,080

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,711 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Popular 2711 Floor Plan At 2711 Sf. 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bath, Game Room, Dining Or Study Flex Room. Spacious Master W. Seating Area. New Construction!... See Showing Instructions Please... Plan 2711

3812 Kendall Road, Melissa, TX - $274,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,872 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Popular 4606 Plan. 3 Bedrooms, 2bath, Study, 1872 Sf. Extended Covered Patio, Great Location Near The New Kids Splash Pad. Please See Showing Instructions Please... Plan 4606

3818 Bastrop Street, Melissa, TX - $284,365

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,135 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Popular 1956 (avery Plan). 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, 1956 Sf. Study, Mail Center, Mud Room, Covered Patio, Oversized Utility Room-high Ceilings. Please See Showing Instructions Please... Plan 2135

3001 Hickory Ridge, Melissa, TX - $285,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,726 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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Come See This Gorgeous Corner Lot Home Sitting On .25 Acres! Huge Front And Back Yards! 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Size Baths And A Spacious Family Room, So There Is Plenty Of Space For Your Needs! Quick Access To Local Schools And Shopping. You Can Reach...


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Listing information last updated on May 26th, 2018 at 2:45am CDT.