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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
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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.
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
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.
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.
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 |
|Allen||7||98,143||$295,000 ||$102,120 ||15||southwest|
|Anna||53||11,463||$190,000 ||$63,556 ||5||north|
|Fairview||16||8,438||$402,800 ||$74,285 ||10||southwest|
|McKinney||22||162,898||$285,000 ||$82,998 ||9||southwest|
|Princeton||62||8,939||$187,000 ||$43,681 ||12||southeast|
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.
3701 Brazos Street, Melissa, TX - $279,990
3009 Pinecrest Drive, Melissa, TX - $289,900
3313 Wysong Lane, Melissa, TX - $299,990
3611 Brazos Street, Melissa, TX - $269,990
2804 Pioneer Drive, Melissa, TX - $279,900
1602 North Park, Melissa, TX - $285,000
3406 Hawthorn Lane, Melissa, TX - $279,900
1106 Gaines Road, Melissa, TX - $287,500
3414 Sequoia Lane, Melissa, TX - $320,000
3605 Bastrop Street, Melissa, TX - $299,990
3604 Brazos Street, Melissa, TX - $264,990
3525 Jersey Road, Melissa, TX - $322,726
1115 Ellis Road, Melissa, TX - $279,900
1116 Austin Drive, Melissa, TX - $299,500
1108 Haskell Drive, Melissa, TX - $275,000
More about living in Melissa
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Listing information last updated on December 18th, 2017 at 12:01pm CST.