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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

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  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


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 ... 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              
2017 median
house price
2016 median
household income
Blue Ridge85011east
Lowry Crossing1,78013south
New Hope6398south

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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2708 Jackson Drive, Melissa, TX - $289,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,544 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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From The Relaxing Covered Front Porch To The Private & Tranquil Backyard With Lush Landscaping, This Home Has Tons To Offer! Perfectly Located Across The Street From The Greenbelt With Gazebo & Views Of The Park, Pavilion, Playground & Comm Pool. ...

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3414 Sequoia Lane, Melissa, TX - $319,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,591 SQFT
  • 4 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,...

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2608 Independence Drive, Melissa, TX - $275,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,166 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Beautiful Standard Pacific-built Home In Fantastic Liberty! This Fabulous Home Has 3 Bedrooms Plus A Study, Private Master, High-end Finishes, And A Unique Floorplan With Lots Of Natural Light. The Enormous Kitchen Features Huge Eat-around Island ...

3502 Founders Way, Melissa, TX - $300,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,340 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Come Check Out This Cozy Cutie Nestled In Melissa, Just Around The Corner From The Neighborhood Amenities And Walking Distance To The City Library And Splash Pad. Quick Access To Highway 75 Allows You To Be In Mckinney In Minutes Or To Dallas In 3...

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3102 Pinecrest Drive, Melissa, TX - $275,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,100 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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In The Heart Of The Trails Of Melissa, This Welcoming Single Story Home Has A Great Location With Easy Access To 121 And 75, Plus Chip And Joanna Gaines- Like Finish-out Straight Out Magnolia Farms! $2000 Buyers Credit! Desirable Finishes And Qua...

5805 Private Road 5047, Melissa, TX - $250,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,625 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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**special Financing Available** Country Living On Almost 2 Acres. Move In Ready. Bring Your Dreams And Your Toys. **award Winning Melissa Independent School District.**

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1101 Johnson Drive, Melissa, TX - $299,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,083 SQFT
  • 24 DAYS
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Extremely Well Maintained Ryland Home With Open Floor Plan And High Ceilings. Freshly Painted, New Carpet And New Roof. Kitchen Has Stainless Steel Appliances, Huge Island, Tons Of Cabinets, Oversized Walk In Pantry And An Additional Butlers Pant...

Photo of Listing #13779745

3606 Dogwood Road, Melissa, TX - $314,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,450 SQFT
  • 26 DAYS
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Beautiful Large One Story Home In Desired North Creek. Located On Cul-de-sac Lot, Backs Up To Clubhouse, Playground, And Pool. Many Upgrades Including Premium Granite In Kitchen, Hardwood Floors, All Upgraded Lighting, Stone Backsplash, Stainles...

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2705 Jackson Drive, Melissa, TX - $289,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,572 SQFT
  • 30 DAYS
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Wonderful Drees Custom Home, Large Covered Front Porch That Faces The Open Park And Beautiful Gazebo. Walking Distance From Elementary School. Kitchen Has Granite Counters, 42 Cabinets, Tile Backsplash, Island-breakfast Bar And Stainless Steel App...

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3507 Wysong Street, Melissa, TX - $295,995

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,906 SQFT
  • 31 DAYS
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Wonderful Two Story Home In Pristine Condition. Walk Across The Street To The Community Pool & Splash Pad. Walking Distance To Schools & Park. This Home Hosts Enough Space For A Growing Family Or For Entertaining Guests. This Home Boasts Custom ...

4418 Milrany Lane, Melissa, TX - $323,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,626 SQFT
  • 33 DAYS
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Brand New Home Built In 2016 Ready For Move In! Premium Corner Lot Close To The Community Park. Just Installed Beautiful New Hardwoods Throughout. If You Are Looking For A Beautiful New Home; And Do Not Wish To Wait 6 To 9 Months For Construction...

2917 Winchester, Melissa, TX - $324,173

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,533 SQFT
  • 44 DAYS
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Mls# 13768574 - Built By Altura Homes - May Completion! ~ The Amber Is A Beautifully Appointed Home With An Open And Inviting Design. Dramatic And Elegant Elevation Welcomes You Into The Spacious Family Room, Corner Fireplace And Study. Natural Li...

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Listing information last updated on March 17th, 2018 at 8:45pm CDT.