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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 #13892319

3507 Van Zandt Road, Melissa, TX - $269,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,054 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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No Need To Build When This Gorgeous Home Shows Like A Model. Come To Melissa Just 10 Minutes North Of Mckinney Where The Prices Are Still Reasonable And You Will Definitely Get Your Monies Worth. This Barely Lived In Home Is Loaded With Upgrades T...

Photo of Listing #13889592

3411 Hawthorn Lane, Melissa, TX - $279,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,240 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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2015-built Almost-new Gorgeous Home Built By Impression Homes Builder In Melissa,tx! Gourmet Kitchen With Large Granite Counters, Huge Island, And Stainless Steel Appliances. Lots Of Upgrades With Wood Fireplace, Floor Tile In Wet Areas! Home Has ...

Photo of Listing #13894069

4300 Cherry Lane, Melissa, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,578 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Better Than New! Spotless! This Gorgeous Light And Bright Home Boasts Of Soaring Ceilings And Open Floor Plan Living Areas, Island Kitchen With Granite Counter Tops And Stainless Steel Appliances. Study Room Or Flex Room In Front With French Doors...

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3502 Sequoia Lane, Melissa, TX - $314,894

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,238 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Mls# 13891060 - Built By Impression Homes - August Completion! ~ Large One Story Home With Spacious Living Areas. 3 Bedrooms And 3 Full Baths, Study And Formal Dining. Great Kitchen Design With Tons Of Cabinet And Counter Space For The Chef Of ...

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3524 Sequoia Lane, Melissa, TX - $285,008

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,888 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Mls# 13890505 - Built By Impression Homes - August Completion! ~ One Story Plan With Open Concept. Beautiful Color Scheme, Weathered Grey-ish Stained Cabinets, Granite Counter-tops, Nail Down Hardwood Floors, Upgraded Designer Tile, Stainless Ste...

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3510 Sequoia Lane, Melissa, TX - $305,395

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,166 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Mls# 13890708 - Built By Impression Homes - August Completion! ~ Impressive 1 Story Home That Features A True Open Concept, Great For Entertaining. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths And A Flex Space. Fantastic Kitchen Design With Tons Of Cabinets And Counter S...

Photo of Listing #13888752

2116 Auburndale Avenue, Melissa, TX - $306,405

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,635 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Mls# 13888752 - Built By History Maker Homes - December Completion! ~ Brand New 2,635 Square Foot One And A Half Story. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Study And 2 Living Areas Including A Huge Game Room. 10 Foot Ceilings And Extended Covered Patio.

Photo of Listing #13886748

236 Lindenwood Avenue, Melissa, TX - $300,130

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,239 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Mls# 13886748 - Built By History Maker Homes - Ready Now! ~ Brand New Home Available Now! 10ft Ceilings, Laminate Wood Floors, Tile, Granite Counter Tops, Stainless Steel Whirlpool Appliances, Dual Sink Vanity, Extended Covered Patio On A Tree Li...

1117 Johnson Drive, Melissa, TX - $255,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,045 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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What A Great Neighborhood And This Is A Fabulous Floor Plan. The Four Bedrooms Are Configured In A Three Way Split. You Could Use It As 3 Bedrooms And A Study. There Is Also A Great Formal Dining Area Which Could Easily Be Used As A Second Living ...

3604 Bastrop Street, Melissa, TX - $294,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,268 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Spacious 1.5 Story Home With Large Game Room Upstairs With A Full Bath And Closet. Granite Kitchen Countertops With Stainless Appliances And Large Kitchen Island. Just Blocks Away From The Community Pool And Splash Pad. New Construction. Please Se...

3416 Cedar Lane, Melissa, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,591 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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This Lovely Home Offers An Open Concept Flrplan Perfect For Families And Entertaining! Features Include Hand Scraped Hrdwd Flrs And Extra Wide Baseboards. Kit Boasts Granite Counters, Appliance Drawers, Double Oven, And Ss Appliances. Master Down ...

3709 Redwood Circle, Melissa, TX - $269,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,099 SQFT
  • 17 DAYS
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Well Cared For Home With Ceramic Tile, Large Master Suite With Garden Tub, Sprinkler System. New Carpet, Paint, Outer Ac Unit And More. Great Subdivision Offers Community Pool & Spray Park, Playground And Is Close To Everything In Melissa.

2202 Patriot, Melissa, TX - $279,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,274 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Energy Star Certified Highland Home Maintained Inside And Outside. Freshly Painted And New Carpet. Kitchen Includes Gas Range,breakfast Bar,lots Of Space And Cabinets,granite Counter Tops,eat In Area.split Bedrooms With Large Master Bedroom, Bath,...


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Listing information last updated on July 19th, 2018 at 7:32pm CDT.