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Living In Murphy TX

This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Murphy and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Murphy in 2018 is like. Murphy livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Murphy 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 Murphy.

Murphy livability factors

2018 DFW best places to buy home rank: 6

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2018 STAAR scores above TEA achievement standard: 91.1%
  2016 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 7.5
  2017 median home sale price: $375,000
  2016 residences owner occupied: 88.1%
  2016 median household income: $118,143
  2016 population: 20,482
  2012 - 2016 population growth: 6.3%

Murphy public schools rank nineteenth among 2018 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and it has the sixth lowest overall crime rate. Murphy's prevailing tax rate also is in the bottom quartile of property tax rates in the Dallas area. Some of the ways Murphy is different from and similar to other DFW cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Murphy is located in south central Collin County, approximately 26 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and 56 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Murphy's proximity to the north Dallas, Legacy and Las Colinas business centers, downtown Dallas and DFW International Airport is likely to make Murphy residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

More than half of school age children residing in Murphy are eligible to attend Plano ISD schools ... other Murphy students are eligible to attend Wylie ISD schools

More information about how student performance at the schools attended by Murphy 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 Murphy MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during 2017 increased by 17.6 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2014 ... 2017 median sales price was $375,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $210,000 to $700,000 ... average size of houses sold was 3,340 square feet, average square foot price was $117.70 and average house age was 15.0 years ... homes sold during 2017 averaged 32 days on market

Community amenities/activities

One of the outstanding things about living in Murphy is its exceptional community amenities.


Approximately 18 miles and 22 minutes drive time without traffic from central Murphy to north Dallas business center ... 20 miles and 25 minutes to Legacy business center ... 27 miles and 30 minutes to Las Colinas business center ... 26 miles and 31 minutes to downtown Dallas ... 34 miles and 38 minutes to DFW International Airport

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 20,482 ... population density 3,625 residents per square mile ... 2016 annual median household income $118,843 ... 88.1 percent of Murphy residential real estate units owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Murphy and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.

Property taxes

Students living in Murphy attend schools operated by two separate school districts. Since these entities have different tax rates, Murphy real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.21 percent to 2.41 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 Murphy

from Murphy              
2017 median
house price
2016 median
household income
Rowlett5361,999$236,800 $85,56511southeast
St. Paul1,1327northeast

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 Murphy

Key to understanding what living in Murphy is like is knowing about Murphy housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Murphy single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Murphy single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Murphy homes for sale page.

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1238 Iowa Road, Murphy, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,231 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Rare Find In Wylie Isd! Well Maintained, Updated Home With Electric Gated Driveway, Oversize 3 Car Garage, Incredible Backyard Oasis And Separate Shop With Office. This Floor Plan Boasts Study, Formal Dining Room, Spacious Family Room & Upstairs ...

338 Greenfield Drive, Murphy, TX - $474,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,785 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Exquisite Shaddock Home With An Incredible Backyard Paradise! This Home Has Everything You've Ever Wanted And More Starting With The Grand Entry With Sweeping Staircase, Stunning Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors, Crown Molding And Soaring High Ceiling...

545 Leeward Drive, Murphy, TX - $495,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,092 SQFT
  • 20 DAYS
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Shows Better Than Brand New! Stunning Home On Large Corner Lot With Oversized Almost 4 Car Garage. Beautiful Stonework On Exterior. Gorgeous Interior Features Tons Of Custom Work, Hardwood Flooring, Hardwood Stairs With Iron Balusters, Plantation ...

613 Twin Valley Drive, Murphy, TX - $474,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,231 SQFT
  • 22 DAYS
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Beautiful 2-story Brick On Frame Traditional Home With Stone Accents Throughout. Located In Desirable Maxwell Creek Area. Convenient Proximity To Nature Trails, Schools, Shopping, & Restaurants. The Home Features Vaulted Ceilings, Tray Ceilings, C...

608 Ashley Place, Murphy, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,351 SQFT
  • 24 DAYS
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Fabulous Windy Hill Farms Home With Pool & Spa! Sits On A Coveted North-facing Street. Beautiful Landscaping & A Covered Front Porch. Excellent Floorplan With Either A Study, Formal Living Or Dining, Plus Spacious Family Room With Fireplace, Media...

529 Axis Drive, Murphy, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,457 SQFT
  • 25 DAYS
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Beautiful Home Located In The Popular Maxwell Creek Neighborhood. Gorgeous New Handscraped Hardwood Floors Installed Throughout The Main Area Of The First Floor, Floor To Ceiling Stone Fireplace, Stunning Staircase With Iron Balusters & Wall Of Wi...

538 Creekside Drive, Murphy, TX - $439,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.2 Baths
  • 3,579 SQFT
  • 27 DAYS
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Immaculately Maintained, Built By Goodman K.hovananian Homes, Across From Park, Walk-bike Trail. Upgrades Galore. 2018 Roof, Gutter, Garage Door. Nest Thermostat. Stainless Steel Appliances, Viking 5 Burner Cooktop, Commercial Grade Vent To Outsi...

428 Cave River Drive, Murphy, TX - $429,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,568 SQFT
  • 31 DAYS
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Immaculate Home W-fantastic Layout! Stacked Formals,dedicated Study! Wood Floors In Entry & Family Rm W-fireplace Open To Upgrade Kitchen. Granite Cntrs, Butlers Pantry, Island & Wip!.huge Master Ste W-sitting Area, Dbl Sinks, Garden Tub, Sep Sh...

1108 Willow Point Drive, Murphy, TX - $524,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,651 SQFT
  • 33 DAYS
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Elegant Architecture And An Abundance Of Upgrades Make This Four Bedroom Home A Spectacular Find! Beautiful Engineered Hardwoods, Ss Appliances, Granite Countertops, Vaulted Ceilings And A Wide Open Concept Are The Highlights Of This Gem. With Bot...

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726 Meadowlark Drive, Murphy, TX - $395,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,917 SQFT
  • 35 DAYS
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Charming Single Story, With Amazing Sunroom Over Beautifully Landscaped Yard. Granite, Ss Appls,& Abundance Of Storage. Open Floorplan W 10' Ceilings. Study W French Doors. Stunning Formal Dining W Crown Molding. Kitchen Has Granite, Ss Appls, Ti...

413 Cave River Drive, Murphy, TX - $429,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,177 SQFT
  • 42 DAYS
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Immaculate Home, Recently Has Been Updated With New Painting Through Out The Interior Of This Exceptional Beautiful 2 Story Home In Highly Sought After This Great Location Home In Murphy . Through The Entry You Greeted By Gorgeous Hardwood Floorin...

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1218 Oak Hill Lane, Murphy, TX - $389,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,760 SQFT
  • 47 DAYS
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Stunning Spacious 5 Br 4 Baths Home In Sought After Gables At North Hill And Award-winning Wylie Isd! Oversized Master With Spacious Master Bath And Separate Shower; A Study With Dedicated Full Bath Downstairs That Can Be A 6th Bedroom. Offering A...

Photo of Listing #13905425

514 Leeward Drive, Murphy, TX - $485,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,625 SQFT
  • 53 DAYS
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Spectacular House! 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath, 3 Garage Home In Maxwell Creek. This Home Boasts Loads Of Custom Features, Open Floor Plan, Hand-scrapped Hardwood Floors, Double Crown Molding, High Ceilings, Wrought Iron Staircase & More! Gourmet Kitchen W...

Photo of Listing #13900167

514 Vista View Drive, Murphy, TX - $439,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,019 SQFT
  • 54 DAYS
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Exceptional Khovnanian Custom With Attractive Curb Appeal Boasting A Stone-brick Fa├žade With Cedar Shutters. Open Floorplan Offering A Formal Dining, Study, Expansive Family Room With Eye-catching Stone Fireplace, Built In Cabinets And Surround So...

Photo of Listing #13902262

417 Post Oak, Murphy, TX - $384,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,567 SQFT
  • 57 DAYS
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Motivated Seller, Must Sell! Completely Updated Home, Move In Ready! $40k In Recent Upgrades. New Kitchen And Baths, Entire House Painted. Beautiful Custom Drees, Original Owners. Granite And Stainless In Kitchen, New Sinks, Fixtures, Cooktop...

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Listing information last updated on September 25th, 2018 at 4:00pm CDT.