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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

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  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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310 Hampstead Drive, Murphy, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,040 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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One Of A Kind Corner Lot With Huge Private Back Yard. Plenty Of Room For A Pool, Play Set, Garden, Outdoor Living Area Or Anything You Can Dream Up. This Home Boasts Large Open Floor Plan Flowing Through Kitchen And Living Room For Nights With Fa...

914 Falcon Trail, Murphy, TX - $389,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,727 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Great 1 Story House That Offers 4 Bedrooms And Office. Completely Update With New Hardwood, Carpet, Paint, Granite, Appliances.

309 Woodlake Drive, Murphy, TX - $379,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,217 SQFT
  • 16 DAYS
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Beautiful Home Conveniently Located Near Shopping! Step Into The Inviting Foyer Of This Spacious Two Story Home Featuring Formal Living And Dining Combo, Family Room With Fireplace, Breakfast Nook, Kitchen With Updated Granite Counter Tops, Backsp...

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534 Leeward Drive, Murphy, TX - $539,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,047 SQFT
  • 29 DAYS
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Exceptional Floorplan, Impressive Amenities With Quality, Comfort And Style. 4 Bdrms, 3.1 Baths, Prof. Study, Kit. With Granite, Cabinets Of Knotty Alder, Glass Bs, Upgraded Ss Appliances, Dble Ovens, 5 Burner Gas Ct And Wine Cooler. Fam Rm With ...

432 Laurel Hill Lane, Murphy, TX - $489,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,825 SQFT
  • 37 DAYS
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Gorgeous Well-maintained Khovanian-built Home With Beautiful Features. Covered Front Porch Opens To Formal Living Room. Gleaming Hardwood Floors Are Throughout The Foyer, Hallways, And Formal Areas. Master Bedroom Wing Has A Flex Room That Could B...

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716 Twin Valley, Murphy, TX - $459,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,410 SQFT
  • 47 DAYS
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Motivated Seller! $10,000 Upgrade Allowance With Acceptable Offers To Make This House Your Own! Come And See This Beautiful Home In Wylie Isd! This 5 Bed, 3.5 Bath Property Feels Huge With High Ceilings And Well Placed Space. A Six Burner Gas Cook...

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632 Mustang Ridge Drive, Murphy, TX - $440,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,446 SQFT
  • 120 DAYS
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This Home Has Abundant Space With 5 Large Bedrooms Plus Study, 4.1 Baths, Game Room And Huge Media Room With Sconces And Wired For Surround Sound Sits Over The Garage! The Master Suite Is Private Downstairs And Features Two Closets. Separate Forma...

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137 Collin Court, Murphy, TX - $439,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,985 SQFT
  • 231 DAYS
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Beautiful Home With Pool In Sought-after Windy Hill Farms! Large Gourmet Kitchen With Granite Counter-tops Opens To The Family Room And Eating Area Making It Easy To Entertain. New Carpet, Roof, Paint, Patio Tiles, 8 Ft Bob Fence, & Wood Flooring ...

More about living in Murphy

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Listing information last updated on March 17th, 2018 at 9:00pm CDT.