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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.


Commutes

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.

Demographics

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              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
2016
population
2017 median
house price
2016 median
household income
milesdirection             
Garland79234,943$190,500$53,2209southwest
Parker224,420$600,000$133,4943north
Plano36286,057$337,400$85,0856west
Rowlett5361,999$236,800 $85,56511southeast
Sachse2525,039$268,000$93,2704south
St. Paul1,1327northeast
Wylie1347,701$247,700$82,1395east


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.

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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611 Chalk Hill Lane, Murphy, TX - $400,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,857 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Gorgeous Standard Pacific Home In Maxwell Creek North! Welcoming Covered Front Porch Greets You Out Front. Open Interior With High Ceilings, Lots Of Light, Beautiful Architectural Details, Plantation Shutters, Upgraded Super-soft Carpet, Wood Floo...

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

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,873 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Executive Home On Huge Private Creek Lot Located In Highly Sought Plano Schools. Open Floor Plan With 5 Bedrooms And 4 Full Bs. Master Br .study With F Bath Down And 3 Brs Will Full Bath Up. Game Room, Media Room, Spacious Kitchen, Stainless Stee...

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874 Mustang Ridge Drive, Murphy, TX - $384,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,781 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Fabulous 4 Bedroom One-story David Weekley Home. Welcoming Front Porch Greets You On Drive Up. Gorgeous, Well-cared For Interior Has Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Elegant Columns, Decorative Moldings, Walls Of Bright Windows, & Lots Of Storage. Study ...

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409 Brookmere Lane, Murphy, TX - $418,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,957 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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This Beautiful House Is Featured With Welcoming Vaulted Ceiling, Game Room And Spiral Stairs. Has 5 Bedroom With 4 Bathrooms And A Study Room . Kitchen With Upgraded Cabinets, Island And Breakfast Area. Level 6 Granites In Kitchen And Throughout, ...

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413 Ashley Place, Murphy, TX - $415,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,574 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Gorgeous 4-bdrm, 3.5 Bath Home In The Desirable Community Of Windy Hill Farms. This Property Offers A Soaring 3574 Square Feet Of Living Space And A Layout That Is Open And Welcomes Natural Sunlight Throughout. Elegant Home Offers Unparalleled Cra...

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545 Leeward Drive, Murphy, TX - $499,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,092 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Just For You Updates Galore In Desirable Maxwell Creek! The Two Story Soaring Entry Leads You Into A Home With Everything You Could Possibly Want, Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances, Vaulted Ceilings, Beautiful Hardwood Floors And Stairs...

408 Laurel Hill Lane, Murphy, TX - $539,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,710 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Magnificent Shaddock Custom Home With Super Floor Plan On Almost .3 Acres! Gleaming Hand-scraped Hardwood Floors, Stately Office, Master Bedroom Retreat With Custom Carpet, Imported Slate Floors, Gorgeous Travertine With Glass Tile Insets, Framele...

441 Ashley Place, Murphy, TX - $389,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,435 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Welcome Home To This Wonderful And Lovingly Maintained House With Wood Floors Downstairs, Decorative Iron Balusters, Tall Ceilings, Open Kitchen With Newer Ss Appliances; Living Area With Beautiful View To Mature Trees Lining The New Fence Out Bac...

406 Remington Drive, Murphy, TX - $549,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,616 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Stunning Shaddock Custom Home With Porte Cochere In Popular Rolling Ridge Estates. Elegant Chandeliers At Foyer Entrance, Impressive Handscraped Hardwood Flooring, Sweeping Staircase, 4 Living Areas, Office With French Doors, Media Room, Game Room...

329 Greenfield Drive, Murphy, TX - $534,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,474 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Beautiful Shaddock Home. Open Layout Floor Plan. Backyard With Extended Covered Patio And Pool.stunning Entry With Radius Staircase. Arches, Crown Moulding, Extended Wood Flooring, Soaring Ceilings. Family Room Has A Fireplace. Elegant Master Suit...

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115 Sunset Drive, Murphy, TX - $410,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,994 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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If You Are Looking For The Perfect Combination Of Urban Living With An Out In The Country Feel Then This Is The House For You! This Beautiful Open Concept Home Sits On Just Under An Acre. Storage Is Not A Problem In This Home, There Are Cabinets...

607 Hilltop Drive, Murphy, TX - $399,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,861 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Cul-de-sac Lot With Huge Backyard! Stunning Custom Home On Beautifully Landscaped .42 Acre. Pristine Open Interior Features Gleaming Hardwood Floors, 2-story Foyer & Family Room, Marble Fp, Upgraded Lighting, Remodeled Bathrooms, And Custom Cabine...

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737 Morningside Trail, Murphy, TX - $479,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,995 SQFT
  • 17 DAYS
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Better Than New! Updated, Modern Maxwell Creek W-saltwaterpool. Ktchn W-replaced Cabnts, Granite, Glass&stone Bcksplsh, Ssappls, Modernflrtile, More.openktchn,brkfst Has Blt.incomputerdesk,&living W-fp. Gorgeous Updated Mstrbath W-cbnts,granite,gl...

309 Glen Ridge Drive, Murphy, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,510 SQFT
  • 18 DAYS
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Beautiful 4 Bedrm Home In Sought After Neighborhood With Community Pool. Walking Distance To Elementary School! Hardwood Floors Throughout Majority Of 1st Floor: Includes A Study, Dining Area And Open Kitchen, Brkfast And Family Rm. Top Level Gran...

305 Green Acres Drive, Murphy, TX - $435,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,180 SQFT
  • 21 DAYS
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Look At This Magnificent 2 Story, 5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, Home!!!! This House Includes A Large Game Room Upstairs Adjacent To A Media Room Or Home Office. Downstairs Boasts A Formal Dining Room, And A Formal Sitting Room, With A Grand Family Room Cl...


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