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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 2017 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


2017 DFW best places to buy home rank: 8

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

Murphy public schools rank twenty-second among 2018 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and it has the twelfth lowest overall crime rate. Murphy's prevailing tax rate also is in the bottom quartile of property tax rates in the Dallas area. While past performance is, of course, not necessarily indicative of future results, the increase experienced in the prices of Murphy's MLS-listed single-family homes sold during the past three years were in the top quartile of home appreciation for all Dallas area cities and towns. 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 2016 increased by 23.2 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2013 ... 2016 median sales price was $325,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $190,000 to $700,000 ... average size of houses sold was 3,240 square feet, average square foot price was $107.78 and average house age was 12.8 years ... homes sold during 2016 averaged 30 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 ... 2015 annual median household income $121,360 ... 94.2 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
2015
population
2016 median
house price
2015 median
household income
milesdirection             
Garland76236,897$170,000 $51,997 9southwest
Parker274,352$577,500 $151,420 3north
Plano29283,558$310,000 $82,944 6west
Rowlett5860,236$219,900 $83,442 11southeast
Sachse2524,554$246,300 $91,543 4south
St. Paul1,1327northeast
Wylie1046,708$230,000 $83,594 5east


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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510 Newcastle Lane, Murphy, TX - $449,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,450 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Magnificent 5-bedroom Grand Home In Sought After Neighborhood With Ample Natural Light, Greets You In With Beautiful Double Door Entry, Towering Ceilings, Winding Staircase With Iron Balusters And Elegant Window Treatments. Big Kitchen Features Gr...

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623 Paint Creek Court, Murphy, TX - $474,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,000 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Stunning Brand New Never Lived In 1.5 Story 4 Bedroom,3.5 Bath On An Oversized Cul-de-sac In Maxwell Creek! Hand Scraped Wood Floors In Entire First Floors Except Bedrooms.the Large Great Room Offers A Wall Of Windows, 10 Ft. Ceilings, And A Stone...

111 Sweetgum Drive, Murphy, TX - $389,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,897 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Location! Beautiful And Spacious Home Situated In A Desirable Neighborhood In Plano Isd. Huge Landscaped Corner Lot With Side Entry 3 Car Garage. As You Enter The Grand Foyer, Large Windows & High Ceilings Offer Abundant Natural Light And Welcome...

1221 Crestwick Drive, Murphy, TX - $426,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,790 SQFT
  • 30 DAYS
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Rare Opportunity To Own This Beautiful One Story Khovnanian Home In Prestigious Rolling Ridge*spacious,open, Living And Dining Rooms Invite The Entertainer, Beautifully Finished Out Study Calls To The Home Office Pro And The Island Kitchen Welcome...

632 Mustang Ridge Drive, Murphy, TX - $459,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,446 SQFT
  • 31 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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209 Creekside Drive, Murphy, TX - $429,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,778 SQFT
  • 35 DAYS
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Traditional 4 -3.5 -3 Two-story Brick Home W Waterfall Pool+spa, Covered Patio (added 2016), Boat Gate, Outdoor Built-in Grill, And 3 Indoor Living Areas, Incl. Media+game Rooms. Open Concept Living Room, Breakfast Nook & Kitchen. New Appliances...

224 High Point Drive, Murphy, TX - $539,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,100 SQFT
  • 42 DAYS
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Come See This Beautiful, Meticulously Maintained Home In The Luxurious Rolling Ridge Estates Community! Hand Scraped Wood Floors Downstairs, Gorgeous Updated Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances With Tons Of Room, Breakfast Nook Overlooks The T...

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308 Post Oak Trail, Murphy, TX - $399,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,873 SQFT
  • 54 DAYS
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Fabulous 5 Bedroom Home In The Sought After Maxwell Creek. Grand Wrought Iron Stair Case Welcomes You. Front La Is The Perfect Office Or Study. Huge Gourmet Chefs Kitchen With Granite, Double Ovens, Gas Cooktop And Desk Or Recipe Area With 2 Pantr...

104 Misty Glen Lane, Murphy, TX - $400,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,294 SQFT
  • 63 DAYS
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4, 4, 3, 2 Home In Murphy. Upstairs Features A Huge Master Suite With A Wood Burning Fireplace, Master Bath, Living Room, Two Large Additional Bedrooms And Baths. Downstairs Features Separate Living Or Dining Rooms, A Family Room With A 2nd Woo...

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154 Sunset Drive, Murphy, TX - $378,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,495 SQFT
  • 65 DAYS
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Reduced! Seller Is Ready To Wrap This Up And Put A Bow On It! This Home Sits On Just Under 1 Acre Of Land With Tall Trees, Lots Of Covered Parking For Your Recreational Vehicles, Rv Parking, Workshop, Huge Fenced Yard. Cool Off In The Separately...

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534 Windward Drive, Murphy, TX - $445,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,243 SQFT
  • 66 DAYS
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Meticulously Maintained Home Was Built By First Texas Homes And Has Pride Of Ownership Throughout The House. ~ Situated On A Corner Lot This Gorgeous Home Has 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Amazing Media Room, And Large Study. Elegant Staircase, Hardwood Fl...

708 Sundown Way, Murphy, TX - $459,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,136 SQFT
  • 83 DAYS
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Stunning Family Paradise On Corner Cul-de-sac Lot. Two-story Entry Boasts An Elegant Staircase With Iron Balusters. Formals Have Raised Ceilings & Hardwood Floors. The Formal Living Has French Doors That Open To A Patio While The Formal Dining Has...

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1014 Beechwood Drive, Murphy, TX - $484,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,487 SQFT
  • 125 DAYS
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Spacious Upgraded Home Situated In Wonderful Hunters Landing. Notice High Ceilings & Windows As You Enter Offering Great Natural Light. Stunning Hardwoods & Custom Balustrade & Oak Staircase Looks Up To The 2nd Level. Family Room With Fireplace & ...

Photo of Listing #13659833

137 Collin Court, Murphy, TX - $445,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,985 SQFT
  • 142 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 ...

Photo of Listing #13634991

213 Creekside Drive, Murphy, TX - $427,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,093 SQFT
  • 172 DAYS
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Stunning And Spacious Drees Home, With 4,393 Builder Sq Ft, Landscaped Front Yard, Sweeping Spiral Staircase At Entry Foyer. Formal Living And Dining, And Study With French Doors. Open Kitchen Concept Is A Chef's Dream And Perfect For Entertaining...


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Listing information last updated on December 18th, 2017 at 12:01pm CST.