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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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174 Moonlight Drive, Murphy, TX - $439,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,729 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Rare Find In The Heart Of Murphy On Acreage! This Updated Stylish Home Offers A Huge Beautiful Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances,tons Of Cabinets,butcher Block Island, Oversized Laundry Room, New Floors, New Energy Efficient Windows, Updated...

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632 Taylor Trail, Murphy, TX - $469,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,093 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome Home!come See This Beautiful Home That's Located In The Sought After Neighborhood Of Windy Hill Farms!it Will Wow You!the Front Yard Is A Wonderful Park With Lrg Mature Trees & Beautiful Landscaping!this Is A Lrg Corner Lot With A Backyard...

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716 Twin Valley, Murphy, TX - $470,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,410 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Motivated Seller! Bring Me An Offer! 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 Cooktop With Custom Vent Highlights The Open Concept Kitchen A...

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230 Love Bird Lane, Murphy, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,698 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Gorgeous 1 Story Home That Offers Everything! This Pristine Open And Bright Single Story Home Nestled In Murphy Farms Has A Perfect Layout: 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Formal Dining Room, Chef's Delight Kitchen With Gas Cook Top, Beautiful Granite C...

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505 Waters Edge Way, Murphy, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,588 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Location, Location, Location-welcome Home To Maxwell Creek! 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths, Study Or 5th Bedroom Plus 3 Living Areas! Open Island Kitchen Features Gas Cooktop, Double Ovens, Granite Countertops And Custom Cabinetry! Private Master Suite ...

221 Sheila Avenue, Murphy, TX - $459,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,960 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Enjoy The Beauty Of Open Sky And Gorgeous Sunsets In This Stunning Home Overlooking Golf Course With Foliage Galore. Mature Trees Surround This Amazing Neighborhood, So Look No Further For That Perfect Home! 2 Bdrms And 2 Baths Down Make A Multi...

510 Gene Autry Lane, Murphy, TX - $424,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,250 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Better Than New! Loaded With Upgrades And Impressive Features Including A 14' Floor-to-ceiling Stone Fireplace, Curved Wrought-iron Staircase, Hand-scraped Hardwood Floor, Soaring Ceilings, Juliet Balcony And A Fully-furnished Movie And Gaming Roo...

210 Glenwood Drive, Murphy, TX - $392,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,512 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Impressive Entry With Soaring Ceilings. Hardwood Floor Throughout First Floor. Gourmet Kitchen With Island. Plenty Of Storage. Full Blinds Throughout Home, Granite Counter Tops In Kitchen With Farmhouse Sink. Large Master Bedroom With Plenty Of N...

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619 Paint Creek Court, Murphy, TX - $549,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 4,613 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Almost New With Tons Of Upgrades. Immaculate, Well Maintained. Interior Features 2-story Ceilings, Sweeping Staircase With Iron Balusters, Gorgeous Hardwood Flooring, Master And 2nd Bedroom Downstairs With Study. Fabulous Kitchen With Granite Coun...

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413 Cave River Drive, Murphy, TX - $449,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,177 SQFT
  • 15 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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408 Creekside Drive, Murphy, TX - $444,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,902 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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Stunning 2-story On Quarter Acre Lot Adjacent To Greenbelt! A Grand Staircase Welcomes You Into This Gorgeous Home Where You Will Find 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Formal Dining Area, Executive Study Or 5th Bedroom, Upstairs Game Room And Media, And 3-c...

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716 Country Meadow Drive, Murphy, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,046 SQFT
  • 20 DAYS
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Wow! Awesome Replacement Windows Installed In The Whole House (value $25k). These Are Triple Pane & Energy Efficient, Some Have Remote Control Electric Blinds ($5k). It’s A Beautiful And Spacious Home On A Huge Cul-de-sac Lot. Open Formals, High C...

607 Hilltop Drive, Murphy, TX - $419,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,861 SQFT
  • 21 DAYS
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Smartest Home In Murphy! Stunning Custom Home On Beautifully Landscaped .4 Acre Cul-de-sac Lot! Home Automation Interfaces With Lighting, Thermostats, Media Room Av, Gate, Garage Door, Sprinklers, Cameras, & More! Pristine Open Interior Features G...

Photo of Listing #13830466

611 Chalk Hill Lane, Murphy, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,857 SQFT
  • 21 DAYS
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Fabulous 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...

Photo of Listing #13829999

417 Post Oak Trail, Murphy, TX - $429,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,567 SQFT
  • 25 DAYS
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Seller Listened And Made Changes! Beautiful Custom Drees In A Desirable Neighborhood, Original Owners, Loads Of Recent Updates And Added Value. Granite And Stainless In Kitchen, New Sinks, Fixtures, Cooktop, Micro, Dishwasher, Custom Backsplash,...


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Listing information last updated on May 26th, 2018 at 2:45am CDT.