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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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204 Whitewing Lane, Murphy, TX - $449,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,255 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous 5-bedroom 4-bath Khovnanian Built Home With A 3-car Garage On A Huge Lot In Wylie Isd. Gorgeously Appointed With 8ft Doors, Upgraded Trim, Plantation Shutters & Crown Moldings. Sought-after Floorplan Features 1st Floor Master Suite & Stu...

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1131 Mandeville Drive, Murphy, TX - $550,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,535 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Gorgeous Home With All The Bells And Whitsles! So Much Room To Spread Out, Plus 3 Car Garage And Long Gated Driveway. Master Down, Formal Living And Dining, Study, Guest Bath, Family Room, Large Open Kitchen With Island Are All Downstairs. Upst...

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106 Briar Oak Drive, Murphy, TX - $459,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,639 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Two Story Home In A Wonderful Prestigious Murphy Neighborhood. Wood Floors. Breakfast Bar, Kitchen With Granite Counter Tops, Back Splash, An Island With Walking Pantry. Large Master Suite In First Floor. Bedrooms Are Upstairs With Large Game Roo...

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166 Moonlight Drive, Murphy, TX - $495,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,647 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Like Country In The City! This Beautiful Home Features Almost One-acre Lot With Loads Of Updates From 2014 To 2018. Incredible Party Patio In Back With Custom Cover, Softtub Spa With Deck Surround & Handicap Accessible, Inground Gunite Pool, Pondl...

400 Seleta Drive, Murphy, TX - $395,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,458 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Come See This Spacious, Corner Lot Home With High Ceilings & Bountiful Natural Light. Working Or Crafting From Home Has Never Been Better With Your Private Front Office & Half Bath. Be Swept Away By The Large Entry & Curving Staircase. Cooking Is ...

437 Cave River Drive, Murphy, TX - $399,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,806 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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This 5 Bedrooms 3 And A Half Bathroom Spacious Home Is Located In The Highly Rated Wylie Isd. Gather With The Family In Any Of The 2 Living Areas, Game Room And Media Room. Home Also Has A Quiet Study. The Media Room Has A Window And A Closet So...

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1022 Brentwood Drive, Murphy, TX - $405,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,318 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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Fabulous Hunter Landing Home With Pool And Spa Located In A Huge Back Yard. Excellent Open Floor Plan That Is Great For Entertaining! Master And A Separate 5th Bedroom Or Office Downstairs. Kitchen Has Been Recently Updated With Granite Counter To...

305 Green Acres Drive, Murphy, TX - $400,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,158 SQFT
  • 23 DAYS
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Updated!! New Carpet And Floors!! Step Into This Beautiful 5 Bedroom 3 And A Half Bath Home And Enjoy Over 4,000 Sq. Ft Of Open And Welcoming Space. Downstairs You Are Greeted With An Open Family Room, Gorgeous Staircase, Formal Living, Dining, An...

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432 Sumac Court, Murphy, TX - $393,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,896 SQFT
  • 27 DAYS
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Very Rare Floorplan With Three Beds And Three Full Baths Downstairs. Secluded Bedroom Down Is Ready For Mother In Law Or Perfect For A Quiet Nursery. You Can Live Like Its Single Story, Or Go Upstairs To See Two Additional Beds And A Huge Game R...

1024 Oriole Drive, Murphy, TX - $489,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.2 Baths
  • 4,326 SQFT
  • 34 DAYS
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Stunning Former David Weekly Model Home. Fabulous 3 Floors With A Lot Of Natural Light. Professional Landscaping; Corner Lot; Huge Backyard; Study With Custom Built-ins. Spacious Living Room. Hardwood Flooring (2016), Carpet (2016) ; Kitchen Featu...

127 Wentwood Drive, Murphy, TX - $384,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,115 SQFT
  • 42 DAYS
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Come See Santa! No Need To Wait In Line-come Get Your Pic With Santa & Check Out This Fabulous House-sat, Nov 17th 1:30-2:30pm! Fabulous Two-story Home With Gorgeous Pool & Spa! Beautiful Inside & Out. Brand New Carpet, Neutral Colors, Lots Of Bri...

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306 Brookmere Lane, Murphy, TX - $448,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,454 SQFT
  • 45 DAYS
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Check Out This Beautiful Home Perfect For Entertaining, Pre-listing Inspection Done And Available Just In Time For The Holiday Season! Charming Front Porch Decked Out For The Season+floorplan Designed For Comfort & Easy Lifestyle. Features 4bed-2...

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365 N Maxwell Creek Road, Murphy, TX - $465,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,307 SQFT
  • 48 DAYS
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Price Reduced...divorce Situation...previously Under Contract But Could Not Agree On Repairs. Price Reduced Substantially Since That Time. Great Opportunity To Own Beautiful Country Property Located In The City! Sits On Almost Two Acres In Coveted...

1018 Beechwood Drive, Murphy, TX - $517,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5,067 SQFT
  • 49 DAYS
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Gorgeous House On A Large Corner Lot With Circular Drive. Great Floor Plan Features Mother In Law Suite, Master Down Plus Jack And Jill Bedrooms With Bathrooms Upstairs. Large Breakfast Room And Open Family Room. Luxurious Master Suite, Game And M...

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

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,231 SQFT
  • 74 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...

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Listing information last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 3:00am CST.