What to Know About Living in Melissa Texas

When you're looking to move, nothing speaks as highly of a community as its consistent growth rates.

Melissa, Texas is one of those places where growth shows the increasing love for living in this rural community. Melissa is located in Collin County and is a suburb of Dallas.

What to Know About Living in Melissa Texas

About Melissa

With a population of 9,487, Melissa has a rural small-town feel, while bursting with residential and commercial development. The population has doubled since the 2010 census in which the population was 4,695. Just an hour north of Dallas, and seven miles northeast of McKinney, Melissa residents are able to commute for work, dining, and entertainment opportunities.

The City of Melissa is responding to this growth by planning and expanding roadways, adding its first traffic light and a new bridge over a creek bed to improve access to the city's parks and recreational amenities.

A large source of economic development funding for Melissa is its newly built sport's facility, recently renamed Z-plex Texas Sports Village. This 100-acre property on city-owned land is near Melissa High School, and includes four baseball fields, one softball field, four covered and eight open tennis courts, and several soccer fields which have become home to the city's high school sports.

In the few short years since its opening in 2018, this complex has attracted over half a million visitors to Melissa, mostly for weekend tournaments.

Real Estate

Most Melissa residents own their homes, with only about nine percent renting. The median home value is $307,700 and the median rent is 2,098.

With many new homes being built and sold, the following neighborhoods are especially hot on the market.

  • Creek Crossing, this neighborhood has homes starting at $363,990 and is just a few minutes from the historic downtown McKinney, and
  • Liberty by Hillwood and Liberty by Highland Homes are builders with homes from $400,000 to $900,000. This new home neighborhood has a wide range of homes with an amenity center, including a community pool, splash pad, catch and release ponds, sport's pavilion and playground.

What to Know About Living in Melissa Texas

Community Amenities

  • Melissa Public Library, a recreational and cultural opportunity with classes offered, including:
    • Adult Reading and Programming,
    • Early Reading and Children's Programming,
    • Photography Contests, and
    • Young Adult Programming
  • City Parks and Facilities:
    • The Z-plex Sport's Complex, featuring multiple sports fields and courts for local school sports and tournaments,
    • Zadow Park, featuring a sand volleyball court, basketball/inline skate court, three baseball fields, restrooms, a pavilion and picnic areas,
    • Bob Miller Park, featuring a pavilion, playground and restrooms,
    • City Hall Plaza Park, featuring a large pavilion, an ornamental park, and a water feature,
    • Country Ridge Park, featuring a 27-acre nature park with a trail, winding stream and swing set,
    • Hunter's Ridge Park, featuring a playground, pavilion and benches, and
    • 90-acre Park, the site of a future park development with an 11-acre lake stocked with fish, trails around the lake, parking, restrooms and a pavilion.

Great schools

Students in Melissa attend the following highly rated schools.

  • Melissa High School has 970 students in grades 9-12. Teacher-student ratio is just 15:1.
  • Melissa Middle School has 921 students in grades 6-8. Teacher-student ratio is just 18:1.
  • Harry McKillop Elementary School has 629 students in grades 1-5. Teacher-student ratio is just 15:1.
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  • Melissa Ridge Education Center has 343 students in grades pre-kindergarten through kindergarten. Teacher-student ratio is 21:1.
  • Pinnacle Montessori of Melissa is a private school and has 11 students in grades pre-kindergarten through kindergarten.

The Melissa Independent School District has the following rankings among other Texas schools.

  • Ranked #66 out of 1,018 for best districts for athletes in Texas,
  • Ranked #79 out of 1,018 for best school districts in Texas, and
  • Ranked #155 out of 1,033 for safest school districts in Texas.

School and District information is collected from Niche.

For more information about current homes available in Melissa or other Texas communities, please contact us at The Living Well Team.

Check out the Latest and Updated Melissa Homes for Sale

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$790,000
Neighborhood: Country Ridge Ph II
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,970
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
3
Days on Site
20170646
MLS
Impeccable taste is demonstrated in this updated home flowing with over $220k of high-end finishes you won't find in new builds currently. This multi-generational house looks and feels like a new...
$643,465
Neighborhood: Liberty
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,780
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20170660
MLS
MLS# 20170660 - Built by Highland Homes - May completion! ~ Two Story, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Study, Loft, Entertainment Room, Fireplace, Extended Outdoor Living, 2 Car Garage. Two story home with...
$645,960
Neighborhood: Liberty
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,863
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20170683
MLS
MLS# 20170683 - Built by Highland Homes - April completion! ~ Two Story, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Study, Entertainment Room, Game Room, Fireplace, Extended Outdoor Living, 2 Car Garage. Two story home...
$575,000
Neighborhood: Liberty Ph 6
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,306
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20167460
MLS
Don't miss out on this beautiful K Hovanian home on a corner lot in Melissa Texas. This 3 bed 2 bath home offers an office space as well as a multiple spacious living area. The large corner lot...
$664,680
Neighborhood: Liberty
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,980
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20170705
MLS
MLS# 20170705 - Built by Highland Homes - May completion! ~ Two Story, 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath, Entertainment Room, Game Room, Extended Outdoor Living, Fireplace,2 Car Garage. This is an amazing plan...
$509,900
Neighborhood: Milrany Ranch
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,213
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20170738
MLS
A gorgeous home located in the wonderful city of Melissa! Beautiful elevation with buff mortar and an 8-foot front door with glass insets. Laminated vinyl plank flooring is in the main areas of the...
$565,900
Neighborhood: Milrany Ranch
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,663
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20170825
MLS
Large lot in the beautiful community of Milrany Ranch in Melissa, Texas! Welcomed by a covered brick porch and door with glass insets, this place will feel like home. The home office with double...
Open 10/1
3013 Mulberry Avenue Melissa, TX 75454
$435,000
Neighborhood: North Creek Estates Ph 5b
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,040
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20169982
MLS
Are you looking for new but want more than the builder standard?
Then you won't want to miss this customized, upgraded, and shiny-like new beauty! You will be living like royalty with all the...
$449,900
Neighborhood: North Creek Meadows
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,935
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
4
Days on Site
20169182
MLS
Spacious one-story home with brick and stone elevation and a 3 CAR GARAGE on wider 60 foot lot. Designer touches with beautiful color scheme, gorgeous nail-down hardwood floor, granite counter-tops,...
$581,000
Neighborhood: Liberty
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,103
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
5
Days on Site
20170051
MLS
MLS# 20170051 - Built by Highland Homes - June completion! ~ One Story, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Extended Outdoor Living, Fireplace, 2 Car Garage. Our popular model home plan . The kitchen has an...
$600,290
Neighborhood: Liberty
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,305
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
5
Days on Site
20170222
MLS
MLS# 20170222 - Built by Highland Homes - April completion! ~ One Story, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, Study, Entertainment Room, Extended Outdoor Living, Fireplace, 2 Car Garage. Must see plan! Spacious...
$395,000
Neighborhood: North Creek Estates Ph 5b
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,667
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
5
Days on Site
20164987
MLS
Adorable, barely lived in and impeccably maintained, beauty located in sought after neighborhood in desirable Melissa ISD with easy walk to elementary school. The front yard has beautiful stone...
$489,900
Neighborhood: Liberty Ph 1
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,847
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
6
Days on Site
20168723
MLS
Location Location!! Highly sought after Liberty subdivision. Extremely well maintained home in Melissa, TX. Large kitchen with huge island and tons of cabinet and counter space. Open floor plan to...
$999,999
Neighborhood: COUNTRY RIDGE PHASE II (CML)/ LOT 51
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,142
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
6
Days on Site
20168764
MLS
WELCOME TO YOUR CASTLE IN MELISSA WITH ALMOST 2 ACRES! OWNER FINANCING IS AN OPTION on this Gorgeous and completely UPDATED HOME in the highly sought subdivison of Country Ridge, gated community with...
$545,000
Neighborhood: Brookside Ph 1
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,034
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
6
Days on Site
20167527
MLS
Open House 9-24 Saturday 2-4 & 9-25 Sunday 3-5. Wow!3 CAR GARAGE & pool sized yard! North and South orientation lets you enjoy your pool sized back yard! This immaculately kept 4 bed, 2.5 bath home...
$464,999
Neighborhood: North Creek
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,154
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
7
Days on Site
20168059
MLS
Check out this amazing home with newly redone floors and fresh paint! This gorgeous home has 4 beds, 2 baths. The hand scraped hardwood floors in ext entry, kitchen, family room and hallway are...
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