Deciding exactly what community you’d like to live in is a big decision, and it can be tough to narrow your search to just a few. Our REALTORS® know what makes a great place to live, and one you definitely won’t want to miss is Melissa, TX.
Located in Collin County, Melissa is northeast of Dallas. With a population of 10,500, Melissa is small enough to feel a sense of community but close enough to all the suburban amenities you’ve come to expect in the Dallas area. With an average household income of $116,000 and an average single-family home value of $264, 953, the area is a very affordable place to call home. Good access to highways mean reasonable commute times to most of the Dallas area. The median age of 30 makes this an attractive area for younger buyers. Exceptionally low poverty, unemployment, and crime rates boost home values.
Even though Melissa is a growing community, it is an established one too. The first residents settled there in the 1840’s and it became an important and active shipping point in the period from 1870 to 1920 and enjoyed prosperity during the railroad era. Its proximity to the railroad ensured residents enjoyed conveniences like paved roads and electricity that weren’t common in other rural communities of the time.
Even though Melissa is growing quickly, the city government takes its leadership role seriously and has developed long-term plans for growth within the city, including the expansion of trails, the expansion of the Melissa Sports Complex and providing opportunity within the city. Their aim is “quality growth” that allows residents to build happy lives there for years to come.
When it comes to homes for sale in Melissa, you’ll find plenty that are the perfect place to raise your family. Newer construction single-family homes are common here and offer plenty of space to grow your family. Opportunities abound for the youngest residents and their families. Melissa has its own highly rated schools, so your children can be educated close to home and have the opportunity to make friendships that last a lifetime. The Melissa Youth Sports Association, Girl and Boy Scouts, and Melissa Youth OnStage performing arts program will mean your kids can have lots of fun and the kind of experiences that make memories.
In addition to all the great things for kids to do, there are plenty of fun ways to spend time as a family in Melissa. There are several churches in the community. Library programming is available for children, teens, and adults. Quality parks, playgrounds, and hiking and biking trails are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and stay healthy. Picnic areas and grills within the parks offer the perfect place for birthdays and other family gatherings. Baseball and softball fields along with a basketball and volleyball court provide a variety of recreational activities. The City Hall Plaza Park often hosts community events and there’s even a sprayground for the little ones.
The growing city with a small town feel—Melissa, TX has a lot to offer its residents. RE/MAX DFW Associates can help you find the right home for your family. Contact us today.