Murphy, TXHomes for Sale and Neighborhoods
Named after James Murphy, who gifted a piece of land to the local train depot, Murphy was officially incorporated in 1958. Primarily a farming community until the early 1970s, Murphy was a shipping point for onions, corn, and cotton. While the population fell to a mere 136 residents by 1970, by the 1980s, the population had begun to boom again, spurred by an influx of families and new businesses. Today Murphy is home to a multitude of thriving businesses and residents.
Cost of Living
Murphy is a highly sought-after DFW suburb, and its median home price is above that of Texas and the country. While housing is a bit pricier in Murphy, other costs of living—such as groceries, utilities, and transportation—are closer to the national and state averages.
Situated between highways 75 and 78, Murphy is approximately 30 miles from downtown Dallas, and around 6 miles east of downtown Plano. Proximity to I-35E, I-30, and I-20 ensure that residents have easy access to major thoroughfares for venturing into north Texas and beyond, and the Amtrak Texas Eagle line makes stops in Dallas and Fort Worth on its way from Chicago to Los Angeles and back. The DFW International Airport is approximately 32 miles from Murphy, and Dallas Love Field is around 27 miles away.
Residents of Murphy who live west of Maxwell Creek are served by the Plano Independent School District, while residents who live east of Maxwell Creek are served by Wylie Independent School District, both of which are home to many highly-rated schools. Parents also have an array of private school and preschool options to choose from around the city.
Running through the heart of Murphy is Maxwell Creek, which is surrounded by parks and preserves, including Murphy Central Park, Waters Edge Park, and The Preserve at Maxwell Creek, to name a few. The parks and recreation department of Murphy also hosts a variety of annual events for the enjoyment of its residents, including the Rainbow Trout Roundup, Moonlight Movies in April and May, Sounds at Sundown, a concert series held weekly in June, and Tunes, Tails, and Ales, Murphy’s annual craft beer festival. So whether you’re ready to take in a movie under the stars, cast a line at the fishing festival, or taste the local brews in the company of friends and family, Murphy has a wide variety of attractions to keep you entertained all year.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.
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