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In the southeastern portion of Collin County, at the crossroads of Farm to Market Road and Murphy Road, is the popular city of Murphy, Texas. In 2010, Murphy was reported to have a population of 17,700 residents, a huge difference from 2000’s census of only about 3,000. The city encompasses five and a half square miles of land bordered by Plano, Richardson, Sachse, Wylie, and Parker, and is about 30 minutes east of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
From the end of the 1800s to the middle of the 1900s, Murphy was nothing more than a shipping point for local farmers. But in the 1970s, the population started to increase due to businesses growing in nearby Plano and Richardson, making Murphy the mid-point. By 1990, there was well over 1,500 people residing within the city’s limits. Then in 1999, with the opening of the President George Bush Turnpike, Murphy started booming with housing developments, making it the city that is there today.
Murphy, Texas is widely known for its country-living atmosphere, with a strong family-oriented community. There is an abundance of beautiful parks spread throughout the city, complete with bike paths, playgrounds, basketball/volleyball courts, and pavilions for afternoon picnics and events. In 2012, the opening of the Murphy Community Center proved to be a success with the people of Murphy; as well as the Murphy Marketplace, a 200,000 square-foot shopping complex with retail stores, restaurants, and other various businesses.
Murphy is served by two public school districts, depending on the child’s location. There are three elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools in the area that belong to Plano Independent School District. While Wylie Independent School District has two elementary schools, a middle school, a junior high, and a high school in the area. There are also several private schools to look into, including Oak Brook School (pre-kindergarten), Primose School of Breckinridge Park (pre-kindergarten), Heritage Montessori Academy, and Fort Montessori Academy.
A few of the communities within Murphy include Rolling Ridge Estates, Maxwell Creek, Hunter’s Landing, and Stratford Crossing – although there are several more wonderful neighborhoods in the city. For a complete rundown on which neighborhoods may be best for you and your family, please feel free to ask us any questions you may have!
If you’re considering a move to Dallas, or are relocating for work, there’s no better home and community resource than The Dream Connectors. Together, Sylvia Seabolt and her mother Gale have decades of experience in the Southeast Dallas real estate market. Sylvia was the 2013 Texas Chapter of Women’s Council of REALTORS® President, and is currently serving on the National Executive Committee for Women’s Council of REALTORS®. A resident of Rowlett, Sylvia loves spending time with her family on Lake Ray Hubbard. For expert advice on communities and schools in southeast Dallas, contact The Dream Connectors today at 972-226-1900 or email Sylvia directly for a quick response!
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