The City of Melissa is a fast-growing progressive suburb with a small-town feel located 35 miles north of downtown Dallas, just two exits north of McKinney and the dynamic growth area of northeast Collin County. Melissa sits on 21 square miles, is home to over 10,000 people, and is easily accessible by way of three intersecting highways: US 75, SH 121, and SH 5. Melissa has ample inventory of the highly-sought-after undeveloped frontage available on US 75 and SH 121, primed to serve a retail trade area of over 40,000 people.
A home-rule municipality, governed by a council-manager form of government , Melissa traces its beginnings back over 150 years ago. While remembering and honoring our past, embracing small town charm and sensibilities, we have positioned ourselves for quality and managed growth in the coming years. As a result, some of the area's finest homebuilders and developers have settled here. Builders and buyers alike see the potential and appreciate the forward looking vision of our City leaders to, “Leverage our community spirit, our passion for service and our beauty to grow a unique community that welcomes your future with us.”
Recently named the #6 Most Successful City in Texas by Zippia.com, Melissa offers a great quality of life for young professionals, families, empty nesters, alike with 14 current subdivisions and more homes being added regularly by some of the most trusted homebuilders in the market. Melissa has a median age of 30 and was rated as one of the top 5 cities in DFW for young home buyers by Nerd Wallet. The average single-family home value for 2017 was $264,593 at a competitive tax rate. Melissa offers a great community for young families and is home to the exemplary rated Melissa ISD and whether it is through organized athletics, youth activities, or one of the various churches in the City, there is something for everyone to be a part of in this active and growing community.
Our community focus on education through the development of the Melissa ISD, and the commitment to foster and maintain a family-friendly environment has led to Melissa becoming one of the fastest growing and successful communities in DFW.
Whether it is our location, schools, neighborhoods, development opportunities, or our community, Melissa offers something for everyone and is the perfect place to be in the long run!