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The City of Murphy

Located in central Collin County and bordered by Plano, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse, and Parker, the city of Murphy, which is approximately 5.7 square miles, is a quick 20 minutes from downtown Dallas, 35 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth airport, and 25 miles from Love Field. Murphy is a booming but quaint suburb that gives its residents a rural feel right in the middle of the Dallas area. The citizens of Murphy enjoy access to many different retail offerings, award-winning school districts, fantastic parks and trail systems, all while cherishing the rich history of Murphy.  

Murphy’s vision statement says it all: Murphy values being a safe, vibrant, family-oriented, distinctive City that fosters a strong sense of community. The city is dedicated to seeking innovative solutions for its local issues and providing engaging community activities and programs for all ages.  

The Murphy Community

Murphy, Texas, was originally a farming town that stayed a small, barely on the map, community until the late 1900s when families noticed that most land lots were at least an acre. As the town grew, people saw Murphy as the perfect place to raise a family while working in the city. Today, Murphy is a bedroom community with a rural feel that is an excellent fit for Dallas-area families. The City of Murphy has a minimum lot size, so you will see large, sprawling lots in Murphy and parks and bike trails throughout neighborhoods to give residents the feel of living in the country. New housing developments are popping up all around Murphy, giving its residents plenty of real estate options.  

The city of Murphy’s population has exploded from just over 1,500 people in 1990 to over 19,000 residents just within the last decade. People across the globe have discovered the quality of life in Murphy, drawn by the allure of an authentic small-town feel only 30 minutes from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Non-single residents overpower the others at 90% of the population, giving Murphy a true family-oriented community. Murphy is situated near East Texas, perfect for weekend and day trips. And residents are always a short drive from Dallas's culture and active nightlife.  

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Murphy Schools

The Plano Independent School District services Murphy’s students. PISD is committed to excellence, dedicated to caring, powered by learning, and Plano ISD PROUD. PISD offers the following elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools:  











Parks and Recreation

The developers and government in Murphy preserve a laid-back atmosphere. The Murphy Community Center provides a space to host events of all types, and many local parks and gardens offer recreational opportunities. Community events are scheduled during the year to bring residents together to celebrate. Events sponsored for the community include: 


  • Daddy Daughter Date Night 
  • Rainbow Trout Roundup 
  • Mother-Son Extravaganza 
  • Tunes, Tails & Ales 
  • Great American Cleanup  
  • Moonlight Movies 
  • Spring Clean & Green 
  • Murphy Sounds at Sundown Summer Concert 
  • Maize Days 
  • Fall Clean & Green 
  • Arbor Day 
  • Christmas in the Park 


Murphy Parks and Recreation strives to provide recreational facilities to host a wide array of programs to meet the needs of the growing population. The Parks Department has preserved and enhanced Murphy’s open space and natural resources to include pedestrian and bike trails throughout the city and parks maintained in superior condition. The Parks Department's mission is to enrich community spirit with its programs and address the role of parks and recreation in supporting the active family lifestyles of the residents and visitors of Murphy. The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to maintaining a sense of community and enriching residents' quality of life.  


In 2020, Murphy had a population of 20,711 people with a median age of 39.5. The city of Murphy employs 9,790 people. The median household income of the 5,660 homes in Murphy grew from 2019’s value of $126,196 to $140,828 in 2020; most households earn an income in the $200,000 range. The largest industries are healthcare and social assistance, which include physician’s offices, hospitals, medical laboratories, and nursing homes. Professional careers, including information technology, come in a close second; the highest-paying industry is IT, with an average salary of $109,539. Common jobs amongst Murphy residents are in management, sales, business, and finance.  

Keep Murphy Beautiful

Keep Murphy Beautiful (KMB) is a City of Murphy employee volunteer program dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Murphy residents through green initiatives and beautification projects. This program began in 2003 as a result of an active community interest in recycling, planting trees and other beautification efforts. We rely on volunteers, citizens, and organizations within the community to make the KMB programs a success.  There are many ways for individuals, businesses, and organizations to get involved. Watch KMB's social media along with the City social media for volunteer opportunities!

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