A Quiet City on the Rise

Welcome to Melissa

Within the quiet embrace of rolling hills and open spaces, Melissa has transformed from vast fields and grazing cows into a burgeoning community on the brink of modernity. Its charm lies in being a pocket-sized retreat, while its proximity to Highway 75 opens gateways to Dallas and the allure of Northern destinations like Sherman and the expansive lakes of Texoma and Lavon. As the city welcomes growth, Melissa retains its small-town allure, embracing the delicate balance of progress while preserving its tranquil identity.

What to Love

  • Melissa's landscape is a canvas painted with the brushstrokes of transformation, where meadows have given way to thriving neighborhoods and inviting storefronts.
  • Positioned conveniently off Highway 75, Melissa offers residents a peaceful haven within reach of both metropolitan Dallas and the recreational havens of Lake Texoma and Lake Lavon.

Local Lifestyle

Melissa's lifestyle is a blend of tranquility and progress. Residents enjoy the simplicity of small-town living while embracing the conveniences brought by new developments. It's a place where weekend farmers' markets and sporting activities coexist, creating a unique balance that resonates with both long-time locals and newcomers.


Dining and Shopping

Maria's Mexican Restaurant promises a warm and inviting atmosphere coupled with traditional Mexican cuisine, from flavorful fajitas to quesadillas and chilaquiles.
The Red Feather caters to those seeking culinary excellence in a hometown restaurant setting with an outdoor fire pit and cozy patio. From meticulously crafted dishes to an extensive wine selection, this establishment adds a touch of refinement to Melissa's restaurant landscape. Try the new weekend brunch options like the French toast sticks, sausage and egg panini, loaded potatoes, and breakfast flatbread with white pepper gravy. Plus, don’t miss fun-filled events like live concerts on the weekends, trivia nights, and more.
As Melissa welcomes new additions to its culinary repertoire, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee is part of your day, thanks to the arrival of Starbucks. The upcoming Mountain Mike's Pizza is poised to elevate Melissa's pizza game. 

Entertainment and Things to Do

Residents of Melissa enjoy easy access to Lake Texoma and Lake Lavon, providing an idyllic escape for those seeking a refreshing day by the lakeside. The lakes are perfect for fishing, boating, or exploring the scenic trails. Whether casting a line, cruising on a boat, or simply basking in the natural splendor, Melissa's residents savor the opportunity to connect with the outdoors.
Melissa thrives on a sense of community, evident in its vibrant Farmer and Artisan Market, where you’ll find unique goods, fresh foods, and hand-crafted art. Hone your skills at D-Bat, thanks to its baseball and fast-pitch or slow-pitch softball batting cages.
Zadow Park provides a serene escape and tons of fun in the great outdoors. The park features a picnic pavilion, sand volleyball courts, inline skating courts, three baseball fields, and a playground.


Melissa belongs to the Melissa Independent School District. Melissa High School, with its state-of-the-art facilities, including the Coach Keny Deel Stadium, exemplifies the commitment to educational excellence in this evolving city.

Overview for Melissa, TX

13,671 people live in Melissa, where the median age is 36.5 and the average individual income is $39,597. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Melissa, TX

There's plenty to do around Melissa, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Fresh and Local Produce, Jersey Mike's Subs, and Kalamaki Greek Eatery .

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.9 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.35 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.09 miles 130 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.89 miles 8 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 2.33 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.22 miles 60 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Melissa, TX

Melissa has 4,164 households, with an average household size of 3.28. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Melissa do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,671 people call Melissa home. The population density is 1,193.77 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Melissa, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Melissa. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Harry McKillop Elementary
K - 5th
9th - 12th
Melissa Ridge Education Center
PreK - PreK
No rating available
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North Creek Elementary
K - 5th

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