Murphy

Backyard Oases Are Abound in These 3 Murphy Homes

By Shelby Skrhak / January 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

This week’s Suburb Sunday takes us out to the small town of Murphy in eastern Collin County, where backyard oases are aplenty. (Yes, the plural of the word oasis is oases.) About 18,000 people call Murphy home, who love the country-living feel of its large-lot homes. Most of the city is served by the highly-rated […]

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Is Your Home a 10-Minute Walk From a Park?

By Bethany Erickson / November 4, 2018 / 1 Comment
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Is your home a 10-minute (or less) walk from a park? One-third of Americans have a much longer trek than that to get to their nearest park, according to research by the National Recreation and Park Association, Urban Land Institute and, The Trust for Public Land. Recently, Rachel Banner, a senior program manager at the […]

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Frisco Tops Best Family Cities List, Southlake Has Lowest Divorce Rate, UP Has Most Kids

By Shelby Skrhak / June 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Frisco was named the best city for raising a family, closely followed by Allen, and Southlake as part of a new 2018 “best Texas cities” list, ranking the best and worst Texas cities for families. Wallethub, a D.C.-based personal finance site, compiled the new June 2018 report that ranked the 117 largest cities in Texas […]

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Tuesday Two Hundred: Murphy Fixer-Upper Sits on Almost an Acre with Pool, Barn

By Leah Shafer / January 12, 2015 / 5 Comments

Gone with the Wind was a childhood favorite of mine, with its winding storyline, genteel fashion, and dramatic romances. In one memorable scene, Scarlett’s father, Gerald O’Hara, an Irish peasant immigrant, proclaims in his rough brogue, “The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it’s […]

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