Learn More About Melissa, TX
Melissa, TX offers residents a variety of local events and attractions, as well as easy access to metropolitan hubs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The city's location right off the U.S. 75 and Hwy 121 make the 38-mile drive to Dallas and 65-mile trip to Fort Worth easily accessible. Hwy 5 also runs through the middle of the city center, keeping Melissa residents connected to their neighbors with less than a 10-minute drive to popular locales in Anna and McKinney.
Events & Amenities
Melissa has no shortage of family-friendly amenities. The city offers residents five beautiful parks and sports facilities to get families active and outdoors. Zadow Park - featuring a sand volleyball court, a basketball court, skate areas, grills, three baseball fields and more - and the spacious playground and pavilion area at Bob Miller Park are among the local favorites.
Residents can also enjoy the beautiful Texas outdoors with the city's hike and bike trails or head over to City Hall Plaza to cool off in the park's central water feature.
The city holds several annual events to bring the community together, the biggest of these is Melissa Celebration of Freedom. This free annual event is held in Zadow Park (typically on the fourth Saturday in June) and features a kid's zone, award-winning food, live music and a fireworks spectacular rivaling many offered in the region. The Melissa Christmas Parade, complete with pancakes with Santa at the Melissa Fire Station, a Holiday Bazaar and Reindeer Fun Run, is another resident favorite.
The Melissa Independent School District serves more than 2,600 students across five campuses including Melissa Ridge Education Center (pre-K & Kindergarten), Harry McKillop Elementary, North Creek Elementary, Melissa Middle School and Melissa High School. Melissa ISD has an average student-teacher ratio of 16:1 and is rated 147th of 995 for best school district in Texas.
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