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Melshire Estates

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The tight-knit community has seen growth in custom-built homes, but there is still an abundance of ranch-style residences. Nestled between Preston Road and the Dallas North Tollway, the quiet neighborhood has towering trees and manicured lots.

What the Locals Say About Melshire Estates

Locals Love

Since its development in the 1950s, Melshire Estates is known for its easy access to major roadways. The majority of its residents are retired, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see children and families walking around.

Locals Complain

Since the neighborhood is right off of 635, locals have issues with traffic, construction, and road noise. Especially at peak rush hours, the traffic can transform a short drive into a much longer commute.

Fun Fact

The first home in the Melshire Estates neighborhood was constructed before the area was split into subdivisions. The Meletio family homestead was built in 1938 and the home was surrounded by cotton fields. 

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Melshire Estates Demographics


The 2023 population of Melshire Estates is estimated to be 3,177.

44.1% of residents are male, 55.9% are female. The median age is 54.1.

74.6% of the Melshire Estates population are White, 13.4% are Black, 4.2% are Asian, and 3.0% identify as some other race. 7.8% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 15.4% have earned a master's degree, 6.4% have a professional school degree, 3.7% have a doctorate, and 35.1% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 1631. The average household size is 1.96.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $95,729.

100% of residents are employed and 0% are unemployed. 1510 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 21 minutes.


55.3% of Melshire Estates homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $529,100

68% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 15.5 years. The average renter has been in the same home 6 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1973.


Melshire Estates includes portions of these police beats: 641

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 6
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 0
Business Burglaries 21
Home Burglaries 33
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 118
Auto Thefts 29
Business Robberies 6
Robberies of Individuals 2
Shoplifting Incidents 2
Murders 0

Melshire Estates Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

15.5 years

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Sources: Demographic data pulled from Nielsen SiteReports and represents sampling based on most recent U.S. Census estimates. Crime data provided by local police departments.