I am a professional who bought a house in this area. Long story short: If you like country bumpkins, this is the place for you. I lived in the Aviary, currently there is not an appropriate school discrict in Murphy; thererfore all of your taxes are provided to the police dept. SUV Police potrols are located on every corner, so please don't think about driving 1 mile over the speed limit. The houses are nice but they do not match the location, unless you like living down the street from cow pastures. Murphy is very undeveloped and the reputation is known for people who want a nice house but can only afford to live in cookie cutter houses in country land.