Melissa is located in north central Collin County and has the third fastest population growth in the DFW area over the past three years. Melissa's proximity to the Legacy and north Dallas business centers makes it a desirable location to live. Melissa is ranked the ‘Second Fastest Growing City’ in North Texas. It retains a small town atmosphere, while maintaining modern conveniences like conveniently located dining and shopping options. Nature lovers will enjoy proximity to multiple parks and green spaces. Residents can play all day at nearby Lavon Lake, then spend the evening dining at one of the many restaurants found in Melissa.