Before Texas was a state, Peter’s Colony issued empresario grants which the area now known as Murphy was a part of. The first settlers were a few families from Arkansas who were promised materials to build housing, ample land, as well as good farming and hunting conditions. The settlement developed into a town and it was named “Murphy” after the man who donated land for the Murphy train depot. The history of this town is still alive as the Old Murphy School, multiple pioneer family cemeteries, and the relocated First Baptist Church of Murphy are all still standing. Present day citizens cherish their access to retail, top rated schools, community events, as well as beautiful parks and trails. Homeowners here have enjoyed increases in the values of their homes since 2012. Currently, the real estate market is cool, meaning there is a slight advantage for buyers. With 682 new construction home communities, Murphy is a prime city to find a new forever home. Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, Crosstown Engineering would be pleased to provide you our honest engineering reports, foundation evaluations, and home inspections.