Prosper

Why you'd want to live in Prosper

The first settlers arrived in 1846 to farm cotton in the black fertile prairie soil. Between 1850 and 1902, two settlements existed - Rock Hill was two miles south of the present town and Richland was one mile north. The development of these small communities was expedited in 1876 when County Courts ordered small tracts of land to be established for quick sale. These tracts, each about 160 acres in size, were sold for $3.50 per acre. Dr. A. T. Bryant of McKinney purchased what later became the center of the present town. The towns merged during the establishment of the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad in March 1902. For years, Prosper was the central stop for the railroad between Dallas and Sherman. When community officials applied for a post office with the name "Richland", they were informed that city name was already taken. Postmaster B.J. Naugle asked for an alternative name and J.C. Slaughter suggested the name "Prosper", because crops that year had been very prosperous. The Town of Prosper was incorporated in 1914 with a commission form of government and a population of 500. U.N. Clary was mayor and served in that position for the next 49 years. Prosper High School cost $113.5 million to construct and is 590,000 ft, complete with a medical tech lab, a restaurant-worthy kitchen, a greenhouse, a broadcast studio, and an indoor football practice facility. The Town of Prosper holds an annual Christmas festival and Fourth of July event. Each May, Prosper Founders Fest celebrates its history, people, and arts. The event combines the Prosper Fire Department's IBCA-sanctioned Barbecue Cookoff, a 5K race, an art show and music festival, and a Sunday Family Fellowship. Prosper is a growing area with many new homes and communities being developed. The Prosper Community of Windsong Ranch is the only place in North Texas with a man-made crystalline lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons' technology.

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Prosper Market Report

$681,423

AVERAGE PRICE OF 420 HOMES

$2,064,515

AVERAGE PRICE OF 36 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

$611,238

AVERAGE PRICE OF 195 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

$953,530

AVERAGE PRICE OF 51 HOMES WITH A POOL

$565,591

AVERAGE PRICE OF 12 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

Average Home

Average Price $681,423
Avg Bedrooms 3.91 beds
Avg Bathrooms 3.93 baths

Average Price by Bedrooms

2 bedrooms $458,351
3 bedrooms $436,025
4 bedrooms $577,227
5 bedrooms $743,668
Prosper Home Price Trends
  7/2020 6/2020 5/2020 4/2020 3/2020
Total Listings 433 470 476 438 443
Average Price $688,645 $653,097 $656,805 $655,064 $649,773
Avg Price Change +5.44% -0.57% +0.27% +0.81% +0.97%
Median Price $561,059 $557,600 $565,836 $556,343 $549,638
Med Price Change +0.62% -1.48% +1.71% +1.22% +1.77%
Avg Bedrooms 3.95 beds 3.99 beds 4.01 beds 3.98 beds 4.03 beds
Avg Bathrooms 4.03 baths 4.04 baths 4.07 baths 4.02 baths 4.02 baths
Home Price by High School
School Name Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
Celina 1 $3,900,000 990 days
Denton 2 $275,000 29 days
Prosper 390 $686,153 89 days
Ray Braswell 14 $495,588 94 days
Rock Hill 12 $541,072 15 days
Home Price by House Size
Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
All Homes 420 $681,423 89 days
Multi-Million Dollar Homes 36 $2,064,515 221 days
Newly Built Homes 195 $611,238 80 days
Homes with a Pool 51 $953,530 62 days
Reduced Price Homes 12 $565,591 57 days

School Data

Highly Rated Prosper Schools

10

CYNTHIA A COCKRELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

JOHN A BAKER
Elementary School
Public

8

JUDY RUCKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

R STEVE FOLSOM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

CELINA MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

10

LORENE ROGERS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

8

NAVO MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

9

REYNOLDS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

9

PROSPER HIGH SCHOOL
High School
Public