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Living In Allen TX


This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Allen and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Allen in 2019 is like. Allen livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Allen homes that are currently for sale. At the bottom of this page are links to authoritative sources that provide additional general information about living in Allen.


Allen livability factors


2019 best Dallas suburbs rank: 16

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2018 public schools academic performance index: 82.2
  2017 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 11.4
  2017 median single family house value: $261,600
  2017 residences owner occupied: 76.2%
  2017 median household income: $104,132
  2017 population: 100,685
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 9.2%


Allen public schools are ranked seventh among 2019 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and its principal high schools, Allen High School / Lowery Freshman Center, ranks eleventh among the 2019 best open enrollment high schools in the DFW metroplex. Some of the ways Allen is different from and similar to other DFW cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Allen is located in northwest Collin County, approximately 26 miles north of downtown Dallas and 53 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Allen's proximity to the Legacy and north Dallas business centers, downtown Dallas and DFW International Airport is likely to make Allen residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

Allen public schools are not only among the best in the DFW metroplex, they are among the best in the State of Texas ... most school age children who reside in Allen are eligible to attend Allen ISD schools ... the attendance boundaries of Lovejoy ISD and Plano ISD also extend into Allen

More information about how student performance at the schools attended by Allen students compares with other DFW area schools is available on these best DFW school districts, best DFW high schools, best DFW middle schools and best DFW elementary schools pages.

Neighborhoods

Looking for the best places to live in Allen? A big reason living in Allen is considered so desirable is its wonderful neighborhoods and they are a great place to begin your search. Links to profiles describing some of the best of these neighborhoods are provided below.


Single-family homes

Single-family homes (identified as one-unit, detached houses by the U.S. Census Bureau) account for 82.2 percent of the Allen residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $261,600 ... about 77 percent of Allen housing units have been built during the past 25 or so years ... approximately three percent of these residences are more than 50 years old ... about four percent of Allen housing units have been constructed since 2014


New home construction

There currently is limited new home construction occurring in Allen. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Allen homes that are currently listed for sale. If you thinking about buying a new construction home, you may want to carefully consider the guidance about builder quality provided on this DFW best home builders page.

I frequently am asked by folks who have never bought a new construction home if they should be assisted by a buyer’s agent when selecting a builder and when negotiating their new home purchase. Most of the time my answers are "Yes" and "Yes."


Community amenities/activities

One of the outstanding things about living in Allen is its exceptional community amenities.

Commutes

Approximately 13 miles and 17 minutes drive time without traffic from central Allen to Legacy business center ... 20 miles and 19 minutes to north Dallas business center ... 26 miles and 31 minutes to downtown Dallas ... 33 miles and 35 minutes to DFW International Airport

Commute time and distance information for additional destinations, and for other DFW metroplex cities and towns, is provided on this average DFW commute distances and times page.

Nearby shopping centers

Demographics

2017 estimated population 100,685 ... population density 3,815 residents per square mile ... 9.2 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $104,132 ... 76.2 percent of Allen residences are owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Allen and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.

Property taxes

Students living in Allen attend schools operated by three separate school districts. Since these entities have different tax rates, Allen real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.23 percent to 2.46 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rates link.

Cities/towns near Allen

from Trophy Club              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
populationmedian
house value
median
household income
milesdirection             
Garland87238,002$132,600$55,6379southwest
Fairview48,050$354,800$78,2215northeast
Frisco17177,286$335,900$120,70112northwest
Lucas187,483$544,800$151,1886east
McKinney25181,330$255,300$87,6087north
Murphy1520,673$324,700$128,51910southeast
Parker64,610$492,900$136,5576southeast
Plano28286,143$271,300$88,5787south
Wylie2649,826$173,500$88.45013southeast


Note: Best cities/towns rank derived from analysis presented on best Dallas suburbs page

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, State of Texas Comptroller and Google Maps.


Moderately priced homes for sale in Allen

Key to understanding what living in Allen is like is knowing about Allen housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Allen single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Allen single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Allen homes for sale page.

The default display order of the property listings shown below is number of days listed, but other sort orders can be selected. The property display also can be easily changed from the default grid display to a detailed list display. If you are viewing this page on a mobile device, a map that shows the location of the selected properties can be displayed by clicking on the map icon.

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2012 Briarbrook Lane, Allen, TX - $519,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,820 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome Home To This Move In Ready Executive Estate. This Spacious Home Is Located In The Highly Desirable Neighborhood Of Country Brook Estates, In Lovejoy Isd, Short Walk To Lovejoy Elementary. Popular Layout Features Split Bedrooms, Soaring Cei...

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107 Springdale Court, Allen, TX - $340,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,673 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful 4 Bed 3 Bath Home With Large Bedrooms! Less Than A Block From Anderson Elementary. Conveniently Located In A Quiet Cul De Sac. .7 Miles From The Very Popular Celebration Park. It Has A Large Deck For Entertaining With Custom Handrails, C...

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1910 Rising Star Drive, Allen, TX - $579,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,749 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Huntington Home In Somerset At Twin Creeks With Pool And Spa.transitionally Updated,light And Bright And Ready For Move In!look At That Kitchen With Updated Backsplash,subzero Frig, Wolf Commercial Cooktop, Double Ovens, Huge Island. Han...

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520 Overhill Drive, Allen, TX - $460,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,202 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning 2 Story Home In Twin Creeks On A Nice Private Cul De Sac Street! On The 1st Floor Of This Immaculate Home There Are 2 Living Areas, 2 Dining Ares, A Spacious Kitchen, 2 Bathrooms & Two Great Sized Rooms! The Kitchen Has A Nice Wrap Around...

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18 Heritage Way, Allen, TX - $369,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,010 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Master Suite & Gorgeous Outdoor Space Makes This Home A Must See. This Updated Traditional Style Home Is Ready For Your Finishing Touches. Split Formals Upon Entry And Lovely Great Room In The Back With Vaulted Ceilings And Large Windows Overlook ...

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1322 Marwood Drive, Allen, TX - $374,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,832 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Astonishing 4-3-2 W Great Community Amenities (olympic Size Pool,playground,park,pond) & Excellent Schools! Wood Flr Thruout! Split Bedrms.open Flr Plan. Living Area Has Brick Fireplace W Gas Logs. Kitchen Has New Ss Appliances, Gas Cook Top, Brea...

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804 Kennedy Drive, Allen, TX - $459,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,970 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Shaddock Homes New Construction! Attention To Detail Is Evident From The Charming Front Porch & Front Metal Accent Roof! Open Floor Plan Offers A Spacious Family Room Complete With Fireplace And Extended Covered Patio Perfect For Entertaining! Ups...

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802 Kennedy Drive, Allen, TX - $464,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,978 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Shaddock Homes New Construction! 3 Car Garage! Painted Brick Exterior With Black Frame Windows And Metal Accent Roof Offer A Stunning Curb Appeal! Inside You're Welcomed By A Dramatic 2 Story Foyer. Open Design Offers Plenty Of Natural Light Thro...

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1211 Stampede Drive, Allen, TX - $435,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,671 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome Home To This Wonderful 4 Bedroom With Opportunity To Use Another Room W No Closet As 5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Home Featuring 3-car Garage, Neutral Tones Ideal For Any Décor, Soaring Ceilings, & Decorative Lighting Throughout. The Master Suite I...

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1314 Kingsley Court, Allen, TX - $360,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,812 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful 4-bedroom Home On A Large Cul-de-sac Lot In Excellent Glendover Community In Allen! Location Provides For Easy Access To Both 121 And 75 And Is Conveniently Located In The Kerr Elementary And Glendover Park Neighborhood. This Lovely Ho...

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1497 Willingham Drive, Allen, TX - $575,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,457 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Stunning, East Facing Executive Home In Gorgeous Cumberland Crossing. Huge Island Kitchen Features Extraordinary Cabinet Space And 5-burner Gas Stove, Study Niche And Large Breakfast Nook. Open To Large Family With 2-story Stone Fireplace. Plantat...

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1408 Tartan Drive, Allen, TX - $362,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,832 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful 4 Bedroom 3 Bath House With Split Floor Plan In Great Neighborhood. Everything Is All On One Level With The Exception Of A Large Game Room Upstairs. Open Kitchen With Modern Gas Appliances And Built In Microwave. Master Suite Features Hu...

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321 Del Cano Drive, Allen, TX - $374,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,207 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Move In Ready! Quiet Neighborhood Within Walking Distance To Celebration Park And Minutes To Allen Hs. Beautiful 4 Br, 3.1 Ba, 3 Living Spaces And A Media Room. Large Kitchen With An Island, Lots Of Cabinets, Dry Bar, Granite Countertops And Much ...

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1426 Shetland Drive, Allen, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,640 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Gorgeous Home Nestled In The Heart Of Allen! This 4 Bed-2 Bath Home Boasts New Wood Floors & New Ceramic Tile Flooring Throughout. Kitchen Has Beautiful Granite Countertops, Complete With Gas Cooktop. Windows Have Recently Been Upgraded With New S...

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1812 Lancaster Gate, Allen, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,747 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Beautiful 3 Bedrooms And 2.5 Baths In The Sought After Allen Isd Right Across The Street From Community Park.formal Living And Dinning Room Are Perfect For Entertaining . Specious Kitchen And Eat In Breakfast Nook Are Open To Family Room With Fire...


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Listing information last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 5:45pm CDT.