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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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1010 Cross Plains Drive, Allen, TX - $430,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,973 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Fabulous Huntington (sanders) Custom! Master And Guest Quarters Down; 2 Bedrooms And Gameroom Up! Recent Carpeting Thoughout! Lovely Combination Formals With Plantation Shutters, Fresh Paint And Astonishing Millwork! Solid Core Doors. Impressi...

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927 Birdsong Drive, Allen, TX - $575,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,274 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning Highland Home Tucked Away In Sought After Starcreek. Open & Bright, Generous In Space W Plenty Of Storage-built In Areas, This Home Features Hardwoods, Knotty Alder Cabinets, Plantation Shutters, Stainless Steel Appliances, Surround Sound...

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1006 Taylor Drive, Allen, TX - $491,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,819 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Spacious & Upgraded 5-bedroom Home In A Premier Allen Neighborhood! Sought After Floorplan Features Formal Dining With Butler’s Pantry, 1st Floor Study Or Optional Guest Suite With Full Bath & Open Concept Kitchen & Family Room Perfect For Family ...

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914 Thistle Circle, Allen, TX - $359,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,162 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Fully Updated Home In Heart Of Allen. Tons Of Updates Include: New Shower And Bathroom, New Kitchen With New Cabinets, New Granite And New Appliance And New Backsplash! New Paint, New Hq Laminate Floor And New Tile, New Carpet, New Blin...

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1010 Stoneport Lane, Allen, TX - $349,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,800 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Completely New Remodeled Home In 2017: New Ac, New Roof, New Shower, New Appliance, New Granite Countertop, New Paint, New Laminate And Tile Floor, New Carpet, New Patio, New Water Heater, New Gutter, New Fixtures Etc. This Beautiful 2 Story Brick...

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506 Halyard Drive, Allen, TX - $394,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,328 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Fabulous 5 Br W 3 Living Areas. 5th Bedroom 1st Floor Can Be A Flex Room Or Mother In Law Suite. Lovely Features Incl Crown Molding & Wainscoting In Formals. Huge Kitchen Boasts Granite Counters, Stainless Appliances, Gas Cooking, Huge Island, S...

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2116 Chambers Drive, Allen, TX - $390,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,733 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Located In Allen Starcreek Community, 2 Story Highland Built, Newly Painted Home 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath With Master Bedroom And Study Downstairs. The Game Room And Three Secondary Bedrooms Are All On Second Floor. The Gorgeous Eat-in Kitchen Has Gran...

Photo of Listing #14045729

709 Franklin Drive, Allen, TX - $475,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,802 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Is The One! Stunning 1 Owner Home With Riverbend Pool & Spa! This Highland Built Home Has Been Updated And Meticulously Cared For! Master Bdrm Plus Sitting Rm Overlooking The Stunning And Private Back Yd,are On 1st Level. Custom Closet Includ...

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1836 Port Isabel Drive, Allen, TX - $415,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,232 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Standard Pacific Home In Desirable Twin Creeks Subdivision! 0.18 Acre Cul De Sac Lot With A Short Walk To Evans Elementary. Stacked Formals, An Office And Wood Floors Greet You Upon Entering The Home. The Kitchen Provides Plenty Of Cabin...

Photo of Listing #14046114

731 Hollow Ridge Drive, Allen, TX - $335,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,260 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous Redesigned And Remodeled Home In The Popular Neighborhood Of Cottonwood Bend And Vaughan Elementary School. This Sought After Single Story Home Has Been Graciously Appointed With High Quality Finishes And Appls. Shining, Beautiful Hard...

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1704 Harvest Glen Drive, Allen, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,319 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Rare Find 4 Bedrooms And 4 Baths This Large Beautiful Home Is Great For Entertaining With Its Spacious Open Floor Plan. This Home Features 4 Bedrooms (with Sitting Area In The Master Suite), 4 Bathrooms, Large Kitchen And Breakfast Room, Huge Fami...

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643 Ridgemont Drive, Allen, TX - $360,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,200 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Location, Location, Location. This Home Is Near It All - Shopping, Dining, Fun And Has One Of The Lowest Tax Rates In Dfw! This Highly Sought After Allen Isd Pool Home Is Turn Key! Gorgeous, Open Concept Kitchen With Stainless Appliances, Granite....

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1826 Peach Tree Court, Allen, TX - $419,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,791 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Arbor Lakes Two Story Is Ready To Become Your New Home! Lots Of Natural Light And Warm Neutral Colors. Iron Balusters On Staircase. Gorgeous Stone Fireplace With Gas Logs And Wood Mantel. Picture Frame Moulding And Crown Moulding In ...

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2342 Palazzo Lane, Allen, TX - $439,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,267 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Quality Highland Home On Corner Lot In Starcreek! 5 Bedroom, 4 Full Baths, Study, Gameroom, And Media Room! Walking Distance To Community Pool And High Ranked Preston Elementary. This Home Features Beautiful Hardwoods Throughout Foyer, Dining And ...

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2124 Chambers Drive, Allen, TX - $388,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,252 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Charming Single Story 3-2 Home With A Study In Highly Sought-after Starcreek! Recent Upgrades Include Klipsch Surround Sound In Family Room, Hardwood Floors, Carpet In All Bdrs, Entire Home Freshly Painted Floor To Ceiling To Include Kitchen & Bat...


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Listing information last updated on March 21st, 2019 at 11:15pm CDT.