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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 2018 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


2018 best Dallas suburbs rank: 9

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

  2018 STAAR scores above TEA achievement standard: 92.3%
  2016 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 12.1
  2017 median home sale price: $315,000
  2016 residences owner occupied: 75.0%
  2016 median household income: $102,215
  2016 population: 99,179
  2012 - 2016 population growth: 9.3%


Allen public schools are ranked twelfth among 2018 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and its principal high schools, Allen High School / Lowery Freshman Center, ranks twenty-fourth among the 2018 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

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.

Recent home sales

On average, prices of Allen MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during 2017 increased by 21.9 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2014 ... 2017 median sales price was $315,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $140,000 to $1.8 million ... average size of houses sold was 2,690 square feet, average square foot price was $131.87 and average house age was 20.3 years ... homes sold during 2017 averaged 29 days on market

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

2016 estimated population 99,179 ... population density 3,762 residents per square mile ...2016 annual median household income $102,215 ... 75.0 percent of Allen residential real estate units 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 2.22 percent to 2.45 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with 2017 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 Allen              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
2016
population
2017 median
house price
2016 median
household income
milesdirection             
Fairview158,354$420,000$73,3395northeast
Frisco17163,656$3805,000$117,64212northwest
Lucas237,211$619,000$133,4196east
McKinney28172,298$305,000$83,2577north
Murphy620,482$375,000$118,84310southeast
Parker224,420$600,000$133,4946southeast
Plano36286,057$337,400$85,0857south
Wylie1347,701$247,700$82,13913southeast


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

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc. 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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Photo of Listing #14006267

754 Mission Court, Allen, TX - $500,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,269 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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American Legends Home Marries Thoughtful Customization With Functional Design To Create Living Space Made For Life's Precious Moments, Big And Small. Fully Fenced, Private, Landscaped Yard Features Plenty Of Sun And Shade, Allowing Kids And Pets T...

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1315 Salado Drive, Allen, TX - $429,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,098 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning Sanders-huntington Custom Home In Desirable Twin Creeks, Allen's Premier Master Planned Community With Luxury Amenities Including An Arnold Palmer Designed Golf Course, Tennis Courts & A Private Clubhouse & Pool. Highly Rated Allen Isd Sc...

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108 San Mateo Court, Allen, TX - $349,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,542 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Watters Crossing! 4 Bedroom-2.5 Bath-3 Car Garage! One Of The Best Neighborhoods In West Allen. Acclaimed Allen Isd Schools! Updated And Priced To Move. Grey-tone Kitchen Granite, White Cabinets That Pop And Compliment Stainless Appliances And Mo...

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2026 Needham Drive, Allen, TX - $339,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,632 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Welcome Home To This Two-story 4 Bed & 3 Full-bath Residence In Custer Hill Estates. Located Within Walking Distance To Beverly Elementary & A Community Pool And Park. Offering Ample Storage And Tons Of Flexible Space And Rooms, The First Floor Co...

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405 Flagler Court, Allen, TX - $436,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,076 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Home In Allen Isd On Oversize Cul De Sac Lot !! Light & Bright. Kitchen Features Granite Counter Tops, Island With Additional Storage, Updated Stainless Steel Appliances And Gas Cook Top. Large Master Bedroom Features...

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1408 San Saba Court, Allen, TX - $469,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,895 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Hardwood Floors Added Jan 2019.interior Paint Dec 18. Hard To Find Large One Story In Twin Creeks 3 On Quiet Culdesac Street Built By Darling Homes. Beautiful Finish Out Including Plantation Shutters, 8 Foot Solid Wood Doors, Upgraded Lighting, U...

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1152 Amy Drive, Allen, TX - $499,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,714 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Absolutely Gorgeous Highland Home On Oversized Corner Lot In The Popular Subdivision Of Montgomery Farms! Upgrades Include Handscraped Hardwoods, Plantation Shutters, Granite In Master Bath And More. Hard To Find 5 Bedroom Home With Gameroom And M...

Photo of Listing #14006160

2139 Mccallum, Allen, TX - $409,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,097 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Immaculate Darling Custom Home Ready For Immediate Occupancy! Beautifully Landscaped Lot With Nice Curb Appeal & Stone Accent Front. Large Backyard & Oversized 2.5 Car Garage. Community Features Tennis Court, Playground, Walking Jogging Trails & P...

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1049 Drew, Allen, TX - $474,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,850 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Mls# 14006256 - Built By Darling Homes - Const. Completed Jan 18 ~ Open Spacious Design With Soaring 12 Ft Ceilings On 1st Floor. 3 Bedroom 3 Bath With Large Media Room And Game Room With Wet Bar Upstairs. Gourmet Kitchen Opens To Large Family Roo...

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1202 Bentley Drive, Allen, TX - $650,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,707 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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West Allen With 4 Car Garage And A Pool With Spa That Is Immaculate And Just A Couple Years Old. ---- Open House Sunday Jan 20th 3-5 Pm ---- The Sellers Took Great Pride In Designing Every Detail With The Builder So This Home Has Many Extra Featur...

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513 Suncreek Drive, Allen, TX - $395,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,604 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Ready To Move In! Freshly Painted In 2018 With Updated Colors And Also Replaced Glass In Windows. In 2016, New Carpet, Solid Doors Upstairs Enhanced Master Bath Updates Of Frame Less Glass, Tub, Tile Floors, Counter Tops-sink, Toilet And The Full ...

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1229 Waterford Way, Allen, TX - $485,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,330 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Stunning Sotherby Home With Good Drive Up Appeal And Lush Landscaping. Open Floor Plan With Hand Scraped Hardwoods Throughout, Vaulted Ceilings And Wrought Iron Balusters. Chef's Kitchen With Granite, Island, Gas Cooktop, Tile Backsplash, Stainles...

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1322 Woodmoor Drive, Allen, TX - $350,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,591 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Move In Ready. No Carpet. Wood And Tile Flooring Throughout 1st And 2nd Floor. It Comes With 1 Year Free Home Warranty. 2591 Sq Ft. 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 3 Mins Walking Distance To Kerr Elementary School, Playground And Community Pool. Close To S...

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1227 Copano Drive, Allen, TX - $649,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,715 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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This Stunning Executive Style Home Is Centrally Located In The Heart Of Allen, With Quick Access To Both Highway 75 And 121. This Home Offers 6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 1 Study Room, 2 Family Rooms, And A Media Room, Which Is Airy & Ideal For Family...

Photo of Listing #14003462

800 Shallowater Drive, Allen, TX - $609,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,022 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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This Stunning Custom-built Home Is Perfectly Situated Between A Greenbelt And Park (views From The Front Of The Home) And Overlooking The Twin Creeks Golf Course Lot From The Back! What Makes It Even More Wonderful: The Backyard And Outdoor Living...


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Listing information last updated on January 21st, 2019 at 2:15pm CST.