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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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1723 Elm Spring Court, Allen, TX - $379,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,109 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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You Will Fall In Love This 2001 Built 1 Story Home With Wood Flooring, And Natural Light Pouring Throughout The Home. Nice Floor Plan Includes Four Bedrooms , Living Rooms And Dining Room For Maximum Space Utilization. The Elegant Kitchen Featur...

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1915 Esparanza Court, Allen, TX - $550,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,784 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Hard To Find 1 Story Huntington Home Located At The End Of The Cul-de-sac With Lushly Landscaped Yard, In Sought After Twin Creeks. Highly Desired Open Floorplan With Extensive Hardwoods & Impeccable Finish Out. Spectacular Master Suite ...

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900 Sandy Creek Drive, Allen, TX - $350,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,844 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mature Trees, Green Lush Grass And A Backyard Paradise Welcome You Home To This Gem! 4 Bed, 2 Ba And Impeccably Maintained. Granite Countertops And Stone Backsplash With Updated Appliances In This Cozy Kitchen. Bonus Room Can Be A 4th Bedroom Or...

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433 Arrowhead Drive, Allen, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,362 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Delightful One Story With A Pool Is Ready For New Owners. Recently Updated Kitchen Quartz Counters And Back-splash And Master Bath With A Frame-less Shower. Other Updates Include Engineered Hardwood Floors, Interior Door Hardware, Light Fixtures,...

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2050 Cross Creek Court, Allen, TX - $650,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,410 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Is An Absolutely Stunning Grand Homes Masterpiece With 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 2 Master Bedrooms With Ensuites, Separate Utility Room, Wood Floors, Royalty Balcony In The Rotunda, Newly Built 900 Sq Ft Patio, High Ceiling And Floor To Ceiling ...

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2109 Thornbury Lane, Allen, TX - $565,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,588 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Custom Home In Desired Star Creek. Extensive Front Yard Landscaping That Provides Wonderful Drive Up Appeal. Custom Scraped Hard Woods Throughout All 1st Level Rooms Except For The Carpeted Master. Fabulous Open Kitchen Design With La...

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838 Parkview Circle, Allen, TX - $385,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,951 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Lovely, Well-maintained, Updated Home In Allen’s Heritage Heights With Newly Renovated Pool! Step Inside To Find A Versatile Floorplan With Formal Dining Room And One Bedroom Downstairs Offering Great Space For An Executive Office, Playroom Or Hom...

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1044 Stephen Street, Allen, TX - $525,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,765 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Dont Want To Wait For New Construction.. Here Is Your Chance To Move Into A Like New Home In The Heart Of Allen!! This Community Is Surrounded By Multiple Shopping And Entertainment Areas.this Home Is Spacious And Flows Effortlessly With A Chef & ...

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735 Yellowstone Drive, Allen, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,048 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Must-see: Stunning 4 Bed 2.5 Bath Home With A Heated Pool, Study, And Giant Sized Game Room! The Home Has Been Completely Updated To Include: Paint, Wood Floors, Stainless Steel Appliances, And Granite Countertops. New Central Air Units Were Insta...

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1112 Larkspur Drive, Allen, TX - $392,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,442 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Amazing Home On A Semi Cul-de-sac Corner Lot With A Diving Pool, He And She Sheds, And The Massive Master Suite Has Its Own Sitting Room And Fireplace! The 5th Bedroom Or Office Can Be As Flexible As You Need. One Bathroom With Outside Access To ...

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1007 Crystal Springs Drive, Allen, TX - $469,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,727 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Updated 1 Story, 4 Bedrooms House, With A 3-car Garage At Sought After Waterford Parks! Fantastic Open Floorplan With 2 Living Areas & Split Bedrooms. Beautiful Bamboo Floors In Common Areas & Bedrooms, Updated Lighting Fixtures, Plantation Shutte...

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1583 Bradford Trace Drive, Allen, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,356 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome To This Charming One-story Home Nestled In The Lost Creek Ranch Subdivision Located Across The Street From The Hoa Lake And Walking Path. This Home Features Hardwood Floors That Flow Throughout The Open And Bright Space, Extended Tile Gall...

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1804 Rollins Drive, Allen, TX - $585,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,846 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Well Maintained Home Located In Sought After Suncreek Neighborhood. Home Boasts Fresh Landscaping, 8 Ft. High Privacy Fence In Back Yard And Fabulous Patio Entertaining Space With Pool & Spa Able To Be Controlled By Your Phone. Grand F...

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1128 Amy Drive, Allen, TX - $520,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,798 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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The Park At Montgomery Farm: A Highly-desirable Neighborhood Near Watters Creek Shopping Center. This Darling-built Craftsman Home Features Spacious Front Porch To Enjoy View Of Greenbelt, As Well As Covered Patio In Back Overlooking Lush, Perenni...

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1536 Vista Bend Drive, Allen, TX - $390,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,619 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Located In Popular Lost Creek Ranch In Allen, Beautifully Updated Sits On A .25 Acre Corner Lot! Like Having Your Own Park! Open And Bright With Very High End Updates Like White Carrera Marble Kitchen Counters & Handscraped Australian Elm Hardw...


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Listing information last updated on July 23rd, 2021 at 10:19am CDT.