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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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615 Driftwood Court, Allen, TX - $570,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,607 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Wow! Rare Opportunity For Fabulous Custom Gem In Sought-after Twin Creeks*well-maintained Beauty W- Huge Fenced Lot+sparkling Pool-spa Nestled On A Quiet Cul-de-sac St*fantastic Floorplan*authentic Nail-down Hdwd Floors*high Ceilings*natural Light...

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806 Water Oak Drive, Allen, TX - $390,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,528 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Wow!!! A Gorgeous Must See Fabulous 5-bedroom Home Located On A Corner Lot Features, A Large Office, 2 Dining Areas, Vaulted Ceilings, Wood Floors, Designer Lighting, Intercom, Custom Wall Treatment, Freshly Painted Throughout, New Flooring, & Muc...

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946 Switchgrass Lane, Allen, TX - $435,160

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,550 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Normandy Homes Rockport Floor Plan. 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, Game Room, Study. This Beautiful, Open Floor Plan Is Perfect For Entertaining. Kitchen Features Gorgeous Painted Cabinets With Long Island. Private Study And Enormous Game Room Make This A Perf...

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1807 Lake Whitney Lane, Allen, TX - $475,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,262 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Luxurious 5 Bedroom,3.1 Baths Custom Home With Beautiful Curb Appeal!stunning Grand Entry With Marble Floor And Dramatic Curved Iron Double Staircase.bright And Open.amazing,private Master Suite Down With Sitting Area And See-through Into The Mast...

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1423 Tartan Drive, Allen, TX - $350,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,813 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Cozy 4 Br, 3 Ba Home In W Allen Is Ready For You! Home Is Filled With An Abundance Of Large Windows Allowing Plentiful Natural Light. Open Kitchen With New Butcher Block Island Overlooks A Living Room That Provides Ample Space For Large Family Gat...

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1811 Downing Street, Allen, TX - $385,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,747 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Newly Updated 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms House Is Located In The Highly Rated Allen Isd. Open Floor Concept With Separate Formal Dining And Living Room(could Be Used As An Office). Fully Updated Kitchen Has Quartz Countertop And Matching Backsplash...

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1303 Red River Lane, Allen, TX - $335,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,396 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Fabulous 4 Bed 2.5 Bath Home With Sparkling Pool! Beautiful Curb Appeal Says 'welcome Home'! Updated Laminate Wood Floors Downstairs And Decorator Colors & Fresh Paint Throughout. Living Room With Cozy Stone Fireplace. Large Kitchen With Tons Of C...

1707 Shawnee Trail, Allen, TX - $354,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,636 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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Meticulously Maintained Home In The Highly Sought After Neighborhood Just A Mile Away From The Allen Premium Outlets. Brand New Wood Flooring Installed As Of Oct 2020. New Roof, New Paint And New Fence As Of 2019. Master Is Conveniently Located D...

2147 Mccallum Drive, Allen, TX - $454,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,074 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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Welcome To Distinguished Living In Star Creek, With Its Many Amenities, Including Trails, Community Pool And Tennis Courts. The Main Floor Features A Dramatic Entryway With Soaring Ceilings, Home Office That Can Also Be Used As A Formal Dining Roo...

859 Emporio Drive, Allen, TX - $633,229

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,288 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Mls# 14454417 - Built By Mainvue Homes - November Completion! ~ This Mainvue Homes Aruba Q2 Has 2 Stories, 4 Bedrooms, 4.1 Baths And A 2 Car Front-facing Garage, Soaring Two-story Ceilings Throughout Foyer And Great Room, Oversized Kitchen Island ...

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1217 Rio Grande Drive, Allen, TX - $614,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,344 SQFT
  • 17 DAYS
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You Are Greeted By A Gorgeous Winding Staircase With Catwalk & Soaring Ceilings! Updated 5 Br 4 Bath W 2 Studies + Game & Media. Open Plan W 2 Brs Down & 3 Up. Handscraped Wood Floors Both Up & Down W New Carpet In Brs. Living Room W Stunning 2 St...

849 Blackwood Drive, Allen, TX - $600,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 4,280 SQFT
  • 20 DAYS
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Stunning 2-story On Large Corner Lot With Beautiful Brick And Stone Elevation! Inside You Will Find 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Formal Dining Area, Executive Study With Built-ins, Upstairs Game And Media Rooms, And 3-car Garage! Upgrades And Amenities ...

1013 Permian Lane, Allen, TX - $494,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,404 SQFT
  • 21 DAYS
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Mls# 14448146 - Built By Ashton Woods Homes - Ready Now! ~ This Charming 1-story Home Has A Covered Front Porch, Home Office, Craftsman 6 Lite Mahogany 8' Front Door And A Brick And Stone Facade. Inside, Gorgeous High-end Finishes Like Hardwood Fl...

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1116 Shady Oaks Court, Allen, TX - $344,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,497 SQFT
  • 23 DAYS
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Multiple Offers Received. Best And Final Offer Due At 10 Am On Monday, Oct 26th 2020. Wonderful Well-maintained And Updated One And Half Story Home. Corner Lot. Office Can Be Used As The 4th Bedroom. All Bedrooms Down. Game Room Upstairs. Great Lo...

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1329 Lamar Lane, Allen, TX - $354,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,362 SQFT
  • 24 DAYS
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Location, Location, Location! You Will Find This Gem Located In Highly Sought After Allen Isd! From The Charming Front Porch To The Peaceful Backyard With A Gazebo, You Can See This Home Has Been Well Maintained & Is Move-in Ready! Light & Open Th...


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Listing information last updated on October 27th, 2020 at 3:32pm CDT.