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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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415 Arrowhead Drive, Allen, TX - $390,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,193 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Fabulous 2 Story Highland Home For Sale. Fully Upgraded Home Including Kitchen Granite In 2020, New Ss Appliances, And All Brand New Hardwood Flooring Downstairs. Upstairs Has Brand New Wool Carpet, Entire House Has Been Painted With A Neutral Co...

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1805 Heather Glen Circle, Allen, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,091 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This 1+ Acre Property In Coveted Lovejoy Isd Is In A Superb Location! Minutes From Shopping, Dining, And Entertainment. Includes A Shop And Has No Hoa. Living Room Features Brick Fireplace And Vaulted Ceiling With Beams. Kitchen Boasts Stainless S...

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1808 Stetson Way, Allen, TX - $480,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,766 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Very Well Maintained. Move In Ready. Stunning Elevation With Patterned Stone And Brick. Nailed Down Real Hard Wood Floor Entire Upstairs Including Stair Steps. Wrought Iron Balusters. Entire Down Stairs Has Upgraded Tiles. No Carpets. Thick Upgrad...

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1032 Big Spring Drive, Allen, TX - $485,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,014 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Meticulously Maintained Khov Home In The Prestigious Waterford Parks Subdivision. This 5 Bdrm, 4.5 Bath Home W A Study Has A Large Back Yard W Extended Patio & Recently Added Outdoor Fireplace. Beautiful Kit W Ss Appliances, Breakfast Bar, Plannin...

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948 Falcon Drive, Allen, TX - $484,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,917 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning And Spacious Home In The Conveniently Located Quail Run Neighborhood In West Allen. 4 Bed, 3.5 Bath, Large Study, Game Room, Bonus Room And Tons Of Natural Light! Chef’s Kitchen Includes Stainless Appliances, Huge Island, Gas Cooktop, Bre...

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411 Fox Trail, Allen, TX - $400,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,287 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Fantastic-feel At Home The Minute You Walk In! This Perfectly Designed Home Has It All! Beautiful, Open Floor Plan, Perfect For Entertaining. Oversized Master Has Gorgeous En-suite Bath. Downstairs Study Can Be Used As A 5th Bedroom, Ideal For Any...

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1708 Cardinal Drive, Allen, TX - $498,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,582 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning Immaculate Home On Oversized Lot In Allen's Quail Run Subdivision. Beautiful Front Porch. Open Floor Plan, Lots Of Natural Light. Spacious Master W Large Walk In Closet (elfa). Study (w Double French Drs) Downstairs. Large Walk In Kitc...

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510 Newberry Drive, Allen, TX - $480,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,556 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Beautiful 4 Bdroom 3.5 Bath Home In Sought After Watters Crossing Has Been Extensively Remodeled. New Kitchen Including Cabinets, Countertops, Appliances. All New Flooring Upstairs And Down. Newly Painted Interior. New Bathrooms Upstairs. H...

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1012 Carlsbad Drive, Allen, TX - $515,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,965 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Relax And Enjoy This Beautiful Home While You Entertain Guest In This Amazing Backyard That Features A Gazebo And Private Full Medical 13,000 Spa To Relax In. From The Moment You Walk In The Door, Feels Like Home. This Home Has 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bath...

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1616 Shelborn Drive, Allen, TX - $390,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,230 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous 5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Home On A Quarter Acre Lot Backing To The Greenbelt. Open Floorplan With Kitchen Featuring Double Ovens, Island, Breakfast Bar, Large Pantry And Plenty Of Cabinets. Peaceful Master Suite With Views Of The Trees & Gre...

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1041 Everglades Drive, Allen, TX - $445,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,625 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautifully Maintained Two Story Single Owner Home In The Prestigious Waterford Parks Neighborhood In Allen Isd. The Home Has A Light & Bright Open Concept Living Space. The Kitchen Has All Stainless Appliances, Granite Counter Tops, A Large Islan...

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1494 Willingham Drive, Allen, TX - $549,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,085 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautifully Designed 5 Bedroom Home In Cumberland Crossing. Brand New Carpet! Located Minutes From 75 And 121 For Easy Access To Greater Dfw. Spacious And Filled W Natural Light, This Windsor Home Is Tastefully Presented And Perfectly Laid Out For...

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2009 Londonderry Drive, Allen, TX - $367,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,346 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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*renovated* Beautiful Spacious Move-in Ready Home In Award Winning Plano Isd. Features 3346 Sqft With Vaulted Ceilings And Natural Light. 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms Including A Guest Suite. 2 Living And 2 Dining Areas On Main Floor. Game-room On 2...

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1204 Bradford Trace Drive, Allen, TX - $329,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,647 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Immaculate Home In The Very Desirable Community Of Lost Creek Ranch In Allen! This 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath Home Comes W~tall Ceilings, Wood Floors Throughout Common Areas, Water Softener System, New Carpet & Paint. Gorgeous Kitchen With Ss Appliances, Hug...

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2027 Burnside Drive, Allen, TX - $559,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,106 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Exquisite, Totally Updated Sotherby Designed Dream Home. Hardwood Floors, Vaulted Ceilings, Formal Dining, Study + Plantation Shutters. Master Retreat W-an Amazing Spa Bath W-stunning Exotic Quartz & Custom Closet. Guest Bedrm 1st Floor. Gourmet K...


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Listing information last updated on January 18th, 2020 at 5:30am CST.