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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.


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.


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


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

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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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1859 Audubon Pond Way, Allen, TX - $525,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,861 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Tastefully Designed 2-story Loaded With Upgrades On A Picturesque Creek Lot! No Detail Has Been Overlooked In This Stunning Home Boasting Extensive Hardwood Floors, Plantation Shutters, 8ft Solid Core Doors Downstairs, Crown Molding & Wrought Iron...

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1560 Charleston Drive, Allen, TX - $379,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,968 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful House, Ready For Immediate Move-in With Attractive Curbside And Front Elevation, Detached Garage. Roof And Ac Were Replaced In 2019. Big Corner Lot House With Huge Front Yard For Privacy. High Ceiling, Separate Dining Room, Huge Family R...

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506 River Rock Way, Allen, TX - $635,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,099 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Immaculate Home In The Rivercrest Park Addition Of Allen! This 4 Bed, 3.1 Bath Gem Comes With Hardwood Floors Throughout, 2 Family Rooms Plus A Game Room Up, Formal Dining, Beautiful Curved Staircase, Spacious Secondary Bedrooms, And Low Maintenan...

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1007 Muir Woods Drive, Allen, TX - $369,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,689 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Lovely Home In Sought-after Woodland Park Subdiv, Allen, Tx Won’t Last Long! Open, Airy, Welcoming Floorplan, Brick-stone Elevation. Soaring Ceilings, Formal Dining; Large Arched Window. Office; French Doors. Main Living; Vaulted Ceilings, Gas Lo...

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1613 Buckthorne Drive, Allen, TX - $515,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,300 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Lovejoy Isd! Fabulous 5 Bed 3.1 Bath Home On A Corner Lot In The Bellegrove Neighborhood. Beautiful Entry With Soaring Ceilings. Kitchen With Gas Cooktop, Walk-in Pantry & Tons Of Storage. Eat-in Kitchen With Window Seat. Spacious Living Room With...

1125 Auburndale Lane, Allen, TX - $589,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,115 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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Multiple Offers Deadline Is 1pm April 21st. This Beautiful Ashton Woods 4 Bd, 3.1 B, 2 Car Is Located On A Desirable Corner Lot Facing The 50 By 30 Greenbelt~courtyard. Modern Kitchen Opens To The Lg Family Room & Dining Area W Decorative Gas Fire...

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1109 Lamplight Way, Allen, TX - $599,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,471 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Must See! New Price! Open April 18, Sun 2-4 Pm. Beautiful N-facing Home Features 4 Spacious Bedrooms 3.1 Baths, Formals, Study, Game Room, Media Room, Pool & Spa. Hand-scraped Hardwood Floors Throughout The First Floor That Carries Up The Stairs I...

924 Marian Drive, Allen, TX - $395,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 1,722 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Luxurious Townhome Near Watter's Creek With Exemplary Allen Isd Schools. Inviting Large Bricked Front Porch, Wood Floors, Iron Staircase Spindles, Modern Paint Pallet, 3 Inch Plantation Shutters, Designer Lighting Throughout, And Two Home Offices....

1702 Briarhollow Drive, Allen, TX - $393,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,210 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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This Allen One-story Cul-de-sac Home Offers A Two-car Garage. Home Utilities May Be Turned Off Due To Weather Conditions.this Home Has Been Virtually Staged To Illustrate Its Potential

1412 Wallace Drive, Allen, TX - $415,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,546 SQFT
  • 16 DAYS
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This Allen Two-story Home Offers A Two-car Garage. Home Utilities May Be Turned Off Due To Weather Conditions. This Home Has Been Virtually Staged To Illustrate Its Potential

423 Arrowhead Drive, Allen, TX - $419,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,362 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Wow! Single Story Gem With Pool In The Heart Of Allen!! Meticulously Maintained Home With Study, 3 Bedrooms With Game Room That Could Also Be Converted To 4th Bedroom As There Is A Closet. Open Concept Floorplan With A Great Flow! Pool And Backya...

1202 Meadowbend Court, Allen, TX - $335,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,027 SQFT
  • 54 DAYS
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Perfect Home Looking For Investors. There Is Currently A Tenant Living There Till 07-31-2022. Stunning Home With Great Drive Up Located On Private Cul De Sac With Ample Parking! Spacious Family Room Offers Arched Doorways, Tons Of Natural Light An...

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Listing information last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 11:47am CDT.