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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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717 Wales Court, Allen, TX - $365,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,949 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Gorgeous Two Story Home Is Situated On A Corner Lot In The Coveted Custer Hill Estates. Enjoy This Spacious Open Floor Concept That Flows Into The Outdoor Paradise. This Immaculate Home Features A Refreshing Pool Inviting You To Relax And En...

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1064 Fullerton Drive, Allen, TX - $429,510

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,706 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Normandy Homes Kingston Floor Plan. Beautiful New Two-story Home In The Sought After Community Of The Village Of Twin Creeks. This Master Down Home Features Two Walk-in Master Closets With Large Soaker Tub And Shower. Very Open Kitchen-dining-fa...

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1134 Nick Circle, Allen, TX - $400,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,253 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Not Often Does A Home That Possesses This Attention To Detail Come On The Market. Stunning Drive Up Appeal Of The Brick And Stone Elevation Is A Marriage Of Delicate Influences And Thoughtful Execution. Starting With The Nail Down Hardwood Floorin...

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2007 Burnside Drive, Allen, TX - $549,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,917 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Meticulously Maintained One Owner Home - 5br, 4ba, 3car, Game & Media. Private Back Yard Oasis W Resort-style Diving Pool, Fire Pit & Play Yard. Breathtaking Pool View From The Light Filled Fr & Kit W Dbl Ovens, Granite, Smooth Surface C-top,plumb...

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1321 Woodmoor Drive, Allen, TX - $365,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,570 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Original Owners Have Updated This House & Kept It In Tip-top Shape!remodeled Kitchen & Baths, New Carpet & Paint. The Kitchen Eating Area Is Large Enough For A Big Dining Table.livng Room Is Down & There Are Two Flex Rooms That Could Be Either A D...

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103 Tiburon Court, Allen, TX - $405,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,917 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Meticulously Maintained Home With Beautiful Front Walk Up And Covered Porch On A Cul-de-sac! This 4 Bedroom, 2 And A Half Bathroom Beauty Has Spacious Rooms And Lots Of Storage. Wood Floors, Neutral Paint And Fixtures Throughout. Kitchen Has Grani...

Photo of Listing #14083946

1433 Greenwich Drive, Allen, TX - $350,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,600 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Located In Award Winning Allen Isd, This Move In Ready Home Has Just What Buyers Are Looking For! All Bedrooms Are Up. This Home Was Lovingly Cared For By Just One Owner. Granite In Kitchen With An Island And Plenty Of Prep Space. Kitchen Overlook...

Photo of Listing #14092423

313 Sonoma Drive, Allen, TX - $474,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,398 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Beautiful Traditional Home Located In Watters Crossing. Over $120k Spent On Media And Bedroom Addition In '16. This Home Has Three Living Areas To Entertain Family & Friends. The Gourmet Kitchen Is Centered In The Heart Of The Home And Is Highligh...

Photo of Listing #14092612

1442 Pebble Way, Allen, TX - $379,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,283 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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This Outstanding Designer Touched Home In West Allen Featuring Today's Soft Colors!, Loads Of Upgrades. Just Off Stacy Rd, Mins From The Allen Outlet Mall, 75, & 121. This Beautiful 3-2.5- 2 +game Offers - Superb Location, Impeccably Maintained. O...

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1095 Limestone Court, Allen, TX - $625,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,855 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Stately Traditional On A Quiet Tree Lined Street. Beautiful Staircase In 2 Story Entrance Welcomes You With Views Thru To The Backyard. Open Concept Is Great For Entertaining With Large Kitchen & Family Room. Upper Level Has A Large Game Or Playro...

Photo of Listing #14083434

2272 Morning Dew Court, Allen, TX - $468,888

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,320 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Wow!fabulous Highland Home On A Premium Cul-de-sac Lot—very Upgraded & Energy Efficient!close To Preston Elementary & The Community Pool!desirable Features--handscraped Hardwoods,plantation Shutters,planning Desk Down,study Desk Up, Dry Bar, Utili...

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1109 Neches Drive, Allen, TX - $438,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,048 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Updates Galore! Huntington Custom-extensive Wood Floors Downstairs & Upstairs Gameroom. Stone Double Stacked Fp In Family Room. Kitchen With Recent Ss Appliances, Subway Tile Backsplash, Granite Counters, Blanco Farm Sink, Refinished Cabinets & ...

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1606 Country Bend, Allen, TX - $435,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,650 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Beautiful Home In Sought After Summerfield. You Will Love The Large Private Pool, The Attached Hot Tub Spa, And The Gorgeous Landscaping. Kitchen Features Gas Cooktop, Granite Counters, And A Huge Island And Breakfast Bar Area. Huge Master B...

Photo of Listing #14093611

1552 Prairie View Drive, Allen, TX - $369,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,022 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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This Stunning 2-story Home Is Situated On A Large Lot Directly Across From The Community Park! Inside You Will Find 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Executive Study, Upstairs Game Room, & 2-car Garage! Upgrades Include Designer Paint Tones, Towering Family ...

Photo of Listing #14091785

1120 Brook Ridge Avenue, Allen, TX - $329,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,522 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Beautiful Fully Updated Contemporary Home With Soaring Ceiling In Highly Sought After Brookside Neighborhood! Total Upgrade With New Roof! New Showers! New Trane Ac Unit For First Floor! New Paint Interior And Exterior; Fresh White Cabinets, New K...


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Listing information last updated on May 21st, 2019 at 11:45pm CDT.