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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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1208 Surrey Lane, Allen, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,549 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Multiple Offers Received- Best & Final By 7pm Fri 1.22. Stunningly Updated 4-2 Nestled In A Cul-de-sac In West Allen! One Of Only A Few Single Story Homes In The Entire Neighborhood! Upon Entry, You're Greeted By Rich Wood Floors That Line The Ho...

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1815 Long Prairie Road, Allen, TX - $395,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,524 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Wonderful Home For Entertaining! Take A Look At This 4 Bedroom 3 And Half Bath Brick Home In Allen Isd. This Home Offers A Gated Rear Entry Driveway, Attached 3 Gar Garage And Nice Covered Patio And Porches. The Interior Has 3 Living Areas Includi...

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2000 Camelot Drive, Allen, TX - $364,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,682 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Great Allen Location With Nice Curb Appeal! Updated 4 Bedroom Has An Open Floorplan With Handscraped Hardwoods, Gas Log Fireplace In The Family Room, Granite Counters & Updated Appliances In The Kitchen, Fresh Paint. Guest Bed-bath Down + Very Lar...

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718 Pulitzer Lane, Allen, TX - $335,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,118 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Transitional Modern Touches In Allen Texas! Upon Entry Light & Bright, Tall Ceilings, Formal Dining, Family Room, Wood Like Vinyl Flooring & Soft Neutral Gray Paint, Greets You. Separate Kitchen, Ceramic Tile, Granite Island, Granite C-tops, Upg...

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1310 Caliche Trail, Allen, TX - $590,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,836 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Great Location. This Beautiful Property Is Located In Allen. 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bath Rooms, 2 Stories. The Master Bedroom. A Study Room And A Dining Room Are Downstairs. High Ceiling, Spacious Living Room Open To The Kitchen For Family Entertainmen...

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609 River Rock Way, Allen, TX - $620,170

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,474 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Stunning Grand Home On Corner Lot. Convenient To 75 & Walk To All Schools. Fantastic Family Home With Vaulted Family Room, Gameroom Wired For Surround Sound And Private En Suite Upstairs. 3 Bedrooms Downstairs Or 1 Can Be An Office. Features Ful...

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1504 Winding Trail Drive, Allen, TX - $349,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,995 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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**multiple Offers Rec'd - Highest & Best By Monday The 25th At 7pm** *highly Desirable Lost Creek Ranch In Allen* *priced Under Market Value* *opportunity Is Knocking* One Of The Largest Lots In Lost Creek Ranch With Almost **half Acre Lot** This ...

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1807 Travis Drive, Allen, TX - $359,995

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,847 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Welcome Home To Allen's Welcoming Round Rock Neighborhood, Zoned For Highly-rated Allen Isd! Beautifully Maintained Home With High Vaulted Ceilings, Lots Of Windows And Natural Light, Eat In Kitchen With Island, Hardwood Floors, Fireplace, Large M...

1116 Shadetree Lane, Allen, TX - $495,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,221 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Best Kept Secret In Twin Creeks! Picturesque Home On Tree Lined Street That Has Been Lovingly Maintained And Beautifully Appointed. Updates Include Windows, Both Hvac’s, Roof, Gutters, Sidewalks, Exterior Paint, Landscaping, Flooring, Bathrooms, G...

311 Misty Meadow Drive, Allen, TX - $460,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,353 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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This Allen Two-story Cul-de-sac Home Offers Granite Countertops And A Two-car Garage. This Home Is Vacant And Cleaned Regularly.

1013 Mockingbird Lane, Allen, TX - $592,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,304 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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Mls# 14495896 - Built By Ashton Woods Homes - May Completion! ~ New Ashton Woods Home Just 11 Miles From Legacy West, 20 Miles To N. Dallas, Minutes From Us-75 And Within Walking Distance To Shopping And Dining At The Shops At Watters Creek! Brick...

1505 Bellnap Drive, Allen, TX - $649,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,355 SQFT
  • 16 DAYS
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Exceptional Home In Allen Isd. Gourmet Kitchen Has Gas Cooktop, Oversized Granite Island With Extra Storage & Ss Appliances. Breakfast Opens To Spacious Family Room With Vaulted Ceiling. Study, Master, 2nd Bedroom With Private Bath Down. Large Ma...

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1815 Giddings Court, Allen, TX - $410,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,431 SQFT
  • 80 DAYS
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Beautifully Remodeled Home Located In Highly Sought After Allen Isd! Home Is Situated On A Large Cul-de-sac Lot, New Stone Flower Bed Landscaping! This Home Has A Covered Patio In Backyard That Is Great For Entertaining! This Spacious Home Has Bee...

1045 Quail Valley Road, Allen, TX - $404,400

Residential, Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,642 SQFT
  • 111 DAYS
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Whether Moving Up To Your First Home Or Right-sizing Your Life, The 1,642-square-foot Renoir Floor Plan Is The Right Fit. You’ll Love The Ease Of The Open Indoor And Outdoor Living Area, The Convenience Of So Much Storage Space, And A Primary Suit...

1055 Quail Valley Road, Allen, TX - $499,400

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,591 SQFT
  • 112 DAYS
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Age-exclusive 55+ Community. With Nearly 2,600 Square Feet, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, A Primary Suite With Dual Walk-in Closets, A Study Or Home Office, Storage, And An Open Concept—all On One Convenient Level—this Floor Plan Intuitively Understands ...


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Listing information last updated on January 23rd, 2021 at 1:15am CST.