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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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403 Mainsail Drive, Allen, TX - $395,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,166 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Exquisite Prime Location Jewel, Nestled On An Over-sized Mature Treed Lot Within The Stunning Beacon Hill Community & Sought-after Award-winning Allen Isd! Drive Up To Revel In The Stunning Curb Appeal Of This Spectacular Gem. Soaring Entry W Vaul...

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1202 Sunrise Drive, Allen, TX - $339,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,338 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Single Story, 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom And Study With 2 Car Garage On Interior Lot With Mature Landscaping!home Features Include, Granite Countertops, 2 Ft Marble Tile In Kitchen, Reverse Osmosis Water Filter Under Kitchen Sink, Solar Tube L...

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926 Southfork Drive, Allen, TX - $430,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,890 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Desirable Darling Home Is Located In The Waterford Trails Subdivision.featuring A Perfect Floor Plan With The Study,master Br And Guest Suite Downstairs,upstairs Is Two Bedrooms,study Nook,game Room And Media Room,also A Large Additional Bonu...

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1067 Liberty Parkway, Allen, TX - $374,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,387 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Soon To Be Complete, Meritage New Construction Home! This Open Floor Plan Features A Spacious Kitchen With 5 Burner Double Oven Gas Range, Quart Countertops, Island And Breakfast Bar That Overlooks The Family Room. Master Suite With Private Maste...

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1807 Lake Whitney Lane, Allen, TX - $489,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,262 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning Home In Allen With 5 Bedrooms And 3.1 Bathrooms Is Awaiting For You! Chef Quality Kitchen With Large Prep Island, Gas Cook-top, Double Oven & Granite Counter-tops. Spacious Family Room With Soaring Ceilings, Gas Fireplace & Tons Of Natura...

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1104 Winnsboro Court, Allen, TX - $585,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,647 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Seldom Available Exceptional Location! Absolutely One Of A Kind Gorgeous Creek Lot Backing To Heavily Treed Dayspring Nature Preserve In Coveted Twin Creeks. Nature At Your Backyard W Pool & Spa Oasis! Beautiful Custom 2-story Home Offering Serine...

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2029 Grassland Drive, Allen, TX - $479,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,717 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Perfectly Stunning Home In Sought-after Neighborhood! Highly Desirable Single Story With Backyard Oasis Including Play Pool With Fountains, Covered Patio, Privacy Fence, And Beautiful Landscaping. Immaculately Kept, Open Floor Plan With Lots Of Wi...

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1207 Yopont Lane, Allen, TX - $349,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,812 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Functional Floor Plan In Great Neighborhood. Wrought Iron Spindles And Iron Style Front Door. Wood Floors. Kitchen Has Granite With Access To Butlers Pantry. Recent Appliances. Dining Has Bay Window.2nd Living Room In The Front. Study And Master ...

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2022 Artemis Court, Allen, TX - $648,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,354 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous,immaculate,5 Bedroom, 4.1 Bath,3 Car,very Energy Efficient Home Has Great Floor Plan, Tons Of Upgrades & Stone-brick Elevation.high Ceiling Entryway Lead To Executive Study,formal Dining & Spacious Living Room.plantation Shutter & Hardwoo...

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1913 Palisade Drive, Allen, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,976 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Location Location!!! Darling Home In The Heart Of Allen, Is Nestled Into A Cozy Section Of Waterford Trails That Backs To A Walking Trail And Green Space. The Open Concept Home Has Large Rooms With Walk-in-closets, And A Separate Office Space. Thi...

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1604 Sweetbay Drive, Allen, TX - $385,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,483 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome Home To A Bright And Open Floorplan On A Corner Lot In Exceptional Lovejoy Isd. This Home Has A New Roof & Gutters, Plantation Shutters, And High Ceilings. Spacious Kitchen With An Island, Hickory Cabinets, Gas Range, And Stainless Applian...

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2039 Barley Place Drive, Allen, TX - $514,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,753 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Almost New-barely Lived In 3 Bedroom +study In Family Friendly W Allen Neighborhood. Open, Light & Bright W-contemporary Flair. Huge Chef's Kitchen W-granite, Upgraded 5 Burner Gas Cooktop, Beautiful Vent Hood, Convection Oven Opens To Large Famil...

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1005 Bandelier Drive, Allen, TX - $469,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,791 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Curb Appeal Abounds With This Upgraded 4 Bed, 3.5 Bath In Waterford Parks, Close To Community Amenities. You're Warmly Welcomed The Moment You Step In The Grand Foyer. Custom Touches Throughout Include Plantation Shutters, Skip Trowel Finish In Of...

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1013 Burnet Drive, Allen, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,553 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful M Christopher Home With A Brick And Stone Exterior. Handscraped Hdwds. In Foyer, Kitchen, Dining. Study W French Doors And Closet Next To Full Bath So Perfect As A 2nd Bedroom Down If Desired! Chef's Kitchen W Ss Appliances, 42 In. Ca...

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1418 Guthrie Lane, Allen, TX - $479,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,220 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Completed Meritage Built New Construction Home Full Of Upgrades! Wood Look Tile Floors, Wrought Iron Balusters, Soaring Ceilings, Tons Of Natural Light And Designer Paint & Lighting Throughout. Chef Quality Kitchen With Large Prep Island, Gas Cook...


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Listing information last updated on July 19th, 2019 at 9:30am CDT.