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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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1421 Cool Springs Drive, Allen, TX - $435,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,758 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Can You Say Wow!? This Home Is One Of The Largest Homes In Beacon Hill! Close To Everything Including Shopping, Dining And Entertainment. Easy Access For Commuters. Surround Yourself In This Neighborhood Of Trees! Such A Peaceful Setting. This Ho...

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813 Soapberry Drive, Allen, TX - $438,600

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,509 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Excellent Location! Beautiful, Spacious, Outstanding Floor Plan With 5 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Home In Highly Sought After Allen Isd- Chandler Elementary Is Just Down The Street! Wood Flooring Throughout The 1st Floor Opens To A Large Living Area Perfect...

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1000 Blackenhurst Lane, Allen, TX - $327,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,377 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Allen Home Greets You With Modern Elegance The Moment You Step Inside. Designer Touches Throughout Include Paneling, Coffered Ceiling, Wood Beams, Granite Kitchen Counters, Stone Counters In All Bathrooms. Recent Updates I...

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530 Mefford Lane, Allen, TX - $449,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,316 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Pristine And Classic Craftsman Darling Home Proudly Situated In A Prime Cul-de-sac Location Of The Coveted Park At Montgomery Farm. Original Owner. Lovingly Cared For And Thoroughly Enjoyed And Now Its Time To Downsize And Travel. Generously Cov...

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1604 Bryce Canyon Lane, Allen, TX - $429,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,026 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Casual Elegance! Dramatic Ashton Woods Home In A+ Condition Shows Like A New Model! Upgrades Include Custom Inlaid Flooring, Wide-slate Plantation Shutters, Special Mill Work! Dramatic Staircase With Overhead Bridge. Big Yard With Sparkling Black-...

Photo of Listing #14290019

1116 Limestone Court, Allen, TX - $539,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,846 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning Home Sitting On An Oversized, Corner Lot In Twin Creeks Ii! This Home Is Breath-taking, Featuring A Grand Entrance, Dual Staircases, Soaring Ceilings, Plantation Shutters, An Abundance Of Storage & Big Windows Providing Tons Of Natural Li...

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805 Rainier Court, Allen, TX - $415,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,347 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Fabulous 5 Br 3.5 Ba Home In Woodland Park In Allen! Over 65k In Updates! New Carpet! This Home Is Situated In A Cul De Sac With A Greenbelt And Walking Trail. Cheery Windows Keep This Home Light And Bright! Large Living Room With Cozy Fireplace. ...

Photo of Listing #14291113

628 Club Drive, Allen, TX - $389,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,258 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning Former Meritage Model On Corner Lot Located In A Cul De Sac With All The Extras. Energy-efficient Two-story Bradford Plan Features Open Layout First-floor Living With A Beautiful Kitchen Quartz Countertops, White Shaker Cabinets And Energ...

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1129 Belvedere Drive, Allen, TX - $353,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,182 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Meticulously Maintained 1 Story Home In Watter's Crossing. Great Flowing Floorplan For Entertaining Centered Around The Main Living Area Featuring Built-ins, Speakers, A Warm Fireplace & Wall Of Windows Overlooking A Covered Patio. Beautiful Hands...

Photo of Listing #14292022

608 Halyard Drive, Allen, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,922 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Ready For Summer!!well Your In Luck This Property Has Pool And Spa Move In Ready!!! West Allen Home On A Large Lot Has Room For Everyone! Formal Living-dining, Family Room With Fireplace, Kitchen-breakfast Area With Granite Counters & Stainless St...

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2109 Thornbury Lane, Allen, TX - $459,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,588 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Wow!! Gorgeous 4 Br 3.5 Bath Home In Award Winning Allen Isd!! Conveniently Located With Great Access To 121 And 75, Just Up The Street From All Of The Restaurants And Shopping Of Allen And Fairview! Beautiful Kitchen Updated With Granite Countert...

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922 Granger Drive, Allen, TX - $394,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,192 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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**hard To Find Executive One-story By Sanders Custom Builders** **prestigious And Coveted Twin Creeks** Great Drive Up Appeal With Mature Trees & Landscaping! Very Open Design With Vaulted Ceilings & Tall Windows, 4th Bedroom Is Perfect For A Mot...

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509 River Rock Way, Allen, TX - $547,883

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,996 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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New Grand Home May Completion Conveniently Located Just Minutes To 75 And Walking Distance To All Schools. Tons Of Spaces With Vaulted Family Room, Study, Gameroom & Media Room Wired For Surround Sound. East Facing Homesite. Downstairs Guest Sui...

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1829 Childress Lane, Allen, TX - $545,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,024 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Stunning Two-story Home Featuring 5 Bedrooms And 4 Full Baths. This Home Is Loaded With Upgraded Features Including A Gorgeous Saltwater Pool With Tanning Ledge And Pergola Covered Patio. Wide Planked Wood Floors Showcase An Incredible Layout Wi...

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1009 Great Basin Court, Allen, TX - $469,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,813 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Beautiful Home In Desirable Waterford Parks Community On Quiet Cul De Sac, Just Steps Away From New Spirit Park In Allen. Well Cared For By Original Owners Is An Understatement! Come See What All This Home Has To Offer...fabulous Floor Plan, Crow...


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Listing information last updated on February 28th, 2020 at 9:16pm CST.