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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 2017 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


2017 Best Dallas suburbs rank: 7

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

Allen public schools are ranked ninth among 2018 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and its principal high schools, Allen High School / Lowery Freshman Center, ranks nineteenth among the 2018 best open enrollment high schools in the DFW metroplex. While past performance is, of course, not necessarily indicative of future results, the increase experienced in the prices of Allen's MLS-listed single-family homes sold during the past three years were in the top quartile of home appreciation for all Dallas area cities and towns. 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

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.

Recent home sales

On average, prices of Allen MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during 2016 increased by 23.8 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2013 ... 2016 median sales price was $295,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $150,000 to $1.3 million ... average size of houses sold was 2,710 square feet, average square foot price was $123.91 and average house age was 18.7 years ... homes sold during 2016 averaged 28 days on market

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

2016 estimated population 99,179 ... population density 3,762 residents per square mile ...2015 annual median household income $102,120 ... 76.8 percent of Allen residential real estate units 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 2.22 percent to 2.45 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with 2017 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 Allen              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
2015
population
2016 median
house price
2015 median
household income
milesdirection             
Fairview168,438$402,800 $74,285 5northeast
Frisco18154,407$365,000 $112,155 12northwest
Lucas376,883$590,000 $119,968 6east
McKinney22162,898$285,000 $82,998 7north
Murphy820,610$351,900 $121,360 10southeast
Parker274,352$577,500 $151,420 6southeast
Plano29283,558$310,000 $82,944 7south
Wylie1046,708$230,000 $83,594 13southeast


Note: Best cities/towns rank derived from analysis presented on best Dallas suburbs page

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc. 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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1112 Scotts Bluff Drive, Allen, TX - $469,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,139 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Wow!!! Amazing One-owner Corner Lot Grand Home Situated In One Of Allen's Beautiful, Sought-after, Established Neighborhoods. Spacious 5 Bed Rooms, 4.1 Baths And 4 Living Areas. Recent Up Dates Include: New Roof, Fresh Paint Throughout, New Bath T...

Photo of Listing #13743962

1601 Bryce Canyon Lane, Allen, TX - $474,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,008 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Lovejoy Isd! Beautiful Ashton Woods Home On Huge Lot With A Pool For Less Than $500k! Wonderful Floor Plan With Family Room Open To The Kitchen And Breakfast Area And A Great View Of The Pool And Yard. Master Is Downstairs With A Private Patio. Wr...

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604 Seeport Drive, Allen, TX - $470,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,307 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Gorgeous Craftsman Style Home In The Highly Sought After Community Of Montgomery Farm. This 4 Bed, 3 Bath Home Features A Charming Oversized Flagstone Covered Porch. The Open Kitchen Is Stunning With Beautifully Handcrafted Custom Cabinets That P...

Photo of Listing #13742584

774 Livingston Drive, Allen, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,571 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Move In Ready Updated 4 Bedroom 2 Bath, Single Story Home In Heritage Park With A Pool, Spa! Bright And Open Home Offers Fresh Designer Paint, New Carpet & Engineered Wood Floors Throughout! Remodeled Master Bath And Secondary Bath Tub, Counter T...

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1022 Taylor Drive, Allen, TX - $479,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,716 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Megatel Homes' Sought After Bellagio Floor Plan In Gold Standard Community. Brick And Stone Elevation. 5 Bedroom, 4 Full Bath, Game, Media, Gourmet Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances, Formal Dining With Coffered Ceiling, Huge Family Room Open...

Photo of Listing #13741966

340 Noah Trail, Allen, TX - $459,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,301 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Megatel Homes Madison Floor Plan- Stunning Curb Appeal- Brick And Stone. 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath, Formal, Dining, Game And Media. Open Concept Living Room, Gourmet Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances And Sunny Breakfast Room. Dramatic 2 Story Formal...

Photo of Listing #13740836

1416 Mckenzie Drive, Allen, TX - $369,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,500 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Incredible Opportunity To Own Super Spacious 5 Br Home In W Allen And Zoned For Kids To Attend Highly Acclaimed Kerr Elem Within The Neighborhood. Large Open Floor Plan With Texas Sized Pantry In Kitchen As Well As Lovely Sunroom Off The Breakfast...

Photo of Listing #13742525

604 Ansley Way Way, Allen, TX - $349,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 1,912 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Nestled In A Newly Developed Neighborhood In West Allen, This Property Invites You Into A Modern & Sleekly Designed Home. Wood Styled Tile Floors Throughout The Ground Level Including The Living Room, Kitchen, & Half Bath. A Huge Sliding Glass Doo...

1418 Lomond Court, Allen, TX - $335,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,103 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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One Story Home- 2,200 Sf 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, And Large Den With New Carpet. Living & Dining - Family & Breakfast. Built In 2000. In Great Condition. Open With Bright Subtle Colors.open Space, New 2017 Roof, New Ac Unit Fresh Paint, Fresch New Pain...

1826 Harlequin Place, Allen, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,949 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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2013 Built Dr Horton One Story Upgraded Home With 1949 Sqft With Cedar Pillar Front Porch On A Corner Lot, Elegant Stone Elevation, 3br-2bath On A Corner Lot. Hardwood Floor In Entry,dining & Family. Granite Counter In Kitchen W Ss Appliances, Upg...

1006 Denali Drive, Allen, TX - $472,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,817 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Newly Updated Home In West Allen! This 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home Has Been Freshly Painted, Fresh Carpet And Ready For Your Buyer. Huge Master Suite Is Down Stairs. Beautiful Granite Kitchen Counter Tops, Large Island, Stainless Steel Appliances, Doub...

1107 Waterford Way, Allen, TX - $485,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,113 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Elegant Entertaining Is Easy In This Spacious Shaddock Custom Home In West Allen's Waterford Crossing On Corner Lot. Rich Warm Handscraped Floors Run Throughout The Open Floor Plan. Deep Baseboards And Soaring Ceilings Add A Luxurious Feel, Makin...

18 Carter Court, Allen, TX - $560,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,001 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Stunning English Country Inspired Custom Built Home In Allen. Private Cul-de-sac Lane With Custom Built Homes All On Large Lots. 3 Car Side Entry Garage With Gate And Room For Rv Or Boat. Superb Backyard Oasis With Beach Entry Heated Pool, Larg...

1613 Woodstream Lane, Allen, TX - $330,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,661 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Beautifully Updated 4 Br 2.1 Ba 2 La Plus Study, Covered Patio Is A Wow. In 2015 1st Floor Birch Hardwood Scraped Floors, Updated Wood Staircase And Metal Baluster, Upstairs Carpet 2015, And Interior Paint Including Trim, Doors, Walls. Study Has W...

1920 Lorraine Avenue, Allen, TX - $489,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,396 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Updated From Top To Bottom, This Amazing Home Sits Walking Distance To The Community Pool And Park. It Has A Large Covered Front Porch, Plantation Shutters, Custom Garage Organization System, Garage Door Opener Replaced (2016), Handscraped Red Oa...


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Listing information last updated on December 18th, 2017 at 12:16pm CST.