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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 2018 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


2018 best Dallas suburbs rank: 9

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

  2018 STAAR scores above TEA achievement standard: 92.3%
  2016 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 12.1
  2017 median home sale price: $315,000
  2016 residences owner occupied: 75.0%
  2016 median household income: $102,215
  2016 population: 99,179
  2012 - 2016 population growth: 9.3%


Allen public schools are ranked twelfth among 2018 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and its principal high schools, Allen High School / Lowery Freshman Center, ranks twenty-fourth among the 2018 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

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 2017 increased by 21.9 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2014 ... 2017 median sales price was $315,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $140,000 to $1.8 million ... average size of houses sold was 2,690 square feet, average square foot price was $131.87 and average house age was 20.3 years ... homes sold during 2017 averaged 29 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 ...2016 annual median household income $102,215 ... 75.0 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
2016
population
2017 median
house price
2016 median
household income
milesdirection             
Fairview158,354$420,000$73,3395northeast
Frisco17163,656$3805,000$117,64212northwest
Lucas237,211$619,000$133,4196east
McKinney28172,298$305,000$83,2577north
Murphy620,482$375,000$118,84310southeast
Parker224,420$600,000$133,4946southeast
Plano36286,057$337,400$85,0857south
Wylie1347,701$247,700$82,13913southeast


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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1414 Kingsley Drive, Allen, TX - $339,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,262 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Desirable West Allen's Glendover Park Master Planned Neighborhood In The Award-winning Allen Isd. This Home Features Attractive Design Elements: Open Floor Plan; Big Open Kitchen, Split Bedrooms; Eat-in Kitchen With-lots Of Food Prep Space, Large ...

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1527 Link Street, Allen, TX - $392,755

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,647 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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St Andrews Park Community Delivers An Adventurous Lifestyle Surrounded By Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment Near Us-75 & 121 Tollway. Amenities Include Hiking-biking Trails, A Pond W Pergola, & Several Common Areas. Near Allen Premium Outlets, Top...

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410 Club House Drive, Allen, TX - $442,395

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,467 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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St Andrews Park Community Delivers An Adventurous Lifestyle Surrounded By Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment Near 75 & 121 Tollway. Amenities: Hiking-biking Trails, Pond W Pergola, & Several Common Areas. Near Allen Premium Outlets, Top Golf, Parks...

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406 Club House Drive, Allen, TX - $446,879

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,414 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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St Andrews Park Community Delivers An Adventurous Lifestyle Surrounded By Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment Near Us-75 & 121 Tollway. Amenities Include Hiking-biking Trails, A Pond W Pergola, & Several Common Areas. Near Allen Premium Outlets, Top...

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408 Club House Drive, Allen, TX - $449,819

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,547 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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St Andrews Park Community Delivers An Adventurous Lifestyle Surrounded By Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment Near Us-75 & 121 Tollway. Amenities Include Hiking-biking Trails, A Pond W Pergola, & Several Common Areas. Near Allen Premium Outlets, Top...

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1109 Waterford Way, Allen, TX - $485,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,328 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Located At The End Of A Quiet Street, Less Than 100 Feet From A Wooded Creekside Walking Trail… You May Forget You Are Less Than 5 Minutes From 121 Sam Rayburn Tollway & 75 Central Expy. Hand Scraped Hardwoods Flow Seamlessly From Room To Room, We...

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734 Eagle Lake Court, Allen, TX - $329,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,476 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Updated With New Paint, Light Fixtures, New Carpet, Engineered Hardwood Floors, And Updated Appliances. Nice Two Story Plan Featuring 5 Bedrooms With Master Suite Down With Walk-in Closet. 4 Split Bedrooms Upstairs With A Large Game Room. Three Li...

Photo of Listing #13971218

2038 Farmhouse Way, Allen, TX - $647,875

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,405 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Dream Home For A King And Queen! Same Design As The Model Home – This Stunning Aberdeen Design Is The Most Sought After Layout In The Community! Soaring 2-story Entry And Beautiful Curved Staircase In This Beautiful Home Welcomes Your Guests. Enjo...

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755 Durham Street, Allen, TX - $634,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,779 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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New Construction Built By Southgate Homes. Scheduled To Complete In March 2019. Grand Foyer With Curved Staircase. 2 Bedrooms Down, And 2 Bedrooms Up. Game And Media Upstairs. 3 Car Garage

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1621 Ponderosa Drive, Allen, TX - $479,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,808 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Lovejoy Isd, Move-in Ready, Open Concept With A Sparkling Pool, Lush Landscaping And An Enormous Three-car Garage On A Corner Lot!!! Immaculate, Well Maintained Property, Pride Of Ownership Is Abundant!! Boasts Rich Hard Woods, Elegant Granite, S...

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1200 Shadetree Lane, Allen, TX - $475,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,518 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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4 Bedroom Beauty In The Desirable Master Planned Community Of Twin Creeks! Pretty Drive Up To This Home On An Oversized Corner Lot! Inside Are Stacked Formals, 4 Bedrooms, Game Room And A Study!! Pretty Kitchen With Granite, Stone Backsplash, Stai...

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1625 Humbolt Drive, Allen, TX - $399,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,775 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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A Complete Renovation Has Been Done To Make This Home Ready For New Owners. Brand New Wood Flooring Through Out The Downstairs. New Carpet On The Second Floor. Entire House Is Freshly Painted. Kitchen Has Granite Countertops. All Bathrooms Have Gr...

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502 Potomac Lane, Allen, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,247 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous! Updated! Fabulous 5 Br 3.5 Bath 3 Living Area Home In The Heart Of Allen-beacon Hill! Soaring Ceilings, Beautiful Entry, Stacked Formals, Updated Engineered Wood Floors, Master Suite With Spa Like Oversize Frame Less Glass Shower Down St...

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809 Otto Drive, Allen, TX - $443,750

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,560 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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This Elegant Home Is Truly Remarkable Inside And Out! With 3 Bedrooms And A Gameroom You Have Plenty Of Space To Entertain. Features Include Crisp White Cabinets, Upgraded Granite Countertops, Gourmet Kitchen With Island, Low-e Double Pane Vinyl W...

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1050 Fullerton Drive, Allen, TX - $468,560

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,765 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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This Is The Home That Will End Your Search! With A First Floor Guest Suite And A 2nd Floor Gameroom, You Have Plenty Of Space To Entertain! The Open Concept Kitchen-dining-family Room Is Sure To Impress. The Family Room Is Spacious Yet Cozy And P...


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Listing information last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 2:45am CST.