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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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Photo of Listing #13895064

1119 Shadow Lakes Boulevard, Allen, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,923 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Two Story Brick Home With Water View. Hardwood Floors And Plantation Shutters Throughout. Oasis Backyard With Luxurious Pool And Landscaping. Loft-game Room And Home Theater Room In Addition To Formal Dining And Living Areas. Located On ...

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615 Uvalde Court, Allen, TX - $534,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,486 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Pristine 5bd-4ba On Private Cul-de-sac Street W.mature Trees Brings Home The Luxury Of The Country Club Coupled With The Comfort And Privacy Of Small-town Living! Meticulously Updated Incl.new Roof(2014)+3ac Units(2013)+water Heaters(2012)+carpet(...

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1718 Grand Canyon Way, Allen, TX - $385,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.3 Baths
  • 2,961 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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~you Will Just Love This House~ (and It Will Love You Back!) Decorator Dream Home W Impeccable Updates, Remarkable Living Design & Astounding Backyard Paradise! Warm Greetings To Wonderful Drive-up With Over-sized C-lot W Lush Yard, Winding Walk-u...

Photo of Listing #13890836

720 Pulitzer Lane, Allen, TX - $337,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,625 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Home Hits All The Checkmarks For Your Special Home.outstanding Open Floor Plan-large Master Bedroom Retreat Privately Tucked On Main Floor.scenic Pool Surrounded With Beautiful Mature Tree & Landscaped Setting. First Impressions Are Lasting &...

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1051 Drew, Allen, TX - $479,606

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,522 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mls# 13893841 - Built By Darling Homes - October Completion! ~ Gorgeous Open Design With Soaring Ceilings In Family Room And Covered Front Porch. Gourmet Kitchen With Large Island Open To Family Room That Is Great For Entertaining. Kitchen Is We...

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1058 Drew, Allen, TX - $469,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,591 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mls# 13893886 - Built By Darling Homes - October Completion! ~ Gorgeous Home With Open Design, Kitchen Is Open To Family Room With Large Island And From Upstairs Game Room You Can Look Down Into Family Room. There Are Designer Selections Thru-out...

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608 Huntington Lane, Allen, TX - $349,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,590 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous Creekside Home With Exceptional Split Bedroom Floor Plan. Home Features Inviting Rooms With Neutral Paint Colors To Blend In With Laminated Wood Flooring. Kitchen Features A Nice Large Skylight With Natural Light Beaming On The Nice Grani...

Photo of Listing #13884542

1428 Greenbriar Drive, Allen, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,332 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Come See This Stunning Highland Home Located In Prime Suncreek Neighborhood. Awe-inspiring 19 Ft Ceilings Welcome You Into The Entry And Formal Dining Area. The Warm And Inviting Living Area Is Open To The Expansive Chef Style Kitchen With Ample S...

Photo of Listing #13892498

1056 Drew Lane, Allen, TX - $459,922

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,524 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Mls# 13892498 - Built By Darling Homes - October Completion! ~ Darling Home Open Design With Volume Ceilings In Family Room And Huge Covered Front Porch. Gourmet Kitchen With Double Ovens, 5 Burner Gas Cooktop And Large Island Open To Family Room...

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4 Rainforest Circle, Allen, TX - $459,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,333 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Beautiful Home On Cul-de-sac. Excellent Floor Plan Features Master Suite And Study Downstairs. Many Built-ins. Backyard Is An Entertainer's Dream. Gorgeous Heated, Pool And Spa, Outdoor Kitchen, Fireplace, Built-in Grill And Covered Pergola. Ups...

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1020 Midland Drive, Allen, TX - $543,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,281 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Mls# 13892313 - Built By Ashton Woods Homes - November Completion! ~ Tudor Inspired Facade With Brick And Stone Elevation. Open Living-kitchen-dining With Center Fireplace. Gourmet Kitchen With Eat-in, Bartop Island, Abundant Cabinet And Counter S...

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2042 Farmhouse Way, Allen, TX - $615,525

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,038 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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One Of A Kind Home Design In Cypress Meadows!! Amazing Curb Appeal With Stunning Stone Elevation Will Be A Welcome Sight After A Long Workday. Elegant Entry With Soaring Ceilings Greets Your Guests. Stay Organized In The Gourmet Kitchen And Butler...

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1065 James Court, Allen, TX - $446,905

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,848 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Hard To Find 1-story In Twin Creeks! Stone Elevation With Stamped-stained Driveway For Gorgeous Curb Appeal. Greet Your Guests In Style In The Extended Entry Foyer. Cook To Your Heart’s Desire In Your New Gourmet Kitchen With Tons Of Cabinets & La...

Photo of Listing #13891386

1075 James Court, Allen, TX - $471,060

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,660 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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French Country Elevation With Stamped And Stained Drive. Beautiful Open Foyer Greets Your Guests. Imagine Gatherings In Your Chefs Kitchen Open To Dining, Family Room, And Covered Patio. Large Yard With Plenty Of Room For The Kids To Play, And The...

Photo of Listing #13890973

1463 Pine Bluff Drive, Allen, TX - $365,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,975 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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More Photos To Come!! Immaculate Home! Fully Updated In Every Way Possible - Move Right In! Granite Counters, Updated Lighting Fixtures, Updated Master Bathroom With Gorgeous Tiled Shower, New Carpet, The List Goes On And On. Media Room And All B...


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Listing information last updated on July 19th, 2018 at 7:47pm CDT.