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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
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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.
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.
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
One of the outstanding things about living in Allen is its exceptional community amenities.
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
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.
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 |
|Fairview||16||8,438||$402,800 ||$74,285 ||5||northeast|
|Frisco||18||154,407||$365,000 ||$112,155 ||12||northwest|
|Lucas||37||6,883||$590,000 ||$119,968 ||6||east|
|McKinney||22||162,898||$285,000 ||$82,998 ||7||north|
|Murphy||8||20,610||$351,900 ||$121,360 ||10||southeast|
|Parker||27||4,352||$577,500 ||$151,420 ||6||southeast|
|Plano||29||283,558||$310,000 ||$82,944 ||7||south|
|Wylie||10||46,708||$230,000 ||$83,594 ||13||southeast|
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.
1112 Scotts Bluff Drive, Allen, TX - $469,000
1601 Bryce Canyon Lane, Allen, TX - $474,900
604 Seeport Drive, Allen, TX - $470,000
774 Livingston Drive, Allen, TX - $325,000
1022 Taylor Drive, Allen, TX - $479,000
340 Noah Trail, Allen, TX - $459,000
1416 Mckenzie Drive, Allen, TX - $369,000
604 Ansley Way Way, Allen, TX - $349,000
1418 Lomond Court, Allen, TX - $335,000
1826 Harlequin Place, Allen, TX - $325,000
1006 Denali Drive, Allen, TX - $472,000
1107 Waterford Way, Allen, TX - $485,000
18 Carter Court, Allen, TX - $560,000
1613 Woodstream Lane, Allen, TX - $330,000
1920 Lorraine Avenue, Allen, TX - $489,900
More about living in Allen
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Listing information last updated on December 18th, 2017 at 12:16pm CST.