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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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1816 Harvest Glen Drive, Allen, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,996 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Fabulous 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths, And 3 Car Garage In Sought After Summerfield! Master Bedroom And Secondary Bedroom With Full Bathroom Downstairs, Perfect For Multi-generational Families. Open And Bright Floorplan With Formal Dining And Study G...

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1035 Blanco Drive, Allen, TX - $395,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,455 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Precious Single Story Home Located In Popular Master Planned Community In Heart Of West Allen. Warm And Cozy Home Filled With Natural Light And Ample Living Spaces! Inviting Entrance With Newer Hardwood Flooring Throughout. Open Floor Plan. Kitche...

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1513 Astoria Drive, Allen, TX - $599,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,914 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Drees Home Located In The Highly Desired Area Of Allen. Gorgeous Curb Appeal Presenting Stone Accents. Dramatic Entry Showcasing A Wrought Iron Spiral Staircase That Leads To A Game Room That Overlooks The Spacious Grand Room. Large Stu...

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1438 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Allen, TX - $349,700

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,628 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Light, Bright And Totally Updated! Buyers Will Love This Pottery Barn Meets Farmhouse Chic Home In Lost Creek Ranch. Renovated With New Roof, Handscraped Engineered Wood From Entry To Living Area, New Tile, Fresh Paint Throughout, Kitchen Has 42' ...

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11 Bishop Gate, Allen, TX - $624,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,330 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Exquisite Castle Home In The Private Community Of The Prestigious Twin Mills. Portecochere, Cantera Door. 4 Bed 3.5 Bath. Pool View From All Rooms Downstairs. Oversized B-yard, Cov-patio,8ft Bb Fence. Jetted Tub. True Rich Wood With Built-ins In S...

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1518 Riverdale Drive, Allen, TX - $525,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,918 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Prime West Allen Location! 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms, & 3-car Garage! Wrought Iron Door, Hardwood Floors, Elegant Staircase With Iron Spindles, Floor To Ceiling Stone Fireplace & Extensive Crown Moulding. 2 Full Bedrooms Down! Kitchen Features ...

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1210 Brenham Court, Allen, TX - $479,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,169 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Remarkable Array Of High End Finishes & Specialized Features In This Completely Updated Huntington Home. Hardwood Flooring, Designer Lighting Fixtures, Custom Paint...so Many Updated Elements! Gourmet Kitchen Boasts Granite Counters, Custom Cabine...

Photo of Listing #13849491

623 Lakewood Drive, Allen, TX - $336,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,142 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Great Location! Location! Beautiful Single Story Home Cozy And Natural Bright. It Show Likes A Model Home. 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms With Open Floor Plan And Upgraded With Water Heater, Granite Counter Tops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Brand New Ac,...

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1826 Trinidad Lane, Allen, TX - $635,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,381 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous Home In Twin Creeks That Shows Like A Model Home! 4 Bed, 4 Full And 3 Half Baths. An Abundance Of Living Space For Your Family And For Entertaining Your Guests With Gameroom, Media Room, Bonus Room, And A Relaxing Sunroom! Home Is Complet...

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1605 Bryce Canyon Lane, Allen, TX - $499,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,812 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Fantastic Opportunity To Be In Lovejoy Isd, One Of The Top Ranked School Districts In Texas, For Under $500,000!!! 4 Bed - 4 Bath - 3,812 Sqft Property Is Move In Ready With Rich Wood Flooring, Elegant Granite, Soaring Ceilings, And Neutral Colors...

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604 Ansley Way, Allen, TX - $339,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 1,912 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Nestled In A Newly Developed Neighborhood In West Allen With Easy Access To Central And 121. Sleek Transitional Design With Wood Sytled Tile Flooring Throughout The Downstairs. Beautiful White Cabintry With Light Granite Counter, Subway Tile, Gas ...

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873 Clear Water Drive, Allen, TX - $525,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,546 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Starcreek Darling Elegance With Beautiful Finishes & Architectural Details Throughout! Extensive Wood Flooring, High Ceilings, Crown Molding, Built-ins, Etc..! Enjoy Outdoor Living With Covered Patio! Study With Glass Doors! Spacious Master Suite ...

Photo of Listing #13849824

704 Franklin Drive, Allen, TX - $460,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,171 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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~life Is Good~ Beautifully Upgraded Home W Fabulous Outdoor Living & Resort Style Pool & Spa! Magical Drive-up To Oaks, Crepe Myrtles, Scintillating Flowerbeds & Bushes, River Stone Border, Stone Accents & Winding Pebble Walk To Arched Covered Ent...

Photo of Listing #13848449

1108 Salado Drive, Allen, TX - $485,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,147 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Stunning 5 Bedroom Home With Gorgeous One Year Old Pool And Spa!this Home Boasts Spacious Rooms,high Ceilings, Solid Core Doors,heavy Crown Molding And Glorious Views Of The Backyard Oasis.the Kitchen Offers Granite Counter Tops,large Island With ...

Photo of Listing #13849572

913 Asbury Drive, Allen, TX - $628,700

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4.2 Baths
  • 4,641 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Mls# 13849572 - Built By Ashton Woods Homes - May Completion! ~ Luxurious Brand New Home Only 10 Miles To Legacy West And Walking Distance To The Shops At Watters Creek! Featuring 6 Bedrooms And 5 Full Baths And 2 Half Baths. Master Bedroom On Fir...


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Listing information last updated on May 26th, 2018 at 2:45am CDT.