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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 #13937999

729 Bluebonnet Drive, Allen, TX - $379,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,097 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Over-sized Gorgeous Lot Located In The Heart Of Allen. This Home Features 5 Full Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, And A Half Bath. Huge And Stylish Backyard With A Stunning Pool For Any Get-together Or Entertainment Wanted. Exceptional School District ...

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1405 Lighthouse Lane, Allen, TX - $340,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,570 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Amazing Allen Appeal Right Here! Welcome Into Soaring Ceilings, Incredible Archways And Wide Open Spaces. Take A Fresh Breath With Natural Light Streaming From Family Room Windows While Sitting Fireside. Enjoy Dining In This Chef's Kitchen With ...

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901 Kennedy Drive, Allen, TX - $559,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,385 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Quality & Elegance Abound In This Stunning North Facing Normandy Luxury Model Home! Occupied For Only Just Over A Year! Stunning Two-story Foyer With Stylish Spiral Staircase. Many Designer Upgrades Incl: Hand-scraped Wood Flrs, Designer Neutral C...

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2004 Candlewyck Crossing, Allen, TX - $349,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,634 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Beautifully Home Is Uniquely Located In A Cul-de-sac And Near The Community Pool. Perfect For Entertaining With Its Open Floorplan, High Ceilings, Large Kitchen And Split Bedroom Layout. Tiles In All Wet Area, Kitchen Open To Living, Large Ba...

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1215 Cameron Lane, Allen, TX - $329,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,789 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Great Location On Oversize Lot In Allen With No Hoa. Updated Home That Is Very Clean, And Move In Ready. Fabulous Floorplan With Master Down And 3 Bedrooms Up Plus A Gameroom. Backyard Pool Area Is Landscaped With An Extensive Butterfly Garden, O...

Photo of Listing #13937535

1801 Marshall Drive, Allen, TX - $549,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,723 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Wow! Former Highland Model Home On Oversized Corner Lot With Transitional Updates! Take A Look At That Master Bath! Freestanding Tub, Separate Shower. Your Backyard Paradise Includes A Beautiful Pool And Spa And Outdoor Living Area. Balcony Upstai...

Photo of Listing #13935418

615 Wills Point Drive, Allen, TX - $485,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,527 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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This Stunning 5 Br 4 Bath Sanders Custom Built Home With A Backyard Oasis In The Much Sought After Twin Creeks Is A Must-see. The 5th Bedroom Located On The First Floor Can Also Be Used As A Study Or Is Perfect For A Nursery.the Spacious Kitchen H...

Photo of Listing #13937377

1841 Wood Duck Lane, Allen, TX - $399,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,726 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Beautiful Patio Home Built By Ashton Woods. Popular 1.5 Story All Bedrooms Down. Open Floor Plan Hardwood Flooring Throughout The Living And Dining Area. Gourmet Kitchen With A Huge Island, Stainless Steel Appliances. Stunning Floor To Ceilin...

Photo of Listing #13937663

402 Blue Ridge Court, Allen, TX - $499,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,813 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Experience Luxury, Convenience And The County Club Lifestyle In This Stunning Toll Brothers Built Excellent Family Residence Nestled In Prestigious & Rich In Amenities Twin Creeks Somerset Comm Featuring Arnold Palmer Golf Course, Pools, Tennis, S...

Photo of Listing #13934619

900 Sandy Trail Drive, Allen, TX - $330,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,276 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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In The Heart Of Allen!! Farmhouse Curb Appeal With A True Texas Size Kitchen! This Home Offers Custom Lighting, An Extraordinary Custom Center Island, Farm Sink, Custom Cabinetry With Pull Out Shelves And So Much More! Open Plan Includes Family R...

Photo of Listing #13938252

913 Waldorf Way, Allen, TX - $626,255

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,233 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Scheduled To Complete In October

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914 Leola, Allen, TX - $638,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,233 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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This 1.5 Story Home Is A Must See! Open Kitchen, Breakfast And Family Give It A Greatroom Feel. Hardwood Floors Throughout Most Of The Home, Granite Countertops And Stainless Steel Kitchenaid Appliances. Master Bed And 2 Additional Bedrooms On Fi...

Photo of Listing #13938391

608 Heartland Drive, Allen, TX - $380,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,758 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Pristine 4 Bed, 3 Bath Home In Charming Allen Community And Highly Desirable Allen Isd! Situated On A Quiet Street. Conveniently Located Minutes From I-75 On Over-sized Lot, Renovations Incl. Carpet,laminate,paint Throughout, Designer Kitchen Back...

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821 Redbud Drive, Allen, TX - $350,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,857 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Great Home In Well Established Arbor Lakes In Allen. This Home Has 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2 Living Areas And Game Room. The 5th Bedroom Could Be Used As A Study. Stainless Steel Appliances In The Island Kitchen. Jetted Tub, Separate Shower, Dual Va...

Photo of Listing #13936923

1437 Sara Court, Allen, TX - $359,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,002 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Welcome Home!! I Am Certain That You Will Love The Natural Light That Floods The Rooms Of What Could Be Your Gorgeous New Home On An Oversized Culdesac Lot! Fantastic Open Layout With The Master Bedroom And A Guest Bedroom Down And 3 Bedrooms Up ...


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Listing information last updated on September 25th, 2018 at 4:00pm CDT.