A suburb in northern Dallas, the City of
Allen is situated in Collin County. Many upper middle-class citizens
have recently found Allen an appealing place to raise their
families, creating a culturally diverse mix of residents for the previously
predominantly white community. This influx of families has created a demand for
housing in Allen and has lead to the development of new
master planned communities that include new schools and shopping, such as
Watters Creek, tailored to the more upscale shopping crowd.
Through the Years
Allen real estate has its beginnings in 1870, when
the Houston & Texas Railroad decided to create the town as a stop on its
railway line. The first reported train robbery was conducted in Allen, near
McDermott. A huge fire ravaged most of Allen's business district in 1915,
causing significant damage.
The peopled utilized the land for
agricultural purposes until after World War II. Allen experienced a slowdown in
its economy until high tech companies discovered the business and economical
opportunities that the city offered from the early 1960s until the 1990s.
Children's programs, such as ZOOM and Barney were filmed right in Allen during
the 1990s as well.
system is one of the finest in the country. The Allen
Independent School District is the main overseer of public education
in Allen. Lovejoy ISD and Plano ISD also maintain schools in
the city. There are 15 elementary schools, three middle schools and two high
schools currently operating in Allen real estate. In addition to the esteemed
public educational system, parents have three private schools to choose from for
their children's schooling.
Activities in Allen
Allen calendar is always full of fun things to do.
There are three sports complexes located in Allen: Bolin Park, Hillside and
Jupiter Park. Each of these parks offer baseball/softball fields. Bolin Park
and Jupiter Park also have soccer fields and, for hikers and bicyclists, Bolin
Park contains miles of trails to explore.
The Joe Farmer Recreation
Center is a full-service fitness center, offering activities and classes for
youth and adults, a walk/jog track, racquetball courts, full size gym, game
room and much more. The Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, in cooperation with the
Allen ISD, has two indoor pools, a climbing wall, fitness center and aerobics
There are five community parks, 16 neighborhood parks and four
natural greenbelt areas for visitors and residents of Allen real estate to
enjoy. Most of these parks include hiking trails, picnic areas and playgrounds
for all ages to benefit from. Skateboarders, hockey enthusiasts and BMX racers
can rejoice in the fact that Allen offers the largest outdoor skatepark in
Texas, The Edge at Allen Station Park.
During the last weekend in June,
the city holds a festival called Allen USA. During the festivities, attendees
can enjoy live music and entertainment, golf tourneys, fireworks and a hot air
balloon launch. There is even an area for kids to play and have
Come see what Allen real estate owners already know. There is no
better place to raise a family and enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature than here
in Allen, Texas!
Population - 73,298
Median Household Income -
Median Home Value - $177,300
Allen Property Taxes (per $100
Allen ISD = $1.7751
City of Allen =
Collin County = $0.245
Collin County Comm College District =