Allen, TX is located in Collin County between Plano and McKinney, and it was ranked 20th in Money Magazine's list of the Best Places to Live. Allen's neighborhoods offer a diverse array of luxury master-planned communities such as Beacon Hill, Custer Hill Estates, Waterford Crossing and Shaddock Hill Park to well-established neighborhoods and ranch-style homes occupying several acres. It has a small town feel, great shopping and entertainment, outdoor parks and cultural options.
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Allen, TX is a family-friendly community located close to Dallas with quality schools, exceptional city services, and a parks and recreation system that has been nationally recognized. Premier shopping destinations, award-winning golf, and almost 200 restaurants offers something for everyone interested in moving to Allen. Browse the newest real estate listings in Allen, TX.
Allen is part of the Allen Independent School District which has 17 elementary schools serving the majority of the city's school-age children. The district's sports teams are known for their skill on the field, and its marching band has been featured around the globe for their musical talent. Add in a quality education, and you have the ideal school district to raise your children.
This well-respected school district has a student enrollment that has more than doubled since 1989, bringing the current number of students to more than 19,000 in grades K-12. Students attend one of 17 elementary schools, three middle schools, one freshman center and one high school. The district is currently growing at a rate of about four percent. Twelve Allen ISD schools have earned an “Exemplary” score by the Texas Education Agency accountability rating system.
Great schools alone are not enough to make raising a family comfortable. Safety is important too. Allen boasts a very low crime rate. In addition, there is a wealth of things to do here for children of all ages. The city has dozens of parks and nature preserves with everything from playgrounds and sports courts to nature trails. Search homes for sale in Allen by school district.
Situated near the notable Telecom Corridor, a large concentration of more than 600 high-tech, defense, telecommunications and medical companies clustered along the North Central Expressway are found here. In fact, Allen residents have enjoyed an unemployment rate consistently below the U.S. average throughout the recession with a continuous positive job growth curve with more than 82,000 jobs alone found in the Telecom Corridor.
Allen has a number of shopping and dining options. For an evening out, choose from one of nearly 200 restaurants, including names you know and local favorites. The community has its own outlet mall, a Cabela's and two mixed-use developments with ample shopping options. Be sure to check out Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, the first mixed-use retail development in the state to earn the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Counsel.
No matter what type of art you love or are curious about, you can find it in Allen, TX. From the Allen Civic Ballet to the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Chorus, the opportunity to explore classical art is abundant. You can also turn to the Aurora Images Art Studio for a hands-on visual art experience and art exhibits from local artisans. Even the Allen Public Library and Civic Auditorium gets in on the arts scene, with special exhibits and cultural shows throughout the year.
The diverse cultural and historic attractions in Allen include the Allen Philharmonic Symphony, Collin County History Museum and Allen Historic Dam. Nearby attractions include the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, the Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano and Southfork Ranch in Parker where the notorious Ewing family lived in the '80s hit TV series Dallas. The Allen Event Center is a 6,572-seat, 185,000 square foot multi-purpose venue including an ice rink, soccer field and an array of mega-star performers in comedy, music and dance.
Power shopping experiences includes the Allen Premium Outlets featuring 100 designer and top brand shops offering incredible discounts. Familiar outlet names we all know and love include Coach, Banana Republic, Kenneth Cole, Nike and Polo Ralph Lauren. The Village at Allen or Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm with its array of upscale restaurants and retailers and Cabela's, the world's foremost outfitter as well as attraction for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear.
Allen locals enjoy a multitude of recreational activities with an extensive hiking and nature trail system and facilities including Joe Farmer Recreation Center, numerous golf courses including the Chase Oaks, Ridgeview Ranch and the Plantation, Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium and Aquatics Center.
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