Allen

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Welcome to Allen

Nestled in the heart of Collin County, Allen beckons with its urban allure and small-town charm. Just a stone's throw away from the vibrant city life of Dallas and Richardson, Allen offers a perfect blend of proximity and tranquility. As you enter this thriving community, you're welcomed by a sense of familiarity and the promise of an exceptional living experience. With a strong economy, renowned schools, and an abundance of green spaces, Allen is the epitome of suburban sophistication.
 

What to Love

  • Enjoy the convenience of a quick commute to major business hubs like Texas Instruments, Raytheon, Southwest Airlines, and many more. Allen's strategic location ensures that residents are well-connected to the corporate landscape while savoring all the perks of suburban living.
  • Immerse yourself in over 700 acres of parks and 40 miles of hiking and nature trails. Whether you are seeking an active lifestyle or a quiet retreat, Allen's parks offer a perfect escape.
  •  From trendy boutiques to renowned brands, Allen's retail scene caters to every taste and style.
 

Local Lifestyle

Allen's appeal lies in its close-knit ambiance and commitment to outdoor living. Picture yourself enjoying concerts in the park, relishing patio dining experiences, and exploring walkable areas designed for a sense of peacefulness. The real estate landscape is meticulously planned, ensuring a harmonious blend of elegance and functionality.
 

Dining and Shopping

Goat & Vine Restaurant + Winery exudes rustic charm and exceptional service. With its warm ambiance and eclectic menu of roasted half-chicken, Chilean sea bass, and more, this eatery invites patrons to savor inventive dishes crafted with the finest ingredients. 
 
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is a lively hub of delicious brews, hearty meals, and a convivial atmosphere. Known for its extensive menu featuring everything from deep-dish pizzas to handcrafted beers, BJ's offers a casual yet vibrant setting for gatherings. Shakertins is Allen's premier destination for private events, with its lively ambiance and pool tables. This trendy dining spot boasts an extensive drink menu and a host of bites, signature burgers, flatbread pizzas, and more. 
 
Velvet Taco brings a fresh and modern approach to the taco scene, offering a menu filled with spicy chicken tacos, fish ‘n chips, Mediterranean mushroom tacos, and more. Uncle Julio's is a paradise for those seeking authentic Mexican cuisine. From their sizzling fajitas to flavorful margaritas, Uncle Julio's delivers a dining experience that captures the essence of traditional Mexican flavors.
 
Known for succulent wings, a sports-centric atmosphere, and an array of signature sauces, Wing Bar provides a vibrant setting for enjoying delicious wings while catching the latest game. Don’t miss Live Team Trivia on Wednesdays, all-you-can-eat Buffalo Bites on Thursdays, and more.
 
Freebirds World Burrito is a Tex-Mex haven known for its vibrant atmosphere and customizable burritos, bowls, nachos, and tacos. Bonefish Grill promises a menu of fresh catches and innovative culinary techniques. From the signature “Bang Bang Shrimp” to the wood-grilled specialties, Bonefish Grill invites patrons to embark on a seafood journey in a sophisticated setting.
 
Indulge in a shopping extravaganza at Watters Creek and Allen Outlet Mall, offering a plethora of retail and restaurant options. Uncover the latest trends, unique finds, and unbeatable deals in these bustling shopping districts. Just across U.S. Route 75 and from Allen Premium Outlets and south of the Fairview Town Center, head to the Village at Allen Mall for top shops like HomeGoods, Cabela’s, and more. 
 

Entertainment and Things to Do

Allen promises an active lifestyle of endless outdoor pursuits, thanks to its many nature trails, parks, and natural areas. Explore popular trails like the 7.5-mile Cottonwood Creek Trail, the Historic Water Station Trail, and the Trail at the Woods that follows Rowlett Creek.
 
The ever-popular Celebration Park, one of the most extensive parks in the city, boasts spacious fields for soccer and baseball, playgrounds, a splash pad, picnic areas, tennis courts, and walking trails. Meanwhile, Allen Station Park boasts baseball and softball fields, picnic pavilions, barbecue grills, horseshoe pits, a BMX track, a hike-and-bike trail, and even a skate park for tons of fun in the great weather.
 
Bethany Lakes Park is another beloved outdoor oasis featuring an outdoor amphitheater, a fishing pier, a disc golf course, and plenty of open green space. The park is also home to the Joe Farmer Recreation Center, a community space that hosts adult fitness classes, youth summer camps, teen sports programs, and more to help residents stay active and healthy.
 
The 72-acre Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve is a hidden gem, featuring scenic walking trails that wind through fields of wildflowers, ponds, and wooded areas. Nature enthusiasts can observe birds, butterflies, and other native species, making it an ideal destination for birdwatching and photography.
 
Celebrate community spirit at events like the Market Street Allen USA Celebration on the 4th of July, featuring live music, bounce houses, great foods, and a fantastic fireworks display. Don’t miss the Holly Jolly Celebration to ring in the holiday season with a fun run, a drone show, and dazzling lights. 
 
Dive into the entertainment and creative scene with Art in the Park and the “Art on the Green” event at Watter’s Creek Village. For a day of fun in the sun, Celebration Park awaits with its sprawling open spaces, horseshoe pits, soccer fields, basketball courts, splash pad and playspace, and tennis courts.
 

Schools

Allen belongs to the highly rated Lovejoy Independent School District and Allen Independent School District.

Overview for Allen, TX

102,778 people live in Allen, where the median age is 37.7 and the average individual income is $48,305. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

102,778

Total Population

37.7 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,305

Average individual Income

Around Allen, TX

There's plenty to do around Allen, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

55
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
60
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Blue Jug Alkaline Water & Health Market, Batter Up Cake Shop, and Master H Kim's World Class Tae Kwon Do.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.49 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.82 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.64 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.97 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.5 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Allen, TX

Allen has 33,786 households, with an average household size of 3.04. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Allen do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 102,778 people call Allen home. The population density is 3,892.92 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

102,778

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.7

Median Age

50.33 / 49.67%

Men vs Women

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33,786

Total Households

3.04

Average Household Size

$48,305

Average individual Income

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Allen, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Allen. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Alton Boyd Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Max O Vaughan Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Lowery Freshman Center
PUBLIC
9th - 9th
No rating available
James And Margie Marion Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Carlena Chandler Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Heritage Montessori Academy Of Allen
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Watters Montessori Academy
PRIVATE
K - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
D L Rountree Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
W E Pete Ford Middle
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Alvis C Story Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Frances E Norton Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Pat Dillard Special Achievement Center
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Dr E T Boon Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
The Goddard School Of Allen
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
George J Anderson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Ereckson Middle
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
David And Lynda Olson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Beverly Cheatham Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Gene M Reed Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Walter & Lois Curtis Middle
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Flossie Floyd Green Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Mary Evans Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Jenny Preston Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Beverly Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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