Allen, TX is located just off of Central Expressway north of Plano, TX in Collin County. It has gained a reputation of being a wealthy northern suburb of Dallas which is 25 miles away. This could account, at least in part, for the 80% population growth of Allen since the 2000 Census. Allen’s population now stands at 100,685 (2017).
Settlers arrived in the area in wagons and the stagecoach that traveled down the Texas and Central Nations roads which were constructed by the Republic of Texas. The last known battle between the Native Americans and the white settlers in Allen occurred in 1844. About 30 years later, the Houston and Texas Central Railroad company laid out the original township of Allen. In 1915 a devastating fire destroyed Allen businesses and many of the businesses did not recover. The population declined until the early 1950s. The town was officially incorporated in 1953 and the construction of US 75 in 1960 brought the area back to life again, much like the railroad had nearly a century before.
The Allen Independent School District offers a diverse curriculum in its 15 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 1 freshman center, 1 alternate school, and 1 high school (Allen High School) which serves almost all of Allen, TX. The District’s high school is also known for its 650-member Allen Eagle Escadrille marching band which has performed in many national parades and events. The Collin County Community College District has an onsite campus located inside Allen High School.
Things to Do
Allen offers a wonderful shopping experience at the Allen Premium Outlets Shopping Center and Watters Creek which are conveniently located near freeways and have an array of shops and restuarants.
The city is proud of its award-winning park system featuring neighborhood and community parks which have hiking and biking trails and greenbelts. Other city facilities for Allen residents include a 27-hole public golf course, a large fitness and aquatic center, a senior recreation center, a youth center with an extreme sports park, and a 54,000 sq ft public library.
The arts are alive in Allen. The Allen Arts Alliance is responsible for promoting and celebrating the arts through interaction with civic organizations, businesses, civic organizations, the schools, and communities. Cultural events in Allen includes performances by the Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Chorus which was formed in 1997.
Allen Real Estate
Allen Real Estate includes many master planned communities. Among these communities are several fabulous neighborhoods such as Wimberly Place. Wimberly Place is a gated estates neighborhood featuring 40 three-quarter-acre-plus lots overlooking the Twin Creeks Golf Course. Other amenities of this neighborhood include 2 junior-Olympic-sized swimming pools, lighted tennis courts, 2 playgrounds, 2 community pavilions and shaded picnic areas, catch and release fishing, 3 miles of hiking and biking trails, plus more.
Meadow at Montgomery Farm was designed as an environmentally-conscious community with energy-efficient homes strategically situated to maximize the effect of the natural surroundings. Its charm lies in its more rural feel while maintaining the urban conveniences available nearby.
StarCreek is another upscale neighborhood offers many exclusive and private amenities for its residents. The homes in a spacious wooded setting are close to every possible convenience. This neighborhood was developed by Blue Star Land Company, owned by Jerry Jones who is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, and boasts of its award-winning builders.
Waterford Park is located between Highway 121 and Highway 75 on Stacy Road. The homes range in size from 3,000 to 4,000 square feet. The main entrance into the community is on Platt Park Drive with a secondary access on Ridgeview Drive. This neighborhood also has picnic areas and green spaces, playgrounds, swimming pools, and a hiking and biking trail.
Other neighborhoods to consider include Twin Creeks at Lexington, Twin Creeks, and Cumberland Crossing.
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