Allen is a progressive city in Collin County, Texas, approximately 25 miles north of Downtown Dallas. With an estimated population of 91,429 residents, it continues to increase every year since 1960 when the construction of U.S. Route 75 impacted Allen's future. Bringing further growth into the area, was the opening of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in 1973 along with InteCom Inc. and Developmental Learning Materials relocated here in the 1980's.
Honored with such awards as one of SafeWise's Safest Cities in Texas, for two years in a row, 2014 & 2015, Best Places, Towns or Cities for Young Families by Nerd Wallet, Family Circle and ApartmentList.com while D Magazine ranks them tenth in their Best Texas Suburbs in June of 2014.
With an average age of 35, this youthful, energetic community has 800-acres of developed park spaces, more than 55 miles of walking and nature trails, 12 multi use playing fields, 2 swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, an indoor soccer facility along with an outdoor theater and a wakeboard park. With 75% being married couples and 56% of those having children, Allen, TX sure has a lot to offer for the families of its active community.
The Allen Independent School District offers first class educational facilities. With 17 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 1 freshman center, 1 Alternative Education Center, and 1 high school, they have a challenging curriculum for all of their students. They not only produce excellent scholars, the Allen High School's football team has won the state championship of 5A Division 1 on multiple occasions. Rewarded by the community with a $60M football complex, while the Allen Eagle Escadrille, their marching band was the recipient of the Sudler Shield Award by the John Phillip Sousa Foundation.
The average median income for Allen, TX is $101,636, almost twice of the national average. The majority of these affluent professionals are employed within the Dallas Metro area. Allen offers jobs through its top employers; The Village at Allen and Fairview, Allen Premium Outlets, Watters Creek at Montgomery Farms, Experian Information Solutions, Frontier Communications, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, and the firm of Jack Henry & Associates.
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Updated: 22nd January, 2019 12:21 PM.