Allen is an affluent city in Collin County, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas and currently has a population of over 98,000 people. Allen is home to the State Football Champion Allen Eagles, with the largest high school football stadium in Texas and has a capacity of 18,000 spectators. Located on the south end of Allen Station Park, the complex features a concrete skate park, two roller-hockey rinks, BMX track and Visitor Center. The Allen Event Center is an 6,275 fixed-seat multi-purpose arena where the Allen Americans Hockey Team play in addition to concerts and much more. COMING SOON - Delta by Marriott Hotel and Watters Creek Convention Center and will be located at the corner of Watters Creek and Bethany. The convention center will have 300 guest rooms, about 90,000 square feet of flexible convention, ballroom, meeting and exhibit space and 1,000 parking spaces, making it one of the largest facilities of its kind in North Texas. Located steps away from mixed-use center Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, visitors will enjoy easy access to a variety of high-end shopping and dining options.
Allen Recognized as Best Neighborhood in Metro
According to WalletPop, AOL's consumer finance website, a study by NeighborhoodScout.com recognized Allen as the best neighborhood for the money in the Dallas metro area.
In the study, 20 metro areas throughout the United States, were ranked as the most desirable towns based on median home value and premium community qualities.
Allen Ranks 16th on Money's Best Places to Live
The City of Allen was named among MONEY magazine’s Best Places to Live 2010. The rankings are based on scores for jobs/economy, housing affordability, education, arts/leisure, and health. Allen ranked No. 19 on the 2009 list.
No. 16: Allen, Texas
This town is a 30-minute drive from downtown Dallas, so it's no surprise that many residents work in the big city. When not at the office, they have plenty to do right at home; Allen has a symphony, a ballet, malls, and even its own minor league hockey team.
Parents appreciate the top-rated school system and low crime rate. Their children appreciate MTV-featured "The Edge" -- one of the largest outdoor skate parks in the nation.
Allen Ranks 9th Safest City in US for Second Year
(December 2009) - Allen Police Chief Bill Rushing recently announced that for the second year in a row Allen is ranked among the 10 safest cities in the United States. A City Crime Rankings study, published by CQ Press, a unit of Congressional Quarterly Inc., was based on the FBI’s 2008 statistics report. The report examined 393 communities with at least 75,000 people based on per-capita rates for homicide, robbery, rape, burglary, aggravated assault and motor vehicle theft.
Nationwide, Allen is ranked 9th overall (cities with a population of more than 75,000) and 7th in their population category (cities with a population between 75,000 and 99,999). In the CQ report, Allen was listed first in Texas, making it the safest city in Texas.
Forbes.com Ranks Allen 19th Best Place to Move
(July 2009) - Forbes.com released it's "In Depth: America's 25 Best Places to Move" and ranked Allen as number 19.
In order to locate America's best places to move, Forbes.com looked cities with populations over 25,000 comparing the number of people in each who were born out of state or abroad, who had moved there from a great distance over the last five years and who had moved based on their career. Forbes.com also compared population growth, family incomes, executives and professional jobs and home values.
No. 19: Allen, Texas
With proximity of global employers nearby, state recognized schools, a booming retail and corporate development market and consistent home values, Allen is an excellent choice of cities for anyone wishing to relocate.