About Allen Texas

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Allen is home in North Texas in Collin County and is one of the suburbs of Dallas that is home to many executive style homes that offers a wonderful atmosphere for families as well as professionals working in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Allen is just south of the Oklahoma border which is the perfect location in North Texas along Interstate 75 linking Allen to not only Oklahoma but to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Allen Texas is a growing suburb with its own unique personality that offers a wonderful quiet community in which to live for singles, families, and retirees.

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Real Estate and Homes in Allen Texas

Allen is a booming suburb of Dallas in North Texas, offering mainly single-family homes, dotted with a few condominiums and townhouses. Due to its location, many would consider this North Texas city a bedroom community with the majority of residents traveling to the Dallas/Fort Worth area for employment.

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Allen Texas Schools

Allen Texas is home to 13 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 freshman school, 1 alternate school, and 1 high school within the Allen Independent School District. Quality education is an important aspect of the district, which provides the best and most modern resources and tools available for all students. Within the North Texas area, you will also find several higher educational opportunities such as the Collin County Community College. Texas Christian University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Dallas, Dallas Baptist University and University of Texas at Dallas.

Recreation and Fun Stuff in Allen

When it comes to family activities and outings, Allen is home to a senior center, natatorium, a recreation center, swimming pool, several ball fields, a hockey rink, basketball, volleyball, & tennis courts, and many beautiful well-maintained parks and ponds. Residents of Allen in North Texas can take full advantage of the wonderful parks and recreational facilities along with being nearby Lavon Lake and Lake Lewisville for great fishing and boating fun.

There are varieties of parks located in the Allen area that offer so much for residents to enjoy. One great example of this is Celebration Park with amenities like 15 soccer fields, two 300-foot baseball fields, soccer pavilion with restroom and concession areas, large multi-sport court, playground and spray ground complex, horseshoe and washer courts, picnic amenities, lake with fountains, lakeside pavilion for large gatherings and outdoor performances and a 1 1/2 mile hike and bike trail.

Other Allen Points of Interest

A few of the notable residents that have or still call Allen in North Texas home include Julie McCullough, Matt Barr, Amanda Dunbar, and Kathleen Baskin-Ball. Along with famous personalities, Allen is home to the Allen Eagle Escadrille, the high school marching band. The marching band is famous due to their performance in the 2006 Tournament of Roses Parade and Bandfest in Pasadena, California. Along with this the infamous marching band participated in the 1994 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland, 1995 and 1999 Texas Gubernatorial Parades, and 1997 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.


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