About Allen, TX

The town of Allen is a friendly community that offers its residents access to exceptional schools and an excellent parks and recreation program. The remarkable community is also home to almost 200 restaurants, four top-quality shopping destinations, a 7,000-seat entertainment facility, and an award-winning golf course. The dazzling array of attractions and activities offered throughout Allen are sure to ignite enthusiasm in those of all ages and interests.


Allen's History

The area, known today as Allen, was occupied by the Caddo and Comanche tribes long before settlers of European ancestry made their way to the region. As the town's early settlers arrived, the tribes that inhabited the region moved westward. The tribes eventually settled in the territory located north of the Red River.

During the 1840s, droves of pioneers made their way westward towards the Allen area for the promise of free land. Land grants were given to many of the town's earliest settlers as part of the land grants that were issued by the Texas Emigration & Land Company. The area grew slowly at first; many of the town's earliest settlers endured hardships while adjusting to the peculiarities of the Texas soil.

The township of Allen originally developed along a line of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad, built in 1872. With the addition of the railroad, Allen and the surrounding area grew considerably. In 1918, the railroad built a depot in Allen's business district, further adding to the prosperity of the up-and-coming town.

During Allen's long history, the town has endured hardship and triumph. But, Allen has always preserved the backing of its strong and enduring community support. It was not until 1953 that the town of Allen was officially incorporated. Since that time Allen has substantially grown its infrastructure to support a growing community and a rich quality of life. Today, Allen is one of the most well-regarded communities in Texas. The prosperous Texas community can clearly see a bright future on its horizon.

Life In Allen

The town of Allen is a wonderful place to live and has been recognized in recent years for its affordable housing, family-friendly atmosphere, safe neighborhoods, and wonderful quality of life.


  • 2015 Healthiest Housing Markets
  • 2015 Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers
  • 2015 SafeWise Safest Cities in Texas
  • 2015 CQ Press City Crime Rankings
  • 2014 Best Cities for Young Families
  • 2014 Nerd Wallet Best Places for Young Families
  • 2014 D Magazine Best Suburbs
  • 2014 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Gold Medal Award National Finalists
  • 2014 WalletHub Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers

Arts And Culture

The lively town of Allen strongly embraces its arts and culture. The town recognizes the importance of entertainment, arts, and culture and their added benefits towards creating an excellent quality of life for all its citizens. The town is known for supporting programs to enhance the area's arts and culture. From the town's ever-growing public art collection, and the philharmonic orchestra to the 7,000-seat arena, Allen gives back to the community by investing in its artistic and cultural landscape.

Parks and Recreation

The City of Allen has invested heavily in the quality of life of its residents. Allen is home to a thriving system of parks, trails, and recreation centers. The town of Allen is a place where residents can enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle. The city continues to grow its expansive chain of parks, greenbelts, trails, and open spaces throughout the city. The town of Allen envisions a future where its residents will be able to cross the town's expanse without the aid of a motorized vehicle.

The town of Allen is the current home to more than 56 miles of paved biking and hiking trails. Through continual and steady growth, Allen is slowly expanding the system, and getting closer to its ultimate vision of a complete trail system. Although Allen is primarily focused on a citywide trail structure, the town has coordinated efforts with the neighboring areas of Frisco, Garland, Plano, McKinney, and Richardson in a six-city collaboration with plans to interconnect and link the trail systems of the 6 individual towns and cities.


  • Allen Station Park
  • Allenwood Park
  • Bethany Lakes Park
  • Bethany Ridge Park
  • Bolin Park
  • Bradford Crossing
  • Bridgewater Crossing
  • Celebration Park
  • Cottonwood Bend Park
  • Country Meadows Park
  • Custer Meadows
  • Dayspring Nature Preserve
  • Ford Park East
  • Ford Park West
  • Glendover Park
  • Green Park
  • Greenville Heights
  • Heritage Park
  • Hillside Park
  • Hillside Wellness Park
  • Picnic tables
  • Jupiter Park
  • Liberty Garden
  • Lost Creek Park
  • Morgan Crossing
  • Playground
  • Quail Run
  • Raintree Park
  • Reed Park East
  • Reed Park West
  • Rolling Hills Park
  • Shadow Lakes Park
  • Spring Meadow Park
  • Stacy Ridge
  • Story Park
  • Suncreek Park
  • The Bluffs at Lost Creek
  • The Trail at The Woods
  • Twin Creeks Park
  • Walden Park
  • Waterford Park
  • Watters Crossing Park


The Courses at Watters Creek - Allen is home to a recently renovated golf facility with courses for those of all skill levels. The facility's lighted driving range and family-friendly courses are ready for golfers of all ages.


Schools and Education in Allen

School-aged children in Allen are serviced by one of three independent school districts that currently serve the Allen area. Allen's three school districts provide many wonderful schools and educational opportunities for all Allen's children.

Allen Independent School District

  • 15 elementary schools
  • 3 middle schools
  • 1 high school

Lovejoy Independent School District

  • 4 elementary schools
  • 1 middle school

Plano Independent School District

  • 72 schools


Considering a move to Allen? If the answer is yes, contact a trusted Allen real estate professional. The Robertson Team knows the Allen area well and is intimately familiar with the Allen real estate market. Homes for sale in Allen do not last long. The demand for housing in Allen is at an all-time high. The area of Allen is currently one of the most sought-after residential areas in Texas. For more information about properties in Allen contact The Robertson Team today.

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