For buyers interested in northeastern Texas real estate, the city of Allen offers valuable properties in a central location. Situated 22 miles north of Dallas, the city is in the thick of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, the largest in the state and one of the largest in the country.
The History of Allen, TX
The first residents of the town were the Caddo and Comanche tribes. They were replaced by white settlers in the 1840s, and the town was officially incorporated in 1953. Real population growth took place after 1980, after the completion of highway US75. Today, the population has reached about 80,000, which is mostly made up of families (35 percent of all residents are under age 18).
Schools and Attractions
Residents of the city are served by the Allen Independent School District, with many well-rated elementary, middle, and high schools. There are seven colleges or universities within a 25-mile radius, the most notable being the University of Texas at Dallas. Some of the highlights of the town include the 32 public parks and greenbelts with amenities like swimming pools, hiking trails, and even in-line hockey courts.
Texas Real Estate in Allen
Allen’s real estate prices are significantly above the state median price, yet still below the national median. The average age of Allen homes is about 30 years younger than the national average, and most offer twice as much square footage.”…The average age of Allen homes is about 30 years younger than the national average, and most offer twice as much square footage..” Although there are not many to be found, condos and townhouses in Allen are slightly more affordable than the available homes. All types of homes for sale in Allen can be found at the David Winans Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate MLS search page or by talking with one of company’s professionals at 972-774-9888, 817-540-2905, or 800-836-4374.