Allen

Neighborhood Scores

Using a combo of our local, expert knowledge + third-party stats from Yardi, here's our scorecard to help you find your next favorite neighborhood!

Avg Rent

$1,172
$1,465
$1,768

Walkability

3

Public Transportation

2
Luxury apartment in Allen Texas

What It's Known For

Allen boasts one of only 12 wakeboard parks in the country, as well as one of the largest extreme skate parks in Texas
Home to Celebration Park, which has a massive handicap-accessible playground and sprayground for summertime fun
Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy over 61 miles of trails that wind all over Allen and the DFW area
Shopping at the Allen Premium Outlet followed by lunch at Big Ray’s BBQ

Pros

Loads of outdoor and family-friendly activity options
Perfectly situated between Frisco, McKinney, and Plano with easy access to major highways
Year-round music and art festivities

Cons

Public transit is minimal, especially into the city
The drive into Dallas is lengthy and can reach over an hour with traffic
Limited night life

Living in Allen, Texas

Allen, Texas is about 25 miles north of Dallas and is home to local music and art, prime shopping, and local activities. Renters will have an endless list of things to do, while simultaneously being able to enjoy quiet, laid back, suburban living.

One of the attractions to Allen is the outdoor opportunities. With over 54 city parks and 61 miles of bike and walking trails, connecting with nature is very accessible. You can even dabble in extreme sports such as wakeboarding, skating, and riding at the BMX park.

Making the trek for professional sports to Downtown Dallas or Arlington can be exhausting, but in Allen, you’re able to enjoy sporting events in your zip code! Home to  minor league teams like the Dallas Sidekicks soccer team, four-time consecutive Kelly Cup champions, and the Allen American hockey team, there will be plenty of opportunities to break out the face paint and foam finger.

Allen also hosts a plethora of shopping and dining options including the Allen Premium Outlets and Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, In-and-Out Burger, Big Ray’s BBQ, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Hedary’s Mediterranean and more.

Finding a Kickass Apartment in the 75002

For a heavy suburban area, Allen does have many opinions for renters! The properties are spread out all over the area, which is great for renters because it provides variety. Hoping to hit the trails and soak up some nature near your new place, then we suggest West Allen. However, if neighborhood and quick access to all the shops and eats is more your vibe, there are great properties right off 75 in South Allen. 

Full transparency, if you choose to live here, you’ll need some wheels. DART is working on extending rails further north on US 75, so if you plan on staying in Allen, reliable public transportation could be an option in the future. 

 

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