Allen, Texas

Allen TX Real Estate, Allen area and Community Information

Allen, Texas, is a thriving community that lies directly to the north of downtown Dallas. Right after the second World War, there were only a few hundred people living here. Today, the population of Allen exceeds 85,000.


In the early 1840's, the Texas Republic directed a road to be constructed through the area to facilitate westward expansion. Some of the settlers received free land as an inducement to come here. When the Houston and Pacific Railroad was routed through the region in 1872, the growth of the local economy was further ensured. In 1877, the rail line became part of tycoon J.P. Morgan's burgeoning holdings.

Parks and Recreation

Celebration Park is a community park in Allen that covers over 100 acres. A 1.5-mile trail that runs around the outer perimeter of the facility offers exercise opportunities. The pleasures afforded by the park continue into the evening, thanks to the lighted basketball and tennis courts. Centennial Park also offers lighted baseball diamonds. The playground includes a sprayground that the kids will love on those warmer summer days.

Altogether, Allen's parks extend across hundreds of acres. The city also offers those with Allen TX homes the opportunity to enjoy over 50 miles of biking trails and hiking trails. Residents also enjoy the use of five recreation centers.

Attractions and Activities

In 2012, a championship golf course designed by tour pro D.A. Weibring made its debut. The Courses at Watters Creek is a municipal facility that began with 18 distinctive holes, with another 18 holes planned as well. The "Top Golf" driving range offers unique range balls with micro-chips embedded in them. Golfers accumulate points for hitting shots close to targets, and prizes are awarded.


The Watters Creek area offers far more than golf. In the summertime, it hosts Concerts by the Creek as well. The active, vibrant community of Allen is substantial enough to host many sports and other events. The Allen Americans are a pro hockey team that some with Allen real estate enjoy following. Other owners of Allen properties follow the Dallas Sidekicks, a pro soccer team that plays at the Allen Event Center.

The prospective Allen home buyer will find some luxury, all-brick Allen homes for sale with more than 5,000 sq-ft of living space. Large homes for sale in Allen on bigger lots are usually on the market. At the same time, young families seeking starter homes will find appropriate real estate in Allen. Some of the more mature ranch homes and bungalows are quite affordable. Allow a capable Allen real estate agent to take a full inventory of your needs and desires in Allen TX real estate. Then, let the Allen realtor suggest value-priced homes that will be perfect for you.
Dave Clark
Dave Clark