Explore a list of Allen Homes for sale. Another family friendly community close to Dallas is Allen, Texas. This community of Allen homes has a pretty impressive schooling standard, lots of parks and recreational centers and exceptional city services. There are about 200 restaurants, premiere shopping centers, and an award winning golf course all available to residents of the community all located within minutes of most Allen homes and neighborhoods.
There are 17 elementary schools near Allen homes under the Allen Independent School District, which serves most of the school age kids in the community. The city has a group of talented sportsmen; however, it is their marching band that has gained global recognition for their musical talent. This is a very good neighborhood to start a family or raise kids. For some parents, safety and proximity to great schools are the most important deciding factors when it comes to selecting a community to live in — Allen offers both. The crime rate in Allen is very low and there are several events and community programs that keep kids of all ages occupied and away from vices. There are lots of playgrounds, sport courts, fields, parks etc located near Allen homes and for the residents of this community. One of the proud features for Allen residents located near Exhange and Central Expressway 75 is the Allen Eagle stadium which rivals most division 1 college facilties. Allen homes located near this stadium enjoy Friday night lights unlike any other location.
Abundant Shopping & Restaurants
Allen has about 200 restaurants in close proximity to Allen homes providing diverse delicacies as well as a high number of shopping centers. There is a community outlet mall, Cabela’s and 2 mixed-use developments with lots of shopping varieties.
Thriving Arts Scene Keeps Culture Alive
Allen surely has almost all types of art, making it an ideal place for people who enjoy the arts. Residents of Allen homes are given the opportunity to explore classical art at the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Chorus. For lovers of visual arts, the Aurora Images Art Studio is there for you. The community has a public library and a civic auditorium.
The city has been recognized several times, with the most recent one being the second ranked city on Wallet Hub’s Healthiest Housing Market List. This is as a result of the affordable home prices, the ever growing jobs and the very low, yet ever reducing unemployment rate.
THINGS TO DO
There is always something or someplace to visit for residents of Allen; some of them are
Allen Bowl – there is a bowling room for lovers of bowling. Feeling bored? Lace up your bowling boots and see how many strikes you can make at the Allen Bowl. Also available is a game room which has lots of arcade games, a pool and air hockey.
The Courses at Watters Creek – this is situated on the Plano/Allen border. It offers several courses summing up to a total of 33 holes. The 18 holes traditions course, the 6 holes futures course and the 9 holes players course, available for learners and amateurs and open to families as well. Soccer and golf were combined to form a sport called foot golf and this sport is open to both locals and visitors.
Allen Event Center – this event center has a capacity of 6,275 and is often used for events such as the Collin County Home and Garden Show, the Dallas Sidekicks Soccer games, the Allen Americans hockey games and so on. This facility is located near Allen homes and considered the mecca for Allen events.
PARKS & TRAILS
Some of the parks and trails that meander around Allen homes within the Allen community include;
Glendor Park – Glendor Park is a place to take a stroll on the perimeter loop trail, enjoy your picnic and even fish if you want to.
Celebration Park – this park takes up about 104 acres of land, and in it you can find a tennis court, barbecue grills, softball and baseball fields, lighted tennis court, soccer field and a handicap accessible playground.
Bethany Lakes Park – this park covers about 40 acres of land and has hiking trails, playgrounds, fishing pier and 4 ponds.
Biking and Hiking Trails – Allen has about 40 miles of paved trails for people who wish to get exercise through jogging, biking, hiking etc. These trails include Erwin Park in McKinney, the Rowlett Creek Loop (nine miles), Cottonwood Creek Loop (seven miles), Watters Branch Loop (ten miles) and Allen Parkway Loop (fourteen miles).
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