Allen, just 24 miles north of downtown Dallas, is experiencing its all-time fastest rate of growth for residential and business development, with its population growing by 12% a year. The current population as of 2010 was 84,246. This will make Allen the fastest growing city in North Texas during the next 10 years. Allen has 27.10 square miles within its boundaries, all in Collin County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. Average elevation of Allen is 670 feet above sea level. The zip codes for Allen are 75002 and 75013 and the median listing price of homes is $395,000; apartment rents average $10.84 per sq ft. The median Allen household income is about $100,000. Allen is dedicated to providing quality business parks for new companies and has been successful in attracting numerous technology-related companies.
Allen has 17 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 1 freshman center, 1 Alternative Education Center, and 1 high school. Allen ISD serves almost all of Allen and has a commitment to excellence in education, and its schools offer many innovative programs to Allen students, such as award-winning Internet program. Allen High School’s football team has won the 5A Div 1 state championship on multiple occasions. For higher education, the Central Park Campus of the Collin County Community College District is only a few miles away in McKinney.
For sports, Allen offers a public golf course, tennis, swimming, and other team sports. For fishing, boating, and water sports, area lakes are within close driving distance. Allen has 24 developed public parks. Located north of Dallas and Plano. Allen is experiencing its fasting growth rate in the city’s history in both residential and business development. Within the past several years, business has added more than 3,000 jobs. Allen was recently ranked among the top 10 best corporate relocation cities in the State of Texas. Allen provides easy living benefits of a small town, but amenities of living within a major Metroplex city. Allen offers a full range of parks, recreation, and activities. Including a variety of league sports and children’s programs