Living Here


In Allen, “live, work, play” isn’t a cliché — it’s a fact of life.

For years, Allen has consistently ranked on ‘best places to move’ lists because of its superior amenities, excellent schools, best of class shopping and dining options, and an award-winning parks and trails system. In fact, MONEY Magazine recently named Allen as the #2 Best Place to Live in the Country.

As it turns out, all the things that make a great place to live also make a place great to do business in. For companies that want to create an experience beyond their four walls and attract talent, Allen offers a thoughtful, balanced environment that stands out as unique on a national level.

Not only that, but Allen’s location just 15 minutes north of Dallas places the greater amenities of a global city within reach. Whether it’s shopping at designer stores or visiting some of the region’s artistic and cultural amenities, Allen’s location places its residents and workers in close proximity to a selection that is difficult to match elsewhere in the nation.

Chanda Reddy, a physician who lives and works in Allen, says the growth has also attracted a more diverse population—something she appreciates. “It’s become a lot more multicultural in the last 12 or 13 years,” says Reddy. “I absolutely love Allen. A lot of the Dallas suburbs don’t have all the restaurants, shopping, and things to do right in town. Allen does.”

Allen, Texas: MONEY’s #2 Best Place to Live in 2017

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Cost of Living

Allen offers a superior quality of life at a price that’s affordable for professionals and their families.



Allen Independent School District is exemplary with national recognition.



Allen offers a variety of housing options to meet your budget and needs, from apartments to townhouses to single-family homes.



Allen’s award-winning Parks Department maintains 1,200 acres in land and over 62 miles of nature trails.



From professional sports to the Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra, Ballet, Community Theatre, Arts festival and more.


Shopping & Dining

The selection of retail and dining destinations in Allen is one of the largest in the region.