A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$220,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,261
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    41
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    35
    41
  • Robbery
    6
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    173
    525
  • Theft
    855
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    50
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$103,051
National
$53,889
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Allen Reviews

285 reviews
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Plenty of restaurants, shopping and great schools, including Lovejoy High School and Allen High School. We also have the Allen Event Center which brings sporting, events, concerts, and live performances. There is no reason to venture out of Allen, Texas, as we have it all right here in our city!
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Where I live is one of my most memorable and familiar residence areas, and I would always love to return to this location such as from college and vacationing. The neighborhood is generally friendly with family friends and nice neighbors, and a perk of living here is that an elementary school is literally a walking distance away. Plus, there are grocery stores, restaurants, and other services that are within a radius of a 10-minute drive from my house. However, one thing I would complain about is that on rare occasions the sewers would bring up an awful smell throughout my neighborhood, but this happens so rarely that it doesn't become a public problem. In conclusion, the living space here is above average, and it may not be as highly-constructed as a neighborhood in Canada, but the living standards here are overall simple and easily manageable.
I have lived in Allen for over 30 years and have seen it grow from a little country-like town to a big city. It has become a great place for families to live and have their kids grow up. The school system is top notch and supplies the kids with every learning opportunity a child and young adult needs to find out who they want to be and what career they want to pursue. They have everything from science and art, to culinary and film, and everything in-between. Allen also has plenty of businesses and companies that supply jobs for thousands and help give young adults experience in the working world.