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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$234,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,299
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Allen Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    35
    41
  • Robbery
    11
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    151
    500
  • Theft
    928
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,215
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Allen Reviews

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I’ve lived in Allen my whole life. My parents built the house we still live in today and that was over 20 years ago. So, I’d say I have a pretty good idea of what Allen is really like. Personally speaking, I really like that the City of Allen has an excellent safety status. Almost every day on my way to school, I see at least one police car patrolling the area. It keeps me at ease knowing that I live in a safe neighborhood. One change I might like to see is the construction at the Allen High School progress at a faster rate, but that’s mainly because I’m a senior there right now! Overall, the City of Allen is a great place to live and I’m so blessed to be able to say I live there.
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I cannot imagine living anywhere else in Texas. I have lived in Allen for 20 years and am constantly amazed at how it continues to get better and better! We have an amazing school district, outstanding police and fire departments, a city council that truly cares about the continued safety and success of its citizens and a community that truly is connected. Best place to live!
Allen is a well-known suburb of Dallas, Texas. Growing up in Allen, all the schools provided great educational opportunities. The town exploded with residents starting in the late 1990’s and has continued to expand ever since. There are many things to do in Allen such as shopping, seeing historical sights, golfing at Top Golf, attending games and events, and many other activities. The recommendation I have for change in the city of Allen is managing the amount of students in the high school. Personally, I graduated with over 1,600 students in my class alone but the number of students attending the school has grown every year since I graduated and is expected to continue to grow. If the town eventually builds a second high school, the amount of students in the old high school will not be overwhelming and perhaps students will receive an even better educational experience if there are a lesser number of students in one building.