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
    A-

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

298 reviews
All Categories
We bought our home in Allen in Feb. of 2017. Upon arriving our first day, we had several neighbors come out to greet us and welcome us to the neighborhood. Just our short time here, we have never felt so welcome, safe and at home as we have felt with our city, our neighbors and all of the businesses we have visited. I had to call the city because of some issues I was having with our garbage. I have never been treated so nicely by a city official than when I called here. She even asked me if there was anything she could do to help us get situated in our new home. Sent me a welcome packet and told me to call her if there was any questions I had about water, garbage or any other city responsibility. We signed up our 3yr old for soccer with the Allen Sports Association and they accepted up with open arms. I am so proud to call Allen our home and look forward to spending our future years ahead here!
Review Allen
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!
Allen is a wonderful place to live. Allen has lowered property tax Allen was voted the best neighborhood in Dallas, TX and a wonderful place to live.
Convenient to world-class dining and shopping (Dad likes to eat as much as Mom likes to shop!) Close to all amenities the major Metropolis of Dallas has to offer (29 miles) Nationally recognized public school system (You do want Junior to get a good education so that he can comfortably provide for the next generation of puppies, right?) Recreational parks and sports facilities offer something for enthusiasts of all ages