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-Entertainment
-Arts and culture
-Diverse economy

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Unattractive physical setting
-Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area


Dallas is the eastern, larger half of the Dallas–Fort Worth “Metroplex.” Dallas is what most people think of when they first think of Texas—big, busy, growing, cosmopolitan, rich, glitzy, and self-confident. Dozens of gleaming downtown skyscrapers tower above the level plains, while an assortment of neighborhoods and suburban commercial centers sprawl in all directions around the city core. It has far outgrown its beltway and is supported by a spider web of freeways going in all directions, a network almost without compare in other U.S. cities. Long commutes are common, thanks to the large population, growth rate, and urban sprawl, but most don’t commute to the city itself. A rapidly developing rail-transit program is helping to cope, but Dallas is pretty much as “motor city.”

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Regional center - Northeast Texas See Local Real Estate
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City: Allen
Zip Codes: 75002, 75013, ... 2 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 596 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Allen


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Allen is 3.40 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Allen jobs have Increased by 3.09 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Allen's cost of living is 18.90% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Allen's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Allen's population is 98,143 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 436.04 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Allen is $289,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 31.96%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Allen public schools spend $10,593 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16 students per teacher in Allen. Learn more...

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Allen Housing Market


It's a good time to buy in Allen. Home Appreciation is up 12.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Allen Real Estate.
The median home price in Allen is $289,300. Browse Homes in this Range.
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  12/13/2017
We love Allen

Originally from Dallas, we moved to Allen 2013. We love the schools, my kids are getting a great education. My daughter was tested in the gifted program as soon as we... (Read More)

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  11/26/2017
Tim Lawrence

Allen is quite possibly the best city I've ever had the privilege of visiting. Everyone you meet is courteous, helpful, and respectable. The town fully supports one... (Read More)

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  10/26/2017
Meh... there are better places in Texas to live

My wife and I moved our family to Allen from Southern California in 2004. Our eldest was just starting kindergarten and we had a very bad experience in California. We... (Read More)

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