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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.”


Quick Facts About Allen

    The unemployment rate in Allen is 4.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Allen jobs have Increased by 3.43 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Allen's cost of living is 19.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Allen's population is 84,387 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 92.29 percent.
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Allen is $275,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.60 percent.
    Allen public schools spend $11,521 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Allen.

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re: Cost of living - 8/24/2005
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re: California to Texas - 2/9/2011
Did you ever take the plunge and move to Allen? My wife and I moved to Allen in 2004. She was a life-long Californian from LA County who never wanted to leave. I was... (read more)
re: California to Texas - 2/9/2011
Not sure how much this will help but I moved from California to Oklahoma City 10 years ago and I am pretty familiar with the Dallas area. I came here for the Air Force... (read more)
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