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Pros

-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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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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Allen's cost of living is 18.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Allen's population is 98,143 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 436.04 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Allen is $289,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 31.96 percent.
    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.

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Allen is a fantastic place to call home..
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