Allen, before it was Allen, was home to Caddo and Comanche Indians who had settled in these parts prior to the 1800’s. In the 1840”s, The Republic of Texas completed construction of two major roads providing easy access to immigrants from Europe. The migration occurred in large part because of the promise of free land. Stage coaches from Bonham also made regular runs further boosting migration.
In the 1908, Allen was further developed to accommodate the need for a railroad stop between Denison and Dallas. But within seven years, a major fire destroyed the business section sinking a thriving community. By the closure of the rail line, Allen’s population dropped to 400. Allen was officially incorporated in 1953 and the rest is history.
Allen, a shining new town with a flair for quaint places!
Admittedly, the entire North Dallas area presents a great balance of business, retail, services and homes. All well planned and well executed. Allen is a jewel amongst the surrounding towns that are equally as delightful to live, work and play in. Allen is a family place with a great smattering of businesses. A thriving economy, great neighborhoods and some of the most awesome shopping and dining located in various beautifully appointed areas. Then on the weekend, hang out and listen to concerts or dine al fresco. What can I say, the place is in a word… cool!!! Allen, is easily accessible with a straight shot to downtown Dallas and easy access to the airport, and Fort Worth.
-Allen was home to the first train robbery in Texas (just interesting, nothing to be proud of)
-Money Magazine named Allen as 10 Best Town for Families in 2012
-Allen voted Top Ten Dallas Suburbs and Safest Cities in the U.S. per City Crime Rankings, 2011
-Over 1,000 acres of park areas
-Allen’s population stands at over 90,000
-Median household income: $102,904
-Median Home Value: $197,700
-Adults with College degrees or better: 50%
-Allen’s population has steadily increase from 60,000 in 2—3 to over 90,000 and growing today
-Allen is comprised of over 17,000 acres
-Almost 1/3 of Allen’s area is comprised of single family home
-Allen still has over 3,000 of vacant land
-Retail is over 50% of gross sales in Allen
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