Allen , Texas Real Estate and Community Information
About Allen, Texas
The city of Allen offers residents a family-friendly community with exceptional schools, beautiful homes, and a nationally-recognized parks and recreation program.The eclectic city is home to almost 200 restaurants, four premiere shopping destinations, a recently renovated and award-winning golf course, as well as a 7,000-seat entertainment arena. The wonderful community of Allen is continually recognized for the impressive quality of life it is able to offer its residents. The city has often attracted national attention for its characteristic affordability, safety, and education.
The city's many accolades, include being named among 2015's Healthiest Housing Markets (August 2015), the Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers (July 2015), the SafeWise Safest Cities in Texas (May 2015), and the CQ Press City Crime Rankings (February 2015).
The long history of Allen begins long before European and American settlers began to make the region their new home. Originally the Texas lands were populated by the Caddo and Comanche tribes who inhabited the region that would eventually become Allen Texas. As early pioneers ventured into the area, the native tribes migrated westward, until finally they were driven into the territory located north of the Red River.
In the mid-19th century, immigrants settlers of European descent traveled to Allen in search of opportunity. The early pioneers traveled for great distances, enduring many hardships, with the promise of free land granted as part of the Peter's Colony Land Grant issued by the Republic of Texas.
The railroad, built in 1872, brought many opportunities to the developing region. The town of Allen was originally located along the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. In 1907, land on the west side of Houston was purchased by the Texas Traction Company to build the Interurban line. The railroad company had plans to add Allen as one of the stops on the popular line from Denison to Dallas. In 1918, the railroad helped the young city of Allen by opening a freight and passenger depot within Allen's Central Business District.
Despite its continual growth, the town of Allen was not officially incorporated until 1953. Today Allen continues to be a prosperous community with many exciting prospects for the future.
Life In Allen
The city of Allen is home to three wonderful independent school districts. The independently operated school districts are home to 96 schools, serving children from elementary to high school.
Parks and Recreation
Allen is home to nearly 800-acres of parks public recreational space, five recreational facilities, and over 56 miles of trails for hiking, biking and recreating. Allen's extensive commitment to its parks and recreation has been nationally recognized. The city of Allen was named as a finalist for the third consecutive year for the prestigious National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
Allen Event Center
The city of Allen is the proud home to a 7,000 plus seat arena, which offers its many residents a chance to enjoy great entertainment in a large venue. The large arena, managed by the city's Parks and Recreation Department, first opened its doors in 2009. To date, the spectacular arena averages over 300,000 visitors annually.
The Courses at Watters Creek
The spectacular golf courses at Watters Creek are designed to embrace golfers of all skill levels. The city's recent $8 million dollar renovation added to the course wonderful new practice and learning facilities. Watters Creek features a more traditional 18-hole course, as well as a driving range and more compact nine and six hole ranges.
Allen Community Ice Rink
Allen Senior Recreation Center
Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Joe Farmer Recreation Center
The courses at Watters Creek
The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center
Relocating to Allen, Texas?
If you are considering a move to Allen, contact a local real estate expert. Kay Cheek has been helping home buyers in the Allen area since 1971. With so many wonderful properties on the market in Allen, prospective home buyers may find it overwhelming to navigate the market. Luckily, Kay Cheek has years of experience with homes in Allen. Kay knows the ins and outs of the local market, and is able to assist home buyers in narrowing down the area for their new home, as well as choosing a perfect home within budget that suits their individual needs.
Kay Cheek is Allen real estate professional who has the proven record and designations necessary to help you find your next home. As a Corporate Relocation Specialist, Kay has helped countless home buyers who are relocating to the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. Begin the journey, discover your new home in Allen, and find out what Kay Cheek can do for you. Contact Kay Cheek for more information today!