Are you looking for a city where you can live, work, and play? Look no further! Welcome to Allen, Texas - a place that a little over 100,000 people call home. Six of the best 22 school districts in the state of Texas are in Allen and as you know, good school districts are also hot real estate markets
, so if you want to move here as a family, real estate agents from Allen are ready to welcome you.
But first, you should make sure that you qualify for a mortgage of at least $200,000 - the minimum price for a 2 bed 2 bath house in Allen. The average rent is $1,300 for a 1,000 sq. ft. home and more than 300 residents have a listing on Airbnb. The median household income in Allen is slightly above $100,000, but it is good to know that the Northern suburbs of Dallas are preferred by people employed in the financial industry. In fact, 80.8% of Allen’s residents are white-collar professionals, according to Allen Economic Development Corporation. Other major employers are CyrusOne, AT&T, Experian, Jack Henry & Associates, KONE, Quest Medical. But Allen is also a great place to start a business.
When it comes to healthcare
, the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Allen is currently expanding. A new building is going to host two state-of-the-art operating suites and 75 beds. Texas Health also made it among the top 10 employers, according to FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®.
Allen is the 27th fastest growing city in the U.S. and employment in Allen has grown 14.3% during the past three years. The property tax in Allen, TX is $2.31 for every $100 of taxable value so for a house with an appraised value of $200,000, the property tax is $4,620 per year, but residents over 65 receive a $50,000 exemption, which is subtracted from the appraised value. The cost of living here is 7% lower than the national average, but a drawback could be the fact that it is located within the Tornado Alley - a region where tornadoes and extreme weather are frequent.
The largest tornado on record was an F4 and occurred in 2015.
Real estate agents from Allen are really proud of the many facilities where residents can relax and de-stress after a hard week. The Allen Station Park provides plenty of space for strolling, while the thrill of watersports can be experienced at the Hydrous Wakeboarding Park. Swimmers and bodybuilders will love the Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. And if you have a pet, there is no need to rehome your pet when moving
, because Allen is extremely pet-friendly.
Real estate agents serving Allen home sellers and buyers also serve the nearby cities of Plano, Mckinney, and Anna.