Allen

 

The City of Allen has had a population explosion over the past 20 years much like its neighbors, Plano, Frisco and McKinney.  The Allen city council has done an absolutely outstanding job attracting new developments such as the Allen Outlet Mall, The Shops of Allen and Waters Creek.  Each of these areas offer a wide range of open air shopping boutiques, unique restaurants, office space, public parks and entertainment venues.    The city also orchestrated deals with standalone retailers and entertainment venues such as Cabela’s and Top Golf just to name a few.

 

The city of Allen has however become nationally recognized not for it developments but for the athletic department in its school district.  The city built a new football stadium for its high school The Allen Eagles that holds over 18,000 spectators and much like the Dallas Cowboys stadium, it has a 75 foot long high definition scoreboard adorning the stadium.  The total price tag was just over $60 Million which makes it one of the most expensive high school football stadiums in the country.  To put this into perspective, the original Texas Stadium which used to be the home of the Dallas Cowboys cost just $35 Million to construct.  The school district chose a one High School model to insure a concentrated talent pool to a single campus opposed to spreading it out across several school as Frisco has done.   This of course means that they will have large classroom sizes and an enormous graduation class each year.

 

US Highway 75 essentially divides the city into two even parts, east and west.  West Allen is newer and technically more affluent than the eastern side but there are plenty of housing options that would suit any family no matter the side chosen.  The hallmark neighborhood in the city without a doubt is Twin Creeks which has been around for many years but is impeccably maintained to this day.    Allen is another one of the areas highly sought after cities and currently has a population of 90,000 as of the year 2013.  For more information contact Dan Cooper at 214-714-5638 or email him at Dan@CooperLandCompany.com.