Allen TX Real Estate, Allen area and Community Information
Allen, Texas, is a prosperous Dallas suburb north of the downtown area. It may be hard to imagine a time when Allen was home to only a few hundred citizens. However, right after the Second World War, there were very few people in Allen. Today, the burgeoning population stands at about 85,000. Some of Allen's growth is attributable to the development of the nearby Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport over the years.
The Republic of Texas facilitated growth in the area by extending a new road westward in the early 1840s. Free land offered to pioneering settlers stimulated the growth of the community. In 1872, the Houston and Pacific Railroad arrived, and the railroad then became a part of J.P. Morgan's massive rail interests five years later.
Parks and Recreation
Allen has over 800 acres of parks and green space
, along with five recreation centers. Allen also maintains over 50 miles of hiking and biking trails.
The 104-acre Celebration Park
is the newest of Allen's community parks. The "KidMania" playground is accompanied by an adjoining sprayground. Many of those that purchase homes for sale in Allen bring their kids to this fun-filled facility. Those that want to enjoy the park's amenities after dusk can check out the lighted basketball courts, lighted ball fields and lighted tennis courts. A 1.5 mile perimeter trail is perfect for fitness buffs and those that simply want to enjoy a brisk walk after work.
Attractions and Activities
The Courses at Watters Creek
is a true 18-hole, championship golf course that opened in 2012. The municipal layout was designed by PGA pro D.A. Weibring, and another 18-holes will eventually be added to the complex. Golfers may want to hone their skills at one of the more hi-tech driving ranges around. At Top Golf, micro-chips are actually embedded in the range balls. Among other things, this allows golfers that own Allen properties to get points for hitting shots close to designated targets.
There are many events
to keep Allen home owners busy through out the year.
For a fun family event head our to the annual "Concerts by the Creek" music series hosted by The Watters Creek development. Enjoy year round productions put on by the Allen Community Theater or participate in regular family nights hosted by the parks and recreation facilities in such locations as the Edge Skate Park or the Ford Pool and don't miss the Annual Art Extravaganza.
The community event center hosts many events for sports fans to enjoy through out the year.
The Dallas Sidekicks play pro soccer at the Allen Event Center, and the Allen Americans play pro hockey there. The event center also hosts rodeos and arena football games that owners of Allen real estate can attend.
The discriminating Allen home buyer will find many Allen homes for sale that include 4,000 sq-ft or more of living space, all-brick construction and professional landscaping. Some of the Allen TX homes are country estates situated on multi-acre lots. The real estate in Allen offers buyers easy access to downtown Dallas and other key destinations scattered across the metroplex.
The young family in search of an affordable starter home may want to consider some of the earlier bungalows and ranches built here before the more recent expansion of the community. Given all the homes for sale in Allen, the services of the Schuller team can be very helpful. A team member can assist you in highlighting the Allen TX real estate that is priced right and that meets your needs and goals.