Money’s 2017 Best Places to Live in placed Allen as best in Texas, and 2nd best city to live in countrywide. Allen is a city of approximately 98,000 residents, just north of Dallas. Allen is well situated for residents who work in the Plano/Frisco area as well as Richardson/Dallas, with both the 121 and 75 in close proximity. The city is growing and has a large number of parks, trails and greenbelts as well as Celebration Park which includes a splash pad for the kids in summer. The Dan Rodenbaugh Natatorium and the Ford Pool are perfect for those summer days to cool off and meet new friends.
Some fun things to do in Allen:
- Catch a show at Allen Event Center
- Shop til you drop at Allen Outlet Malls and Watters Creek
- Picnic and splash pad at Celebration Park
- Play a round of golf at Watters Creek Golf Course
- Bicycle all the trails
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