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Overview of Allen

Home to one of the only remaining stone dams in the country, Allen is a town rich with history. Modern amenities are abundant in the quaint town as well. Allen apartments for rent offer everything from outdoor recreation to sports events or concerts and access to a local vibrant culture. From great retail options to unbeatable outdoor parks near apartments for rent in Allen, it's no wonder the city was ranked by CNN Money as one of the Best Places to Live in 2012. Coming in at No. 13 on the list, Allen's affordability, safety, school quality, arts and ease-of-living are just a few of the accolades that got the town to its high ranking. Allen was also rated as one of the top ten Dallas suburbs, safest cities in America, best places to retire and best places to move.

Living in Allen

There's plenty to see and do while you're on the lookout for Allen apartments for rent. Allen is home to the Tom Thumb Texas Stampede, an annual event that takes place in the fall. Rated as one of the top four rodeos in the country, the Texas Stampede Rodeo and Western Festival also features top country and Western musicians. Other annual events include the Summer Sounds Concert Series and Market Street Allen USA Celebration. For the adventurists, Allen has one of only a dozen wakeboarding parks in the country at Hydrous Wake Park at Allen Station. Allen apartments are also near The Edge at Allen Station Park, which is one of the largest extreme skate parks. Kids will also enjoy Celebration Park, which features 104 acres of trails, courts and a playground.

Allen Apartments and Cost of Living

Allen earns high marks in amenities and cost of living from AreaVibes, so you'll likely be able to enjoy the laid back style of living once you find Allen apartments for rent. The site reports that the cost of living in Allen is 3.6 percent less than the national average, yet as far as rental rates, as the saying goes, everything's bigger in Texas. AreaVibes reports that the average rental rates in the city are 38.7 percent greater than the national average.

Apartments in Allen Work and Study

Top employers in Allen include the Allen Independent School District, which provides a number of jobs in the educational sector, as well as fiber optics manufacturer Amphenol Fiber Systems International. A number of government, retail and medical employers also provide convenient employment opportunities. However, with Dallas only a few miles south of the city, many residents of apartments in Allen commute to the big city for work as well. Apartments for rent in Allen are often occupied by students attending one of the post secondary schools in the area. The Collin County Community College, Southern Methodist University and University of Texas are all within 10 miles of Allen. Students living in Allen also attend the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University, which are within 35 miles of the city.

Plano, TX 75074

$999 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Plano, TX (Armstrong Park)


$999 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath
34

McKinney, TX 75070

$942 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

5

McKinney, TX 75070

$892 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

9

Plano, TX 75025

$890 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

13
117

Plano, TX 75074

$1,040 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Plano, TX (Downtown Plano)

(117)

$1,040 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
55

Frisco, TX 75035

$969 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

39

McKinney, TX 75070

$1,025 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Wylie, TX 75098

$1,027 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Plano, TX 75074

$1,100 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

19

Richardson, TX 75082

$1,318 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

8

Plano, TX 75024

$946 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Plano, TX

(8)

$946 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Frisco, TX 75035

$1,070 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Plano, TX 75024

Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Plano, TX (Lincoln at Towne Square - Haggar Square Apartments)


Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
24
18

Plano, TX 75093

$915 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths