Suburban Living in Allen…Collin County, Texas


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Allen Texas History Explored

Prior to the arrival of the European and American immigrants into the Allen area, Caddo and Comanche Indian tribes inhabited the region. The Indian tribes migrated westward as the early settlers entered the area and were eventually removed to the Indian Territory to the north of the Red River.

Immigrants of European descent began arriving into the Allen area in the early 1840’s in search of free land, traveling the Texas Road and the Central National Road constructed by the Republic of Texas. A stage line ran from Bonham through McKinney to Allen and Plano, crossing Rowlett Creek where SH 5 now crosses. Allen was part of the Peter’s Colony Land Grant from the Republic of Texas to the Texas Emigration & Land Company.

In 1872, Allen was named after Ebenezer Allen, a former Texas attorney general who promoted the railroad. A post office was constructed in 1876. By 1884, Allen had established of a few churches, a flourmill, a school and a chair factory, and was home to approximately 350 residents.

The Houston and Texas Central Railroad (H&TC), constructed through Allen in 1872 and laid out the original township of Allen. In 1918, the H&TC erected a combination freight/passenger depot in the Allen Central Business District. The first train robbery in Texas took place in Allen on February 22, 1878, when Sam Bass and his associates pillaged the train. Allen was a short ride from their hideouts in the Elm Trinity brush lands.

In 1907 the Texas Traction Company (Interurban) purchased right-of-way on the west side of the H&TC main line track to construct the Interurban line through Allen as a stop on its route from Denison to Dallas (completed in 1908). In 1915 a devastating fire destroyed most of the business district between the Interurban tracts and the railroad. The Interurban closed in 1948 and the population of Allen declined to 400 in 1950.

The town was officially incorporated in 1953. Home Rule Status was adopted in 1979 with a Council/Manager form of government. The construction of US 75 in 1960 had a similar impact on Allen’s future as the railroad almost a century before. In the 1980’s, Developmental Learning Materials and InteCom, Inc. relocated to Allen, leading the way for further corporate startups and relocations.

Some data courtesy of: City of Allen and Wikipedia.

Suburban Family Lifestyle in Allen Today

More than 77,000 people reside in the suburban community of Allen, Texas, one of the fastest growing communities just north of Dallas. The city is adjacent to U.S. 75, one of the state’s highways that link residents to Dallas and Houston.

Allen’s proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex provides residents with a multitude of entertainment, recreational and educational opportunities. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department maintains a senior center, natatorium, swimming pool and a recreation center. Allen’s natatorium houses two indoor pools, a fitness area and a climbing wall. The senior center hosts luncheons and programs such as line dances and card games.

A new multi-purpose arena, the 7,500-seat Allen Event Center, was built and completed in November 2009. It is home to the Central Hockey League’s Allen Americans.

In October 2004, the City of Allen purchased Chase Oaks Golf Club in Plano, Texas, adjacent to the southern city limits of the City of Allen. Chase Oaks is a public golf course, and residents are entitled to discounted fees.

Ball fields, ponds, a hockey rink and tennis, basketball and volleyball courts are located at Allen’s many city parks. Adults can get involved in plenty of sports leagues like softball, golf, volleyball and basketball. The Joe Farmer Recreation Center hosts youth programs including fencing, hula dancing, Tae Kwon Do, horseback riding and guitar. Locals hike and bike along Allen’s 20-plus miles of paved trails, which are part of a six-city network. At 14 miles, the Allen Parkway Loop is the city’s longest trail.

Residents enjoy learning about the area’s history at the Heritage Farm Museum and Interurban Railway Museum in Plano. The Allen Arts Alliance and Allen Philharmonic Symphony give locals a taste of cultural arts. Shopping enthusiasts consider the Allen Premium Outlets to be one of the best retail centers in the area.

Lavon Lake is located east of Allen and Lake Lewisville is located to the west. These lakes, each spanning over 20,000 acres, are perfect spots for anglers.

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Six Flags over Texas and Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge are just a few area attractions.

The Allen Independent School District has 15 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 1 freshman center, 1 alternate school, and 1 high school. Allen ISD serves almost all of Allen.

Allen High School’s football team won their 5A Div 1 state championship on December 20, 2008. They defeated Fort Bend Hightower 21-14.

The Allen Eagle Escadrille, Allen High School’s marching band, performed in the 2006 Tournament of Roses Parade and Bandfest in Pasadena, California. The Escadrille has 650 members, including the band, drill team, and color guard. The Escadrille is the largest high school band in the world. It was also a special participant in the 1994 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland, 1995 and 1999 Texas Gubernatorial Parades, 1997 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, a recipient of the Sudler Shield Award by the John Phillip Sousa Foundation in 2004 and marched in the 117th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California on January 2, 2006.

For post-secondary education, students can attend nearby Collin County Community College. Texas Christian University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Dallas, Dallas Baptist University and University of Texas at Dallas are excellent post-secondary selections in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Allen’s convenient location, numerous recreational possibilities and lovely homes continue to draw new residents of all ages.

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Additional data about Allen houses for sale, schools and demographic information can be found at:

Allen at City Data.com

Allen at Wikipedia.org

Allen at Bestplaces.net

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