Areas of DFW
Allen is a fast growing city nestled between Plano and McKinney. It is known as a great place for families and has received many accolades, including:
SafeWise Safest Cities in Texas (May 2015)
CQ Press City Crime Rankings (February 2015)
ApartmentList.com Best Cities for Young Families (December 2014)
Nerd Wallet Best Places for Young Families (October 2014)
D Magazine Best Suburbs (June 2014)
It is home to several quality shopping centers, including Allen Premium Outlets, The Village at Allen, and Watter's Creek at Montgomery Farm.
Allen is also home to Hydrous Wakepark, one of only a dozen wakeparks in the U.S. and one of the largest extreme skate parks in Texas, The Edge at Allen Station Park.
In addition, Allen’s beautiful Celebration Park boasts kidMania, one of the largest handicap-accessible playgrounds and spray grounds in the U.S.
In 2014, Money Magazine ranked McKinney as the #1 Best Place to Live in America. McKinney has been featured in the top 5 on the list since 2010. When choosing this distinction, they looked at data about employment, schools, crime and safety, as well as overall quality of life.
McKinney has excellent schools and beautiful natural parks. Its vibrant downtown hosts many events and festivals and has many unique shops.
“In a country so full of great places, choosing the best is no easy task…Underlying McKinney’s homey Southern charm is a thoroughly modern city. The area is a hotbed for growth-industry jobs…Career and college prep are big in McKinney’s schools.”