Allen is established in Collin County just south of McKinney, about 30 minutes away from Dallas proper. The beautiful city of Allen, Texas was just voted the number two best place to live in the U.S. by Money magazine. A majority of students in the area attend Allen Independent School District.
Over the summertime, beat the heat and make a splash at the local Ford Pool. New updated features include a 20-foot waterslide, kids’ play structure, tumble bucket tower and more! You can also visit Celebration Park to cool down and enjoy their splash park. There are also several playgrounds, pavilions, hiking grounds and baseball, tennis and soccer areas.
Allen is also home to one of the world’s finest outlet shopping malls, Allen Premium Outlets. Located in North Dallas, this premier shopping destination houses over 120 designer and name brand outlet stores including Tory Burch, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Coach, Nike Factory Store, Under Armour, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and more.
Many residents spend their weekends at Watters Creek Montgomery Farm, located on the southwest corner of Bethany Road and US 75. This shopping and dining destination combines patio dining, shopping and luxury apartments in one outdoor setting. During the summer there is a live concert series available for residents to listen to live music as they sit or stroll on the beautiful landscape.
There are several popular restaurants throughout Allen. Top picks include La Finca Chiquita, Mio Nonno, Cheesecake Factory, Sunview Cafe, Torchy’s Tacos, In-N-Out Burger, Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q, Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven Pizza, Kelly’s at the Village and Village Burger Bar.