Allen, Texas is historically well-known as the place where the very first train robbery in Texas occurred in 1878. Sam Bass and his gang held up two stagecoaches and four trains around Dallas and were pursued by the famous Texas Rangers. At the time, the Houston and Texas Central Railroad connected the great Republic of Texas to States to the north - and the growing town of Allen thrived as a place where people met to exchange goods and ideas. Allen continues to grow and enjoy that great community spirit, hosting several family entertainment and lifestyle opportunities, with recreation for all ages, as well as the best in shopping and dining. With easy access to surrounding cities, Allen is central to all things great in North Dallas!
Allen is the premiere city for active recreation and entertainment for the whole family. The latest in extreme water sport fun, Hydrous Wake Park at Allen Station, features three lakes with a towline system for wakeboarding and water skiing for all skill levels. They also have an on-site restaurant and a pro shop with the latest wakeboarding apparel. For more year-round family water fun, the Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium features two indoor pools; an indoor leisure pool with a flume slide, interactive water play features, a lazy river, and whirlpool. The competition and deep water pool features diving boards, swim lanes and open swim areas. For indoor events, The Allen Community Ice Rink and Event Center features a full-sized state-of-the-art ice surface complete with party rooms, equipment shop and meeting rooms, and the capacity to hold large nationally-known sporting events like indoor rodeos, plays and concerts.
Modern outdoor boutique walk-about shopping and dining experiences are Allen's specialty! The Village at Allen and the Village at Fairview are home to an exciting collection of restaurants, shops and services nestled within lush parks and unique shopping districts. The Village at Allen includes dog park, a Texas-shaped hedge maze and children's playhouses. And to relax from all that intense shopping and eating, there is a comfortable pavilion with an outdoor fireplace.
A great place to live, raise and enjoy family, Allen has twelve individual public school campuses rated as Exemplary, and 10 campuses were rated as Recognized under the 2011 Texas Education Agency system. They say everything is bigger in Texas - and Allen Independent School District is no exception with the recent opening of the new college-style coliseum with a generous 18,000 seating capacity.
Allen is perfect for the active and adventurous family - with plenty to see and do. We invite you to begin your search for your perfect home with us at New Home Source!