Posted on: September 18, 2017

MONEY Magazine Names Allen #2 in "Best Places to Live in America" List

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MONEY's annual ranking of America's best towns has placed Allen at #2!

Allen is the only Texas city represented in MONEY's "Best Places to Live 2017" top 10 list, which evaluated 2,400 places on eight categories: cost of living, economy, educatio...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Trail Linking Hydrous, Heritage Village to Begin Construction

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A new trail connection will allow visitors to enjoy both history and nature on a single stroll.

The Cottonwood Creek/Heritage Village Hike and Bike Trail Connection will link Hydrous Wakeboard Park, Allen Senior Recreation Center and Allen Heritage Village...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Allen Approves Water, Sewer Rate Changes

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Rising water and wastewater costs have prompted Allen City Council to increase customer water and sewer rates.

Council members unanimously approved a rate increase during the September 12 meeting. For residential customers who use 10,000 gallons of water, ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Lidl Grocery Store Coming to Allen

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Allen City Council has approved a plan to build one of the first Lidl locations in North Texas.

The German grocer, often compared to Aldi, will build a 35,000 square-foot store on the northwest corner of Alma Drive and Exchange Parkway. Development regulat...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Allen, DART to Extend “Collin County Rides” Program

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The City of Allen will continue partnering with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to provide transportation options for seniors and residents with disabilities.

The Collin County Rides Program is a taxi subsidy service provided by the City of Allen through ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Allen Lowers Property Tax Rate, Approves Budget

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Allen residents will continue benefiting from one of the lowest property tax rates in Collin County.

Allen City Council voted to lower the city’s property tax rate by a full cent during the September 12 meeting, down to $0.51 per $100 of appraise...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

$4.4 Million Project Will Extend Ridgeview Drive

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Allen’s next major road project will provide a new link between Watters Road and Chelsea Boulevard.

The latest extension of Ridgeview Drive will help accommodate future growth near SH 121 and serve as a key connection to the recently-opened Prest...

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