Posted on: July 25, 2016

Allen #2 Safest Large City in Texas

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A review of FBI crime data ranks Allen as one of the safest cities in the state. According to personal finance site ValuePenguin, Allen ranks #2 among Texas cities with a population of 50,000 or more.

The rankings use data from the 2014 FBI crime stati...Read on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

Come Celebrate with Us!

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The City of Allen will hold a public reception to celebrate earning the $270,000 Governor’s Community Achievement Award.

Allen was honored with the award during the Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) Conference in June. It is one of the most prestigious enviro...Read on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Make a Difference on a City Board or Commission

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The City of Allen is now accepting applications for its boards, commissions and committees. These entities advise the City Council on a variety of issues, ranging from animal shelter operations to zoning recommendations. The majority of appointments are f...Read on...

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

Allen Ranks High in Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers

7th best city for first time home buyers

Allen has been named 2016’s 7th Best Small City for First-Time Home Buyers in a recent study from the personal finance outlet WalletHub.com. WalletHub’s analysts reviewed data from housing affordability to real-estate tax rate to property-crime rate. Alle...Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

Two Developments Will Add 113 New Homes in Allen

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City council members have approved the development of two new Allen neighborhoods.

Connemara Crossing will add 78 homes to the northeast corner of Bethany Drive and Alma Drive. The property was previously zoned for a denser, mixed-use development.

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

New 55+ Community Coming to Allen

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A zoning change has paved the way for a new senior living facility on the northwest corner of Main Street and Fountain Gate Drive.

Fountain Gate Senior Living will offer 92 independent residential units divided among 13 single-story buildings. The prop...Read on...

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

Financing Saves Allen Millions

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The City of Allen will save approximately $5.1 million on interest payments and get a head start on projects thanks to innovative financing.

Similar to the process of refinancing a home, the City will take advantage of lower interest rates on both Gene...Read on...

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Posted on: July 6, 2016

Allen Is the 4th Best Texas City for Families

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With high scores in the areas of family life and fun, education, health and safety, affordability, and socioeconomic environment, Allen ranked #4 in the state.

The ranking, assembled by personal finance website WalletHub, compared 112 of Texas' largest...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

Zoning Change Allows for More Living Space

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Renters will soon have a new reason to search for apartments in Allen.

Allen City Council voted to change the zoning of property on Andrews Parkway from light industrial to multi-family residential during the June 28 meeting. This change opens the way...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

15 Ways to Banish the Words “I’m Bored”

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School’s out and we’re ready with an arsenal of ideas. Check out our list of activities to help fill out your summer schedule.

1. Play in the splash pad at Celebration Park. Just remember, the park is closed on Wednesdays for maintenance.

2. Kick ba...Read on...

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