Posted on: October 20, 2016

Avoid the Lines: Vote Early!

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Cast your ballot during early voting, Oct. 24 through Nov. 4.

Registered Collin County voters may use any Collin County early voting location, including two in Allen: the Allen ISD Service Center (1451 N. Watters Road) and the Allen Municipal Court bui...Read on...

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Allen Named #2 Best Neighborhood in North Texas

Allen as Best Neighborhood

The Dallas Morning News released "The Best in DFW" rankings and Allen scored high for its safety, schools, amenities and overall excellence.

Coming in at #2 for the best neighborhoods in North Texas, Allen was chosen for our small-town feel a...Read on...

See more of our top recognition and rankings.
Posted on: October 14, 2016

Halloween Fun in Allen

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From ghostly movies to costume parties, here are some ways to make your October “spook-tacular.”

• Introduce kids to classic film frights with free showings of “Ghostbusters” (Oct. 18) or “The Haunting” (Oct. 25) at Allen Public Library.

• Enjoy g...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

New Trail to Link Hydrous, Heritage Village

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Allen’s thriving trail system is about to get even bigger.

Council members have approved a $59,000 contract to design the Cottonwood/Heritage Village Hike and Bike Trail Connection. The trail will link Hydrous Wakeboard Park, Allen Senior Recreation Ce...Read on...

Learn more about trails in Allen.
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Allen Wins Gold Medal Award for Parks and Recreation Management!

gold medal winners

The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration(AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has announced Allen Parks & Recreation as the winner for the 2016 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in...Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

One Year, A Lot to Like

photo of kids and dog at Allen USA wearing glow necklaces

Reflect on some of Allen’s biggest projects and accomplishments as the City begins a new budget year.

Fiscal year 2015-2016 ended on September 30, marking an exceptional year of growth and progress. Allen’s population grew to 94,327 residents as the ci...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Allen Partners with DART on Transportation Assistance

Collin County Rides logo

The City of Allen is removing transportation barriers and providing enhanced mobility solutions for qualifying residents. Collin County Rides is an innovative taxi subsidized service offered by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). It is available to those 65...Read on...

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

Model Call: Show Us Your Smile!

family golfing

The Allen Convention & Visitors Bureau is looking for models to show off how great it is to live, work and play in Allen. No previous modeling experience is necessary. Organizers are looking for a variety of ages, as well as singles and families. Thos...Read on...

Download the model information form.