Building Better Together

Each year the City of Allen reflects on the accomplishments and achievements that make our city a great place to call home. In 2016-2017, Allen was recognized as the #1 "Best Place to Live" in Texas and #2 in the nation by MONEY Magazine. Our amenities for young families, healthy housing market and low crime rate just add to the list of ways we're building better together.
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  1. EXCELLENCE
  2. GROWTH
  3. SERVICE
  4. Milestones
  5. Innovation
  6. ARTS & CULTURE
  • MONEY Magazine named Allen the #2 "Best Place to Live" in America in its prestigious annual ranking.
  • Dallas Morning News named Allen the second-best neighborhood in North Texas.
  • Allen Parks & Recreation celebrates the national Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management.
  • Strong schools and plentiful jobs helped earn Allen a #6 spot in Nerdwallet's assessment of Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers.
  • Allen listed among the Best Place to Buy a Forever Home following a nationwide study by GoodCall.
  • The City of Allen Finance Department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 18th consecutive year.