A McDonald's, a neighborhood Walmart, a Sonic Drive-In, and a Winn Dixie grocery store, in 1990 when I moved to Allen, this was its claim to fame. With a population of about 19,000, it was truly a small town. But how that has changed...in a good way.
With incredible leadership from the mayor's office, the town has grown to become one of the most progressive communities of the Metroplex. And at the same time, Allen has retained a sense of that small town culture. You can watch a professional sports team play, go to the opera, or watch the Allen Eagles High School football team win another State Championship.
But you can also slip on your sneakers and walk down to the corner for a pizza or grab your fishing pole and try your luck at lakes all over town. Yeah...I am biased. But I can honestly say that there is no other community in the DFW Metroplex like Allen and no other place I would rather live.