Four of The Top 10 Suburbs in Texas Are in Collin County, And Allen Ranks in The Top Five

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This five-bedroom home is located in Allen, one of the best suburbs in Texas according to a recent report from (Photos: Shoot2Sell)

We’re really not shocked to see that Murphy, Allen, Frisco, and McKinney were all in the top 10 of Niche Local’s “Best Suburbs in Texas” list. These four Collin County suburbs focus on great schools, fantastic public amenities, and drawing some of the best retail in the region to their towns.

Niche looked at several factors when it ranked the best suburbs in our state and region:

The Best Suburbs ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall livability and quality of life of an area at the suburb level. This grade takes into account key factors of a location, including school ratings, crime rates, housing, employment, community, and things to do, in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area.

Some of the highest weighted categories include “Things to Do,” “Easiest Commute,” “Education,” “Community,” “Jobs,” and “Housing.” Of course, as you know, some of the new developments in Collin County include homes built by some of the finest brands, with finish out that would rival one of the upper-crust suburbs such as University Park, which ranked No. 2 on Niche’s list.

Interesting, no?

Here’s a little question: Are the Park Cities really suburbs considering how close-in they are? They seem more like neighborhoods to me rather than what most people would consider “suburban,” and they are more dense in some areas than other typically “urban” neighborhoods in East Dallas, North Oak Cliff, and Midway Hollow. I digress.

However, if you want a deal, you should definitely shop in Allen, which ranked No. 4 on Niche’s list and has some of the most fantastic listings and some of the best prices.

“Allen is just amazing! It continues to rank at the top, in part due to its excellent school system, low crime, housing affordability, and small-town feel,” says Ebby Halliday Realtor Cathy Browne. “To be ranked so close to University Park is really awesome!”

Well, we agree with that, Cathy, and we’re in love with your listing at 2027 Burnside Dr. in Custer Meadows. Priced at $445,000 with five bedrooms, four full baths, and 4,180 square feet it is an absolute deal. Lovely hardwood floors, a huge eat-in kitchen with an island, a stone fireplace, a media room, and upgraded HVAC all make this home very attractive.

And the location? Well, it’s ranking speaks for itself.










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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. Bill Tucker says

    Beautiful listing, Cathy, as usual! No surprise to see Allen so near the top of the list. It’s always been one the best suburban communities in the Metroplex.

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