The city of Allen might be best known for its 18,000-seat, $60-million-dollar stadium of controversial grandeur like we’ve never seen before, but it’s not even the biggest or most expensive in Texas. Those respective credits go to the 1976-built Memorial Stadium in Mesquite, which seats 19,400 people and Katy ISD’s Legacy Stadium, which cost $70.3 million to build. But Allen’s top-rated schools are just some of the compelling reasons why 100k people call this central Collin County city home.
Long before it was incorporated in 1953, the original township of Allen was a bustling railroad business district. In 1918, the Houston and Central Texas Railroad built a freight and passenger depot which still stands today as the Allen Heritage Center and Depot Museum. Just as population grew with the development of that railroad station, Allen blossomed again when U.S. Interstate 75 was built in 1960 and brought residents north of Plano. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, check out these three Allen homes we found all in the $400,000 range.
Suncreek Home Full of Upgrades
Address: 712 Baldwin Court, Allen
- 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
- 3,492 square feet
Nika Arastoupour with Rogers Healy and Associates is hosting an open house for this 1999 Drees-built home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 in southwest Allen. The one-owner home has more than $50,000 in recent upgrades, including fresh paint, master bath remodel, kitchen remodel including high-end quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a farm sink, and a new roof. It’s located in highly-rated Plano ISD in the Suncreek neighborhood of Allen, where the median listing price is $450,000.
Modern Living in Watters Crossing
Address: 702 Bel Air Drive, Allen
- 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
- 2,601 square feet
The writeup of a Bungalo Home in north Dallas got so many people talking that I decided to feature another one, this beautifully-updated (and beautifully staged) home listed by Hunter Fendley with Bungalo. As part of its recent updates, this home has all new flooring, stainless steel GE appliances, fresh paint, and updated bathrooms including a stunning master bath with frameless glass shower and vessel tub. It’s located in Allen ISD in the Watters Crossing neighborhood of west Allen, where the median listing price is $399,990.
Unbelievable 4k Square Feet for $400K
Address: 822 Fairwood Drive, Allen
- 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
- 4,079 square feet
Leonard Thomas with Re/Max Dallas Suburbs has listed this fully updated corner lot home at a price per square feet that you don’t see very often: $98 with a pool! This is a big house with four bedrooms, plus gameroom and multi-leveled media room. The remodeled kitchen features slab granite counters, white subway tile backsplash, white cabinets, and gas cooktop. This home is located in Allen ISD in the Bethany Ridge Estates neighborhood of east Allen, where the median listing price is $305,000.