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3,152 Apartments for rent in Allen, TX

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Check out 3,152 verified apartments for rent in Allen, TX with rents starting as low as $950. Some apartments for rent in Allen might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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54 Units Available
Twin Creeks Crossing
1090 W Exchange Pkwy
Allen, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,025
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,455
1123 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:36 AM
Just minutes from Dallas. One- and two-bedroom apartments featuring private patios or balconies, and kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Community offers a resort-style swimming pool with sundeck and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
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97 Units Available
Magnolia on the Green
1845 Chelsea Boulevard
Allen, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,039
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,699
1050 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:36 AM
Live Your Best Life at Magnolia on the Green in Allen. Relax and get comfortable at Magnolia on the Green in Allen, Texas.
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67 Units Available
Sovereign Twin Creeks
661 Junction Drive
Allen, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,335
869 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,715
1129 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,315
1416 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:36 AM
Step into Sovereign Twin Creeks, and step into an atmosphere carefully curated for your every need.
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23 Units Available
Dolce Living Twin Creeks
659 Junction Dr
Allen, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,155
799 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,510
1115 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,970
1439 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Modern homes with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and custom two-tone paint. On-site amenities include a conference room, swimming oasis and billiards table. By US Route 75. Near Twin Creeks Village for convenient shopping.
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81 Units Available
Inkwell Watters Creek
1175 Montgomery Boulevard
Allen, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,214
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,679
1215 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,364
1360 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Welcome to Inkwell Watters Creek Apartments! Enjoy the upscale and inviting atmosphere of our brand new community, located in Allen, Texas. We offer beautiful one, two, and three bedroom apartments infused with style and modern convenience.
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48 Units Available
Trails at Creekside
1300 N Custer Rd
Allen, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,107
749 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,473
1125 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,031
1414 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Voted as the "Best Place to Live" in the city, the Trails at Creekside Apartments in Allen, Texas blend a countryside location with a big city access.
Verified
13 Units Available
Settler's Gate
1420 W McDermott Dr
Allen, TX | Twin Creeks
1 Bedroom
$1,002
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,120
1180 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Exclusive community features playground, two pools, 24-hour gym, pet park, basketball court and sand volleyball. Close to shops and dining but quiet location. Apartments have bathtubs and fireplaces.
Verified
19 Units Available
Lofts at Watters Creek
935 Garden Park Dr
Allen, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,115
829 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,775
1231 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,430
1518 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Luxurious units right near Watters Creek. Homes feature 10-foot ceilings, granite counters and custom cabinetry. Enjoy a pool with spa, meeting room and entertainment area on site.
Verified
18 Units Available
Benton Pointe
205 Benton Dr
Allen, TX | Twin Creeks
1 Bedroom
$1,130
729 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,208
1020 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,616
1262 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Choose from several floor plans. Short-term leases available. Premium interior finishes and ample storage. Resort-style pool, spa and basketball court on-site. Large bark park. Ample closet space and in-unit fireplaces available.
Verified
122 Units Available
Citron Allen Station
1400 Andrews Parkway
Allen, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,129
805 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,409
1191 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,899
1469 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:18 AM
Welcome to Citron Allen Station Apartments! Enjoy the upscale and inviting atmosphere of our brand new community, located in Allen, Texas. We offer beautiful one, two, and three bedroom apartments infused with style and modern convenience.
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27 Units Available
Maple Trail
315 N Greenville Ave
Allen, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,025
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,180
990 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:43 AM
Welcome to Maple Trail Apartment Homes where you can experience true hospitality! Here we offer a great residential environment close to shopping, movies and restaurants.
Verified
49 Units Available
The Reflection at Montgomery Ridge
1160 Montgomery Blvd
Allen, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,085
794 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,642
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 12:56 AM
The Reflection at Montgomery Ridge will change the way you look for an apartment home in the metroplex. You'll soon discover that living here in Allen is far more meaningful than simply being near Dallas and Fort Worth.
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8 Units Available
Wyndsor Court
301 S Jupiter Rd
Allen, TX
1 Bedroom
$920
696 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,165
978 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,515
1301 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:36 AM
A luxury community in the heart of Allen. Community features include a resident clubhouse, fantastic gym, and a resort-style pool. Short-term leases available. Controlled access. Modern interiors with ample space and storage.
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14 Units Available
301 Greenville
301 N Greenville Ave
Allen, TX
1 Bedroom
$990
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,290
936 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:36 AM
Enjoy luxury living in Allen, TX, at an apartment community sharing the same name as its address. Our luxury apartments feature one-bedroom and two-bedroom homes that have been fully upgraded and efficiently designed.
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33 Units Available
Cortland Watters Creek
270 S Watters Rd
Allen, TX
1 Bedroom
$975
749 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,490
1228 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,174
1409 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:36 AM
Located in the top-rated Allen ISD and minutes away from popular shopping, dining, and entertainment spots, our community delivers Allen, TX living to your doorstep.
Results within 1 mile of Allen
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70 Units Available
The Kinstead
5701 Mckinney Place
McKinney, TX
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,150
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,625
1154 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:36 AM
Kinstead is located at 5701 McKinney Place Drive McKinney, TX and is managed by CBRE, a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe. Kinstead offers Studio to 3 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 554 to 1543 sq.ft.
Verified
11 Units Available
McKinney Village
201 McKinney VIllage Parkway
McKinney, TX
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$939
746 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,322
1251 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:36 AM
Close to I-75, Sam Rayburn Toll Road, and McKinney Medical Center. On-site amenities include an off-leash dog park, community garden, and rose garden. Well-appointed community and apartments featuring a 24-hour club lounge.
Verified
80 Units Available
Cyan Craig Ranch
7101 S Custer Road
McKinney, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,109
831 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,649
1159 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,819
1424 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Welcome to Cyan Craig Ranch Apartments, the premier apartments for rent in Mckinney, Texas! As a resident, you’ll enjoy modern interior design in our one, two, and three bedroom apartments, along with an extensive selection of unparalleled amenities.
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15 Units Available
Legends at Chase Oaks
701 Legacy Dr
Plano, TX
1 Bedroom
$940
811 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,401
1199 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,818
1357 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Gated community in Plano within close proximity to Highways 75 and 121, and George Bush Turnpike. Pet-friendly apartment with on-site fitness center, swimming pool, playground and dog park. Includes oversized closets, vaulted ceilings and fireplace.
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13 Units Available
Villas At Chase Oaks
600 Legacy Dr
Plano, TX
1 Bedroom
$986
698 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,253
1013 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
We are currently operating with a heightened sensitivity to social distancing. We would still very much love to show you our community and discuss available options for touring. Please contact us to learn more.
Verified
36 Units Available
Orion McKinney
2580 Collin McKinney Pkwy
McKinney, TX | Eldorado
Studio
$767
430 sqft
1 Bedroom
$959
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,316
1181 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Located on 30-plus acres of land, close to both Highway 75 and the Sam Rayburn Tollway. Apartments are equipped with fireplaces, granite countertops and walk-in closets. On-site amenities include gym, clubhouse, internet cafe and pool.
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26 Units Available
McDermott Place
8900 Independence Pkwy
Plano, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,195
862 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,412
1178 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Recently updated homes with grand oval soaking tubs, designer finishes and built-in bookshelves. Enjoy a playground, cyber cafe and bike storage. Near gorgeous Russell Creek Park. Close to Highway 121.
Verified
21 Units Available
Sorrel Fairview Apartments
351 Sugarloaf Trail
Fairview, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,075
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,461
1220 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,670
1477 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Near Route 75. Modern community with granite countertops, dark cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. 24-hour emergency maintenance, attached garages, and private balconies or a patio.
Verified
14 Units Available
Bexley Lake Forest
5201 Collin McKinney Pkwy
McKinney, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,084
789 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,234
1140 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments just minutes from Downtown McKinney. Enjoy pool, outdoor fireplace, poolside grilling. Modern kitchens, granite counters, hardwood floors, W/D hookups, patio/balcony. Easy access to Hwy. 121, SRT and Collin McKinney Park.

Median Rent in Allen

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Allen is $1,243, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,474.
Studio
$1,210
1 Bed
$1,243
2 Beds
$1,474
3+ Beds
$1,859
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Allen?
In Allen, the median rent is $1,210 for a studio, $1,243 for a 1-bedroom, $1,474 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,859 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Allen, check out our monthly Allen Rent Report.
How much is rent in Allen?
In Allen, the median rent is $1,210 for a studio, $1,243 for a 1-bedroom, $1,474 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,859 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Allen, check out our monthly Allen Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Allen?
You can filter cheap apartments in Allen by price: under $1,200, under $1,100, under $1,000, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Allen?
You can filter cheap apartments in Allen by price: under $1,200, under $1,100, under $1,000, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Allen?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Allen apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Allen?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Allen apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Allen properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Allen properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Allen?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Allen.
How much should I pay for rent in Allen?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Allen.
How can I find off-campus housing in Allen?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Allen. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include El Centro College, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas Theological Seminary, North Lake College, and Richland College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Allen?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Allen. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include El Centro College, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas Theological Seminary, North Lake College, and Richland College.

Median Rent in Allen

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Allen is $1,243, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,474.
Studio
$1,210
1 Bed
$1,243
2 Beds
$1,474
3+ Beds
$1,859

City Guide

Allen
"If a man's from Texas, he'll tell you. If he's not, why embarrass him by asking?" - John Gunther
"If a man's from Texas, he'll tell you. If he's not, why embarrass him by asking?" - John Gunther

Society in Allen, Texas, is about three things: football, shopping and eating. Although the Dallas suburb has plenty of that blustery western spirit that all Texans are known for, it's moving forward and embracing a life on its own terms, which includes eco-conscious neighborhoods and high-quality cuisine. Sure, there are as many trees as money can irrigate and an emphasis on "wholesomeness," but Money and Forbes magazines routinely rate it near the top for best places to live, and even the most strident anti-Texan can find something to love about this welcoming city.

Pull Those Bootstraps Up with Ease

There is undeniably an independent attitude here, and everyone is encouraged to make his way the best he can. Fortunately, that's easy in Allen, where the cost of living is a real knee-slapper it falls just below the national average. That doesn't mean sacrificing essentials, though. Housing values are high for Texas but low for the nation.

Renters can also make the most of this situation. They aren't kidding when they say everything's bigger in Texas. It's as true of the steer as it is the square footage of housing. Your search for apartments in Allen will likely provide a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments that are expansive, furnished to the teeth and boasting included goodies, like a pool, fitness center and upgraded appliances.

Pull Those Bootstraps Up with Ease
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There is undeniably an independent attitude here, and everyone is encouraged to make his way the best he can. Fortunately, that's easy in Allen, where the cost of living is a real knee-slapper it falls just below the national average. That doesn't mean sacrificing essentials, though. Housing values are high for Texas but low for the nation.

Renters can also make the most of this situation. They aren't kidding when they say everything's bigger in Texas. It's as true of the steer as it is the square footage of housing. Your search for apartments in Allen will likely provide a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments that are expansive, furnished to the teeth and boasting included goodies, like a pool, fitness center and upgraded appliances.

Making the Move

Vacancy rates are fairly average, so folks worried about planning their apartment hunt months in advance can chill, if momentarily. What newcomers do need to concern themselves with is the weather. Texas is a desert, and that means hot, hot, HOT summers and chilly evenings. The Polar Vortex did manage to swing low enough to dust the town in flurries, but come August, those temps will soar into the triple digits. It's a dry heat, of course, but pack plenty of sunscreen!

Other only slightly winking suggestions include a pair of cowboy boots, an etched flask and maybe a horse. Well, maybe the horse would only be appropriate on a dude ranch. After all, Allen is pretty urban; it's got a population of over 80,000 people, so it should come as no surprise that cars are a better and much more reliable choice for transportation in Allen. Public transportation is available, but a bit on the limited side, hitting only the major hot spots like the public library, the hospital and a couple retail parks. While the city is committed to funding an expansion of services, chances are, you're going solo if you ride the bus.

Making the Move
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Vacancy rates are fairly average, so folks worried about planning their apartment hunt months in advance can chill, if momentarily. What newcomers do need to concern themselves with is the weather. Texas is a desert, and that means hot, hot, HOT summers and chilly evenings. The Polar Vortex did manage to swing low enough to dust the town in flurries, but come August, those temps will soar into the triple digits. It's a dry heat, of course, but pack plenty of sunscreen!

Other only slightly winking suggestions include a pair of cowboy boots, an etched flask and maybe a horse. Well, maybe the horse would only be appropriate on a dude ranch. After all, Allen is pretty urban; it's got a population of over 80,000 people, so it should come as no surprise that cars are a better and much more reliable choice for transportation in Allen. Public transportation is available, but a bit on the limited side, hitting only the major hot spots like the public library, the hospital and a couple retail parks. While the city is committed to funding an expansion of services, chances are, you're going solo if you ride the bus.

Picking a Neighborhood

There aren't really distinctive, defined neighborhoods in Allen. There's kind of a west side and an east side, along with plenty of small communities, some gated and some not, that call themselves neighborhoods, but most folks agree Allen is Allen. For those hoping for a bit more guidance on where to find an apartment, here are some suggestions that should steer you straight.

The West Side: Unofficially designated as the section of Allen to the left of I-75, the west side has nice, well-built homes, smaller square footage and oodles of amenities, parks, restaurants, retail, you name it. It's true the houses are a bit smaller than the rest of Texas. Just remember, a smaller home in Texas is still a palace in some other places.

The East Side: Located (you guessed it) on the right side of I-75, East Allen is a little roomier, but you'll have to drive just over a whopping 10 minutes to hit your favorite big box store. Some residents grumble about the quality of the newly built homes, but more likely than not it's a bunch of hogwash. Rental apartments seem to have a tried and true reliability in this part of town, so that might be a good place to start while you learn more about the area.

Parker: Parts of this nearby city fall into the borders of Allen, so it's worth considering the house rentals. It's pretty (and we mean _really _pretty); the only drawback is that the cost of living is noticeably higher. Keep your pinky finger raised when you enjoy a beverage, though, and you'll fit in just fine.

Picking a Neighborhood
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There aren't really distinctive, defined neighborhoods in Allen. There's kind of a west side and an east side, along with plenty of small communities, some gated and some not, that call themselves neighborhoods, but most folks agree Allen is Allen. For those hoping for a bit more guidance on where to find an apartment, here are some suggestions that should steer you straight.

The West Side: Unofficially designated as the section of Allen to the left of I-75, the west side has nice, well-built homes, smaller square footage and oodles of amenities, parks, restaurants, retail, you name it. It's true the houses are a bit smaller than the rest of Texas. Just remember, a smaller home in Texas is still a palace in some other places.

The East Side: Located (you guessed it) on the right side of I-75, East Allen is a little roomier, but you'll have to drive just over a whopping 10 minutes to hit your favorite big box store. Some residents grumble about the quality of the newly built homes, but more likely than not it's a bunch of hogwash. Rental apartments seem to have a tried and true reliability in this part of town, so that might be a good place to start while you learn more about the area.

Parker: Parts of this nearby city fall into the borders of Allen, so it's worth considering the house rentals. It's pretty (and we mean _really _pretty); the only drawback is that the cost of living is noticeably higher. Keep your pinky finger raised when you enjoy a beverage, though, and you'll fit in just fine.

Don't Mess with Texas

Outsiders view this classic motto as a macho threat, but in actuality, it's a sensible plea to keep the land clean. New arrivals to Allen will find streets bearing signs with this slogan because it's actually an anti-littering campaign, and it suits the feel of this green-friendly and environment-loving town. That doesn't mean they don't also love stereotypical western hobbies, like hunting, sweet tea drinking and rodeo, but it does mean newcomers must prepare to change their perception to encompass the array of qualities that make this area such a fun spot to live.

Allen's forward thinking doesn't end with eco-consciousness. They're also avid athletes, with a community-wide focus on health, fitness and recreation. The city boasts 50 miles of hiking and walking trails and over 800 acres of parkland, all available to residents and non-residents alike. While typical sports, like football, baseball and tennis, are grand, new recruits should definitely get into the country spirit and try two-stepping, cattle roping or bowling? The sky's the limit for sweat-inducing activities.

Don't Mess with Texas
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Outsiders view this classic motto as a macho threat, but in actuality, it's a sensible plea to keep the land clean. New arrivals to Allen will find streets bearing signs with this slogan because it's actually an anti-littering campaign, and it suits the feel of this green-friendly and environment-loving town. That doesn't mean they don't also love stereotypical western hobbies, like hunting, sweet tea drinking and rodeo, but it does mean newcomers must prepare to change their perception to encompass the array of qualities that make this area such a fun spot to live.

Allen's forward thinking doesn't end with eco-consciousness. They're also avid athletes, with a community-wide focus on health, fitness and recreation. The city boasts 50 miles of hiking and walking trails and over 800 acres of parkland, all available to residents and non-residents alike. While typical sports, like football, baseball and tennis, are grand, new recruits should definitely get into the country spirit and try two-stepping, cattle roping or bowling? The sky's the limit for sweat-inducing activities.

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Allen
"If a man's from Texas, he'll tell you. If he's not, why embarrass him by asking?" - John Gunther
"If a man's from Texas, he'll tell you. If he's not, why embarrass him by asking?" - John Gunther

Society in Allen, Texas, is about three things: football, shopping and eating. Although the Dallas suburb has plenty of that blustery western spirit that all Texans are known for, it's moving forward and embracing a life on its own terms, which includes eco-conscious neighborhoods and high-quality cuisine. Sure, there are as many trees as money can irrigate and an emphasis on "wholesomeness," but Money and Forbes magazines routinely rate it near the top for best places to live, and even the most strident anti-Texan can find something to love about this welcoming city.

Pull Those Bootstraps Up with Ease

There is undeniably an independent attitude here, and everyone is encouraged to make his way the best he can. Fortunately, that's easy in Allen, where the cost of living is a real knee-slapper it falls just below the national average. That doesn't mean sacrificing essentials, though. Housing values are high for Texas but low for the nation.

Renters can also make the most of this situation. They aren't kidding when they say everything's bigger in Texas. It's as true of the steer as it is the square footage of housing. Your search for apartments in Allen will likely provide a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments that are expansive, furnished to the teeth and boasting included goodies, like a pool, fitness center and upgraded appliances.

Pull Those Bootstraps Up with Ease
+

There is undeniably an independent attitude here, and everyone is encouraged to make his way the best he can. Fortunately, that's easy in Allen, where the cost of living is a real knee-slapper it falls just below the national average. That doesn't mean sacrificing essentials, though. Housing values are high for Texas but low for the nation.

Renters can also make the most of this situation. They aren't kidding when they say everything's bigger in Texas. It's as true of the steer as it is the square footage of housing. Your search for apartments in Allen will likely provide a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments that are expansive, furnished to the teeth and boasting included goodies, like a pool, fitness center and upgraded appliances.

Making the Move

Vacancy rates are fairly average, so folks worried about planning their apartment hunt months in advance can chill, if momentarily. What newcomers do need to concern themselves with is the weather. Texas is a desert, and that means hot, hot, HOT summers and chilly evenings. The Polar Vortex did manage to swing low enough to dust the town in flurries, but come August, those temps will soar into the triple digits. It's a dry heat, of course, but pack plenty of sunscreen!

Other only slightly winking suggestions include a pair of cowboy boots, an etched flask and maybe a horse. Well, maybe the horse would only be appropriate on a dude ranch. After all, Allen is pretty urban; it's got a population of over 80,000 people, so it should come as no surprise that cars are a better and much more reliable choice for transportation in Allen. Public transportation is available, but a bit on the limited side, hitting only the major hot spots like the public library, the hospital and a couple retail parks. While the city is committed to funding an expansion of services, chances are, you're going solo if you ride the bus.

Making the Move
+

Vacancy rates are fairly average, so folks worried about planning their apartment hunt months in advance can chill, if momentarily. What newcomers do need to concern themselves with is the weather. Texas is a desert, and that means hot, hot, HOT summers and chilly evenings. The Polar Vortex did manage to swing low enough to dust the town in flurries, but come August, those temps will soar into the triple digits. It's a dry heat, of course, but pack plenty of sunscreen!

Other only slightly winking suggestions include a pair of cowboy boots, an etched flask and maybe a horse. Well, maybe the horse would only be appropriate on a dude ranch. After all, Allen is pretty urban; it's got a population of over 80,000 people, so it should come as no surprise that cars are a better and much more reliable choice for transportation in Allen. Public transportation is available, but a bit on the limited side, hitting only the major hot spots like the public library, the hospital and a couple retail parks. While the city is committed to funding an expansion of services, chances are, you're going solo if you ride the bus.

Picking a Neighborhood

There aren't really distinctive, defined neighborhoods in Allen. There's kind of a west side and an east side, along with plenty of small communities, some gated and some not, that call themselves neighborhoods, but most folks agree Allen is Allen. For those hoping for a bit more guidance on where to find an apartment, here are some suggestions that should steer you straight.

The West Side: Unofficially designated as the section of Allen to the left of I-75, the west side has nice, well-built homes, smaller square footage and oodles of amenities, parks, restaurants, retail, you name it. It's true the houses are a bit smaller than the rest of Texas. Just remember, a smaller home in Texas is still a palace in some other places.

The East Side: Located (you guessed it) on the right side of I-75, East Allen is a little roomier, but you'll have to drive just over a whopping 10 minutes to hit your favorite big box store. Some residents grumble about the quality of the newly built homes, but more likely than not it's a bunch of hogwash. Rental apartments seem to have a tried and true reliability in this part of town, so that might be a good place to start while you learn more about the area.

Parker: Parts of this nearby city fall into the borders of Allen, so it's worth considering the house rentals. It's pretty (and we mean _really _pretty); the only drawback is that the cost of living is noticeably higher. Keep your pinky finger raised when you enjoy a beverage, though, and you'll fit in just fine.

Picking a Neighborhood
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There aren't really distinctive, defined neighborhoods in Allen. There's kind of a west side and an east side, along with plenty of small communities, some gated and some not, that call themselves neighborhoods, but most folks agree Allen is Allen. For those hoping for a bit more guidance on where to find an apartment, here are some suggestions that should steer you straight.

The West Side: Unofficially designated as the section of Allen to the left of I-75, the west side has nice, well-built homes, smaller square footage and oodles of amenities, parks, restaurants, retail, you name it. It's true the houses are a bit smaller than the rest of Texas. Just remember, a smaller home in Texas is still a palace in some other places.

The East Side: Located (you guessed it) on the right side of I-75, East Allen is a little roomier, but you'll have to drive just over a whopping 10 minutes to hit your favorite big box store. Some residents grumble about the quality of the newly built homes, but more likely than not it's a bunch of hogwash. Rental apartments seem to have a tried and true reliability in this part of town, so that might be a good place to start while you learn more about the area.

Parker: Parts of this nearby city fall into the borders of Allen, so it's worth considering the house rentals. It's pretty (and we mean _really _pretty); the only drawback is that the cost of living is noticeably higher. Keep your pinky finger raised when you enjoy a beverage, though, and you'll fit in just fine.

Don't Mess with Texas

Outsiders view this classic motto as a macho threat, but in actuality, it's a sensible plea to keep the land clean. New arrivals to Allen will find streets bearing signs with this slogan because it's actually an anti-littering campaign, and it suits the feel of this green-friendly and environment-loving town. That doesn't mean they don't also love stereotypical western hobbies, like hunting, sweet tea drinking and rodeo, but it does mean newcomers must prepare to change their perception to encompass the array of qualities that make this area such a fun spot to live.

Allen's forward thinking doesn't end with eco-consciousness. They're also avid athletes, with a community-wide focus on health, fitness and recreation. The city boasts 50 miles of hiking and walking trails and over 800 acres of parkland, all available to residents and non-residents alike. While typical sports, like football, baseball and tennis, are grand, new recruits should definitely get into the country spirit and try two-stepping, cattle roping or bowling? The sky's the limit for sweat-inducing activities.

Don't Mess with Texas
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Outsiders view this classic motto as a macho threat, but in actuality, it's a sensible plea to keep the land clean. New arrivals to Allen will find streets bearing signs with this slogan because it's actually an anti-littering campaign, and it suits the feel of this green-friendly and environment-loving town. That doesn't mean they don't also love stereotypical western hobbies, like hunting, sweet tea drinking and rodeo, but it does mean newcomers must prepare to change their perception to encompass the array of qualities that make this area such a fun spot to live.

Allen's forward thinking doesn't end with eco-consciousness. They're also avid athletes, with a community-wide focus on health, fitness and recreation. The city boasts 50 miles of hiking and walking trails and over 800 acres of parkland, all available to residents and non-residents alike. While typical sports, like football, baseball and tennis, are grand, new recruits should definitely get into the country spirit and try two-stepping, cattle roping or bowling? The sky's the limit for sweat-inducing activities.

Rent Report
Allen

December 2020 Allen Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Allen Rent Report. Allen rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Allen rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Allen rents increase sharply over the past month

Allen rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Allen stand at $1,244 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,474 for a two-bedroom. Allen's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -2.0%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    Rent trends vary across the Dallas Metro

    While rents prices have increased in Allen over the past year, trends across the rest of the metro have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Dallas metro, some have seen decreases while other cities have rents increasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Plano has the most expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,519; the city has also seen rent growth of 0.4% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
    • Over the past year, Dallas proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 2.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,173, while one-bedrooms go for $978.
    • Fort Worth has the least expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,121; rents decreased 0.3% over the past month and 0.1% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Allen

    As rents have increased slightly in Allen, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Allen is less affordable for renters.

    • Texas as a whole has logged -2.0% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents moderately on the rise.
    • Allen's median two-bedroom rent of $1,474 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 1.0% rise in Allen.
    • While Allen's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 3.9%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Allen than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,073.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Dallas
    $980
    $1,170
    -0.3%
    -2.5%
    Fort Worth
    $950
    $1,120
    -0.3%
    -0.1%
    Arlington
    $1,010
    $1,230
    -0.1%
    5.8%
    Plano
    $1,190
    $1,520
    0.4%
    -1.4%
    Garland
    $980
    $1,210
    -0.6%
    1.1%
    Irving
    $1,080
    $1,310
    0.3%
    -1.5%
    Grand Prairie
    $1,050
    $1,240
    -0.6%
    2.4%
    Mesquite
    $1,030
    $1,260
    -0.8%
    2%
    McKinney
    $1,180
    $1,370
    -0.1%
    2.7%
    Carrollton
    $1,080
    $1,340
    -0.3%
    -2%
    Frisco
    $1,200
    $1,590
    -0.7%
    -1.8%
    Denton
    $960
    $1,200
    0
    0.6%
    Richardson
    $1,240
    $1,460
    -1.3%
    -4.2%
    Lewisville
    $1,000
    $1,260
    -0.5%
    -0.3%
    Allen
    $1,240
    $1,470
    0.7%
    1%
    Flower Mound
    $1,330
    $1,750
    -1.6%
    2.3%
    North Richland Hills
    $1,080
    $1,320
    -0.7%
    1.7%
    Euless
    $1,110
    $1,390
    -0.4%
    2.7%
    Bedford
    $1,080
    $1,370
    -0.4%
    2.1%
    Grapevine
    $1,250
    $1,540
    -0.6%
    -0.8%
    Haltom City
    $950
    $1,180
    -0.9%
    1.7%
    Coppell
    $1,190
    $1,550
    -2.5%
    -1.7%
    Rockwall
    $1,230
    $1,380
    -0.8%
    0.6%
    Hurst
    $920
    $1,190
    0.6%
    2.7%
    The Colony
    $1,310
    $1,640
    0.4%
    1.1%
    See More

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    December 2020 Allen Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Allen Rent Report. Allen rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Allen rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Allen Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Allen Rent Report. Allen rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Allen rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Allen rents increase sharply over the past month

    Allen rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Allen stand at $1,244 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,474 for a two-bedroom. Allen's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -2.0%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      Rent trends vary across the Dallas Metro

      While rents prices have increased in Allen over the past year, trends across the rest of the metro have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Dallas metro, some have seen decreases while other cities have rents increasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Plano has the most expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,519; the city has also seen rent growth of 0.4% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
      • Over the past year, Dallas proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 2.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,173, while one-bedrooms go for $978.
      • Fort Worth has the least expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,121; rents decreased 0.3% over the past month and 0.1% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Allen

      As rents have increased slightly in Allen, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Allen is less affordable for renters.

      • Texas as a whole has logged -2.0% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents moderately on the rise.
      • Allen's median two-bedroom rent of $1,474 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 1.0% rise in Allen.
      • While Allen's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 3.9%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Allen than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,073.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Dallas
      $980
      $1,170
      -0.3%
      -2.5%
      Fort Worth
      $950
      $1,120
      -0.3%
      -0.1%
      Arlington
      $1,010
      $1,230
      -0.1%
      5.8%
      Plano
      $1,190
      $1,520
      0.4%
      -1.4%
      Garland
      $980
      $1,210
      -0.6%
      1.1%
      Irving
      $1,080
      $1,310
      0.3%
      -1.5%
      Grand Prairie
      $1,050
      $1,240
      -0.6%
      2.4%
      Mesquite
      $1,030
      $1,260
      -0.8%
      2%
      McKinney
      $1,180
      $1,370
      -0.1%
      2.7%
      Carrollton
      $1,080
      $1,340
      -0.3%
      -2%
      Frisco
      $1,200
      $1,590
      -0.7%
      -1.8%
      Denton
      $960
      $1,200
      0
      0.6%
      Richardson
      $1,240
      $1,460
      -1.3%
      -4.2%
      Lewisville
      $1,000
      $1,260
      -0.5%
      -0.3%
      Allen
      $1,240
      $1,470
      0.7%
      1%
      Flower Mound
      $1,330
      $1,750
      -1.6%
      2.3%
      North Richland Hills
      $1,080
      $1,320
      -0.7%
      1.7%
      Euless
      $1,110
      $1,390
      -0.4%
      2.7%
      Bedford
      $1,080
      $1,370
      -0.4%
      2.1%
      Grapevine
      $1,250
      $1,540
      -0.6%
      -0.8%
      Haltom City
      $950
      $1,180
      -0.9%
      1.7%
      Coppell
      $1,190
      $1,550
      -2.5%
      -1.7%
      Rockwall
      $1,230
      $1,380
      -0.8%
      0.6%
      Hurst
      $920
      $1,190
      0.6%
      2.7%
      The Colony
      $1,310
      $1,640
      0.4%
      1.1%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.