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77 apartments for rent near Allen, TX

Last updated March 28 at 12:05AM
Twin Creeks Crossing
1090 W Exchange Pkwy
Allen, TX
Updated March 27 at 11:56PM
1 Bedroom
$1,040
2 Bedrooms
$1,467
Lofts at Watters Creek
935 Garden Park Dr
Allen, TX
Updated March 27 at 11:40PM
1 Bedroom
$1,200
2 Bedrooms
$1,764
3 Bedrooms
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Settler's Gate
1420 W McDermott Dr
Allen, TX
Updated March 27 at 10:37PM
1 Bedroom
$915
2 Bedrooms
$1,142
3 Bedrooms
$1,402
Results within 1 miles of Allen, TX
The Mansions McKinney
6600 McKinney Ranch Pkwy
McKinney, TX
Updated March 26 at 6:38AM
1 Bedroom
$965
2 Bedrooms
$1,393
Cortona Gardens
325 Murray Farm Dr
Fairview, TX
Updated March 2 at 2:11PM
1 Bedroom
$995
2 Bedrooms
$1,305
3 Bedrooms
$1,731
The Legends at Ridgeview Ranch
2300 Kathryn Ln
Plano, TX
Updated March 27 at 11:54PM
1 Bedroom
$798
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
3 Bedrooms
$1,722
Orion McKinney
2580 Collin McKinney Pkwy
McKinney, TX
Updated March 28 at 12:05AM
Studio
$926
1 Bedroom
$918
2 Bedrooms
$1,246
Avana McKinney Ranch
5500 McKinney Place Dr
McKinney, TX
Updated March 27 at 10:26PM
1 Bedroom
$902
2 Bedrooms
$1,122
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
Sheridan Park
2001 E Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX
Updated March 27 at 10:38PM
1 Bedroom
$935
2 Bedrooms
$1,190
3 Bedrooms
$1,505
McDermott Place Apt.
8900 Independence Pkwy
Plano, TX
Updated March 27 at 11:27PM
1 Bedroom
$975
2 Bedrooms
$1,355
3 Bedrooms
$1,775
Century Lake Forest
5201 Collin McKinney Pkwy
McKinney, TX
Updated March 27 at 10:38PM
1 Bedroom
$960
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
3 Bedrooms
$1,490
Steeplechase Apartments
7301 Alma Dr
Plano, TX
Updated March 27 at 11:52PM
1 Bedroom
$830
2 Bedrooms
$958
Cortona Lofts
327 Murray Farm Dr
Fairview, TX
Updated January 20 at 8:45AM
1 Bedroom
$1,032
2 Bedrooms
$1,390
The Gables of McKinney
1500 W Eldorado Pkwy
McKinney, TX
Updated March 27 at 10:37PM
1 Bedroom
$778
2 Bedrooms
$1,123
Legends at Chase Oaks
701 Legacy Dr
Plano, TX
Updated March 27 at 11:42PM
1 Bedroom
$915
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
Bella Vida Estates
9601 Custer Rd
Plano, TX
Updated March 27 at 11:54PM
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,204
3 Bedrooms
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Results within 5 miles of Allen, TX
Jefferson Stonebriar
9600 Gaylord Pkwy
Frisco, TX
Updated March 28 at 12:03AM
1 Bedroom
$1,214
2 Bedrooms
$1,816
3 Bedrooms
$2,369
The Encore Apartments
4700 Tribeca Ln
Plano, TX
Updated March 27 at 11:54PM
1 Bedroom
$900
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
Park at Gateway
355 Vista Glen Dr
Plano, TX
Updated February 16 at 11:52PM
1 Bedroom
$1,190
2 Bedrooms
$1,520
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
AMLI Frisco Crossing
7255 Texas Rangers Dr
Frisco, TX
Updated February 22 at 7:45PM
Studio
$1,120
1 Bedroom
$1,185
2 Bedrooms
$1,715
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City Guide
Allen
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.

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.

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.