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Posted on: February 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Allen among Best Places to Buy a "Forever Home"

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A data-crunching website analyzed cities nationwide before naming Allen in its top 10 list.

According to GoodCall, "Texas is the place to go if you're looking to settle in for the long haul." It reviewed six metrics to come up with the rankings: affordability, net migration, unemployment, home values, crime rate and educational attainment.

Allen was #4 on the list, and one of six Texas cities in the top 10. Here's what the site had to say:

Although the town northeast of Dallas was first established as a stop on the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in the mid-1800s, it wasn’t incorporated until 1953 with just a few hundred residents. Since then, its population has boomed to more than 98,000 people. The city has more than 50 hiking and bike trails and more than two dozen recreation centers and parks, so it’s a great place for families who love the outdoors. And parents will feel safe carting the little ones around; Allen has the 10th best crime rate in the country. It’s an atmosphere that has inspired growth – both in the population as well as home values, which have climbed 33% to a median of nearly $263,000.

Take a look at Allen's other accolades.
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