Allen is located in north central Texas, approximately 25 miles north of downtown Dallas, and is one of the 10 largest cities in Collin County.
Allen Awards and Recognitions
- City of Allen ranks 9th in its population category for use of innovative technology (Digital Cities Survey, 2023)
- ACTV earns YouTube Silver Creator Award for exceeding 100,000 subscribers (YouTube, 2023) - View all ACTV awards and honors
- Allen is the 6th best place to buy a house in the nation (WalletHub, 2023)
- Purchasing Department earns Achievement of Excellence in Procurement for the 23rd consecutive year (National Procurement Institute, Inc., 2023)
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Recognized nationally for our exciting new developments, excellent education system and innovative projects, Allen is a gem of a community tucked away in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Situated about 30 minutes north of downtown Dallas, our city has come to be known for its wide variety of shopping and dining options, an ever-growing park system and plenty of exciting entertainment offerings.
When Allen was first incorporated as a city back in 1953, residents then might not have been able to imagine the city it would grow up to become. We fondly remember our past as a small town along US 75 and embrace our present as a vibrant but cozy city in one of the fastest growing regions in the nation.
However, what truly makes Allen unique is our warm and welcoming community. Whether you’ve just moved in or have lived here all your life, we couldn’t be happier that you’re here.
City of Allen operates under a council-manager form of government as approved by voters in 1979 through adoption of the Allen City Charter. The Allen City Council, which consists of the mayor and six councilmembers, is elected citywide by Allen voters and not by district.
The mayor and councilmembers serve three-year, staggered terms of office. These members appoint representatives to numerous citizen-led boards and commissions to advise the council on major issues. Councilmembers also appoint a City Manager to serve as the City’s chief administrative officer.
Weather permitting, the following closures are scheduled on US 75 at Ridgeview Drive for bridge beam installment as part of an ongoing bridge replacement project.
Share your input on potential projects to be funded by Allen’s half-cent sales tax, used by the Allen Community Development Board to support parks, trails, entertainment, sports, tourism and more.
The City of Allen has begun to work on updating Allen’s Comprehensive Plan, creating a vision for the future of our whole community. Learn more on Engage Allen.
Allen Animal Services is reporting a distemper outbreak in local raccoons. Pet owners are encouraged to vaccinate their pets and may do so at a low-cost clinic on March 9.
Allen City Council met on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Read on for the highlights and approved projects.
City of Allen welcomes Steve Dye as its new Chief of Police. Dye, who brings more than 35 years of law enforcement experience, was sworn in as the city’s sixth Chief of Police at a ceremony on Feb. 1.
You might notice a slight change to the taste or smell of your tap water due to a temporary change in disinfectant by Allen’s water supplier. Though your water might taste or smell different, it’s safe for drinking and bathing.
Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center opened its doors for the first time on January 13 and is now open for all Members and Day Pass users. If you haven't visited this new state-of-the-art facility yet, now is the perfect time!
Want to support Allen's shelter animals? Consider a donation from our Amazon Wish List! Our top needs are dog food, cat food and laundry soap.
Utility billing customers who use the Citizen Self-Service (CSS) Portal will be prompted to verify and relink their account information following a system update made in August 2023.