Allen is a premier hometown located in Collin County where housing choices range from beautiful master planned gated communities to friendly family neighborhoods and sophisticated townhomes developments. In 2010 Allen ranked #16 on CNN Money Best places to live in US. Both the leadership and residents of the fast-growing community share a passion for excellence that is reflected in throughout the campuses of the nationally-recognized Allen Independent School District. Allen has truly become a shopping destination with upscale, name brand and designer Allen Premium Outlets center as well as The Shops at Allen and Watters Crossing which features an awesome treehouse that kids of all ages will appreciate and several great dining choices. Some of Allen’s recreational and cultural attractions include the new Allen Event Center(an 8,100-seat sports and entertainment venue), the Allen Philharmonic Symphony, Saturday summer night concerts at Watters Crossing, as well as Top Golf and Allen’s own 27-hole public golf course just to name a few. And for dog lovers, Canine Commons is a nice shady park for you and your furkid.