11 Facts About Allen Texas


From 1908 through 1948, Allen was a stop along the Texas Traction Company's interurban line from Denison to Dallas.

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Allen Texas was a small town of a few hundred residents when it was incorporated in 1953.

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Allen Texas has a humid subtropical climate, with long hot summers and cool winters.

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In 1992, Allen Texas citizens approved the creation of the Allen Texas Economic Development Corporation, which is funded by a 0.

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Allen Texas has two major recreation centers: Joe Farmer Recreation Center and Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

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Allen Texas is home to 60 natural and man-made parks with over 1,188 acres of park land in total.

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In October 2004, the City of Allen purchased Chase Oaks Golf Club in Plano, Texas, adjacent to the southern city limits of the City of Allen.

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City of Allen is a voluntary member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association, the purpose of which is to coordinate individual and collective local governments and facilitate regional solutions, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and enable joint decisions.

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Allen Texas residents are represented in the United States Congress by Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn and representative Van Taylor.

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Allen Texas is served directly by several major roadways and freeways.

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Some major roadways in Allen Texas are: Stacy Road, Exchange Parkway, McDermott Drive, Main Street, Alma Drive, Greenville Avenue, Ridgeview Drive, Allen Texas Heights Drive, Angel Parkway, and Bethany Drive.

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