As Allen residents will no doubt tell you, the town has a lot more to offer than a very expensive (and initially very flawed) high school sports stadium. In fact, a national outlet has highlighted it as one of the best suburbs in the country.
Citing interest from millennial homebuyers, CNBC has made a list of what they say are some of the top suburbs in America. The list of 20 towns isn't ranked (the site lists them in ascending order of median household income), but the good 'ole suburb of Allen is there representing the Dallas area.
The list leans on data from a Money.com report on "the best place to live in every state," which, surprise, chose Allen as the best place to live in Texas. The report emphasized the area's economic growth and mentioned the school system as a big draw, saying "Allen students routinely outperform the state averages in both reading and math."
We noted back in 2015 that "Allen and Fairview have become a popular suburban hub for Dallas restaurants. (And if Plano is now cool -- and it is -- Allen and Fairview are its younger teenage siblings.)"
Their data pegs the median household income in Allen at $104,524.
While CNBC's list of best suburbs strives to be universal, its intro makes a point to highlight that "millennials have become the largest group of homebuyers, and almost half of them live in the suburbs." They get those stats from real estate website Zillow, which claims that cost is a driving force behind millennial homebuyers' affinity for suburbs.