Below are places that are close (or relative) to Allen.
This page contains seven sections:
Around Allen ...
The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dallas. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the south of Allen. Dallas has a population of 1,341,000 people.<1>
The next largest community is Fort Worth.
It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the southwest of Allen and has a population of 874,000 people.
For comparison, Allen has a population of 101,000 people.
The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<2>
|Arlington [Map] ||396,394|| SW ||38 miles [61.2 km]|
|Carrollton [Map] ||135,710|| SW ||15 miles [24.1 km]|
|Denton [Map] ||136,268|| W ||27 miles [43.5 km]|
|Flower Mound [Map] ||76,681|| W ||26 miles [41.8 km]|
|Frisco [Map] ||177,286|| W ||8 miles [12.9 km]|
|Garland [Map] ||238,002|| S ||13 miles [20.9 km]|
|Grand Prairie [Map] ||193,837|| SW ||35 miles [56.3 km]|
|Irving [Map] ||240,373|| SW ||24 miles [38.6 km]|
|Lewisville [Map] ||106,021|| W ||18 miles [29 km]|
|Mansfield [Map] ||68,928|| SW ||45 miles [72.4 km]|
|McKinney [Map] ||181,330|| N ||6 miles [9.7 km]|
|Mesquite [Map] ||143,949|| S ||24 miles [38.6 km]|
|North Richland Hills [Map] ||70,441|| SW ||35 miles [56.3 km]|
|Plano [Map] ||286,143|| SW ||5 miles [8 km]|
|Richardson [Map] ||116,783|| S ||9 miles [14.5 km]|
Below is a sample of neighboring communities:
|Addison [Map] ||15,458|| SW ||13 miles [20.9 km]|
|The Colony [Map] ||42,721|| W ||12 miles [19.3 km]|
|Fairview [Map] ||8,950|| NE ||4 miles [6.4 km]|
|Hebron [Map] ||417|| W ||12 miles [19.3 km]|
|Lowry Crossing [Map] ||1,737|| NE ||8 miles [12.9 km]|
|Lucas [Map] ||7,483|| E ||5 miles [8 km]|
|Murphy [Map] ||20,673|| SE ||7 miles [11.3 km]|
|New Hope [Map] ||635|| NE ||9 miles [14.5 km]|
|Parker [Map] ||4,610|| SE ||4 miles [6.4 km]|
|Parris [Map] ||---|| N ||10 miles [16.1 km]|
|Princeton [Map] ||10,159|| NE ||10 miles [16.1 km]|
|Prosper [Map] ||20,312|| NW ||11 miles [17.7 km]|
|Sachse [Map] ||25,937|| SE ||10 miles [16.1 km]|
|Saint Paul [Map] ||1,077|| SE ||8 miles [12.9 km]|
|Wylie [Map] ||49,826|| SE ||10 miles [16.1 km]|
For more communities neighboring Allen, please visit our County-by-County Page for Allen.
Collin County ...
Allen is located in Collin County.
The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Collin County: Dallas, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt & Rockwall.
Although it doesn't share a border with Collin County, Collin is close to Allen.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Allen ...
This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Allen.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Allen ...
Looking for more information about Allen? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Allen, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Allen.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Allen. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Allen. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
Websites We Enjoy ...
When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:
For the State of Texas
Parks for Texas
Fishing in Texas
Hunting in Texas
TripAdvisor Link for:
Texas Statewide Tourism
Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Allen
National Park Service (NPS) sites in Texas
America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways
RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions
Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations
The Living New Deal - Sites in Texas
Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Texas
Airports Near Allen ...
Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Allen.
When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Allen.
Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Allen. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.
Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service
General Aviation Airports
|Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code) ||Dir||Distance|
|McKinney Muni. [Map]|| NE ||6 miles [9.7 km]|
|Collin County Rgnl. (ICAO: KTKI) [Map]|| NE ||6 miles [9.7 km]|
|Aero Country Airport (FAA ID: T31) [Map]|| NNW ||7 miles [11.3 km]|
|Rockwall Muni. (ICAO: KF46) [Map]|| SE ||18 miles [29 km]|
|Caddo Mills Muni. (FAA ID: 7F3) [Map]|| ESE ||25 miles [40.2 km]|
Additional Airport Information
For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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About Collin County
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Allen: www.cityofallen.org/
The official website for Collin County: www.co.collin.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Allen.|
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|<2>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allen) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Allen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Allen
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1087, Longitude: -96.6736 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Allen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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|<3>||The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.|
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|<4>||When we are planning a trip (for example, to Allen), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.|
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