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Introduction ...

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 1,318,000 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 854,000 people.

For comparison, Allen has a population of 99,200 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 if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arlington   [Map]   392,772   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carrollton   [Map]   133,351   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Denton   [Map]   133,808   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Flower Mound   [Map]   73,547   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Frisco   [Map]   163,656   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Garland   [Map]   234,943   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Grand Prairie   [Map]   190,682   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Irving   [Map]   238,289   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lewisville   [Map]   104,659   W   18 miles [29 km]
Mansfield   [Map]   65,631   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
McKinney   [Map]   172,298   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mesquite   [Map]   143,736   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
North Richland Hills   [Map]   69,798   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Plano   [Map]   286,057   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Richardson   [Map]   113,347   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Addison   [Map]   15,368   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
The Colony   [Map]   42,408   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fairview   [Map]   8,354   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hebron   [Map]   424   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lowry Crossing   [Map]   1,747   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lucas   [Map]   7,211   E   5 miles [8 km]
Murphy   [Map]   20,482   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
New Hope   [Map]   633   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Parker   [Map]   4,420   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Parris   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Princeton   [Map]   9,405   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Prosper   [Map]   18,379   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sachse   [Map]   25,039   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   1,130   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wylie   [Map]   47,701   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.

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 Tourism Map for Allen.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Allen.

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 to see and places to visit:

For the State of Texas

    Texas Tourism
    Parks for Texas

    Fishing in Texas
    Hunting in Texas

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Texas Statewide Tourism
    Allen Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map 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.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
McKinney Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Collin County Rgnl. (ICAO: KTKI)   [Map]   TKI   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Aero Country Airport   [Map]   T31   NNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Addison Airport (ICAO: KADS)   [Map]   ADS   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rockwall Muni.(ICAO: KF46)   [Map]   F46   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Dallas Love Fld. (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]   DAL   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Caddo Mills Muni.   [Map]   7F3   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl. (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]   DFW   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]

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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close 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.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dallas Love Fld. (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]   DAL   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl. (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]   DFW   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.    [Map]   ---   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Addison Airport (ICAO: KADS)   [Map]   ADS   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW/KAFW)   [Map]   AFW   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
McKinney Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Collin County Rgnl. (ICAO: KTKI)   [Map]   TKI   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Aero Country Airport   [Map]   T31   NNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rockwall Muni.(ICAO: KF46)   [Map]   F46   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Caddo Mills Muni.   [Map]   7F3   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.

Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas Love Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.   (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockwall Muni.   (ICAO: KF46)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mesquite Metro Airport   (ICAO: KHQZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Denton Muni.   (ICAO: KDTO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas Exec.   (RBD/KRBD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Majors Airport   (ICAO: KGVT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lancaster Airport   (ICAO: KLNC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Terrell Muni.   (ICAO: KTRL)   [Map]
        Website for Terrell Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Arlington Muni.   (ICAO: KGKY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Killeen - Fort Hood Rgnl.   (GRK/KGRK)   [Map]
        Website for Killeen - Fort Hood Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Will Rogers World Airport   (OKC/KOKC)   [Map]
        Website for Will Rogers World Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin - Bergstrom Intl.   (AUS/KAUS)   [Map]
        Website for Austin - Bergstrom International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Addison Airport   (ICAO: KADS)   [Map]
        Website for Addison Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fort Worth Alliance Airport   (AFW/KAFW)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Worth Alliance Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waco Rgnl.   (ACT/KACT)   [Map]
        Website for Waco Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Collin County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KTKI)   [Map]
        Website for Collin County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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: www.texas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<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 starting from Allen. 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 that we are using 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>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Allen.