This town is a 30-minute drive north from downtown Dallas, so it's no surprise that many residents work in the big city. When they are not at the office, Allen residents have plenty to do right at home. Allen has a symphony, a ballet, multiple malls, and a minor league hockey team. The Allen Eagle Football program is currenty rated #4 in the ESPN poll in the nation. The band practically takes up the entire field during football game half-time show. With premier new homes being built nearby, Allen, TX is a sight to see. It is no wonder why Allen tops CNN Money's 2010 list as a best place to live in the nation.