Allen 1Allen is a city located in Collin County, Texas, and is a far northern suburb of Dallas, one of the largest cities in the state. Home to over 92,000 residents, it is one of the larger cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Statistical Area, known also as the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, though it is located far north of the rest of the metro area and sits closer to McKinney than Dallas. Allen has several large cities separating it from Dallas, including Plano and Richardson, among others, which makes it less of a bedroom city and more of an outlying community that’s grouped into the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex because where else are you going to put Allen?

Basic Facts About Allen

  • Current population: 92,000
  • Current mayor: Steve Terrell
  • Total area: 27.1 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Collin County
  • Founded in: 1872
  • Zip codes: 75002, 75013
  • Area codes: 214, 469, 972

Auto Transport Tips to and from Allen

Allen is not the most centrally-located of bedroom cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, but it doesn’t always have to be. The city is located along State Route 75, a north-south state highway that runs all the way into the heart of Dallas proper, which in turn makes it easier for auto shippers to get into and out of Allen and the rest of the metro area without having to travel along a lot of surface streets. Auto shippers prefer running routes to areas with easy access from the interstates, and while Allen doesn’t have an interstate running through it, SR-75 should help.

Of course, if you’re shipping on a budget, you may have a lower price if you ship your vehicle into or out of Dallas proper, as opposed to Allen. Allen sits just 20 miles north of Dallas, which really isn’t that far unless you look at some of the other bedroom cities in the area. Since Dallas is so popular with carriers and customers alike, carriers often choose one or two areas and have their customers meet them there, instead of driving from one pickup to the next. This makes it easier and cheaper for carriers, which in turn makes it cheaper for you.

You’ll want to discuss all your options, including possibly changing your pickup or delivery locations, with an auto transport representative. If you need to get a hold of someone, make sure to fill out our free online quote request form; you’ll get multiple free quotes e-mailed to you from reliable, reputable auto shippers, and they will be able to answer your questions and help you get the best prices for your specific shipment. If you have more general questions, you can call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents as well.

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