Allen, Texas, in Collin county, is 6 miles N of Plano, Texas (center to center) and 22 miles N of Dallas, Texas. The city is regarded as a suburb of Dallas. It's situated near the notable Telecom Corridor. Residence have easy access to regional transportation. High-tech, defense, telecommunications and medical are some of the city's prominent industries. Allen has an extensive hiking and nature trail system and numerous recreational facilities. Residents enjoy the Joe Farmer Recreation Center. Golfing enthusiasts enjoy the numerous golf courses in the area including the Chase Oaks, Ridgeview Ranch and the Plantation golf clubs.