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Allen is a city in Collin County, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 84,246.

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Opportunities for jobs and education abound for all ages, as well as healthcare facilities available for all; communities are actively supporting mature citizens, offering age-specific places to live if desired; activities through our recreation centers have a variety of classes that includes every age group; Silver Sneakers and classes geared for seniors are prevalent.
people tell each other "hi!" and we watch over neighborhood kids. we buy groceries for each other as neede
Allen is so friendly coz of the school and the people other are lovely and helpful.
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Many complexes for senior citizens. Lots of shopping close by. Ease of getting from one place to another. Plenty of hospitals close by, Drs. dentists, etc. Most communities have their own little busses. Allen has a senior community center and offers outings and transportation for seniors plus morning meals. Recreations, classes.

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How did Texas earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Texas has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Texas does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Texas has an effective property tax rate of 1.86%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Texas earned its state tax grade of B.

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