Allen is a northern suburb of Dallas. It includes nearly 800 acres of developed park land and nearly 50 miles of hiking and nature trails. With over 180 restaurants and plenty for the retail enthusiast, Allen is continuing to be a hot spot for the housing market. In October 2013, Safewise.com named Allen the 21st Safest City in Texas, and in July 2013, Family Circle names Allen one of the Top 10 Best Towns for Families. Allen also made Money Magazine's Best Places to live list - number 13 in August 2012, number 16 in August 2010, and number 20 in August 2008.