A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,131
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    B-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      67
      273
    • Murder
      1
      6
    • Rape
      20
      41
    • Robbery
      63
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      333
      525
    • Theft
      1,537
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      134
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $72,427
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    18%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      20%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      32%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      25%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      15%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      8%
      13%

    Richardson Reviews

    142 reviews
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    I've lived here for thirteen years. There has been tremendous growth with the Texas Instruments Semiconductor plant, State Farm's newly built office buildings and Alamo Draft House building it's first theater in North Texas in Richardson.

    A number of upscale restaurants and shopping is now available at CityLine and new businesses are moving into the area every few months.

    Richardson is also very diverse. There is a large Chinese, Korean, Indian, Middle Eastern and Vietnamese population due to all the IT companies that have been here for decades. As a result, there is also lots of diversity in food available from Texas BBQ, Korean, Asian, Japanese, Steakhouses, Indian, etc. Living in Richardson gives us easy access to Dallas via DART rail and highways and to the suburbs north of us which we rarely visit. Richardson is the best little suburb north of Dallas and I'm glad it's stayed that way.
    Review Richardson
    Richardson is a nice calm place to live. I have lived here for over 20 years. It has everything nearby, restaurants, movie theaters, recreational parks, everything is at your fingertips!
    Richardson is a beautiful city to live in. I have lived here my whole entire life and would even comsider living here after I get my bachelors degree. From the schools to safety to living to job opportunities, Richardson is the place to be!