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%

Richardson Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    67
    0
  • Murder
    1
    0
  • Rape
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    63
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    333
    1
  • Theft
    1,537
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134
    0

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

159 reviews
All Categories
I love living in Richardson, Texas! So much happens in the community; from festivals, to charity events, and Santa's Village during the holidays, Richardson has so much to offer. Lots of new construction is bringing in new jobs, new housing and new retail. There are plenty of parks, two recreation centers, trails, and dog parks, Richardson is an extremely dog friendly city!
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Richardson is a nice quiet town. The upkeep is beautiful and neighbors are friendly. My daughters attend an amazing RISD school that is right behind our apartment. I feel safe enough to let them walk this short distance alone. RPD is always at the school making sure the children and staff are safe. There is a big beautiful playground right next to the school great for outdoor family gatherings. We are in close distance to major highways, 75 & 635. This makes the commute to work in Carrollton much easier. Great food restaurants in every direction you go. As well as sports teams for the children.
I grew up in Richardson Texas; it's a great city where new young families can get their start. I would highly recommend this city to younger families because the neighborhoods are safe and full of older residents. One thing I would like to see change in Richardson would be a bigger nightlife scene. This city is hard for teenagers because it is dominated by small Family owned businesses. Richardson is great however, because it is built upon rural home communities where children can openly go and play at neighborhood parks. I would not recommend this neighborhood to young adults who do not have children.