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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Richardson is a city in Texas with a population of 111,055. Richardson is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Richardson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Richardson there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Richardson and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Richardson are highly rated.
About Richardson...
Population
111,055

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$226,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,245
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Richardson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    58.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    83.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    335.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,482.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    163.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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Overall Richardson is a great place to live! many things are changing and being improved around the city. There are only a few things that have changed my perspective of Richardson. I have attended some of the city council meetings and learned that the leaders of this great city are fantastic but do not take into consideration minor details that come with the change, for example they are improving one of the high schools in the districts and did not consider the parking problems that would come with that.
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I enjoy living here especially going to Richardson's school districts. There are a variety of things to do here that are outdoors especially when the parks here are quite beautiful. The area where the Richardson square mall used to be has many places to eat and shop at. It was right across my old High School and was close by to my house that made everything eve more better. The Richardson Recreation Center was a great place to go to as a child when I was enrolled in summer camp. They had a huge pool, diving boards with slides, fun playground to play on, big gym yo play dodge ball, and ping pong tables. The community is very friendly here. Huffines Park is a great location to go to with loved ones and even walking pets. I believe there is a fire station right next to it. I also love the Richardson Animal Shelter, volunteering is a great way to get involved.
I moved to Richardson when I was 9, and I like it very much. The public schools are very welcoming and nurturing for all kids of students. It is a very safe and family friendly community, and the real estate is beautiful, with reasonable prices for potential newcomers. There is no nightlife to speak of, and there aren’t many job opportunities as most of the residents commute to Dallas for work. There isn’t a lot of diversity, as it is a very white, conservative community. Overall, I think Richardson is a great place to live for prospective future residents.