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

    152 reviews
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    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!
    Review Richardson
    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.
    Richardson is a very friendly community with active residents. Richardson provides its residents with biking lanes and running trails as well as many parks. Richardson was very creative when they found a location for a dog park. The Bush Central Barkway is underneath the interchange of Central Expressway and George Bush Turnpike and has areas for different groups of dogs - under 40lbs, above 40lbs and less active dogs. Richardson provides something for everyone and has zoned the city properly for traffic flow.