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
    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%
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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!
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Richardson is an excellent and thriving city. I've been living here all my life and it's wonderful. Richardson has been evolving recently, with new trendy restaurants as well as large new shopping centers. For example a place that has been growing recently is the area around the new State Farm centers. Food has been absolutely thriving in that area, with a very modern and clean look to the area. Richardson is also extremely diverse, where you can find excellent Vietnamese, Indian, Korean, Mediterranean, or whatever you desire, restaurants, grocery stores, and more.
Richardson is a modern city without all the downsides of one (like NYC). However the city government has seem to begin to rot from the inside out, putting money ahead of the residents. There is still time to nip the bad side in the bud though! Great city all around with plenty of opportunity.