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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 114,402. Richardson is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Richardson offers residents an urban suburban mix 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
114,402

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$250,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,336
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
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
    52.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    43.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    304.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,627.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    179.1
    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
    15%
  • 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
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Richardson

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,953
National
$55,322
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Richardson Reviews

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The area is very nice for a family. A bunch of schools in the area for kids. Different parks as well to visit. It consists of most people working in white-collar jobs.It has a good population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Richardson is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. A lot of people are from different backgrounds. Great place to live without being in a really big city. Everyone is very friendly around here!
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Living in Richardson has been a thrill for the past several months. Not only do I feel safe in my home, there are plenty of parks and trails nearby to take my dog on a walk. While I am not too big into nightlife so it's not a concern, there is not a 'hit spot in town', but we are only a 20 minute drive to Dallas! While my commute is only 4 miles, I cannot explain how light the traffic is, even on Monday mornings or Friday evenings!
As an International student I found Richardson to be moderately fine place.
Pros:
1. Peaceful place for students
2. Good spacious apartments
3. Off Campus option available
4. Free shuttle/bus services for all
5. Free Tram(DART trains) service for students - You need apply for free DART pass and collect pass/sticker from school or online
6. Clean neighborhood

Cons:
1. You do not find many people to interact to
2. People prefer to live in silos
3. City has a homeless problem, so refrain from going to aloof places/shabby areas
4. Costly apartments
5. Water/Electricity is a bit expensive. Use cautiously if low on budget
6. Many of the house leasing management are not very cooperative to students