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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
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$209,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,180
National
$949
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.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    57
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    63
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    344
    500
  • Theft
    1,655
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    185
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$74,877
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    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 love Richardson! it is an incredible family friendly city. They have all types of food you can eat and lots of dog friendly restaurants. The police and fire department are very kind and participate in lots off community events. It is not hard to find a friendly face. Because it is a very family friendly city, there isn't much nightlife.
Richardson has been a wonderful city to grow up in. It has lovely neighborhoods and commercial growth. The recent Cityline development has added numerous jobs and careers, especially with State Farm. This has also brought in a thriving restaurant industry featuring diverse, delicious food that has become central to the town's culture. The only worrying prospect about Richardson is the increase in traffic, which has grown exponentially and will continue to grow worse unless a solution is found.