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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Richardson is a city in Texas with a population of 108,350. 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
108,350

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%
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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
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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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Richardson is a great, centrally located city just outside of Dallas, Texas. Many of the neighborhoods are a little bit older, but they are filled with spacious, family friendly community parks, and give you a nostalgic feeling. Outside of the older neighborhoods you will find a growing community of luxury apartments along two different, major highways that are still affordable. The school district is one of the better ones in the North Dallas area. Richardson is not really known for its night life, but since it is in the middle of several cities, and right next door to Dallas, you won't need to go very far to experience local culture.
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.