The Telecom Corridor
Richardson is one of the densest high-tech areas in the nation, with Telecom Corridor, where AT&T, DirectTV, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, ZTE, MetroPCS, Texas Instruments, Fujitsu. Erickson, and Lennox Industries and more than 5,000 businesses have operations in Richardson.
Niche ranked Richardson #9 in 2018 Best Cities to Live in America giving an overall grade of A+ based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities.
Richardson is located in Dallas and Collin Counties immediately north of Dallas, and south of Plano. It is home to four DART rail stations that allow for a reasonable commute to downtown Dallas.
Richardson Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district with 38,738 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1, and the school system ranks #4 in Best School Districts in Dallas County.
It is home to The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)
Homes range from cottage style traditional homes in the well-established neighborhoods, rambling ranch style single story homes on heavily treed lots, some new single-family construction at the executive level and lots of new luxury condominium, apartment and townhome developments.
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRY: INSURANCE, INCLUDING
STATE FARM, BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS, UNITED INSURANCE
SECOND: AT&T INC.
THIRD: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
FOURTH: RICHARDSON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
PARKS, RECREATION, SHOPPING IN RICHARDSON
Richardson residents enjoy the annual city tradition of the Cottonwood Art Festival, an award-winning exhibit of more than 200 artists and craftsmen from around the country.
Richardson Parks and Recreation has year-round activities and facilities, including parks and trails, events and festivals as well as community activities.
Richardson shopping areas are experiencing significant revitalization. There is plenty of neighborhood shopping for daily needs.
It is just a short distance to world-class shopping, dining, and events of North Dallas, Plano, Allen, and Frisco.