Richardson

Welcome to Richardson

Centrally located and home to the University of Texas at Dallas, this suburban town is a business hub

This inner suburb of Dallas, which is home to some 120,000 residents, is also a business hub, featuring the state’s only Telecom Corridor, which offers a high concentration of telecommunications companies. More than 5,000 businesses have operations within Richardson's 28 square mile borders, including many of the world's largest telecommunications and networking companies, such as AT&T, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, ZTE, MetroPCS, Texas Instruments, Qorvo, and Fujitsu.

Richardson also offers a large employment base in the insurance industry, housing the regional headquarters of Blue Cross and Blue Shield,  GEICO, United Healthcare, and one of State Farm Insurance's three national offices.

Also home to the University of Texas at Dallas, there is a strong student population here, which makes the town culturally diverse. Homes range from affordable to opulent, with the median home value recorded at about $400,000.

What To Love

  • A business hub that houses the state’s only Telecom Corridor
  • Offers a large employment base in the insurance industry
  • Homes range from affordable to opulent.


Local Lifestyle

Richardson’s population is a mix of students, young professionals, and families. This town is a hub of business, but several small shopping districts and the organization of many local events give the community plenty of personality.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Shopping abounds in Richardson. Locals flock to destinations like Richardson Heights Village, a recently redeveloped power center that is centrally located and features national retailers. Locals also frequent Richardson Square, an enclosed single-level shopping center on Plano Road, and Richardson Plaza.


Things To Do

Local events regularly draw a crowd to Richardson. The annual Wildflower Arts and Music Festival typically has a turnout of about 70,000, and the Cottonwood Arts Festival, a semi-annual art show that features work from the nation's top visual artists, also creates a buzz..

Santa’s Village, a tiny town of 16 holiday dwellings on the north side of City Hall, is a wintertime tradition for families from Richardson and beyond. Each colorful building offers children a fun activity and even a visit with Santa Claus. In addition, attendees enjoy live performances, holiday photo ops, and hot chocolate.


Pawtoberfest, a dog-focused event at Huffhines Park, hosts a costume and pet look-alike contest every October.


Schools

  • Richardson-J.J. Pearce High School Serving students in grades 9-12, this school features an enrollment of more than 2,000 students.
  • Richardson High School A magnet high school with close to 3,000 students, this is the oldest high school in the Richardson Independent School District.

 

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