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A+ Richardson Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Richardson Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% higher than Texas
1066% more expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Richardson cost of living
A- Richardson Crime Total crime is 28% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,14822% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4722% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-0%Year over year crime is down
Richardson crime
B- Richardson Employment Household income is 37% higher than Texas
Median household income
$74,87735% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$37,12424% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%19% lower than the US average
Richardson employment
A+ Richardson Housing Home value is 47% higher than Texas
Median home value
$209,50013% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,18024% higher than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Richardson real estate or Richardson rentals
A+ Richardson Schools HS graduation rate is 17% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
79%60% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:110% lower than the US average
Richardson K-12 schools or Richardson colleges

Living in Richardson, TX

Richardson, Texas is a mid-sized city with a population of 108,350 inhabitants. Richardson has a population density of 3,793 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. The majority of Richardson residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Richardson has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 80% of the population is classified as married and 57% have kids.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Richardson, Texas could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Richardson and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Richardson to Texas and the national average.

The livability score in Richardson is 90 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 99th percentile of all cities across America. Clearly, Richardson is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Another exciting tidbit, is that Richardson ranks better than 90% of all US cities! For each of the livability categories, we know that Richardson ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), weather (B-), education (A+), employment (B-) and housing (A+). Richardson does not do well for the following: cost of living (D). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Richardson, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: The North Texas Automotive Museum, Downtown Richardson, and University of Texas at Dallas - Visual Arts Building.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 167 crimes per 100,000 residents, Richardson has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

The average school test scores in Richardson are 79%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Richardson can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

Richardson real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Richardson. The median home price for Richardson homes is $209,500, which is 46.8% higher than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Richardson, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 7.7% higher than the Texas average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Richardson area were 7.4% and 5 year appreciation rates were 10.9%.

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Compare Richardson, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Richardson, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Far North, Dallas865163,453
Apollo Arapaho And Camelot, Garland853.33,845
Oakridge, Garland843.33,126
Coomer Creek, Garland845.66,363
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Camelot, Garland843.53,765
Brentwood Place, Garland833.6334
Firewheel Estates, Garland836519
Arts District, Dallas8211.7581

Best Cities Near Richardson, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Allen, TX9411.694,710
Frisco, TX9215.3145,646
Keller, TX9228.744,250
Coppell, TX9115.240,631
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Plano, TX915.3279,088
Bedford, TX9024.648,864
McKinney, TX9017.7156,821
North Richland Hills, TX903067,994
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Great American City - LOVE IT HERE

First. The reviewer who posted you could get robbed and murdered in Richardson? Not going to argue that. But you were in the South part of Richardson down new Lake Highlands and North Dallas and it is the worst part of the Richardson because it borders criminal N. Dallas. Your suggestion to move to Plano is hilarious considering they have 4 murders this year compared to Richardson's 1. I don't care for Obama either, but let's be real.I moved to Richardson in 2002. I'll never live anywhere else if I have my way. The city is diverse with good people of all background. Has a high concentration of Asians and Asian business, very good city leadership, great schools (Public and Private) and a wonderful Police and Fire department.I moved from Oak Cliff. One of the most dangerous areas in Dallas. The people I know there don't like to come to Richardson because they believe the people are racist. I like it that way. I can honestly say that the people are not racist. They simply value their city and will not allow people to bring it down. So if you're coming to live here and plan to smoke weed in public, litter, fight, argue with business owners, rob and steal and kill, you won't like Richardson Police or the residents. We care for our neighborhood!Richardson has a number of bars, parks, trails, natural reserves, comic shops, movie houses, a huge Art Center, great library, and much more. It's familial. And just about everyone exercises their 2nd amendment rights - quietly. Come to Richardson if you like a steady small city familial environment. Stay away if you can't follow simple rules of behavior.
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You can get robbed and killed in Richardson

Reason for posting: I got assaulted by some vagrant ghetto loser.

The other day I decide to stop off at a convenience store off Greenville and Spring Valley. It's a Chevron station I think. So, the store had not opened yet. It was 05:50 AM or so. I pull into the parking lot back my car into a parking space to wait for the store to open and almost immediately some ghetto resident appears. It wasn't but maybe 10-15 seconds after I parked.

Note: It is dark at this time in the morning. Never approach a stranger when it is dark. Ever.

The ghetto-boy comes ambling across the parking lot directly at my passenger side window. I'm thinking, does this jerk not realize that he is freaking me out. He gets about 3 feet from my window and starts up a conversation for panhandling. At this point the expectation of getting robbed went up from 50% to more like 80%. I rapidly started up the car and fled.

Why do I have to put up with an adrenaline rush at 6AM and almost get killed? Not fun at all people. Very terrifying. You do not want to raise your kids in this environment.

The point to my post is that Richardson was once a nice place (I grew up here). It pretty much sucks now. This incident is just one of many and the occurrence is increasing year over year. The ghetto-trash people have taken over most of Richardson. Do not live or work in Richardson. Do not relocate here. Live in Plano where it is safe.

The scariest part to this story is that the location at Spring Valley/Greenville/I75 had a DART rail station installed a few years ago. Then they put up trash apartments (Brick Row) and allowed an influx of garbage people to reside in them (no doubt paid for by Obama). So now we have an environment engineered by city planners (Big Government) that is guaranteed to increase crime, decrease property values, and drive off businesses. The DART system enables criminals to flow throughout adjacent cities in DFW so you should never go near a hub.

Since the Great Recession began businesses have been pulling out of Richardson in droves so the hand-writing is on the wall. Richardson will become a mass ghetto like Dallas within the next 5-7 years. I am getting the hell out of here soon.

If you live in cities close to Richardson please do not ever shop, work, or eat in Richardson. Definitely do not stop anywhere to get gasoline. If you have to come to Richardson make sure you have on a bullet proof vest, carry a taser or shotgun, and have a reliable means of transportation to flee when you get assaulted. Also, if you have the time, please pressure the State of Texas to allow citizens to arm themselves with fully automatic firearms, flame throwers, grenades, shaped charges, etc. and demand that building codes be upgraded to require the use of reinforced steel and concrete in the place of wood for building houses.
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Richardson, TX - A Warm Texas Welcome

I lived in Richardson, Texas for 2 years. I found there was a variety of things to do and attractions to see. My favorite restaurant is located on North Coit St, it is called Ino Japanese Bistro. This place is so awesome. A truly great place to grab some sushi. After you over indulge yourself with the terrific sushi, you can head on over to Canyon Creek Country Club to work out it off by playing a couple rounds of golf. The country club is a little ways out, however the location is very nice. I found it worth the drive.

The nightlife and bar scene in the city of Richardson was not all that impressive to me. I found that I would venture to nearby cities for the hottest nightclubs, however for the nights that I wanted to stay close to home and have a few drinks, I would head over to Main Street Liquid Co. This a local bar where it is pretty easy to be considered a regular. The staff is great and they really go out of their way to make you feel welcome. I would recommend Richardson to anyone wanting a spot that they can relax in, with big city life not far away.
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