Richardson Real Estate Information

A large suburban city in Collin and Dallas counties, Richardson, Texas, sits on almost 30 square miles in the northern part of the state. Estimates in 2007 put the population at just over 101,000, and 2008 figures showed the median household income in the city to be over $90,000, while the median value of residential real estate was at just over $195,500.

This affluent suburb sits in what is called the Telecom Corridor and Silicon Prairie of Texas, referred to as such because of its high concentration of telecommunications and high-tech companies. There are more than 5,000 businesses in operation here, including some of the world's largest communications/networking companies: Cisco Systems, Samsung, Fujitsu and Nortel. The top 10 employers in Richardson are: the Richardson Independent School District, Nortel Networks, Countrywide Financial, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas, The University of Texas at Dallas, Verizon Business, AT&T, Fujitsu Network Communications, Cisco Systems and Hewlett-Packard Company, all of which have more than 1,200 employees.

The city has four stops along the Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail line, all on the red line. Medical care here is provided by the Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Children residing in properties Richardson in Dallas County are served by the Richardson Independent School District, while those in the Collin County portion of the city are served by the Plano Independent School District. There are several private schools within the city as well: St. Joseph School, St. Paul the Apostle School, Canyon Creek Christian Academy, North Dallas Adventist Academy, IANT Quranic Academy, The Alexander School and Dallas North Montessori School. For furthering education, students can attend two-year Richland College here, or nearby University of Texas at Dallas.

Attractions and organizations in Richardson include two courses at the Sherrill Park Golf Course, its own symphony orchestra, the Richardson Community Band, the Theatre Centre, the Repertory Company Theatre, the Chamber Music Society, the Visual Art Society and a number of other dance and performance units. Annual events here include Huffines Art Trails, the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival and the Cottonwood Art Festival. For recreation, the city maintains 30 parks, five outdoor public pools, two recreation centers, a senior center and a tennis center.