Richardson

Location: Richardson, known as the Telecom Corridor is located 20 miles north of Dallas. The city covers 28 sq miles and is closer to Dallas along U.S.75 providing shorter commute times More about Richardson, Texas.

Life Style: Richardson is an affluent inner suburb in the Telecom Corridor. One of the fastest growing areas includes the Breckinridge Park area which hosts a 550 acre regional park, waterways and trails all in a rural setting. Richardson is known as one of the most affordable housing suburbs in the metroplex. Richardson became a popular suburb for college-educated professionals and a relocation magnet for corporate headquarters. Portions of Richardson are in both Richardson ISD and Plano ISD, both a major draw for education.

Amenities: Popular attractions include the Wildflower Arts & Music Festival and some of the best dining, retail shops, and markets that blanket U.S. Highway 75. Richardson is an affluent inner suburb of Dallas and home of the Telecom Corridor with a high concentration of telecommunications companies.

Awards: 2009 Business Week’s annual report on the “Best Places to Raise Kids” ranked Richardson 2nd in Texas.

Companies: Popular attractions include the Wildflower Arts & Music Festival and some of the best dining, retail shops, and markets that blanket U.S. Highway 75. Richardson is an affluent inner suburb of Dallas and home of the Telecom Corridor with a high concentration of telecommunications companies. More than 5,000 businesses have operations within Richardson’s 28 square miles (73 km2), including several of the world’s largest telecommunications/networking companies: AT&T, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, and Fujitsu and Nortel. The largest area of the city under development is the Breckinridge area, which host a 550 acre regional park, waterways, and trails all in a rural setting.

Schools: Portions of Richardson on in the Richardson School District and portions are in Plano. More about Richardson ISD.