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Richardson is a large suburb of Dallas, sitting north of the city. It is home of the University of Texas at Dallas and has a public school district comprised of 55 campuses. These schools are continually recognized at both state and national levels for educational excellence. Cultural arts are vibrant here as it is the home of the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. The well maintained neighborhoods are appealing and offer a wide range of home styles for every taste. Richardson has some of the best aquatic centers north of Dallas to enjoy with your family during the summer months.
Primarily a driving city, Richardson cares about our residents on bikes and has dedicated bike lanes in many of the communities. There are a few DART rail stops to help you go north into Plano or visit Downtown Dallas only a few short stops away!
Richardson is home to the University of Texas at Dallas and Richland College. Neighborhoods are cared for by proud residents and homeowners associations that take pride in enforcing standards and promoting a sense of community. Richardson is also home to some of the nation's largest companies & has a dedicated office park at I-75 that makes it easy to live and work in the same city!
Settlers came to the Richardson area in the 1840's and settled around the present-day site of Richland College. The town was chartered in 1873 and named after the secretary of the Houston & Texas Central Railroad, Alfred S. Richardson. The railway connected Richardson to Denison, Waco, Corsicana and Dallas. Business growth occurred throughout the 1950's and in the 1960's the University of Texas at Dallas.
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