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What Its Known For

Richardson is a festival front runner, hosting a variety of annual events from May through December.
Over 40 dining, retail and entertainment options at the popular CityLine shopping plaza.
Referred to as the "Telecommunications Corridor" because of the many telecom companies that were headquartered there.


Easy access to major highways
Proudly supplying some of the best BBQ in Dallas
Intentional development of the area


Unbearable traffic during rush hour
Not much in terms of clubs and nightlife
Majority of buildings/properties are a bit older

Richardson, TX is located right between the ever-growing Plano suburb and the populated city of Dallas. With its awesome school districts and down-home feel, many smaller families and young adults have found Richardson to be the perfect sweet spot for all their living needs. In 2014, Richardson was called the “5th happiest mid-sized city in America” by national real estate website and blog,, based on a metrics.

For Barbeque lovers, Richardson has five of the best: Dickey’s BBQ, Soulman’s, Sonny Bryan’s, Spring Creek BBQ, and Texas Smokehouse BBQ. Some local favorites for Italian include Aboca’s Italian Grill, Cappuccino’s Italian Bistro, or Cafe Amore! But if it’s Mexican food you crave try the crowd pleasing Amigos, Frankies, Casa Milagro, or Holy Frijoles Tex-Mex. If only a burger will satisfy, you can’t go wrong with Burger Island, MOOYAH, Del’s Charcoal Burgers, Shady’s, Twisted Root Burger Co., Haystack Burgers & Barley or JC’s Burger House. If it’s a sub you’re sure to find a favorite in a Great Outdoors, Jersey Mikes, Jimmy Johns, Potbelly, Quizno’s, Schlotzsky’s, Subway or a Which Wich sandwich.

Richardson is the ideal place for retail therapy. Enjoy the warm sunshine while you hit up the shops at one of the many outdoor shopping centers located around the city, or stay cool in the shade as you browse through exclusive stores.

Shopping enthusiasts can delight in Richardson’s neighborhood shopping centers, gift shops, and antique stores and marvel at the unrivaled bargain shopping in the region’s outlet centers and in neighboring area major malls. Regardless of what you’re looking for, this city makes it easy to find your heart’s content.

In addition to this, living in Richardson gives you the accessibility and ease you are looking for if you’re one of the millions of commuters moving all through the Dallas and Ft. Worth area! Hop right on I-35, 635 and so many other major highways. It’s that easy!

And let’s not forget about all of the activities and events! From award-winning festivals to an enchanting Christmas village, Richardson is home to some of North Texas’ most anticipated and fun-filled events! There truly is something for everyone no matter your age or your passion, be it art, music, food, fireworks, shopping and most importantly, FUN! The festival season runs from May to December and includes fine art shows, a music festival, patriotic salutes, family fun events, arts and crafts, and a magical winter wonderland.

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Because it's a little older, people are surprised to find out that Richardson is actually a foodie paradise.

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