RICHARDSON is one of the most conveniently located communities in the Metroplex, with access to points in all directions via both major roadways and the DART rail system. The north and southbound Central Expressway (US75), the main artery of the City of Dallas, transverses the City. Interstate 635, also called LBJ Freeway, is to its immediate south and the Bush Turnpike spans the northern border of the City, giving Richardson residents easy access to points east and west. Richardson hosts four DART light rail stations.
Richardson is a place to find established neighborhoods with mature trees and wide streets. Many of the homes here were built in the 60’s and 70’s. Its close proximity to Dallas make it a great place to live. The City also has a statewide reputation as a great place to play, with the nationally recognized Wildflower! Festival held each May and the highly regarded Cottonwood Arts Festival held the first weekend of each May and October. The City of Richardson is the envy of its suburban neighbors with its state-of-the-art Eisemann Center for Performing Arts.
SCHOOLS The Richardson Independent School District is located in northern Dallas County, and includes most of the city of Richardson and portions of the cities of Dallas and Garland (60 percent of RISD is in Dallas, with 35 percent in Richardson and 5 percent in Garland). RISD is comprised of 55 campuses that serve more than 39,000 students.
The Texas accountability system measures student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness. In 2018, RISD received a rating of B (with a score of 88), and 96% of schools received a rating of Met Standard. In addition to the overall rating, campuses have the opportunity to earn distinctions in different academic areas through strong performance compared with peer schools. In 2018, 81 percent of RISD schools earned at least one academic distinction compared with a state average of 52 percent.
Neighborhoods/Communities Home prices in Richardson range from the $200’s up to over $1 million. Richardson offers homes with character and charm of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. As you drive through the various neighborhoods in Richardson you will see the pride of home ownership and well maintained lawns. Huge tree lined streets lead to neighborhood elementary schools and parks. Let us help you find the right home in this great community!
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