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Just to the north of Dallas is Richardson. With a population of more than 91,000, it has been dubbed the "Telecom Corridor," as it is home to Texas Instruments, MCI, Northern Telecom, Fujitsu, Alcatel, Rockwell, and another 500 or so high-tech firms.

Richardson Texas

Richardson has 27.4 square miles within its city boundaries; 18.2 is in Dallas County, with the remainder in Collin County. Average elevation of Richardson is 630 feet above sea level.

The average sales price for a home in Richardson is about $180,000; average apartment rent is $833. The median family income is $69,724.

Median age of the Richardson population is 35; average household size is 2.69 persons.

Richardson's retail base centers around Richardson Square Mall, with about 80 stores. Restaurants from fast-food franchises to full-service restaurants are abundant.

Richardson ISD is one of the best in the Dallas area and has been recognized as one of the top 25 school districts in the United States. About 85% of RISD graduates continue on to college. In Texas, the school boundaries do not necessarily align with the city boundaries. Therefore, some parts of Dallas and Garland are within the RISD boundaries;however, the portion of Richardson that is in Collin County attends Plano schools.

Higher education is also available at Richland College, a campus of the Dallas County Community College District, and the University of Texas at Dallas, a 4-year university specializing in science, engineering, management, and social science. About 46% of adults living in Richardson have at least 4 years of college education.

For those interested in sports, Richardson offers municipal and private golf courses, tennis, swimming, and other team sports. For fishing, boating, and water sports, area lakes are within close driving distance. Most residents live within half a mile from one of Richardson's 27 public parks.

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