Located within Texas, United States, the city of Richardson is situated in the Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington metropolitan area.
People who prefer a relaxed ambience will enjoy Richardson. This city features almost no greenery; however, getting to public green spaces, such as Prairie Creek Park and Point North Park, is easy from the majority of locations within the city, since there are over 50 of them close by for residents to explore and reaching the closest park is sometimes hard from a large number of houses for sale. This part of the Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington metropolitan area is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets are usually quite peaceful - although that is not the case around one of the railway lines.
In Richardson, about two thirds of the dwellings are single detached homes, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. The median year of construction for properties in this city is 1982. This part of the Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington metropolitan area also has a good choice of housing sizes - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy around 60% of the properties in the city and 40% are rented.
It is a reasonably short walk to reach both primary and secondary schools from any location in Richardson. Locals benefit from public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. Concerning eating, a supermarket is usually accessible within a rather short walk from anywhere in Richardson. Additionally, a restaurant is often just around the corner, and there are also over 50 cafes in Richardson.
Active property owners will enjoy the quite walk-friendly nature of Richardson; many daily errands can be run on foot. Richardson is a very good part of the Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington metropolitan area for traveling by car. Parking is easy. On the other hand, residents using public transit may experience few options in this city by reason of the infrequent service. Nonetheless, there are about 20 bus lines, and bus stops are generally close by.