Richardson TX Homes for Sale and Community Information
Richardson, Texas is an inner suburb of Dallas that is now home to about 100,000 residents. The community mixes residential and business development in a balanced way. Major corporations are among the 5,000 businesses headquartered in Richardson. The telecommunications industry is well represented here. The city has repeatedly received accolades for being one of the best and/or safest cities of its size in America. It is the home of the University of Texas at Dallas.
The Richardson area was initially settled in the 1840s by families primarily from Tennessee and Kentucky. For the first couple of decades many settled near what is today Richland College. The railroad came through an area just northwest of town in the post-Civil War period, and growth ensued. The community was then named after a railroad contractor, E.H. Richardson. More growth occurred as an electric railway opened in 1908. The Interurban, as it is now called, linked Richardson to Fort Worth and other towns to the south.
Parks and Recreation
is a relaxing, well-maintained place to throw the frisbee, play soccer or watch the ducks. The park offers good picnic facilities and large expanses of grass for playing football and other sports. A scenic bridge, paved paths and natural trails are all a part of this medium-sized park.
Attractions and Activities
The North Texas Automotive Museum
is offers a great rainy day option for residents looking for something to do. There are 60 antique and vintage vehicles on display, including a good representation of classic Mercedes.
The Cottonwood Art Festival
is held twice a year, in May and in October. It is perhaps the premier fine arts event in north Texas. Local and even international artists display paintings, sculptures, ceramics, fine glass, photography, mixed media and more. The "pint-size Picassos" in your family will enjoy the interactive ArtStop area. The festival is beautifully situated along he shores of Cottonwood Lake.
The Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts
hosts events as diverse as dance troupes, acrobats, concerts and plays. The center is known for its comfortable seats and excellent acoustics. Many say that there is not a bad seat in the house.
As an inner suburb of Dallas, Richardson experienced significant growth decades before places like Plano or Frisco. As a result, Richardson TX real estate includes Richardson homes built across many different decades. The younger Richardson home buyer will find a nice selection of affordable ranches and other well-maintained Richardson TX homes built several decades ago.
At the same time, estate-style Richardson real estate options exist for those looking for upscale Richardson homes for sale. The residential real estate in Richardson also includes modern Richardson properties with all the amenities, like in-ground pools and energy-efficient systems. As your qualified local real estate agent, Judy Lundquist
can help one to sort through the many fine homes for sale in Richardson in a search for the perfect one.