Richardson

     
Richardson has grown dramatically from a village of 600 in 1930 to a thriving, dynamic, master-planned community of more than 90,000 today. Because more than half of the residents have moved to Richardson from another part of the country, the city has an air of cosmopolitan sophistication not often found in a community its size. Richardson is the location for a growing number of companies. It has been dubbed as the “Telecom Corridor of the Southwest” and once was recognized as a suburban boomtown of the 1990’s by the Wall Street Journal. 

Education

Richardson attracts families because of the reputation of its school system being one of the best in the state. The Richardson Independent School District was selected by D magazine as one of the “Top 10 Public High Schools”, as J.J. Pearce High took the number 2 spot, and Berkner came in at number 8. An individualized education program is maintained in all grades. The district’s educational philosophy stresses a student-centered approach to learning through the use of a widely diversified curriculum.

The Alexander School, Canyon Creek Christian Academy, St. Paul the Apostle School, and Weise Memorial Academy also are located in Richardson.

The University of Texas at Dallasexcels in high quality academics such as space sciences, geosciences and biological sciences. The university has extended its strong research program into the arts and humanities, engineering and computer sciences, general studies and much more.

Shopping

Lennox Square Center
Promenade Center
Richardson Square Mall
The Shops at Willow Bend
Grapevine Mills Mall

Recreation

There are many city parks in the City of Richardson with more than 840 acres of park land. This park system includes full-service recreation centers, gymnastics centers,a full-service Senior Citizens center, swimming pools and tennis centers. In addition, the Parks and Recreation Department plants more than 100 acres of wildflowers a year and provides special activities such as festivals, nationally acclaimed art shows, and Santa’s Village.

Entertainment

Cottonwood Art Festival
Great Fountain Plaza Festival
The Wildflower!
The Taste of Richardson
Miss Belle’s Place
Owens Spring Creek Farm
Richardson Arts Association
Richardson Balletb
Richardson Children’s Theatre
Richardson Community Band
Richardson Symphony
Richardson Theatre Center
UTD Performing Arts
American Airlines Centerd
Amon Carter Museum
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Palace of Wax, Grand Prairie
The Fort Worth Zoo
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Six Flags over Texas
The Kimbell Art Museum
Texas Motorplex, Ennis
Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie
Texas Motor Speedway
Texas Rangers Baseball Team
Dallas Cowboys
Bass Hall
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Zoo
Dallas World Aquarium

More Useful Links

City of Richardson
Texas Online
Dallas County Appraisal District
Dallas County Clerk

Golf Courses

Public
Sherrill Park Golf Course

Private
Canyon Creek Country Club
Oakridge Country Club

Parks

Ricardson Parks

Medical Care

Richardson Regional Medical Center

Media

Dallas Morning News
Richardson News

Utilities

Cable
Comcast: 972-445-5555

Electric

TXU: 800-242-9113

Gas

TXU Gas: 800-460-3030

Telephone

Verizon: 800-483-4400
SBC:800-464-7928

Water

New Service Information
Water and Sewer Customer Service Office
Admin: 972-744-4120
Info: 972-744-4121

Post Office

Richardson Main Office
433 Belle Grove Drive
972-235-4695

Huffhines Park
1206 Apollo Drive
972-918-0692

Promenade Station
400 N Coit Road, Suite 1975
972-235-4695

Driver’s License

DPS Office in Plano
2109 W. Parker Road, #224
972-867-4221

Chamber Of Commerce

Richardson Chamber Of Commerce

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