Richardson, Texas
Real Estate and Community Information

If you are looking for a place to live that offers bedroom community living while being just minutes from a major metropolitan area, then take a look at Richardson, TX. Located just 15 miles north of downtown Dallas, the town has a population of 99,223 people as of the 2010 census. Originally known as Breckinridge by the early settlers in 1840, it was first inhabited by Caddo and Comanche Indians. A railroad line was later built after the Civil War that ran from Dallas to Denison, making the town a railstop along the route. The name was then changed to Richardson in honor of the railroad contractor who was in charge of laying out the new lines.

Although the town is part of the Dallas Metropolitan Area, it has become a major employer in its own right in the transportation and recreation sectors. Several corporations have moved into the town, including Texas Instruments, the United States Environmental Protective Agency, Metro PCS, Cisco Systems and AT&T among many others. Several major expressways run through town, including Hwy 75 that runs through the center of town and into downtown Dallas as well as the LBJ Freeway(635) that runs around the outside of Dallas.

Parks & Recreation
While you are checking out all the potential homes in the area, take a look at the local parks and recreational areas as well. There are several parks around town with plenty of recreational activities to enjoy such as Breckinridge Park with over 400 acres of soccer and softball fields, natural hiking trails, playgrounds and three large ponds that are great for fishing and swimming. Richland Park offers seven acres of athletic fields as well as tennis and volleyball courts. There are several more parks around town that offer many opportunities for exercise and recreation.

The town also includes a hiking trail system with more than 40 miles of trails that wind through the area along with bike routes, dog parks, gymnastics centers, golf courses and more. There is also a Senior Center where residents age 55 and over can take part in counseling classes that teach everything from the requirements for Medicaid and SSI to recreation and exercise for older adults. The town also offers summer camps and tournaments for local residents as well as aquatics centers that provide swimming lessons and water safety classes including how to rescue or perform CPR on a possible drowning victim.

Entertainment 
As you look at all the potential properties that are available throughout town, be sure to take a look at the entertainment opportunities as well. There are several exciting options for you to enjoy, such as the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts where you can take in many different performances including musicals, concerts, live stage plays and more. There are also several events like Arts and Music Festivals, movie events, sporting events and more. The town is just a few minutes drive from places like the AT&T Stadium(home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys) and the Ballpark at Arlington(home of the MLB's Texas Rangers.)

Activities 
If you are looking for more to do in your new hometown, consider events such as the Cottonwood Art Festival, the Huffhines Art Trails and the Wildflower Arts and Crafts Festival. The community also features classes in yoga, kick boxing, basketball training, baking classes, exercise training and a whole lot more. The town has plenty of movie theaters, museums, nature preserves and even bowling alleys and paintball courses as well as horseback riding and mountain bike trails. There are even dances classes and rock climbing venues to enjoy

If you enjoy playing golf, there are many country clubs nearby like the Bent Tree Country Club and the Brookhaven Country Club as well as public courses such as the Duck Creek Golf Club, the Firewheel Golf Park and the Sherrill Park Golf Course. There are also several local family attractions that include Six Flags over Texas, the Sam Houston Trail Park, Great Wolf Lodge and Lewisville Lake with over 29,000 acres of land that includes not only the lake for everything from boating and water skiing to swimming and fishing, but it also includes 14 different park, campgrounds, marinas and boat ramps, convenience stores and restaurants and even golf courses and bars along the lake.

Shopping
When you are looking for shopping venues, you will find that there are a number of great places you can go such as Vista Ridge Mall, the Shops at Willow Bend, Stonebriar Centre, the Collin Creek Mall, Galleria Dallas, the Firewheel Town Center and the Town East Mall to name just a few. The greater Dallas/Ft Worth Metropolitan area has many different speciality shops and well known department stores where you can find just about anything you would need. .

Real Estate
When you are ready to make this your new home and purchase some real estate, contact Shirley Davis Realty. Shirley has been a top performer in the area since 1998 and knows how to find the best deals and homes in the area. She can find you exactly what you are looking for and get you a good deal. When you are ready to get the best deal on a new piece of property, contact Shirley at. If you want a great place to call home that offers you everything you need while still being a smaller community, this is the place for you.
Shirley Davis
Shirley Davis
Shirley Boulter Davis Realtors, LLC