Richardson has been named the 26th best place to raise a family in the southwest by Stacker. When coming up with the rankings, Stacker looked at many things from education and safety to affordability and job stability. Climate, access to activities, and (in the case of master-planned communities) even architectural standards come into play.

When talking about Richardson, Stacker said:

Also known as “The Telecom Corridor,” the largest appeal of Richardson is its growing tech space, with employers including Texas Instruments, Samsung, Metro PCS, and Fujitsu. With more tech employers setting up shop in Richardson, plentiful job opportunities have followed. The strong job market, low crime rates, and vibrant community, make Richardson a good location to raise a family.

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