"Richardson, Texas" Richardson by mccalpin
Richardson Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 50 photos
Richardson, Texas, is a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Although Richardson was originally a farming community some 13 miles north of Dallas, by the 1950s, it had become part of the greater Dallas metropolitan area.
Richardson is the home of the Telecom Corridor, a term created by the local Chamber of Commerce to refer to an area populated by businesses focused on the telecommunications industry. The dot.com bust of 2000 did in a number of those companies, so Richardson has turned to other businesses, and is using the old infrastructure built for early electronic firms to now house data centers.
Despite being a residential suburb, Richardson is the second largest employment center in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Over half of the appraised property in Richardson is commercial, not residential, which means that homeowners pay less than half of the taxes to support the City.
Despite living in an oven for up to 9 months a year, Richardson does get cold weather. The photo is the result of a 4-inch snow in February 2011. The record is some 12 inches in one day!
Richardson is definitely the suburbs, but there is still wildlife (i.e., the four footed and winged kind) that passes through here.
Here is a mating pair of hawks in a tree outside my house in the Spring of 2006.
Look at the travelogues for more photos of wildlife literally in my backyard(!)
- Pros:highly educated, sophisticated population
- Cons:sometimes overshadowed by its neighbors
- In a nutshell:Some interesting stuff happened here!
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