"Richardson, Texas" Richardson by mccalpin

Richardson Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 50 photos

Richardson, a suburb of Dallas

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!

Wildlife in Richardson

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 and Cons
  • Pros:highly educated, sophisticated population
  • Cons:sometimes overshadowed by its neighbors
  • In a nutshell:Some interesting stuff happened here!
  • Intro Updated Sep 7, 2012
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  • DSwede's Profile Photo
    Feb 29, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    I drove by probably within a few miles of your house last year, twice. Unfortunately each time I was on a deadline. Next time, I'll drop you a line in advance..

    • mccalpin's Profile Photo
      Feb 29, 2016 at 6:55 PM

      Yeah, give me a shout the next time you plan to be here!

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    That really is a lot of wildlife. How far are you from Irving, TX? My company, Horizon Lines, moved their hdq to there a few years ago.

  • unaS's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2010 at 12:14 AM

    A really marvelous photo story of the squirrels and the hawk. Many thanks for sharing this.

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    We have red tailed hawks that live in downtown Portland, and make regular meals out of rock doves (city pigeons) on the window ledges of the buildings. Sometimes, this upsets the office workers who have window seats!

  • Florida999's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    We just visited your State! ( see my new homepage photo...), did not go through Dallas however. We did drink a few bottles of local wine, not bad!

  • chrisbilal's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2010 at 8:14 AM

    This is great! I grew up in Richardson. Thanks for the memories.

  • septem's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2010 at 8:38 AM

    Great pages of your home city. Greetings from Paris. Juliana

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    Featured Member??? OMG!!! Was I decent?

  • ludogatto's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2009 at 3:03 AM

    Great, great pics fo the TAxas coyote...You had a big chance!

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    i liked your forum posting on migrating wildlife and this page also. great pictures you have posted. xclent page :-)

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