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Circa 1840, settlers from Kentucky and Tennessee made home in the area we now call Richardson, and built the foundation of the town on a general store, post office and drug store. Following the Civil War, a railroad was built just northwest of the original settlement, and the town shifted this direction slightly. Ultimately, the town was named after the secretary of the Houston & Texas Central Railroad, Alfred S. Richardson.
In 1914, a small red brick schoolhouse was built, and is now the administrative office for Richardson Independent School District. In the following years, population boomed and today, more than 113,000 people call the area home. The area is also home to many large corporations, specifically in the telecommunications sector, including AT&T, DirectTV, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, MetroPCS, Texas Instruments, Fujitsu and many others. Its largest employment base, however, is provided by the insurance industry, as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and GEICO also call Richardson home.
Area attractions and things to do in Garland:
- Tour the beautiful campus of University of Texas at Dallas. It was founded in 1969 and began as a collection of research stations in a North Texas cotton field. Today, more than 3,500 students are pursuing further educations within its walls.
- Car connoisseurs will fall in love with the North Texas Automotive Museum, featuring antique, classic, muscle, sports and Hot Rod cars on display. The museum even features ample meeting and events space for a unique reunion, birthday party or just a party to celebrate how much you love cars.
- Known as Richardson's first craft brewery, Four Bullets Brewery offers pints of many flavors and a great, laid-back atmosphere to relax. From food trucks to oversized Jenga and tours from its own brew master, Four Bullets Brewery is the place to be on the weekend (or weekday if you're feeling crazy!).
- At more than 499 luscious acres, Breckenridge Park is the largest of its kind in Richardson. It features 12 soccer fields, 2 softball field, four-and-a-half miles of hiking trails, picnic tables, pavilions and so much more. Kids can enjoy the playgrounds, and the fur babies are welcome, too. Open 365 days a year, Breckenridge Park is a serene escape from the lights and noise of the city.
Top-notch school districts, pristine campuses and vast outdoor space are just a few of the things that make Richardson a fantastic place to call home. Click the link below to see what's available!