Located in the Dallas County of Texas, Richardson is a desirable place for many to live. It is known by its nickname ‘the Telecom Corridor’ because of its reputation for having a number of high profile telecommunications companies based in the city. Expats living in Richardson will be able to enjoy the city’s welcoming atmosphere as well as taking in the large number of local sights and attractions such as the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Richardson's Historic Downtown Main Street. Expats living in Richardson will also be able to take advantage of movies, theaters and shopping centers as well as the city’s many bars and restaurants, whilst Dallas is within easy reach for those wishing to explore this popular city.
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Richardson is often featured amongst lists of the best places to live in the US, as well as being a great city to raise children in. Expatriates moving to Richardson will find that the cost of living is reasonable, whilst the average wage is high and crime rates are low. Richardson tends to have hot and humid summers whilst the winters are cooler but can be mild. Because of its position as a commuting city, Richardson has excellent transport links between the city and other parts of the county, and it can also offer a light rail system. The city itself is known for being easy to get around on foot. Expats moving to Richardson with families will find that there are number of highly recommended schools in the city, including both private and public schools, whilst the University of Texas at Dallas is also located in Richardson. Any expatriate new to Richardson may benefit from joining InterNations, an exciting expat online community where users can connect and share information about relocating to new cities and living abroad.
Richardson has a strong economy, which has been largely unaffected by the recession. There are more than 5,000 businesses present in the city. Expatriates working in Richardson will be able to find work in a number of areas, with telecommunications being the largest employer thanks to a number of businesses having bases there such as AT&T, Verizon, Fujitsu and Samsung. As well as this industry, expats looking for work in Richardson may find opportunities in other areas such as healthcare, education and research as well as finance. For more information about working as an expatriate in Richardson as well as useful information about the city including topics such as housing, transport and education, individuals could benefit from joining InterNations and connecting with fellow expats through its growing online community as well as taking advantage of InterNations other fantastic features, from the content-section to the discussion groups.