Richardson is an affluent principal city of 108,000 residents in northern Dallas County. It’s location roughly 13 miles north of downtown Dallas makes it one of the city’s most prominent inner suburbs and a key economic driver in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region. Richardson is bordered by East Plano on the north, Murphy on the north east, Garland on the southeast, Lake Highlands on the south, North Dallas on the southwest and Far North Dallas on the west. The heart of Dallas’ “Telecom Corridor,” Richardson is home to many of the region’s top telecommunications employers, including AT&T, DirectTV, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, ZTE, MetroPCS, Texas Instruments, Qorvo and Fujitsu. It’s also a regional hub for GEICO, United Healthcare and State Farm Insurance. Aside from a great deal of high-paying, reliable employers, Richardson has much to offer its residents, including beautifully maintained public parks and recreational areas and several mixed-use, planned developments with luxury townhomes, apartments and downtown, urban centers brimming with shops and restaurants. Richardson continues to win accolades for its strong economy and competitive real estate market.