With 28 square miles, Richardson, Texas, offers plenty of space for home buyers to root themselves in one of the most affluent inner suburbs in the Dallas area. With an estimated drive time of about 20 minutes, the proximity to the thriving city makes this town a perfect place for those who don't exactly look forward to their daily commute. As a matter of fact, in 2004 Richardson became the first northern Texas city to be recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Transportation as the best city as a workplace for commuters, and has been continually acknowledged since. This, paired with the fact that 24/7 Wall St. named Richardson the 17th best city to live in within the United States, establishes this area as one of the most desired places to live in for those looking to buy a home.

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Just to the north of one of the largest cities in the state, Richardson, Texas, offers a suburban paradise for those looking for a quiet and classy place to thrive, while still maintaining the convenience of the nearby city. Homes in this area vary a great deal in both price and type, from many single-family homes under the $200,000 mark to sprawling estate-style homes, or even vacant lots on which you can design your own house from the foundation up.

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