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Richmond is part of the growing metropolis that constitutes the suburban area surrounding Houston. Nearly half of Richmond residents own their homes. The city and surrounding area are serviced internationally by William P. Hobby airport in Houston. This collective spread of 10 counties ranks within the top five metropolitan areas in the United States. Those seeking a suburban lifestyle will find Richmond to be a very compatible choice. Area schools are under the purview of the Fort Bend, Lamar Consolidated, Stafford and Katy School Districts. There are also private schools in the area for families with specific educational or religious objectives in mind. Unemployment is below the national average, and the close proximity to other cities provides multiple options for places to work.

Living in Richmond, Texas, doesn't mean you're forced to settle for one style of home, as residential architecture ranges from ranch style to Mediterranean. Average home costs vary with economic swings, but overall Richmond emerges as an affordable place to live. The upscale areas of Aliana, Hillcrest, and Winston Terrace are full of hometown flair and elegant charm, and the deluxe homes help you understand why they say that everything is bigger in Texas. Richmond also has many manicured subdivisions for the budget-conscious homebuyer.
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