Three areas in Richardson ranked in the top 10 best places to live for adults age 45 and older without kids in the home in the Dallas Morning News’ list published Friday for the Richardson, Lake Highlands and Far North Dallas areas. Southern Collin County ranked at No. 6, while Richardson, Dallas County and Richardson, Collin County placed at No. 9 and 10, respectively.
The survey looked at safety, quietness and level of maintenance, affordability and rising home values as factors in determining the rankings.
“While Richardson is a wonderful place for anybody to live, the city is proud to offer a variety of amenities that appeal to empty nesters, such as top-notch public safety, peaceful neighborhoods and an active Senior Center,” Richardson Mayor Bob Townsend said. “Many of our empty nesters moved here with young children, and after the kids grew up and left home they wanted to continue living in Richardson and enjoying all the benefits the community has to offer.”
City officials anticipate that Richardson will also appear in the Top 10 rankings in the “Best Places to Live for 18- to 24-year-olds” and “Healthiest Places to Live” categories that will be published in the April 19 and May 29 issues of the Dallas Morning News.