Richardson has grown from a village of 600 in 1930 to a thriving, dynamic, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents today.
The city largely borders the larger cities of Dallas and Plano. Richardson is the location for a growing number of companies. Because more than half of its residents have moved to Richardson from another part of the country, the city has an air of cosmopolitan sophistication not often found in a community its size.
Richardson is home to several Dallas Area Rapid Transit light-rail stations. The city is also the site of the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations and the adjacent Galatyn Park urban center. Richardson is often referred to as the "Telecom Corridor of the Southwest.” It recently was named the 15th best place to live in the United States by MONEY magazine.
More than 5,000 businesses have operations within Richardson's 28 square miles, including many of the world's largest telecommunications and networking companies. Richardson's largest employment base is provided by the insurance industry, with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas's headquarters located in the community.
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