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Richardson is a principal city in Dallas and Collin counties in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2015 American Community Survey, the city had a total population of 106,123. Richardson is an affluent inner suburb of Dallas. It is home to The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and the Telecom Corridor®, with a high concentration of telecommunications companies. More than 5,000 businesses have operations within Richardson's 28 square miles (73 km2), including many of the world's largest telecommunications/networking companies: AT&T, DirectTV, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, ZTE, MetroPCS, Texas Instruments, Qorvo, and Fujitsu. Richardson's largest employment base is provided by the insurance industry, with Blue CrossBlue Shield of Texas' headquarters located in the community along with a regional hub for GEICO, regional offices for United Healthcare, and one of State Farm Insurance's three national regional hubs.

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This is a mixed community of young single people, young couples with kids, and retired people. located near grocery stores, Dart rail/bus line. Senior community centers/activities, transportation specifically for seniors. Great schools, dining. Eisemann center.
The young peole seem to respect the elders and one another. Everyone is friendly and yield to listen and mindful of others in the surrounding.. I witnessed the personally in my community where i live and have been shown the same respect although I'm not quite elder yet.
Richardson has always been known for its diversity. Just north of Dallas it provides a real sense of community. The Richardson Today newspaper is a free monthly publication that is geared towards seniors with multiple activities listed. Canyon Creek neighborhood has always been a great choice for seniors who are retiring with a country club, tennis and golfing and swimming. The University of Texas at Dallas is there for those who are returning to class or who may want to further their graduate studies. There are also parks and creeks and walking trails.
The respect for the elder living, the environment is peaceful and considerate of all ages but especially for elders, making it suitable to come and go, walk and explore the surroundings in the community. People smile or speak when in passing.
Women are popping out babies in their 40s here.

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How did Texas earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Texas has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Texas does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Texas has an effective property tax rate of 1.86%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Texas earned its state tax grade of B.

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