Below are places that are close (or relative) to Richardson.
This page contains seven sections:
Around Richardson ...
The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dallas. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the south of Richardson. Dallas has a population of 1,341,000 people.<1>
The next largest community is Fort Worth.
It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the southwest of Richardson and has a population of 874,000 people.
For comparison, Richardson has a population of 117,000 people.
The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>
|Allen [Map] ||100,685|| N ||9 miles [14.5 km]|
|Arlington [Map] ||396,394|| SW ||30 miles [48.3 km]|
|Carrollton [Map] ||135,710|| W ||11 miles [17.7 km]|
|Denton [Map] ||136,268|| NW ||29 miles [46.7 km]|
|Flower Mound [Map] ||76,681|| W ||23 miles [37 km]|
|Frisco [Map] ||177,286|| NW ||13 miles [20.9 km]|
|Garland [Map] ||238,002|| SE ||5 miles [8 km]|
|Grand Prairie [Map] ||193,837|| SW ||26 miles [41.8 km]|
|Irving [Map] ||240,373|| SW ||17 miles [27.4 km]|
|Lewisville [Map] ||106,021|| W ||17 miles [27.4 km]|
|Mansfield [Map] ||68,928|| SW ||36 miles [57.9 km]|
|McKinney [Map] ||181,330|| N ||15 miles [24.1 km]|
|Mesquite [Map] ||143,949|| SE ||15 miles [24.1 km]|
|North Richland Hills [Map] ||70,441|| W ||30 miles [48.3 km]|
|Plano [Map] ||286,143|| NW ||5 miles [8 km]|
The following is a sample of nearby communities:
|Addison [Map] ||15,458|| W ||7 miles [11.3 km]|
|Centerville [Map] ||---|| SE ||8 miles [12.9 km]|
|The Colony [Map] ||42,721|| NW ||13 miles [20.9 km]|
|Fairview [Map] ||8,950|| NE ||12 miles [19.3 km]|
|Farmers Branch [Map] ||37,088|| W ||10 miles [16.1 km]|
|Hebron [Map] ||417|| NW ||11 miles [17.7 km]|
|Highland Park [Map] ||9,208|| SW ||11 miles [17.7 km]|
|Lucas [Map] ||7,483|| NE ||11 miles [17.7 km]|
|Murphy [Map] ||20,673|| NE ||6 miles [9.7 km]|
|Parker [Map] ||4,610|| NE ||7 miles [11.3 km]|
|Rowlett [Map] ||62,868|| SE ||9 miles [14.5 km]|
|Sachse [Map] ||25,937|| E ||7 miles [11.3 km]|
|Saint Paul [Map] ||1,077|| NE ||10 miles [16.1 km]|
|University Park [Map] ||25,201|| SW ||9 miles [14.5 km]|
|Wylie [Map] ||49,826|| E ||12 miles [19.3 km]|
For more communities neighboring Richardson, please visit our County-by-County Page for Richardson.
Dallas County ...
Richardson is primarily located in Dallas County. A portion of Richardson extends into Collin County.
The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dallas County: Collin, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall & Tarrant.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Richardson ...
This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Richardson.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Richardson ...
Looking for more information about Richardson? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Richardson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Richardson.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Richardson. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Richardson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
Websites We Enjoy ...
When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:
For the State of Texas
Parks for Texas
Fishing in Texas
Hunting in Texas
TripAdvisor Link for:
Texas Statewide Tourism
Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Richardson
National Park Service (NPS) sites in Texas
America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways
RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions
Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations
The Living New Deal - Sites in Texas
Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Texas
Airports Near Richardson ...
Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Richardson.
When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Richardson.
Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Richardson. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.
Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service
General Aviation Airports
|Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code) ||Dir||Distance|
|McKinney Muni. [Map]|| NNE ||15 miles [24.1 km]|
|Collin County Rgnl. (ICAO: KTKI) [Map]|| NNE ||15 miles [24.1 km]|
|Rockwall Muni. (ICAO: KF46) [Map]|| E ||16 miles [25.7 km]|
|Aero Country Airport (FAA ID: T31) [Map]|| N ||16 miles [25.7 km]|
|Mesquite Metro Airport (ICAO: KHQZ) [Map]|| SSE ||18 miles [29 km]|
|Phil L. Hudson Muni. [Map]|| SSE ||19 miles [30.6 km]|
|Dallas Exec. (RBD/KRBD) [Map]|| SSW ||22 miles [35.4 km]|
|Grand Prairie Muni. (ICAO: KGPM) [Map]|| SW ||27 miles [43.5 km]|
Additional Airport Information
For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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About Dallas County
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Richardson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Dallas County: www.dallascounty.org/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Richardson.|
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|<2>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Richardson) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Richardson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Richardson
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richardson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9716, Longitude: -96.7095 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Richardson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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|<3>||The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.|
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|<4>||When we are planning a trip (for example, to Richardson), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.|
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