Business Week magazine just recently released their results for the "Best Place to Raise Your Kids" and Richardson, Texas was ranked second! Only cities with a population of at least 50,000 people and median incomes of $40,000-$100,000 were ranked.
The main, key factors taken into account were school performance, affordability, and safety. Some of the secondary factors were cost of living, air quality, local parks, recreation centers, racial diversity, and theaters among others.
Richardson, Texas has been getting a lot of recognition lately. Other honors Richardson has received are being ranked 18th best place to live in the United States in August 2008's Money magazine and 5th safest city in Texas by Morgan Quitno Press.
Richardson has a lot to offer kids and families. There are 30 parks throughout the city along with 2 recreation centers and multiple ball fields.
This is the second year for Business Week to publish this list. For the record, Mount Prospect, IL, a suburb of Chicago, was the top city this year.