Welcome to Texas and Richardson.
Great place to live.
Most people like Richardson ISD, Richardson is served by Plano ISD and Richardson ISD.
Some of the questions will be answered by the price range of the home you want to buy or rent.
There's everything from probably $100,000 to $2,000,000.
You can check out some of the school rankings on my website:
You may also want to look at this website for some demographic information.
The people I know that live in Richardson really like it and are very loyal. There is a nice city overview happening on April 5th, if you would like to attend. Probably the best things are the location, it is very central to the Metroplex. Easy to get to lots of other places if you need to. Feels like a smaller city inside a big city....maybe not the same feel as Burbank, but if you sense a smaller community in Burbank vs LA, same idea. I think what many people like best is the schools. RISD is know as being a great school district. Perhaps not as popular as some of the newer cities, but still recognized.
Richardson at one time was probably center of the universe or one of the centers for the telecom business, and while that has subsided, I'd guess there are still lots of engineers around and there is a large TI plant there with probably lots of engineers and technical types, so the city may feel or even be smarter than average.