For renters who prefer peace and quiet, Richardson has very few businesses and services, and this makes it a comparatively quieter neighborhood of Plano. More apartments are available for rent in surrounding areas. Widen your search into the nearby neighborhood of Richardson.
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Schools and School Districts
Size up the schools in the Plano Independent School District or the Richardson Independent School District, nearby neighborhood options. Give these local names a thought when searching for the perfect school. The schools near the apartments in Richardson are Williams High School, Bowman Middle School and Mendenhall Elementary School. In most areas, the listed addresses of the apartments for rent you are interested in will likely determine what schools your children will be able to attend. Talk with local district administrators or representatives for confirmation.
Bowman Middle School and Mendenhall Elementary School both have strong to excellent student-teacher ratios. Bowman Middle School's is 11-to-1, one of the best in its district, and at Mendenhall Elementary School it's nine-to-1.
In the Richardson Independent School District, there are 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools and eight high schools. The ratio of students to teachers and the size of the student body is smaller in Richardson Independent School District than in Plano Independent School District. Richardson Independent School District has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Plano Independent School District.