For the second year in a row, Richardson has placed No. 7 on a nationwide list of Best Cities to Buy a Home in America recently released by Niche, a Pennsylvania-based company that ranks U.S. neighborhoods, schools and businesses. Niche ranked 228 cities (with populations of 100,000 or greater) based on analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews. Niche analysts described Richardson as “one of the best places to live in Texas,” offering residents an “urban suburban mix feel” with a lot of restaurants, coffee shops and parks, highly ranked schools and a mix of families and young professionals.

Richardson received an A+ from Niche in its categories of Diversity and Good for Families, and an A in Public Schools, Health and Fitness, and Nightlife. Richardson also ranks No. 5 out of 228 on Niche’s list of Best Places to Retire in America and No.12 on the lists, “Best Places to Live in America” and “Best Places to Raise a Family in America.”

For more information on the report and Richardson’s ranking, click here.