Richardson is the place for art festivals! Annual events include the Cottonwood Art Festival, Huffhines Art Trails Festival, and Wildflower Arts & Music Festival. The community also hosts an annual Christmas Parade, Santa’s Village and Family 4th of July Celebration. City facilities include baseball and athletic fields, picnic areas and playgrounds as well as 40 miles or trails and walkways between Galatyn Woodland Preserve, Breckinridge Park or the Spring Creek Nature Area.
With its own Symphony Orchestra, Richardson Community Band, Theatre Centre, Repertory Company Theatre, Chamber Music Society, Visual Art Society and a number of Ballet troupes and other dance groups. Richardson has become a foundation for the arts for both local entertainment and national touring companies. The Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations attracts people throughout North Texas to attend concerts, theatrical performances, and business meetings in an 117,000 square foot, multi-purpose public facility. Other popular attractions include the Owens Spring Farm and Museum, Miss Belle’s Place (a famous Victorian farmhouse) and the North Texas Auto Museum. Richardson’s central location makes it an entertainment hotspot itself and also makes it easily accessible to all the major area attractions, shopping establishments, and sporting events offered in the multiple cities that surround Richardson.
Residents of Richardson have a diversity of choices—from older established neighborhoods to new home communities. The Richardson Independent School District has a long-standing reputation for educational excellence, and the district is continually recognized at both the state and national levels. RISD received a “Recognized” rating from the Texas Education Agency from 2006-2012, the largest, most diverse district in Texas to earn that rating over those consecutive years.
Joey Thomas is a charismatic innovative Entrepreneur who was born in California. With the exception of college at C.C.C.C. and Texas Tech where he was a dual major in Architecture and Business Management he has lived in the North Dallas area for the past 30 years. Joey has a strong background in IT, and eventually created his own IT company. Upon realizing it was more of a hobby than a career he dissolved it and entered the credit repair and mortgage industry with also as a licensed Realtor. Joey is the CEO and Founder of a credit services organization named Home Loan Assistance Program, and he has already helped thousands of people get into houses through his proprietary credit repair program and partnerships with dozens of lenders all over the country. In the past year Home Loan Assistance Program has deleted over 2.2 Million dollars in debt, and has taken over 250 declined home loans and returned them to the corresponding lenders to close. Joey has a few hobbies, he plays golf, recently quit training in MMA, loves to dance, and is a devout Christian. Joey has one kid named Maddie. Only Maddie is a Yorkie he adopted. Joey decided to build his first home at the Shores of Hidden Cove in Frisco, and finally closed in April of 2014. With his passion to help people, he decided to finally take the next step and get his Real Estate license. He went to Champions School of Real Estate in Dallas, and decided his home would be with JP and Associates. Joey currently is one of the most well known young business professionals in Dallas, and is on track to be one of the top Real Estate agents in the Frisco area.