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Old 11-05-2017, 12:38 PM
 
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Areas that are both wealthy and racially/ethnically diverse are pretty few and far between, even in California or New York. When people have the money to live anywhere they like they most often choose to live around people culturally similar to them.

Your best bet seems to be to settle into a wealthy area since you can afford it and, as other posters have suggested, just get to know your neighbors. Even though they might all look the same, they'll surely have a wealth of different experiences and upbringings.
Absolutely true. I am in Boston much of the time. It is way more segregated that Charlotte. I spend lots of time on the north shore and it is lily white which is fine with me. People can live where they wish. I accept anyone that accepts me. It is just this day there is too much race-card pulling and denial (finger pointing and blame) and I can't be bothered with that foolishness. In short, I am fine with diversity, but it depends on the make-up of the diversity. We all have our preferences.
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:39 PM
 
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These type of posts "I want more diversity" is really interesting. (Why is race so important to people?)

1. Charlotte, and North Carolina for that matter, is not a very diverse state compared to California. Should have moved to New York. Charlotte has PF Changs, Olive Garden, and On The Border, for diversity.

2. Try buying UNDER your price range. Make the sacrifice, since this is so important, to buy in a lower income area. Myers Park and South Park are the most affluent areas of the city. Try to live in the center part of the city, or eastern parts.
Actually, Charlotte is far more diverse than many places in California despite whatever they may try to claim. It is just that California has lots and lots of immigrants that aren't always welcomed. You just don't hear that.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:59 PM
 
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Have you guys been mistreated? I'm not understanding the problem. Is simply not seeing more people from other countries causing issues? I find it helpful to not overly focusing on differences/sameness and just be friendly and polite to people, no matter the race/religion/nationality/sex/etc. People will almost always be friendly back. I think being hyperly concerned with "diversity" creates a whole lot more problems than just getting along with people, no matter who they are.
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:15 AM
 
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Immigrants are very welcomed in most parts of California! I am sure that you few who have posted have not lived there so you do not know how it is. Almost all of our neighbors were from another country. These immigrants were high earning and highly educated.

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Old 11-06-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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Immigrants are very welcomed in most parts of California! I am sure that you few who have posted have not lived there so you do not know how it is. Almost all of our neighbors were from another country. These immigrants were high earning and highly educated.
But you did not move to North Carolina for the diversity right ?

You appear to be saying these "diverse" people you were surrounded by were highly educated and high earners.....is that really diversity? I mean you seem to define diversity by skin tone on someones face. Since you have lived near people who are rich and share the same education levels, were you really experiencing this quest for diversity?

Why not try something new....

It would seem your true aim should be surrounding yourself with others of different income and education levels, not skin tone.
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:50 PM
 
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I asked a reasonable question and you people didn't understand me and don't want to understand me. Thanks for your tangible help and skewed responses!
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:53 PM
 
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I asked a reasonable question and you people didn't understand me and don't want to understand me. Thanks for your tangible help and skewed responses!
What do you mean "you people"?!?!?!
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:41 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Immigrants are very welcomed in most parts of California! I am sure that you few who have posted have not lived there so you do not know how it is. Almost all of our neighbors were from another country. These immigrants were high earning and highly educated.
Did you notice that almost everyone thought that you are looking for racial diversity? If you want cultural or economic diversity, you have to specify that.

I lived in LA for a while years ago. I didn't like it at all. I thought that the people were highly superficial. Just my opinion.

You are in a much smaller city. You might have to look at a suburb to find your nirvana. Try looking at Davidson. It's a pricey suburb with a college.
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I asked a reasonable question and you people didn't understand me and don't want to understand me. Thanks for your tangible help and skewed responses!
I know you said Matthews wasn't your cup of tea, but I would recommend looking further South on Providence towards the Arboretum. You have more of a general mix in there and there are homes in that area for $500K+. There's some new housing off Alexander and a bunch of older larger homes as well.
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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It’s good to see this place is still sensitive as hell when it comes to questions of diversity. Sheesh. Why do you guys take this as a personal attack? Seems like most folks who get angry at this question prefer to be surrounded by their own skin color. The OP asked for areas where it’s more diverse. They didn’t ask YOU guys to move there.

Now that I got that off my chest I think the OP should look at Plaza Midwood, Cotswold and Mora corridor which is right past Oakhurst and right before Matthews. It’s not as walkable but you will see more flavors than white folk.

Good luck

as for the rest of you sensitive folk on here, get over yourselves.
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