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Old 04-06-2013, 08:32 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Nobody will look twice at a mixed race couple in Richardson; I see them every week at the grocery store. There's housing for almost every budget here, crime is low, schools are excellent, city management is better than Dallas, and it's close to everything.

Something to consider.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:49 AM
 
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For a couple commuting to Richardson, both Richardson and Rowlette even may be Rockwall can work. You can get a lake property like one in the link.

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Old 04-06-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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East Plano near Bob Woodruff Park is affordable, nice and diverse.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: NE Westminster Colorado
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Why doesn't anyone ever put a price range?

Op, what's wrong with Richardson itself?
Thanks for all the input folks.

Sorry Stan... I guess that is important. Lol

We would be looking for single family homes (2000 sq ft minimum) for no more than $215K I would say.

I don't think there is anything wrong with Richardson, I just figured that it would be more expensive being closer to the Telecom Corridor.

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Old 04-06-2013, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Texas
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East Plano near Bob Woodruff Park is affordable, nice and diverse.
Good suggestion!

Op, find somewhere you enjoy being.

No one here cares about mixed race, etc.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:49 PM
 
Location: NE Westminster Colorado
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Good suggestion!

Op, find somewhere you enjoy being.

No one here cares about mixed race, etc.
Plano seems to be a popular spot and it sounds like we can't go wrong in Richardson or most of the surrounding areas as well.

Glad to hear that mixed race couples are not uncommon.

It's not that me or or my wife are concerned about how we are perceived by being together, but more that I want her to feel like she is not the only person of African American decent within a 20 mile radius. Lol

When we moved here to my home state of Colorado (specifically the northern Denver area) I honestly did not give racial diversity a second thought. After all, I felt comfortable and fit right in .

The greater Denver area is very segregated imo (by choice). The northern suburbs are almost 100% white / latino and the central Denver area is more diverse with it being roughly 60% white, 25% latino and 15% black and other. The southern suburbs are like the northern suburbs but sliiiiightly more diverse (maybe 2% black).

Anyway, it sounds like the entire area (and surrounding towns) we are discussing in the thread are wholly more diverse than where we are now. So, here endeth the focus on racial diversity.

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Old 04-06-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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I love being friends with people of all colors, width, height, race, ethnicity, IQ, social class, nationality etc. However, it is equally important to have some people around who look like me, talk like me, eat same things, can get my jokes, share same backgrounds and things like that. I see this tendency as a healthy thing not a racist disability. To connect with others we don't need to disconnect with our own, defeats the purpose of diversity.
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: NE Westminster Colorado
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I love being friends with people of all colors, width, height, race, ethnicity, IQ, social class, nationality etc. However, it is equally important to have some people around who look like me, talk like me, eat same things, can get my jokes, share same backgrounds and things like that.
That is well put R&C
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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OP, you nor your wife will feel "out of place" at all. Most people don't even notice couples that are different races or even same sex couples. It is more prominent than most people realize in this area. Even in the middle and high schools the kids are open to "dating" kids of a different background. My oldest D has a set of twins and their older brother at her school, all white. Oldest brother dates a girl that is Hispanic, girl twin seems to gravitate to the boys that are Asian and the boy twin has been "linked" with girls that have been AA, white and asian. Nobody thinks about that stuff any more. I would not worry about it at all.

Of course, she may be thinking, "OH MY GOSH! Those people are staring at me" and think it is due to her race when it could be as simple as them admiring her shoes or such. Also, people around here do make eye contact when out and about. All she needs to do is simply smile back and she most likely will start getting tons of smiles and hellos back from complete strangers. Just because she may think someone is looking at her or in her direction it may not be what she could preceive it as being. I'd just walk out the door every time I left with my head up and a great big smile across my face and meet every person with a sweet "Hello". Which I'm sure she will have no problem doing, isn't that how she met you

As for location, if the job is in the Richardson Telecom area. Stick to anything along 190, aka George Bush Turnpike. That will take you from Plano near the Dallas North Tollway all the way to I-30 on the Rowlett/Garland border. Richardson is a great area as would be the Firewheel area of Garland as they share a boundry with great parks and walking/biking trails close by. Homes in your price range as well.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:09 PM
 
Location: NE Westminster Colorado
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Nobody thinks about that stuff any more. I would not worry about it at all.

Of course, she may be thinking, "OH MY GOSH! Those people are staring at me" and think it is due to her race when it could be as simple as them admiring her shoes or such. Also, people around here do make eye contact when out and about. All she needs to do is simply smile back and she most likely will start getting tons of smiles and hellos back from complete strangers. Just because she may think someone is looking at her or in her direction it may not be what she could preceive it as being. I'd just walk out the door every time I left with my head up and a great big smile across my face and meet every person with a sweet "Hello". Which I'm sure she will have no problem doing, isn't that how she met you
I apologize if the perception of this thread might have become that we are insecure about our interracial relationship and need to be somewhere that "feels" excepting of it or that my wife perceives things a certain way (which she does not btw).

I guess I brought up race only because my wife would like to live in an area where there a more black folks around than where we currently are (which is almost none...Lol) that she can relate to. Take that as you want. I can understand how she feels though... as can Rice and Curry who posted earlier.
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