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Old 09-03-2013, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Collin County - West Plano, Tx.

Stay away from East Plano its not affluent at all.
West Plano isn't that racially diverse. The pie chart from city-data shows that nearly 3/4 of residents are white.



http://www.city-data.com/zips/75093.html

I think some Dallas neighborhoods like North Oak Cliff and the M Streets will come close to what the OP is looking for. Maybe some of the inner-ring suburbs like Richardson and Irving too.

Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce - YouTube

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Old 09-03-2013, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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I think you're going to have to define what you mean by "affluent" a lot more clearly. Case in point, West Plano certainly does have some very affluent areas... And the wealthier the area, the less diverse it is. This is the case in Frisco, Allen, and McKinney as well.

I remember when I was in elementary in Plano, there were only 2-3 black kids in my grade, a handful of Asians, some Indians, etc, with everyone else being white, like 85%. Not diverse at all.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Coppell comes to mind.

As does Irving (Las Colinas area).
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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I think you're going to have to define what you mean by "affluent" a lot more clearly. Case in point, West Plano certainly does have some very affluent areas... And the wealthier the area, the less diverse it is. This is the case in Frisco, Allen, and McKinney as well.

I remember when I was in elementary in Plano, there were only 2-3 black kids in my grade, a handful of Asians, some Indians, etc, with everyone else being white, like 85%. Not diverse at all.
Plano has changed a lot over the last 10 years or so though; a lot of upper-middle class White families have been replaced by upper-middle class Asian and Latino families now. Incidentally, this is a milestone school year for Plano West Senior High: White students will be less than 50% of student body for the first time.

And Ronnie, you're right that 75093 isn't the most diverse part of Plano (75025, northwest Plano, is more diverse) but that chart includes Latino and Middle-eastern people as White. When you exclude them, 75093 would be around 60% White.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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diversity? I think you should be more flexible at first. Open minded to adapt new environment.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:46 PM
 
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Thanks for the comments, this has been helpful. I guess I'm less focused on "affluence" and much more focused on diverse communities that value education and hard work - upwardly mobile - where going to college/grad school is the expectation, not the exception. Plano seems to be the consensus so far.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Thanks for the comments, this has been helpful. I guess I'm less focused on "affluence" and much more focused on diverse communities that value education and hard work - upwardly mobile - where going to college/grad school is the expectation, not the exception. Plano seems to be the consensus so far.
Are you currently living in DFW? If so where?
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Thanks for the comments, this has been helpful. I guess I'm less focused on "affluence" and much more focused on diverse communities that value education and hard work - upwardly mobile - where going to college/grad school is the expectation, not the exception. Plano seems to be the consensus so far.
I agree that if those are your key factors, Plano ISD probably fits your requests the best. Plus it is extremely safe. Most in the area value education and hard work plus it is fairly diverse. It is not the most diverse area in dfw, not the most affluent, nor the best school district....but when you put them all on the same chart, it meets all of those fields probably better than any other place in DFW. Good luck on your search!
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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West Plano.
Affluent - check.
Diverse - check (mostly white and Asian/Middle Eastern)
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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Go to IHOP at 121/preston on a weekend or walk through Stonebriar mall on a weekend and you will see the future of the USA. Very diverse with many mixed couples.
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