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Old 09-04-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Along with thousands of children walking around glued to their phones not paying attention to where they are going. AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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Oak Cliff is pretty diverse.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Oak Cliff is pretty diverse.
But schools......
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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Have you checked out the US census map that maps diversities across the US. That would be a great place to start. Affluent areas are going to range from north of downtown Dallas all the way up to say Frisco.

There is a better map out there, can't find it right now though.

Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census - NYTimes.com
Census tract 14136 in Irving (where 121 meets Bush) is the most diverse in the country. But it's not affluent. The adjacent 14124 is, though.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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when you say diversity what exactly do you mean? Racial, cultural, economic, religious? And why do people seek diversity? I dont get it.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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when you say diversity what exactly do you mean? Racial, cultural, economic, religious? And why do people seek diversity? I dont get it.
In the context of this thread, it seems to mean the area with the greatest number and variety of Asians.

Interesting perspective from member midwest1 (couldn't direct quote because the thread was closed)
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This fetishization of "diversity" is truly one of the most bizarre memes of modern times.

You could live in a neighborhood with 100 families of every shade, ethnicity, religion, all living in the same cookie cutter homes, living the same materialistic lifestyle, taking the same anti-depressants....

or you could live in a lily white small city that has hippies, yuppies, gays, truckers, Amish, Orthodox Jews, anarchists, enviromentalist back to earthers, intellectuals, Mormons, hillbillies, country club golfers, small-scale farmers, factory workers etc....

but the former is praised for its diversity, while the latter is excoriated for being "lily white"
In the context of this discussion I think Dallas is often excoriated for being mainly hispanic.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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And why do people seek diversity? I dont get it.
Because they like it and value it. Exposure to other cultures broadens dining choices at a minimum, and if you are really enveloped, employment opportunities.

Academically (social science):
Diversity and interest in the rest of the world is a strong upper class identifier.
Only wanting to be around those exactly like you are a strong lower class identifier.

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or you could live in a lily white small city that has hippies, yuppies, gays, truckers, Amish, Orthodox Jews, anarchists, enviromentalist back to earthers, intellectuals, Mormons, hillbillies, country club golfers, small-scale farmers, factory workers etc....
Someone please point me to the area in DFW where Orthadox Jews, hillbilllies, and country club golfers live next to one another because I'd like to see it.

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Old 09-04-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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To find a diverse affluent neighborhood you will need to look at different pockets near downtown. I used to live in Kessler Park which sounds like it would fit the bill. Lots of our friends there had relocated there from CA or the East Coast. Maybe Swiss Avenue too. Best of luck!
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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Oh yeah, forgot to add: The Cooper Center put together a map of demographic diversity based on the latest census, where everyone who marked their high-level category (black, white, asian, hispanic, other) got a dot on a google maps type interface. You can use it to find the amount of diversity you want in any city in the US.


http://demographics.coopercenter.org/DotMap/index.html
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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To find a diverse affluent neighborhood you will need to look at different pockets near downtown. I used to live in Kessler Park which sounds like it would fit the bill. Lots of our friends there had relocated there from CA or the East Coast. Maybe Swiss Avenue too. Best of luck!
I disagree. Most of Dallas proper is not diverse. Kessler is 66% white and 24% hispanic. That leaves only a 10% share for everyone else. The tract Swiss Avenue is in is 40% white and 44% hispanic (Swiss itself is close to 100% white). Compare that to the tract is Irving where no two races can be added to make 50%.

The most diverse neighborhood in Dallas is probably the portion in Denton County (Carrollton schools) that is 30% white, 32% black, and 31% hispanic. However, go just a little farther west on Frankford, into Carrollton, and Frankford Estates is 32% white, 15% black, 36% hispanic, and 14% asian-- much more diverse.
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