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Old 10-26-2015, 06:10 PM
 
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Ofcourse, Chinatown is the most common ethnic enclave. Part of that is the huge Chinese population in the US. But I've seen Koreatowns pop up in places where the Korean population lags behind others. A great example is here in Houston. There is a surprisingly largish Koreatown. It's located in the Spring Branch area, centered on Long Point Dr. The Korean population isn't that small, but it lags behind other large Asian populations without enclaves. Such as Philippines. Philippines is much larger than the Korean population and there's no Philippine enclave. And I'd say the same about Chicago and other major cities with Koreatowns. What makes Koreatowns pop up so much?
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:37 PM
 
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Ofcourse, Chinatown is the most common ethnic enclave. Part of that is the huge Chinese population in the US. But I've seen Koreatowns pop up in places where the Korean population lags behind others. A great example is here in Houston. There is a surprisingly largish Koreatown. It's located in the Spring Branch area, centered on Long Point Dr. The Korean population isn't that small, but it lags behind other large Asian populations without enclaves. Such as Philippines. Philippines is much larger than the Korean population and there's no Philippine enclave. And I'd say the same about Chicago and other major cities with Koreatowns. What makes Koreatowns pop up so much?
The Korean community tends to segregate themselves among their own culture. As such they tend to stick together more so than other Asian communities.

Houston's Korean community is very small (only around 12,000-14,000 residents-only slightly larger than Austins Korean population and about a 1/3 the size of Dallas'), yet there is a Koreatown here. Any other ethnicity that size in an area probably would not have an enclave.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:46 PM
 
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They have money to develop it.

Come to think of it, I dont see many places with large Filipino populations have enclaves. In the East, Jersey City is suppose or was supposed to have lots of Filipinos, but I never saw an enclave there. There are lots of Filipinos in Bergenfield which is nearby where I grew up, but I did not see lots of Filipino businesses accept for a Muay Thai place owned by a Filipino. And even he started out in Tae kwon do which is korean.

Also the Filipinos like the koreans are sorta like more recent arrivals. Meaning their numbers only really began to be large like two decades ago. The chinese have been here a long time.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:53 PM
 
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Umm Muay Thai isn't "Filipino"
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:56 PM
 
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from what I've always heard Koreans stick together and don't usually mesh with other cultures
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:59 PM
 
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Maybe Filipino's are better assimilated than some other groups. While I guess you don't really see areas designated "Filipinotown" or "Little Manilla", there are areas where you can find a concentration of Filipino businesses. Mira Mesa in San Diego was called "Manilla Mesa" by many.
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:24 PM
 
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The Koreatown in Houston seems like a really happening place.


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Old 10-26-2015, 08:55 PM
 
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Umm Muay Thai isn't "Filipino"
I know, but it is the closest thing to a Filipino establishment in that town. Well there was a Filipino chicken place too.
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:56 PM
 
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from what I've always heard Koreans stick together and don't usually mesh with other cultures
Many of the Koreatowns are not majority Korean residents though. They are more commercial than residential. Like the Koreatown in Queens County NY, has many chinese patrons. I believe Koreatown in LA is mostly mexican residents.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:13 PM
 
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Many of the Koreatowns are not majority Korean residents though. They are more commercial than residential. Like the Koreatown in Queens County NY, has many chinese patrons. I believe Koreatown in LA is mostly mexican residents.
That's true for many of these "ethnic enclaves". In the East Bay, there's a "Little India" which has several blocks of Indian businesses, but the residents are mostly black & Chicano. Same for "Koreatown" in Oakland; up until the past few years it has been an all-black neighborhood (now being gentrified).
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