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Old 05-20-2017, 08:40 PM
 
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Good evening, What retirement community did you move into?
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Old 05-21-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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We didn't plan it one way or the other. We didn't want to move to a retirement community, we bought a house in a quiet neighborhood. It turns out the neighborhood is fairly ethnically diverse and we have no problem with it. So far it's a quiet neighborhood, and most of the people here are polite and friendly. We have been here 10 years. The only thing that would cause me to move would be someone putting up a basketball hoop close by. I couldn't stand to hear a ball bouncing for hours at a time.
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Old 05-21-2017, 04:15 PM
 
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RE crime statistics in poor white and black neighborhoods. There's also a huge difference in policing practices in black and white poor neighborhoods. I imagine that would skew the statistics quite a bit. I have always been poor to middle class and still am. In 50 years I never knew a single white person arrested for drugs, even though the rate of drug usage is the same, and in the 60's and 70's almost everyone I knew in our age group did drugs.

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........."high poverty rates".....

Why is the crime rate much lower for towns with high poverty that are predominately white than for towns with high poverty that are predominately black ?


There is a huge difference in how blacks and whites react to poverty when they are living in it !
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:04 PM
 
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I thought about going to a 55 and over retirement community but it never occurred to me even to consider the ethnic makeup of these communities. I thought about weather and taxes and housing costs and if it was close to family and things like that--that affected me personally. I pretty much keep to myself wherever I am but get along with most everyone. I stayed where I am instead and my little development has a mix of race and ethnicity and ages and occupations. It's a nice neighborhood.
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:05 PM
 
Location: USA
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I read somewhere that most retirement communities are not ethnically diverse. In fact most people who move into a retirement community are White. I visit relatives in retirement communities in Arizona and Florida and are shocked to see mostly white people in States where a good percentage of people are minority.

I wonder if many retirees have decided that they want to move to a community closer to what they experienced in the the 1940s, 50s and 60s before America changed demographically. Is that why so many retirement communities are white dominated?
Who the H would ask a question like this???
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Who the H would ask a question like this???
You quoted the original post of this thread. That poster has not posted on City-Data in over nine years. He or she is long gone and is highly unlikely to ever see your comment.

There is nothing wrong with continuing the discussion of an old thread, of course. I am just pointing this out in case you hadn't noticed.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:20 AM
 
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This is a great and right on topic article

USATODAY.com - Blacks a growing part of retirement migration south

As a Black just retired American I can assure you that retirement communities are working hard to solicit Black buyers. As one person posted it is a matter of equity and income. Many African Americans in the northeast are moving into active 55 near their current communities are relocating to the south. North Carolina is very popular. If they know you have equity to cash out you are popular regardless of race. Look how many retirement brochures have diversity on their golf/tennis court pictures.
Please note my above response which is dated January 28, 2008 and is the sixth response in the thread. It was a very appropriate question then and in many ways still is. However the tone and tenor of this thread has changed bigly since then. There are advantages to being one of the longer posters in this forum and still being able to remember the tone and tenor of almost a decade ago.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:56 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Please note my above response which is dated January 28, 2008 and is the sixth response in the thread. It was a very appropriate question then and in many ways still is. However the tone and tenor of this thread has changed bigly since then. There are advantages to being one of the longer posters in this forum and still being able to remember the tone and tenor of almost a decade ago.


This is an interesting old thread. I scanned about half the pages -- things change. I'd almost like to see a poll from 2008 and then repeated every couple years. I actively sought out an ethnically diverse community when I retired after living in a smallish, rural, Midwestern, conservative, German-stock, "whitish" town for 30+ years. Not only were we 'white' but many were related within three generations. My decision was right on target and I have no regrets....except I miss the food sometimes.
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:00 AM
 
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This is an interesting old thread. I scanned about half the pages -- things change. I'd almost like to see a poll from 2008 and then repeated every couple years. I actively sought out an ethnically diverse community when I retired after living in a smallish, rural, Midwestern, conservative, German-stock, "whitish" town for 30+ years. Not only were we 'white' but many were related within three generations. My decision was right on target and I have no regrets....except I miss the food sometimes.
We are older now and this thread started as the Boomers were hitting retirement and over 55 housing was gearing up. The same focus and questions that were being asked by retirees back then are now starting to move into CCRC's discussions, planning and marketing etc etc
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:24 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Those retirees W/O the ability to afford USA Healthcare will be in an 'ethically diverse community'
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