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Old 05-26-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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No, I want to retire to a place with natural beauty, where my neighbors all keep their homes very clean and neat, don't have loud parties or have visitors constantly coming and going (which suggests drugs to me), don't let their kids run all over my yard (yes, I am that person), don't have 7 cars (3 of them on blocks), 6 constantly barking dogs in the yard, kids' toys strewn all over the yard like litter, etc.

I don't care what color, ethnicity, nationality, culture, religion, or sexual orientation you are, or anything else the "diversity"-mongers harp about. I just want peace and quiet and neatness and cleanness and nature. I would pay POA fees gladly if I could afford it.
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Old 05-26-2017, 02:40 PM
 
Location: The South
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No.
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Old 05-28-2017, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Ubique
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The question of this thread makes absolutely no sense to me. And that's even after we all agree on the definition of "diversity."

Judging a place based on diversity is like judging a football player based on the size of his toe. For me, it's very superficial, fake, and looking at the wrong thing.

What we truly want in retirement is actually pretty similar -- low crime, good weather, low cost, interesting things, closeness to doctors, cultural events and for some, lectures.

I read all posts in this thread, and I found nobody wanting a noisy neighbor, toys strewn on lawns, loud music, high crime, etc. for their retirement home. These undesirables are pretty universal and homogeneous.

In that regard, people here expressed zero diversity.
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Old 05-28-2017, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Florida
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never!
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Old 05-28-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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We have two retirement homes. Our Florida location is diverse and we enjoy the celebrations and the ethnic foods. Our summer place is white and about as boring as is the color.
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Old 05-28-2017, 08:59 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Diversity never entered my mind. We've lived in a mostly white small town ever since retirement and now we're ready to move to a small out of state retirement community rather than worry about snow removal, isolation in winter, being far from friends.

I want a quiet place that's attractive, where I can still have a few plants and a pet. I want to be closer to family and to where I grew up and still have friends. Now that we're talking about diversity, I guess I'd like people with whom I would have some interests in common--people who enjoy the same kinds of restaurants, who like the arts and nature, other gardeners--and I'd love to find a neighbor who was interested in genealogy. Diversity? I probably wouldn't want religious or political fanatics--I like reasonable people with whom I could have interesting discussions, not people who are trying to argue or convert me to anything. We wouldn't have to agree 100% but at least be open minded enough to be able to have civil discussions on interesting topics.
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:30 PM
 
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I live in an area with lots of diversity regarding national origins, race, religion and lifestyle choices. I may not fit in well with many of the neighbors but the diversity helps prevent the mass stupidity that often occurs in societies that have little diversity.
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Old 05-29-2017, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Mexico City (at the moment)
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Diversity never entered my mind. We've lived in a mostly white small town ever since retirement and now we're ready to move to a small out of state retirement community rather than worry about snow removal, isolation in winter, being far from friends.

I want a quiet place that's attractive, where I can still have a few plants and a pet. I want to be closer to family and to where I grew up and still have friends. Now that we're talking about diversity, I guess I'd like people with whom I would have some interests in common--people who enjoy the same kinds of restaurants, who like the arts and nature, other gardeners--and I'd love to find a neighbor who was interested in genealogy. Diversity? I probably wouldn't want religious or political fanatics--I like reasonable people with whom I could have interesting discussions, not people who are trying to argue or convert me to anything. We wouldn't have to agree 100% but at least be open minded enough to be able to have civil discussions on interesting topics.
Great post, the bolded part most of all.
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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Here in Florida most of those in such communities are from the North.
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Old 06-18-2017, 04:16 PM
 
Location: the Old Dominion
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I think it might be that most retirement communities are rather expensive & not affordable for everyone , as well as the fact that many ( Asian and Hispanic anyway) families already have that sense of community. They do not feel the need to recreate an artifical one.
Then, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy and the communites do not attract minorities because they do not have any minorities in them.
My wife is born again. I am not, although I do know that G-d is holy. My wife is white, I am not. I told her I would attend church with her, but not an all-white church (a sprinkling of token minorities does not cut it).
I noticed the same thing regarding retirement communities. That very aspect turns me off.
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