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Old 06-24-2017, 07:44 AM
 
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Honestly, no.

I want to retire to a clean, safe, and quiet community with friendly people. Most "diverse" communities do not fit the bill.
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:52 AM
 
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People who live in diverse communities are more than likely those liberal folks. If you were a liberal in the 60's, race didn't and still doesn't mean that much.
Race is everything to liberals. Many of them are self-hating Whites.
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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What I care about is living in a socioeconomically affluent neighborhood. In those places, you get safety and amenities. I don't particularly care about the race, ethnicity, or religion of my neighbors. I do like living near mixed income which usually means very mixed ethnicity. It's more about the food than anything. I'd hate to live somewhere so white bread that ethic food is Panda Express and Olive Garden.
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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Interestingly I have spent my adult life living in high income, diverse, well educated communities with top flight schools, high levels of safety and commendations for quality of life. Interestingly housing prices in these communities are high with great appreciation. Just saying! I guess we all live a life along the path we chose/choose to walk.

I should add again post number six in this thread is mine and that was nine years ago. My how times change for some and not others.
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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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?
This is the OP and part of the answer to his original question is the economic bias inherent in many retirement communities. The price of entry can skew the data especially back then.
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:12 PM
 
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My Aunt advised not to move to New co.munity in retirement She said you take for granted the community relationships that it took years of living to cultivate She moved back to roots after widowed. I always hoped live someplace with good weather, but today I was thinking about things I do like. My neighborhood is diverse racially & culturally- so is my church w ppl from many Nations & lgbt too. So is the region. So I started to think about what my aunt sIdkfe is richer with diverse community in many ways...one poster describe LS Vegas that way which surprised me...I'm in Northeast
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I'm so glad to be back in Silicon Valley - lots of diversity and amenities. Rich in so many ways - including lots of different types of food, as well as the tolerance required when living in a diverse community. I grew up in this and it just feels home. White bread areas are interesting for a while, to have only one main culture around you, but it begins to feel incestuous, if you're used to diversity.

Different strokes for different folks. I'm happy to be back in the mix.
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:22 PM
 
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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?
No I don't want to live in an ethnically diverse retirement community. Just a regular white community will do.

Actually I don't plan on living in a retirement community anyhow so it won't matter

I wouldn't mind living in an ethnically diverse rural area at all right now. It would be a welcome change to what we are used to.
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:23 PM
 
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I'm so glad to be back in Silicon Valley - lots of diversity and amenities. Rich in so many ways - including lots of different types of food, as well as the tolerance required when living in a diverse community. I grew up in this and it just feels home. White bread areas are interesting for a while, to have only one main culture around you, but it begins to feel incestuous, if you're used to diversity.

You are making some large assumptions. All of us white people are the same? Hardly. We come from a large number of countries, we have different faiths and many different values.

I understand that the standard liberal approach requires that you sit and count heads of the number of racial minorities as the only for of diversity.
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I'm so glad to be back in Silicon Valley - lots of diversity and amenities. Rich in so many ways - including lots of different types of food, as well as the tolerance required when living in a diverse community. I grew up in this and it just feels home. White bread areas are interesting for a while, to have only one main culture around you, but it begins to feel incestuous, if you're used to diversity.

Different strokes for different folks. I'm happy to be back in the mix.
There is more than just racial diversity. How about political diversity? You won't find that in Silicon Valley. What you will find is political correctness and groupthink to the nth degree and utter intolerance toward anyone who thinks differently.
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