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Old 03-19-2008, 05:45 AM
 
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I just want to retire to an affordable community
Currently, Equador offers the lowest cost of living in a "somewhat" stable country. There are other things to consider, however...
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:49 AM
 
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Singapore...and affordable medical.

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That is about the only affordable thing in Singapore. Did you look at housing costs? Granted, it's a near utopian society and I'd love to be able to afford to live there.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:21 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?
Ethnically diverse is fine, as long as I don't have to listen to lots of another language other than English. I lived in So FL for 12 yrs and it felt like I was living in a foreign country--not something I want to do in my older years.
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Old 03-20-2008, 02:10 AM
 
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I lived in So FL for 12 yrs and it felt like I was living in a foreign country.
You were!
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:34 PM
 
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Smile Need info about your community

Hi normie!

Not sure if you're comfy sharing, but I'm helping my grandparents search for a diverse community that caters to active seniors, and I was hoping you'd share a few great options in Georgia? They're a black couple in their early 70s, but they are young whipper-snappers! Senior homes often carry a depressing / negative connotation, so I'm looking for places that are lively! A place they can relax but also have fun....

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Oh, and BTW I don't know how anyone could intepret my post (an obvious joke) as some sort of reason to weigh personal safety vs. diversity.Seems like the green grinning smiley would be a dead give away...

But for the record, just in case anyone cares--

I don't really care who lives in my neighborhood as long as they are friendly, act in a civilized manner and are relatively quiet. Right now I live in an ethnically diverse neighborhood and I love it. My neighborhood also is extremely safe, and I love that aspect of it, too. I was agreeing with the poster before me, who pointed out there are all kinds of diversity in this world. Like her, I enjoy having some diversity in my neighborhood, as long as we are talking about ethnic, religious, and sexual matters. I made a joke about criminal diversity as an example of a form of diversity I would not like in my neighborhood.

There. I have now explained and over-explained an obvious joke. Sheesh. I'm annoyed to see this thread taking such a juvenile turn, and I'm done with this topic.
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Old 04-09-2015, 05:27 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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The older I get, I find 'cultural' diversity way more important than any particular 'ethnic' or 'racial' diversity. For example, a place with an over-abundance of geezers, white-bread suburbanites, or 'religious' types can be pretty 'unappealing', regardless of their ethnic or racial demographics. And BTW, weren't the charming 'locals' in Deliverance all of the 'white' persuasion (cue the banjos…yee-hah)?!
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Old 04-09-2015, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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The older I get, I find 'cultural' diversity way more important than any particular 'ethnic' or 'racial' diversity. For example, a place with an over-abundance of geezers, white-bread suburbanites, or 'religious' types can be pretty 'unappealing', regardless of their ethnic or racial demographics.
Cultural diversity is because of ethnic and racial diversity. Your first sentence doesn't go with the rest.
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:05 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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^ Sorry, but you're mistaken. Although it's understandable, since I gather from your other posts that you've never really been exposed to any other kinds of "diversity". You just need to get out more!
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:48 PM
 
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^ Sorry, but you're mistaken. Although it's understandable, since I gather from your other posts that you've never really been exposed to any other kinds of "diversity". You just need to get out more!
There is nothing you can assume from my other posts as to where and how I have lived and with what kinds of cultures I have come in contact with. My life in Boston, St Louis, and elsewhere exposed me to a variety of ethnicities, races, and lifestyles through cultures. My kids went to school with kids from cultures around the world. As an arts administrator, college adjunct, and editor of an international publication I interacted with numerous ethnically and racially diverse populations and audiences. Sorry, you're a bit mistaken on this one. Culture = diversity, unless you mean "culture" in one race and one ethnic background.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:57 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?

When the wife and I started looking for a retirement town in the south, I couldn't care less about the racial mix of the town.

However, I will not tolerate crime being an every day happening.

But after researching hundreds upon hundreds of southern communities via city-data detailed profile I soon learned race and crime had a direct correlation.

It got so I could look a town up and the racial makeup of that town came first. By the percentage of blacks I already could guess the crime rate which came up later.

That statistic ( racial make up ) was more accurate than the median income statistic or percent of people in poverty.

Yes, there are exceptions, but my observance was accurate in over 90% of the towns I researched on city-data.
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