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Old 04-10-2015, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I grew up in NYC which truly is diverse although the various neighborhoods tended to segregate.
But that didn't stop us from venturing into those other neighborhoods.

I tend to go more towards the working class neighborhoods. I like the eclectic feel of them over the stepford feel of planned subdivisions. And they tend to be more diverse.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I like diversity but..... I know I would prefer to be around people that think and act like us. I dont care if they look like us much but they better have the same views and values we do.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I like diversity but..... I know I would prefer to be around people that think and act like us. I dont care if they look like us much but they better have the same views and values we do.
That seems to be a big driving factor in where people move.
Families with kids want "good schools".
Many seniors want communities with no kids and people their own age.
Others like the rules and regulations of an HOA subdivision and even that varies.
Others like to be different and want to live where they can do what they want with their property.

And the beauty of it all is that all those places exist in America.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I'd say go with whatever you're most comfortable with, but please don't chalk up the diversity thing to political correctness. People who are real and genuine are not seeking to be politically correct.
I was not talking about people who are "real and genuine"; I was talking about political correctness, which is like a cancer in our society. Keeping one's job in many cases depends on having politically correct opinions, at least on the outside. Hiring practices depend on it. And the buzz word is "diversity", which has been perverted and diverted from its actual dictionary definition and true meaning into the much narrower channel of skin color.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:12 AM
 
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I was not talking about people who are "real and genuine"; I was talking about political correctness, which is like a cancer in our society. Keeping one's job in many cases depends on having politically correct opinions, at least on the outside. Hiring practices depend on it. And the buzz word is "diversity", which has been perverted and diverted from its actual dictionary definition and true meaning into the much narrower channel of skin color.
You shouldn't assume people are being politically correct, when they say they want something diverse. They likely mean they get tired of people doing the same things and wanting the same things.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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You shouldn't assume people are being politically correct, when they say they want something diverse. They likely mean they get tired of people doing the same things and wanting the same things.
I do not, in fact, assume anything at all about individuals who express a preference for this, that, or the other. Unless there is some indication to the contrary, I assume that they are telling the accurate truth about their likes and dislikes and their preferences. One possible indication to the contrary would be when people get on their moral high horse and assume a preaching tone about "diversity", where the word takes on the sound of a buzz word and where the superiority is clearly there, either implicitly or explicitly.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I do not, in fact, assume anything at all about individuals who express a preference for this, that, or the other. Unless there is some indication to the contrary, I assume that they are telling the accurate truth about their likes and dislikes and their preferences. One possible indication to the contrary would be when people get on their moral high horse and assume a preaching tone about "diversity", where the word takes on the sound of a buzz word and where the superiority is clearly there, either implicitly or explicitly.
I've always spoken from my own viewpoint, values (more personally ethical than moral), and experiences, as do all of us here including you (whose other viewpoint do we have?). There's so many blatant assumptions about kinds of people that it's natural that in a public discussion forum, someone is bound to speak up about it, and if that's taken to be preaching, that's in the perception of the beholder. I'll be sure to state "imo" from now on.

To answer the OP's question, "Do you want to retire to an ethnically diverse community?", for me it rather depends on some basic assumptions: safety, stability, cleanliness, respect & tolerance. All those things being equal, I think it would be fun and enriching (for me) to retire to an ethnically diverse community.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:47 PM
 
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Having spent decades in two of the most diverse cities in the country I have no desire to live in a racially diverse location. I intend to live in a community that is as homogeneous as possible. A 99% County is about right. I do want access to ethnic restaurants though.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Northern IL
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Never gave it a second thought when we bought in our community.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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While I love my state, I have lived here for about fifty years and am getting tired of all the crime and poverty. As I have a low risk lifestyle, only the property crime is of personal concern. But it is disheartening to read of all the domestic abuse, child abuse, animal abuse, victims of drunk drivers, gang and drug related crimes, crimes against and among the homeless, etc. To be fair, much of this crime stems from the influx of peoples south of the border rather than the indigenous population. Each day I read the news websites for both my current city and for my future home in Oregon and there is so much less crime in Central Oregon or at least it is not of such a sad and violent nature. I'll miss the diversity here but am looking forward to the change.
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