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Unread 05-21-2007, 07:15 PM
 
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Default gay friendly neighborhoods?

Hi,

My girlfriend and I are looking to re-locate from the chicagoland area in the next year or so. We are looking for a Sacramento neighborhood where we can feel welcomed as a lesbian couple raising children. Does anyone have any idea what areas we could investigate? (we are not necessarily looking for "gay meccas" ie....lavendar heights....more along the lines of diverse, friendly, welcoming....we will be raising bi-racial children as well!)

thanks!
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Unread 05-21-2007, 07:19 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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A friend of mine and her partner live in Tahoe Park and love it. THere are alot of young families there.
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Unread 05-21-2007, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Hmm, a lot of the newer suburbs tend to be more conservative, although still accepting. I would think a town like davis would be a good option.
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Unread 05-22-2007, 09:48 AM
 
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Davis, Curtis Park, East Sac and Land Park would be the ones that jump to the top of my head. I knew a number of gay couples in Land Park and it's nothing there.

If I were you, I'd avoid the newer suburbs and subdivisions.

Btw, I grew up in Chicagoland. My husband moved to California from Boystown and me from Lakeview. We really like living here, though do wish that Sacramento was a little more urban. It's getting better every year. The weather's awesome! Welcome.
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Unread 05-22-2007, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Happiness is found inside your smile :)
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I had some friend's who were lesbian couple raising kids (unfortunately they divorced)

But they lived in Davis and LOVED it - the schools are top notch
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Unread 05-22-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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There are a quite a few great neighborhoods in Sacramento and surrounding area where you will feel quite comfortable Living and raising your children. I would say I would list them in this order: Davis, Land Park, East Sac, Curtis Park and Natomas. Davis has excellent schools and is known for thier diversity and acceptance. Land Park, East Sac, are very well established toney neighborhoods. Natomas is close to downtown and is also known for being accomodating to all different populations and lifestyles. If you would like some more info about any of these areas please contact <edit for advertising> I am always looking to help good people.

All the best,

Paul

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Unread 05-23-2007, 07:51 PM
 
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thanks for the advice. We are definitely looking into the areas (espeically Davis) that poeple suggested! Appreciate your time and help!
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Unread 05-23-2007, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Davis is an awesome town, it is a college oriented town, that has great schools and is very pedestrian friendly. I would highly recommend it.
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Unread 05-24-2007, 02:05 PM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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Originally Posted by skyty10 View Post
Hi,

My girlfriend and I are looking to re-locate from the chicagoland area in the next year or so. We are looking for a Sacramento neighborhood where we can feel welcomed as a lesbian couple raising children. Does anyone have any idea what areas we could investigate? (we are not necessarily looking for "gay meccas" ie....lavendar heights....more along the lines of diverse, friendly, welcoming....we will be raising bi-racial children as well!)

thanks!
My partner and I are still looking for places in CA, as well. This helped us out!

http://www.gaydemographics.org/

Even though it is 7 years old (from the 2000 census), it's still helpful.

Good luck my GLBT friends!
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Unread 05-27-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Monterey Bay, California -- watching the sea lions, whales and otters! :D
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A lesbian couple with kids that I know from Santa Cruz relocated up to Roseville, outside Sacramento. (And the cost of living is lower.) They love it!

That said, Santa Cruz is probably one of the most lesbian-friendly cities in the nation......
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