What city/neighborhood in Texas is diverse, safe, family-oriented, and has good schools?
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bethannyl Dec 19, 2016
North Shoal Creek
Austin is a really accepting place. You're not going to encounter the racism that you see in other parts of Texas. When you get outside the city limits, that can change quickly. There are some really cool places outside of Austin that still have the Austin attitude, though (Dripping Springs & Wimberley, for example.)
Thanks a million for your answers. I am actually from a Lebanese background and looking for places that I would say are not very racist but also safe....
Sorry, but when you use the words "diverse" and "safe" in the same sentence, you create an oxymoron. Perhaps the most diverse areas of town are the UT West Campus area and Hyde Park. Unfortunately, the crime rates in both are moderately high. Both are plagued by homeless-person mischief, burglaries, and vandalism as well as various "crimes against persons" (APD classification). West Campus also has a lot of sexual assaults. (I really don't know about that aspect of Hyde Park, but you can get relevant statistics from the Austin Police Department.) Although it is probably painful to admit and politically-incorrect to do so, the truth is that the mostly- white neighborhoods of Austin have the lowest crime rates. I invite others who have FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE to the contrary (actually live in or have recently lived in other areas meeting your description) to please weight in. [Don't tell us what you 'HOPE' it is-- tell us what you actually know.) I truly hope I am wrong, but as a long-time Austin resident who knows the town well, I don't think I am incorrect in my assessment. Best of luck!.