Follow the Gayborhoods: Two Pricey Dallas Hoods Make Top Ten List of Most Gay-Saturated Cities

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According to one of my favorite real estate websites, Trulia, Dallas ranks No. 8 among the nation’s most “gay-friendly” cities, speaking of real estate. And, the top 10 list of these gay-friendly neighborhoods in each city also happen to coincide with the pricest markets and neighborhoods in those cities. In otherwords, Trulia is just verifying something we already know: want your real estate to appreciate in value? Follow the Gayborhood!

How they did this: Trulia used U. S. Census bureau data to identify zip codes with the heaviest concentrations of same-sex households. They compared this to the median price per square foot of homes listed in those zip codes. In 2010, the Census Bureau reported about 646,000 same-sex households, or .6 percent (that’s point six) of the nation’s 117 million households.

Still, Trulia cautioned the Census data required some “adjustments”, since the agency doesn’t ask about sexual orientation. I would venture to say there are way more than .6 percent same-sex households in the U.S., wouldn’t you? Here are the top 10 gay-friendly cities/neighborhoods and the cost of buying a home there — follow the Gayborhood!

8. City: Dallas

Neighborhood: Oak Lawn, average price per square foot: $160

Neighborhood: Lake Highlands, average price per square foot, $128

 

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. Jay Narey says

    Actually Midway Hollow, adjacent to Bluffview and Preston Hollow is one of the top 10 "precincts" for GLBT households in Dallas. Oak Lawn and Kessler Park are the highest concentration of GLBT households in the city obviously.

  2. Jay Narey says

    Actually Midway Hollow, adjacent to Bluffview and Preston Hollow is one of the top 10 "precincts" for GLBT households in Dallas. Oak Lawn and Kessler Park are the highest concentration of GLBT households in the city obviously.

  3. Wyman says

    There are more than a dozen lesbian and gay couples in The Meadows and most have been here for years. The Meadows is east of Hillcrest High (Airline Rd.) south of Meadow Rd., north of Walnut Hill Lane. Several homes were remodeled by gay couples who have moved on to other projects. Zip: 75230.

    • Jeffrey Johnson says

      I totally agree with Wyman. I live in the neighborhood and surprisingly to find quite a few gay couples in the The Meadows. It is a great neighborhood so centrally located and accessible to Central Expressway and Tollway. Shopping is very convenient along with great restaurants. Lots of great homes in the neighborhood. Thumbs up to zip code 75230.

  4. Wyman says

    There are more than a dozen lesbian and gay couples in The Meadows and most have been here for years. The Meadows is east of Hillcrest High (Airline Rd.) south of Meadow Rd., north of Walnut Hill Lane. Several homes were remodeled by gay couples who have moved on to other projects. Zip: 75230.

    • Jeffrey Johnson says

      I totally agree with Wyman. I live in the neighborhood and surprisingly to find quite a few gay couples in the The Meadows. It is a great neighborhood so centrally located and accessible to Central Expressway and Tollway. Shopping is very convenient along with great restaurants. Lots of great homes in the neighborhood. Thumbs up to zip code 75230.

  5. Dani Hanna says

    We've know this for years. but Federal Fair Housing laws have kept the official conversation away from the marketplace. I've alwasys wished I could use "Fabulous updates by Gays" in MLS, but the Boardi s so funny about the things they'll let us say. Gay vandalism: that's when my people buy original owner homes, remodel them and raise the property values of the neighborhood.

  6. Dani Hanna says

    We've know this for years. but Federal Fair Housing laws have kept the official conversation away from the marketplace. I've alwasys wished I could use "Fabulous updates by Gays" in MLS, but the Boardi s so funny about the things they'll let us say. Gay vandalism: that's when my people buy original owner homes, remodel them and raise the property values of the neighborhood.

  7. ellyn says

    Sparkman, Royal Hills, Royal/Marsh Estates, Disney Streets, Walnut Hill Home Assoc — just a few other specific neighborhoods where we have a high concentration of wonderful gay neighbors that have contributed to renovations vs tear downs and some marvelous remodels. I find this a great testiment to living in Dallas and something people moving in from out of state find appealing, as well as locals.

  8. ellyn says

    Sparkman, Royal Hills, Royal/Marsh Estates, Disney Streets, Walnut Hill Home Assoc — just a few other specific neighborhoods where we have a high concentration of wonderful gay neighbors that have contributed to renovations vs tear downs and some marvelous remodels. I find this a great testiment to living in Dallas and something people moving in from out of state find appealing, as well as locals.

  9. Peter Gentry says

    I'm moving to Dallas from the west coast and very much appreciate this advice. My gay friends were absolutely the BEST neighbors in San Fran or as we referred to them our "gay-bors" and we miss them. Looks like with your advise Candy we will find new "gaybors"!

  10. Peter Gentry says

    I'm moving to Dallas from the west coast and very much appreciate this advice. My gay friends were absolutely the BEST neighbors in San Fran or as we referred to them our "gay-bors" and we miss them. Looks like with your advise Candy we will find new "gaybors"!

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