We live in a ghetto!

Posted on 03 Jul 2008 at 9:32am

DFW just beat out Palm Springs in GayRealEstate.com’s annual Top 10 Gay Ghettos list. I’m not sure if we should be offended, but acording to a press release, the report, “elects the top 10 GLBT enclaves in the USA by cross-analyzing demographics against real estate sales data. The carefully chosen ‘Top 10 Gay Ghettos’ represent popular and diverse communities with outstanding real estate value and strong potential for future growth and equity appreciation.”

DFW came in at number 6, tied with Short Hills, NJ. Here’s what the list said about us, “The “Big D” is big in terms of GLBT communities that can be found throughout the sprawling city. Neighboring Fort Worth is smaller but offers big-city GLBT amenities including its own gay film festival and rodeo.”

Read the whole press release after the jump.
Top 10 Gay Ghettos for 2008

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 3, 2008 — Each year GayRealEstate.com – the largest Internet-based GLBT network of real estate professional – selects the top 10 GLBT enclaves in the USA by cross-analyzing demographics against real estate sales data. The carefully chosen “Top 10 Gay Ghettos” represent popular and diverse communities with outstanding real estate value and strong potential for future growth and equity appreciation.

2008 offers some unique and special surprises – including three 2-way ties and a 3-way tie. Here are the 10 finalists – ranked 1-6 including the ties, for a grand total of 10 championship GLBT enclaves.

#1
(2-Way Tie)

Atlanta
“Peach City” reigns as the South’s GLBT capital and continues to attract record numbers of GLBT newcomers each year. The midtown hosts a well-established gay enclave, but at least half a dozen other districts are up-and-coming GLBT ghetto centers.

Portland Oregon
The “Rose City” boasts a thriving arts scene that ranks among America’s best; and its Hawthorne District is home to one of the most concentrated lesbian communities on the continent. Other promising enclaves include the Pearl District and the upscale and upbeat Northwest neighborhood.

#3
Charlotte, NC

Charlotte
The “Queen City” benefits from a powerfully funded arts community and offers wonderful museums, entertainment venues, and an eclectic mix of 19th century neighborhoods and sleek urban downtown architecture. Neighborhoods like South End, NODA, and Windsor Park enjoy a thriving GLBT presence.

#4
Raleigh, NC & Tampa/St. Pete Metro Area, FL
(2-Way Tie)

Raleigh
Raleigh is becoming a capital city for GLBT communities. Housing is affordable; upside economic and population growth potential is strong, and it is centrally located between the pristine Outer Banks coastal region and the wildly popular Blue Ridge Mountains.

Tampa/St. Pete Metro
If 300 days of sunshine each year along some 40 miles of beachfront appeal to you, that might explain why Tampa and St. Pete have experienced a steady influx of like-minded GLBT residents. Downtown’s Central Avenue underwent a complete revitalization and the city hosts Florida’s biggest GLBT festival.

#6
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX & Short Hills/Metuchen/Surrounding, NJ
(2-Way Tie)

Dallas/Fort Worth
The “Big D” is big in terms of GLBT communities that can be found throughout the sprawling city. Neighboring Fort Worth is smaller but offers big-city GLBT amenities including its own gay film festival and rodeo.

Short Hills/Metuchen/Surrounding Areas
The GLBT community that thrives in this Victorian-era central New Jersey enclave of restored antique homes and outstanding real estate investment opportunities.

#8
Palm Springs, CA & Chicago Metro Area, IL & Austin, TX
(3-Way Tie)

Austin
Austin has a long reputation for gay-friendliness and it offers a wide range of GLBT enclaves that are literally all over the map. Texas also has low taxes and high growth.

Chicago
The local GLBT celebration attracts half a million people for its annual parade, and scores of them stay each year to become fulltime residents of the numerous architecture-rich neighborhoods found in the wonderful Windy City.

Palm Springs
Ideally situated two hours from Los Angeles and San Diego, Palm Springs combines sunny days, breathtaking mountain views, exotic nightlife, and an historic downtown village. In 2008 the town offers rare buying opportunities and same-sex marriage is legal in CA.

Trace the social migration of America’s GLBT population through history. What emerges is a virtual blueprint for success in terms of smart growth, savvy investment, vibrant arts and culture, robust economics, low crime, high property value, superior schools, and proud model communities that know how to celebrate life.

Pick your “Gayborhood” and rest assured that the future is bright for a diversified return on investment highlighted by synergistic appreciation of assets that are both tangible and intangible.

For more information, visit: http://www.GayRealEstate.com

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