Austin Ranked #8 Gay Ghetto
Austin, TX was ranked 8th at gaydata.com’s Gay Ghetto Top 10 based on their analysis of demographics and real estate sales data throughout the USA linking towns that are “most in vogue with the diverse GLBT community.” Austin tied with Palm Springs and Chicago. Here’s the scoop:
#8 Palm Springs, CA & Chicago Metro Area, IL & Austin, TX (3-Way Tie)
Austin has a long reputation for gay-friendliness, and what was long ago a large gay underground is now a tremendously creative GLBT synergy that permeates the whole city in full view of everyone. Austin is the state capital, an important academic center, and the music industry’s newest crown jewel. Plus the city has a high-tech industry presence only rivaled by Silicon Valley. Austin offers a wide range of GLBT enclaves that are literally all over the map, and Texas is famous for low taxes and high growth.
AUSTIN … the Austin gay community thrives and is pretty much a haven in conservative TX. It’s an open, progressive, techy, music-at-all-cost, active community. There really is not a gay “ghetto” in Austin … the gay demographic is all over with no particular neighborhood or zip code “owning” the gay population. There are concentrations, of course, but for the most part, the gay population is incorporated and nesting all over town.
Oh, and one little correction or comment on the article regarding “low taxes” … uh, no sales tax but we make up for it in property tax. But definitely high growth and one of the healthiest economies in the country.
To read the full article: GLBT Gay Ghetto Top 10
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