Written by Phil Cerroni
By Amanda Casanova
An Irving neighborhood has earned the distinction of being the most diverse in America, according to a report from Trulia Real Estate, an online real estate listing service.
Zip code 75038, which includes Broadmoor Hills and Song neighborhoods as well as North Lake College in Irving, earned the most diverse rating from the report released in mid-November.
The study found that the two neighborhoods near the Dallas-Fort Worth international Airport are 26 percent Asian, 25 percent Black, 23 percent Hispanic and 23 percent White and 2.5 percent Multiracial.
Comparatively, the entire city of Irving boasts about 220,000 people of which about 53 percent are White and about 12 percent Black. Another 40 percent are Hispanic.
The second most diverse neighborhood in America is one in Queens, New York, followed by a neighborhood in San Francisco called Treasure Island.
Rent in Broadmoor Hills in Irving is about $854, according to Urban Mapping, an online database for city information. The average household size is about three people. Home values average about $219,000 in this neighborhood.
Rent in the Song neighborhood is about $729 and home values stand at about $181,000.
The Lakemont neighborhood in Houston was named the seventh most diverse with 25 percent Hispanic, 28 percent Black, 25 percent White, 20 percent Asian and 2 percent Multiracial.
The Trulia report printed in Forbes also listed the top most diverse metros in America. The only Texas city to make the metro list was Houston at number four.
This isn’t the first time Irving has earned a national nod. Earlier this year, the city ranked 13th on a CareerBliss.com survey for “Happiest Young Professionals.”