I brought a house that was foreclosed. The house is in a neighborhood that we looked at a few years ago and recently but couldn't afford to buy into, until now.
When I went online to look at the tax records for the neighborhood, I noticed a LOT of "Middle Eastern" type names. When I drove around, the people I saw confirmed it. Two neighbors across the street dress like they are from India. The house I brought appears to have been rented out to multiple people at one time. Each bedroom had front door entry type of locks. From the mail, they were "Muslims/Arabs looking" names.
I've seen Africans, whites, and Blacks. A Black family was first to introduce themselves. A white woman across the street kept walking by while I was doing stuff with contractors or home inspection, slowing down and looking hard at me, so I spoke to her and said hello. I need to introduce myself to her and the "Indians" across the street.
Another neighbor and her husband are from a Slavic country, but I don't remember the name of the country. She gave me the run down on the homes for sale status. My house was the last house on the market and the last foreclosure, so she's happy because the neighborhood home values should stabilize. (She won't be happy when she sees the tax records and how much I paid for it).
The neighborhood I'm leaving is integrated, with whites and Blacks being about equal, with Africans, Caribbeans, "Middle Easterns", and Asians rounding out the place. But it's a more planned community, so you can really do a good WALK or RUN unlike in my new neighborhood, although the school system in my new neighborhood is MUCH better than what I'm leaving.
I never cared about the racial makeup of a neighborhood, as long as it was "nice" and has a nice economic and social and mental class of people. So, I'm shocked when people have asked about the diversity of the new area I'm going to live in. In all, I really don't care. If it's "diverse", it's a "bonus."