Yes, this is true. By law, real estate agents may not discuss the racial makeup of a neighborhood or school. And why is it that everyone must be separated by the color of their skin? We hold on to racism when we do. Why can't we be all part of the human race and leave it at that?
You can find out the diversity of a school by going to: http://www.education.com and find the school district there and they will tell you the break down of the school.
For the neighborhood, you can go to the government's site: http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en and plug in the zip code for Fox Chase (19111) and it will give you the info for that zip code.
Don't concentrate on seeing if a school or area is "diverse" enough. Base your decisions on whether or not a school has kids graduating or not (parent involvement is required too) and if there is more or less crime in the area compared to other areas. You can contact the local police for that info.
I've had several people complain to me about the makeup of neighborhoods and I have always told them to look for someone else to work with. So in the future, do not ask a real estate agent any racial questions.... more