I myself am married to a black man & am white, so I do I understand the question you are asking. The answer is ultimately going to depend on the neighborhood. However, thatâ€™s not to say the Garland/Rowlett area is very forward thinking: they are not. First, I wouldnâ€™t even enter Rowlett in your search, not that I know personally but as someone else stated, itâ€™s a little redneck, or rather just rural. And, in this part of the country, the more rural areas arenâ€™t as accepting of things like interracial relationships. Garland may be a much better consideration. My husband & I donâ€™t live in a condo neighborhood: we live nearer to Baylor at Garland. However, weâ€™ve never had any problems with our neighbors or encountered any outward racism when shopping, etc. Thatâ€™s not to say weâ€™ve not received any because we have. I will say this: the Garland Police Department is very racist, weâ€™ve been stopped before & the officer was very rude & made his opinion very clear. Sometimes when my husband is shopping, if Iâ€™m not with him, heâ€™s followed by a security officer or store employee. They know better to do it when heâ€™s with me because I will call them on it.
If you would just rather have/buy a condo while you wait to feel out the city/neighborhoods before you buy a long term home & would prefer it be in the Garland area, then look for the newer condoâ€™s that are springing up near Lake Ray Hubbard and/or Firewheel area, where the new Bass Pro Shop, Mall & big Movie Theatre has opened. Garland has spent a lot of money in revitalizing that area & it is the prime area to live in Garland. Good luck on your home search & your retirement. Obviously, my husband & I wish you well.