The best way to know if City Island is diverse enough for you, is to visit City Island on a weekday. Aim to straddle your arrival time frame for an hour before most people return from work at rush hour, to an hour or two afterwards (when there will be more residents out and about, shopping in grocery stores and pharmacies, where you should poke your head into). I stress the weekday, because City Island attracts a great many non-residents during the weekend, who come for the seafood dining and opportunities to go fishing off the wharf or with charters. Many different kinds of people come in droves from Orchard Beach after a hot summer day on weekends for the restaurants, and this may or may not be reflective of the residency (to an outsider).
You should be advised however, that the way you posed the question is extremely non-PC (having correlated crime and safety with race by posting it in the section you did, ..slap slap), and no agent can answer this directly for you (with the answer you apparently want) without sticking their foot in their mouth. It makes no sense to consider living in a place if you wonâ€™t go to get a feel for it yourself and see how comfortable you are there. Good luck!
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