Come to Irving, and you’ll be setting foot in one of the most diverse cities anywhere.
In fact, in a 2012 study done by the real estate website Trulia-dot-com, it found that the 75038 ZIP Code is the single most diverse ZIP Code in the entire nation, with nearly equal percentages of white, black, Hispanic and Asian residents.
Irving is also home to a very vibrant Indian community.
Every Sunday, Hindus from Irving and the surrounding communities come to the BAPS Mandir, just off the Bush Turnpike.
Deepen Patel is a volunteer at the temple. He and his family moved to Irving from India, and he says the large Indian community has been very beneficial.
“You’re drawn to what is comfortable to you,” Patel says. “And when you see a commmunity that is so vibrant and so diverse, then it’s very easy to be a part of that community.
That sentiment is shared by Tushar Solanki. After growing up near Plano, he lived in several cities in the U.S., including Denver, Boston and New York, before he and his wife decided to settle in Irving.
“We wanted to come near a facility like this BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir, where our kids could grow up and have values and involve culture in their lives and stuff,” says Solanki.