Arlington Gay Neighborhoods
Places like Houston, Texas have become meccas for the southern gay community. However, you shouldn't overlook the surrounding cities as they might have just what you're looking for.
First, the LGBT legislation in Texas is poor with no discrimination protections, gay marriage, or birth certificate changes. However, there are no special restrictions on adoption and SRS can be used when applying for a marriage license.
However, Arlington has very affordable homes which go for about $150,000 to $250,000 on average. The crime rate in Arlington isn't all that high, and it's been steadily decreasing for the past few years. The unemployment rate in Arlington is 3.8%, which is very good.
If you can find a way to look past the not so stellar legislation for the LGBT community in Texas and you don't want to live in Houston, Arlington may be your best bet. Give it a try! There's a lot to like.