Which are correct:

[color=red]1-Unlike a lot of places, everybody is welcome here.
[color=indigo]2-Everybody is welcome here, unlike a lot of places.
(MEANING: This is one of the rare places where everybody is welcome.)

[color=red]3-Unlike a lot of people, this cat likes me.
[color=indigo]4-This cat likes me, unlike a lot of people.
(MEANING: There are a lot of people this cat does not like, but she likes me.)


I 'd prefer 2 and 4. They make things clearer.