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Old 01-08-2018, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Thank you for reply.There is certainly a difference between Northshore and West Suburbs as far as people and way of life. I worked in Oak Brook for 3.5 years and before that for 16 years in Chicago Old Town. There is a difference between clients from Hinsdale/Burr Ridge and from Winnetka/Glencoe for sure. More satisfied customers from West suburbs than from North. Is there such a difference in Boston suburbs?
Western suburbs are incredibly wealthy and "elite." Many people on this board are in the western suburbs, so take it with a grain of salt.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Western suburbs are incredibly wealthy and "elite." Many people on this board are in the western suburbs, so take it with a grain of salt.
The MetroWest area of Boston is the highest concentration of wealth. There's certainly some elitism going on.

That said, I've never seen it out here quite like it is in the North Shore out there. It's a very competitive, materialistic, elitist mentality in that area of Illinois. I think it's toned down here; think less Bentley's and fur jackets, and more Prius' and coffee shops.
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The MetroWest area of Boston is the highest concentration of wealth. There's certainly some elitism going on.

That said, I've never seen it out here quite like it is in the North Shore out there. It's a very competitive, materialistic, elitist mentality in that area of Illinois. I think it's toned down here; think less Bentley's and fur jackets, and more Prius' and coffee shops.
Through my work I have met many very nice people in Hinsdale and Burr Ridge. Very wealthy, but also just nice compare to Northshore. Not that I didn't work with very wealthy and nice people in North suburbs, but midrange wealthy people definitely nicer in West suburbs. Northshore clients became former clients and West suburb clients became almost friends. Maybe it is because I represent elitist, expensive product, but then again it is also practical, efficient and appeals to smart, well educated people. I am hoping that Boston is more smart, progressive, modern because that is where I had success. Catering to midrange crowd.
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Through my work I have met many very nice people in Hinsdale and Burr Ridge. Very wealthy, but also just nice compare to Northshore. Not that I didn't work with very wealthy and nice people in North suburbs, but midrange wealthy people definitely nicer in West suburbs. Northshore clients became former clients and West suburb clients became almost friends. Maybe it is because I represent elitist, expensive product, but then again it is also practical, efficient and appeals to smart, well educated people. I am hoping that Boston is more smart, progressive, modern because that is where I had success. Catering to midrange crowd.
Well said.

Should be a good fit- I think intellectual and progressive are two words I'd use with the white collar crowd in Greater Boston. Said crowd can certainly be cold here, as with any area I suppose, but I do think peoples prized possessions tend to heir more on the side of advanced degrees and less on the side of material goods.
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:44 PM
 
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Through my work I have met many very nice people in Hinsdale and Burr Ridge. Very wealthy, but also just nice compare to Northshore. Not that I didn't work with very wealthy and nice people in North suburbs, but midrange wealthy people definitely nicer in West suburbs. Northshore clients became former clients and West suburb clients became almost friends. Maybe it is because I represent elitist, expensive product, but then again it is also practical, efficient and appeals to smart, well educated people. I am hoping that Boston is more smart, progressive, modern because that is where I had success. Catering to midrange crowd.
So what do you sell? Tesla?
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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Western suburbs are incredibly wealthy and "elite." Many people on this board are in the western suburbs, so take it with a grain of salt.
I'm in Brookline, Coolidge Corner. Sadly, I don't fit the mold of wealthy. And I'm definitely not elite.



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Old 01-08-2018, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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So what do you sell? Tesla?
Lol, no. I design and sell expensive German kitchens.
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:58 PM
 
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I live in Hull. Moved here a bit over 15 years ago, and I love it. I haven't read the whole thread, but happy to answer specific questions if you are still considering the area.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:59 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Thank you for reply.There is certainly a difference between Northshore and West Suburbs as far as people and way of life. I worked in Oak Brook for 3.5 years and before that for 16 years in Chicago Old Town. There is a difference between clients from Hinsdale/Burr Ridge and from Winnetka/Glencoe for sure. More satisfied customers from West suburbs than from North. Is there such a difference in Boston suburbs?
I don't see the same sort of difference -- it is interesting. People who live north of the city only ever live north -- they will move further north, but not to the south or west suburbs. Same with the west suburbs, and somewhat true of the south suburbs. To someone in Northbrook, the towns of Burr Ridge, Orland Park and Flossmoor are like towns in a totally different metro area. There is little movement or familiarity with the different suburbs -- I haven't seen anything quite like it in other cities.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:23 AM
 
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Lol, no. I design and sell expensive German kitchens.

The P company?
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