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View Poll Results: More urban shopping district?
Beverly Hills (Golden Triangle) 84 78.50%
Atlanta (Buckhead) 23 21.50%
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:04 PM
 
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And so is Beverly Hills.In fact more so from what I know.

Once Buckhead Atlanta is completed,I do believe this to be an easily even match.Right now it goes to BH.
how so?
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:08 PM
 
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As I'm walking around Bevery Hills right now I see quite a few people standing a the bus stops. About an hour ago there were a lot of folks at bus stops especially Wilshire at La Cienaga and Wilshire and Beverly. Lots of people to work and commute to Beverly Hills like anywhere else.
It must have been time for the maids and butlers to go home.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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BUCKHEAD:

The Gadberry Group compiled the list of the 50 wealthiest zip codes in the United States, ranking Buckhead's western zip code (30327) as the second wealthiest zip code in the South (behind Palm Beach's 33480) and the second wealthiest zip code east of California and south of Virginia. The same group reported the average household income at $280,631, with an average household net worth of $1,353,189 These 2011 figures are up from a similar 2005 study that pegged Buckhead as the wealthiest community in the South and the only settlement south of the Washington D.C. suburb of Great Falls, and east of the Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley to be among the 50 wealthiest communities in the country. However, according to Forbes Magazine, (30327) is the ninth-wealthiest zip code in the nation, with a household income in excess of $341,000. The Robb Report magazine has consistently ranked Buckhead one of the nation's "10 Top Affluent Communities" due to "the most beautiful mansions, best shopping, and finest restaurants in the Southeastern United States."


Can we all just agree that Beverly Hills and Buckhead are two of the most affluent and desirable neighborhoods in the USA and stop this stupid debate?
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Living here in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills is not my favorite place but the one thing I do love is that its compact, walkable with no enclosed malls and giant parking lots. Everything is outside and the stores and restaurants are right on the sidewalk. Also I like the greenspaces with waterfountains and benches, tables and chairs within the downtown area. Plus as far as shopping and eating its not all for the rich like many think.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:15 PM
 
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And so is Beverly Hills.In fact more so from what I know.

Once Buckhead Atlanta is completed,I do believe this to be an easily even match.Right now it goes to BH.
Why would a strip mall make Buckhead the same as Beverly Hills? There are no suburban-style malls or strip mall-type developments in Beverly Hills. There are no big parking lots in Beverly Hills. In contrast, pretty much everything has giant parking lots in Buckhead.

And, no Beverly Hills is not similar in auto orientation to Buckhead. Buckhead doesn't even have sidewalks for 90% of the area. It has almost no pedestrians. It's like a less dense version of Calabasas or something.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It must have been time for the maids and butlers to go home.
Oh my goodness. No, its office workers, sales associates, restaurant workers, city employees and so on. I think you watch too much tv.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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And so is Beverly Hills.In fact more so from what I know.

Once Buckhead Atlanta is completed,I do believe this to be an easily even match.Right now it goes to BH.
I don't really see how one development could make it an "even match". Buckhead will still be less dense overall and have more parking lots/strip malls after Buckhead Atlana is complete. BH has a more classic urban form built on a grid.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Buckhead reminds me more of a Tyson's Corner type area than a place like Beverly Hills.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:30 PM
 
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When did BH suddenly become 5th avenue, Michigan Ave, or Union Square? People on these forums...over exaggerate everything...BH suffers the same problem as Buckhead: None of them are in or near the core of the city so it isn't in a consistent urban area.

Anyways, Buckhead is trying to become more urban and walkable:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/26097590@N07/13075966084

https://www.flickr.com/photos/danellesheree/12623799515
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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When did BH suddenly become 5th avenue, Michigan Ave, or Union Square? People on these forums...over exaggerate everything...BH suffers the same problem as Buckhead: None of them are in or near the core of the city so it isn't in a consistent urban area.
No it doesn't. That is completely false. Beverly Hills is actually in the middle of everything. Have you every been here?
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