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View Poll Results: Maryland, more in common with Connecticut or North Carolina?
Connecticut 68 43.59%
North Carolina 88 56.41%
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:29 PM
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I'm not even sure if that's correlated with income. Some of the brokest people are the ones driving the most expensive cars. It's called leasing.
Sure, but there's definitely some correlation over neighborhoods. On average, wealthier people have more expensive stuff, with plenty of exceptions. There are far fewer luxury SUVs in western Massachusetts than on Long Island. And I remember Bethesda in particular having some rather fancy cars. Brookline or Newton not as much but still more than here, it does depend on the local culture.
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:57 PM
 
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Sure, but there's definitely some correlation over neighborhoods. On average, wealthier people have more expensive stuff, with plenty of exceptions. There are far fewer luxury SUVs in western Massachusetts than on Long Island. And I remember Bethesda in particular having some rather fancy cars. Brookline or Newton not as much but still more than here, it does depend on the local culture.
Wealthier people have more expensive stuff you don't see. Nobody can see your $150,000 kitchen remodel except for the few people you invite into your home. When it comes to "conspicuous consumption," there is often no difference between middle class people and upper middle class people with the poorer usually being worse offenders.

Also, I'm not talking about a very affluent area on Long Island compared to an economically distressed part of Ohio. I'm talking about the difference between, say, Cobb County, Georgia and Fairfax County, Virginia. What is the "lifestyle" difference?
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Old 04-10-2015, 03:39 PM
 
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Wealthier people have more expensive stuff you don't see. Nobody can see your $150,000 kitchen remodel except for the few people you invite into your home. When it comes to "conspicuous consumption," there is often no difference between middle class people and upper middle class people with the poorer usually being worse offenders.

Also, I'm not talking about a very affluent area on Long Island compared to an economically distressed part of Ohio. I'm talking about the difference between, say, Cobb County, Georgia and Fairfax County, Virginia. What is the "lifestyle" difference?
Fairfax vs. Cobb county? Really? There are not in the same league when it comes to wealth.
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:47 PM
 
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Which areas of the Atlanta metro are the most affluent?
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:57 PM
 
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Depends where in CT and where in MD.

Most of CT's population is near NYC while most of MD's population is near DC. They're similar in that sense…

Both states have poor residents - CT has more urban ghettos while MD has a lot of rural poor in the western sections. CT doesn't really have rural poor…

CT is not as WASPY as it used to be. It is now very wealthy, flashy housewife land, high school lacrosse bros and crew teams.
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Old 04-10-2015, 06:38 PM
 
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Which areas of the Atlanta metro are the most affluent?
I think some of them said their northern suburbs, but they're better experts on it. Maybe they can chime in.
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I think some of them said their northern suburbs, but they're better experts on it. Maybe they can chime in.
When you look at a map, it is roughly the 'V' formed by I-75 & I-85 from Midtown north.
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