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View Poll Results: Most prestigious
Los Angeles 114 44.36%
Chicago 39 15.18%
Washington, DC 44 17.12%
San Francisco 60 23.35%
Voters: 257. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-27-2015, 06:40 PM
 
Location: LA
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The wealthy DC suburbs don't count as we ALL contribute to their overpaid salaries.
And they're not even wealthy. They're more uniformly middle-class, sure. But wealthy? Hahaha.

You can't be prestigious if you can't attract actually rich people, sorry. As in people with millions of dollars. Guess people in DC don't really know what that means as there are aren't many truly rich people who live there. There must be a reason such people avoid DC, but do you blame them? What person with many millions would live in DC or its dreadful suburbs by choice haha.

Number of billionaires in Washington, DC: 0. Big fat 0 (there used to be one -Steven Rales, but he recently fled to fabulous Santa Barbara. He must be amazed by the upgrade from that bleak Washington to one of the finest communities right here in SoCal:

Steven Rales - Forbes

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Old 08-27-2015, 06:43 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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I find it mildly amusing that the people who get into these back and forth arguments with Montclair are no different than he is. Basically equally smug, pretentious, arrogant, hyperbolic, flippant, douchebaginess, etc.. Like 2 peas in a pod really.
Yeah, I didn't know that a whole city is encapsulated within ONE City-Data poster.
 
Old 08-27-2015, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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And they're not even wealthy. They're more uniformly middle-class, sure. But wealthy? Hahaha.

You can't be prestigious if you can't attract actually rich people, sorry. As in people with millions of dollars. Guess people in DC don't really know what that means as there are aren't many truly rich people who live there. There must be a reason such people avoid DC, but do you blame them? What person with many millions would live in DC or its dreadful suburbs by choice haha.
How is making over half a million a year not wealthy? That's the 1%. Why do you only focus on the uberwealthy, as if they're the only ones that count? And apparently, there are many people with many millions who choose to live in the D.C. area. Sorry if those under $1 billion in net worth don't meet your deluded criteria of wealth.

America's 1,000 Richest Neighborhoods - CityLab
 
Old 08-27-2015, 06:55 PM
 
Location: LA
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How is making over half a million a year not wealthy? That's the 1%. Why do you only focus on the uberwealthy, as if they're the only ones that count? And apparently, there are many people with many millions who choose to live in the D.C. area. Sorry if those under $1 billion in net worth don't meet your deluded criteria of wealth.

America's 1,000 Richest Neighborhoods - CityLab
YAWN. Neighborhoods. Metro wide, as in counting everyone and ignoring arbitrary neighborhood lines:

High Net Worth, CSA, as in people with $1m+ in cash.
01. New York: 898,800
02. Los Angeles: 330,000
03. San Francisco 320,000
04. Chicago: 264,300
05. Washington DC: 220,700
06. Boston: 147,700
07. Philadelphia: 135,700
08. Houston: 131,000
10. Dallas-Fort Worth: 113,300
11. Detroit: 108,200
12. Seattle: 87,800
*new world wealth, 2015

DC is on Philadelphia level when it comes to millionaire households. In other words, it's too middle-class. Neighborhoods or not.

And not only billionaires... I'm afraid it gets even sadder as you move up the wealth ladder. From a paltry number of $30,000,000+ net worth households (even Houston has more) to billionaires, which is a big fat ZERO in DC's case.

DC is a classic commie govt town, with no truly self-made people. You didn't really need me to paste this as you could have just reverted back to my nifty luxury home sales chart on page 9 and used a little common sense. There are no rich people, hence no sales of that magnitude. It's not prestigious, sorry.

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Old 08-27-2015, 07:40 PM
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Whatever makes you feel good sweetie.

Urban Dictionary: irdc
It makes me feel sooooo good.
 
Old 08-27-2015, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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It makes me feel sooooo good.
Haha thats actually kinda hot.

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Old 08-27-2015, 09:00 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Last I checked DC MSA had like 14 or 15 billionaires, what are you people talking about? Only city proper? DC's median household income swallows up and spits out the median income of metro Los Angeles. Having 20-25 more billionaires does nothing to enhance the prestige of that city over the wealthiest metro in the nation by overall income.

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Old 08-27-2015, 09:12 PM
BCB
 
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Haha thats actually kinda hot.

#not
Who knew you would get so pissy by mentioning San Francisco?

Just because you have an MBA from UC Berkely doesn't mean you have to be so one-sided.

After all, college is meant not only to educate but to also open the minds of students.
 
Old 08-27-2015, 09:24 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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YAWN. Neighborhoods. Metro wide, as in counting everyone and ignoring arbitrary neighborhood lines:

High Net Worth, CSA, as in people with $1m+ in cash.
01. New York: 898,800
02. Los Angeles: 330,000
03. San Francisco 320,000
04. Chicago: 264,300
05. Washington DC: 220,700
06. Boston: 147,700
07. Philadelphia: 135,700
08. Houston: 131,000
10. Dallas-Fort Worth: 113,300
11. Detroit: 108,200
12. Seattle: 87,800
*new world wealth, 2015

DC is on Philadelphia level when it comes to millionaire households. In other words, it's too middle-class. Neighborhoods or not.

And not only billionaires... I'm afraid it gets even sadder as you move up the wealth ladder. From a paltry number of $30,000,000+ net worth households (even Houston has more) to billionaires, which is a big fat ZERO in DC's case.

DC is a classic commie govt town, with no truly self-made people. You didn't really need me to paste this as you could have just reverted back to my nifty luxury home sales chart on page 9 and used a little common sense. There are no rich people, hence no sales of that magnitude. It's not prestigious, sorry.

Once again what the heck are you talking about?

New York 667,200 millionaires
Los Angeles 235,800 millionaires
Chicago 198,199 millionaires
Washington DC 152,400 millionaires
San Francisco 138,300 millionaires


Now i assume this is only MSA because SF may be much higher, but this is from 2011.

Millionaires by percentage, metro area:

1. San Jose 4.9%
2. New York City 4.3%
2. San Francisco 3.9%
4. Washington, DC: 3.5%
5. Boston: 2.7%
6. Chicago: 2.6%
7. Detroit: 2.5%
8. Los Angeles: 2.3%
9. Philadelphia: 2.2%
10. Houston: 1.9
%

New York City Has Most Millionaires In The Country (SLIDESHOW)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...ties/17291823/

You speak of LA as if it's on some level out of this world when it's much larger than both SF and DC, yet percentage wise lags in millionaires and on median income doesn't come close to the others. LA doesn't come close to NYC never have and never will. Beyond that where are your self made millionaires of LA? most of them are not from there or started a business else where first. Nice beaches and yes more fancy and priced out mansions, but there is no more "prestige" in LA because of how many $10 million+ mansions there are, certainly not more than SF or DC.

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Old 08-27-2015, 09:31 PM
 
Location: LA
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......

Anyway.

Moving back to the subject at hand..the most prestigious cities. Washington feels very downmarket --- look at the hopeless void of luxury retail and dining and the lack of luxury home sales. Even Denver has more upscale shopping lol.

No wonder it's losing this poll by a massive landslide.

Also, your numbers are outdated. The latest list:

High Net Worth Individuals, 2014
New York 898,000
Los Angeles 330,000
Chicago: 264,300
Washington DC: 220,700
San Francisco 199,000
Boston: 147,700
Philadelphia: 135,700
Houston: 131,000
San Jose - 122,400
Dallas-Fort Worth: 113,300
Detroit: 108,200
Seattle: 87,800
https://www.worldwealthreport.com/uswr

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