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View Poll Results: Beverly Hills of the South
Coral Gables, Florida 51 10.52%
Buckhead (Atlanta, Georgia) 148 30.52%
Highland Village (Dallas, Texas) 58 11.96%
SouthPark (Charlotte, North Carolina) 12 2.47%
South Beach (Miami, Florida) 77 15.88%
Uptown Houston (Houston, Texas) 43 8.87%
Palm Beach, Florida 134 27.63%
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) 33 6.80%
Doctor Phillips (Orlando, Florida) 11 2.27%
Galleria area (Dallas, Texas) 20 4.12%
French Quarters (New Orleans, Louisiana) 14 2.89%
Other 32 6.60%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 485. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-23-2008, 07:29 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Little compares to South beach or West Palm Beach for conspicuous consumption. Dr. Phillips in Orlando is nice but Isleworth is way more expensive. but still they just dont come close to WPB

You will be pressed to find a $20 million home in Buckhead. WPB has a $120M one that is 68,000 sq ft , Mara Lago, and many others in the 20-55M range... find that in GA.
I assume you mean Palm Beach...huge difference.
And yes, the western side of Buckhead most definitely has homes of that stature.

 
Old 11-23-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Whenever I go to the River Oaks I've never noticed any skankiness. What areas bordering River Oaks are you referring to? I often go to the River Oaks Theater and I've never seen any skankiness. I know that Memorial Park borders it to the north, Highland Village borders it to the south and Upper Kirby borders it to the east. I think Uptown Houston is west of River Oaks. What areas nearby are skanky?
Yes, I'm confused on this as well. However, River Oaks is bordered to the east roughly by the part of Fourth Ward now considered Midtown and Montrose, so perhaps that's the skankiness they mean? I wouldn't exactly call that area skanky, though. More like sketchy, but only in parts and only at night. Or perhaps they mean Rice Military/Washington Avenue Corridor before the yuppies started moving in? Upper Kirby/Greenway border River Oaks to the south and Highland Village/Afton Oaks are southwest, then there's Uptown. At any rate, those areas are still pretty high-rent.

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Old 11-23-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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River Oaks old ranch and oil money. Atlanta, is nice but it is not that nice. River Oaks could buy Buckhead out of its back pocket. Please expand your hoirizns beyond Atlanta. I think Howard Hughes was born in River Oaks section of Houston.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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I notice Buckhead did not make the Forbes list. There is more money in East Texas than Buckhead
 
Old 11-23-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Beverly Hills has 73 listings currently over $5 million dollars, 38 of them are over $10 million dollars, and the most expensive listing is $60 million.

All of Atlanta (city limits only) has 12 homes over $10 million dollars listed, and there are 67 homes over $5 million dollars.

So Atlanta (including Buckhead), with 500,000 people has less top priced homes than tiny Beverly Hills which has less than 40,000 people???? I think the South can do much better than that. Surely there are other areas where there are more top priced homes where the very wealthy live than Buckhead. I voted for Palm Beach. It is the only area I know of with a comparable number of very expensive homes.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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River Oaks old ranch and oil money. Atlanta, is nice but it is not that nice. River Oaks could buy Buckhead out of its back pocket. Please expand your hoirizns beyond Atlanta. I think Howard Hughes was born in River Oaks section of Houston.
Buckhead is old money with a little more sophistication attached, sorry. Not that there is anything wrong with ranching and oil. We simply don't wear cowboy hats to the Symphony or Niemans over here though. And most of our hoirizns are pretty expanded, thanks.

(To all the reasoned and intelligent Texans here, sorry - just couldn't resist the cowboy hat jab).
 
Old 11-23-2008, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I notice Buckhead did not make the Forbes list. There is more money in East Texas than Buckhead
Buckhead will not be making the list. It isn't a separate city, it is a large area within Atlanta.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Beverly Hills has 73 listings currently over $5 million dollars, 38 of them are over $10 million dollars, and the most expensive listing is $60 million.

All of Atlanta (city limits only) has 12 homes over $10 million dollars listed, and there are 67 homes over $5 million dollars.

So Atlanta (including Buckhead), with 500,000 people has less top priced homes than tiny Beverly Hills which has less than 40,000 people???? I think the South can do much better than that. Surely there are other areas where there are more top priced homes where the very wealthy live than Buckhead. I voted for Palm Beach. It is the only area I know of with a comparable number of very expensive homes.
Apples to oranges. Consider which coast we are talking about and the difference in median prices. Not a fair comparison. Also remember that Buckhead is not just for the uber-wealthy, it is a much more democratic area than Beverly Hills. For a true reflection of actual listings (many of which are unlisted, private sale situations) you need to check Sotheby's.

How many estates in Beverly Hills are upwards of 30+ acres with old-growth 200 year old forests shading them?
 
Old 11-23-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Well, you sure don't get the mountain views in Buckhead . You get different (nice) settings with both. Still, the facts don't lie.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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