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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 01-18-2010, 05:34 PM
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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I almost forgot about Bal Harbour


Old 01-18-2010, 07:06 PM
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Default Highland Park

Highland Park in Texas looks more like Beverly Hills than any of the other places listed. I thought so the first time I went there, before I knew it was designed by the same people who layed out Beverly Hills. Highland Park Village shopping area is very Beverly Hills esque and has a lot of historical character being built around 1931.
Old 01-18-2010, 07:09 PM
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Here is an example of the street name on stone placed on the ground.

Coral Gables
Google Maps
Old 01-18-2010, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by hsw View Post
All rather poor imitations of BH

Nowhere on planet w/BH's combination of yr-round, non-humid, 65-85F climate; talented chicks from all over US, walking around downtown (in BH, the mecca for cars); superb restaurants in BH or within 10mins drive of BH; many smart, interesting guys from all over US who mysteriously choose BH as a wkend home; and some of best driving roads in world ~30mins away in the Malibu canyons, to properly exercise great cars

Define "talented"

I would say a talented lady is one that is a medical or legal professional or some other profession, not one that can secure a movie part through nefarious means ( like you would find in Beverly Hills)

Anyways, it is a close call between River Oaks, Palm Beach, Buckhead and U Park. All very high class and wealthy
Old 01-18-2010, 08:13 PM
Location: Houston
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Originally Posted by polo89 View Post
You have a very good point. But it depends what the OP meant. If your talking about where the people came from and how they made the money than maybe buckhead and houston. But if your talking about general overall wealth and the architecture and settings then I honestly dont think anything comes closer than palm beach, boca raton, star island or any othere wealthy place in south florida, when it comes to beverly hills of the south. I would call buckhead maybe black beverly hills, but star island and wealthy places in palm beach atract stars of all races from will smith, oprah, bill gates, sly stone or any other wealthy person. Especially with the abundance of spanish style homes in south fl, that are somewhat reminiscent of homes you would see in SoCal.
I think polo brings up another good point. Are we talking just wealth or a "star powered" neighborhood like Beverly Hills. If we're talking about neighborhoods where a lot of celebrities and famous people buy homes, Lake Travis, West Lake Hills, Barton Creek, and a few other neighborhoods in Austin would be the closet thing to Beverly Hills in Texas. In addition you have actual HILLS and a land scape that can't be match by any wealthy neighborhood I've seen in the South (not to mention much more similar to SoCal minus the beaches than the other neighborhoods mentioned). But if your talking just wealth, River Oaks. All things considered, I agree. Palm Beach would be the closet.

Also, wouldn't there be a better neighborhood in Dallas than the Galleria Area? I would think Dallas would have a neighborhood that could match, if not top River Oaks.

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Old 01-18-2010, 09:36 PM
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Looking it up I guess I'd say Belle Meade, Tennessee and Southlake, Texas. I probably should have voted "other" then.
Old 01-19-2010, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by noland123 View Post
There are so many Upscale malls in that miami metro and South florida its crazy and plus I think Miami metro draws more celebs to its upscale malls and shops.
Old 01-19-2010, 11:06 PM
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Buckhead is often referred to as "The Beverly Hills of the South" or even "The Beverly Hills of the East."

*Please read the above link thoroughly and carefully.
Old 01-20-2010, 07:32 PM
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juniper, fla
Old 01-20-2010, 07:40 PM
Location: Florida
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Out of the places listed, its definitely palm beach FL. Its very upscale, it has the whole palm tree beachy scene like Beverly hills, and there is more of a celebrity presence there than in any of the other places listed.
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