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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 01-22-2010, 02:31 PM
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Exactly. Driving through Tuxedo Park, etc. in Buckhead feels like driving through Bel Air.
Driving through Highland Park in Dallas feels like driving through Beverly Hills.

I dont personally feel one is better than the other but they are two different places to reference.
I agree re Highland Park feeling more like Beverly Hills...I live in a condo in Beverly Hills next to many single family homes here. The lot sizes remind me a lot of Highland Park, maybe b/c the same guy designed them both, as has been mentioned in an earlier post. Also, the high end shopping is quite formidable here, but Highland Park Village in Highland Park reminds me of many of the stores and restaurants off Rodeo, Canon, Wilshire and Beverly, not to mention some of the architectural styles of both, IMHO.


Highland Park Village

 
Old 01-22-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I say:

Palm Beach
River Oaks
the rest......

River Oaks Shopping Center

Here's River Oaks shopping center; while not as urban as Beverly Hills. It has the feel and the palm trees.


http://thebunnybungalow.com/2008_11_01_archive.html


http://www.flickr.com/photos/fourfive/383109727/in/set-72157594505354818/ (broken link)
 
Old 01-22-2010, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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I say:

Palm Beach
River Oaks
the rest......

River Oaks Shopping Center

Here's River Oaks shopping center; while not as urban as Beverly Hills. It has the feel and the palm trees.


The Bunny Bungalow: November 2008


River Oaks Shopping Center on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fourfive/383109727/in/set-72157594505354818/ - broken link)
Highland Village has the same vibe too.

I wish River Oaks was a choice on here.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by jluke65780 View Post
I say:

Palm Beach
River Oaks
the rest......

River Oaks Shopping Center

Here's River Oaks shopping center; while not as urban as Beverly Hills. It has the feel and the palm trees.


The Bunny Bungalow: November 2008


River Oaks Shopping Center on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fourfive/383109727/in/set-72157594505354818/ - broken link)
those photos don't look as nice as Beverly hills or even palm beach. Most warm cities have shopping centers that look like that. Even Orlando has more nicer Beverly Hills looking shopping centers than what you posted


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Old 01-23-2010, 07:23 AM
 
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Well I said buckhead because after the streets of buckhead is finished then it will defenitely have the Beverly hills feel. But I do agree about the bel air comparison.. I think anything in Miami or Miami metro is very much comparable to LA
 
Old 01-23-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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those photos don't look as nice as Beverly hills or even palm beach. Most warm cities have shopping centers that look like that. Even Orlando has more nicer Beverly Hills looking shopping centers than what you posted
You've obviously never seen River Oaks than; this was just a piece of the area.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Florida
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You've obviously never seen River Oaks than; this was just a piece of the area.
I haven't i was just referring to the pictures you posted. I would like to though, would you mind sharing some more pictures?
 
Old 01-23-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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FYI Highland Park, Texas (not “Highland Village”) was developed by the same person (Wilbur David Cook) how developed Beverly Hills. PS- I know that this has already been said but anyone comparing the Galleria area of Dallas to Beverly Hills obviously does not know what they are talking about.
Thanks for pointing this out, was going to mention it if someone else hadn't. There is a suburb in Denton County on Lake Lewsiville named Highland Village, TX. Not to besmirch the good folks there, a very nice community, but definitely not to be confused with Highland Park.

The confusing thing is that the shopping district in Highland Park (mentioned in a later thread) is called Highland Park Village, but the actual incoporated city (for others viewing this thread, not you Mustang) is called Highland Park, TX.

While on the subject, in a geography lesson to those here, the city of Dallas totally surrounds the cities of Highland Park and University Park, so in that sense they have another similarity to Beverly Hills which is totally surrounded by LA. The local term for these two wealthy enclaves is "the Park Cities."

Oh, by the way... I voted Buckhead.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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No contest - Palm Beach is easily the Beverly Hills of the "South", and it's in Florida which isn't really "The South" but is only south geographically - their culture and history is heavily Northeastern. Worth Ave., Rodeo Dr., and Fifth Ave. are the only streets of their kind that can compare to each other in the whole nation.

That River Oaks is like any nice mall anywhere in the nation. Our Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, NJ is much nicer even without the benefit of tropical landscaping and palm trees. But River Oaks is absolutely not in the same category as Worth Ave. or Rodeo Dr.

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Old 01-23-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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No contest - Palm Beach is easily the Beverly Hills of the "South", and it's in Florida which isn't really "The South" but is only south geographically - their culture and history is heavily Northeastern. Worth Ave., Rodeo Dr., and Fifth Ave. are the only streets of their kind that can compare to each other in the whole nation.

That River Oaks is like any nice mall anywhere in the nation. Our Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, NJ is much nicer even without the benefit of tropical landscaping and palm trees. But River Oaks is absolutely not in the same category as Worth Ave. or Rodeo Dr.
You have two shopping near the River Oak's area. The River Oaks Shopping Center and Highland Village Shopping Center. River Oaks is also located quite close to the Galleria. That's why it won't offer as much retail. It's a neighborhood and not a city.

http://www.shophighlandvillage.com/
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