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Old 05-19-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Austin, TX
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It's a facebook group made up by snobby high school kids who want their own reality TV (a la "The OC" and "The Hills")fantasy. I wouldn't take it that seriously. I'm willing to bet you can find similar facebook groups with similar snobby rants from any wealthy area, HP included.

 
Old 05-19-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I went to high school in Plano and have lived in West Plano for 20 years. Yes, my backyard is on the Gleneagles golf course. And we have a pool and a maid. Lol.

There are all kinds of people. Yeah, everyone has money, but not all of them are snooty-patootie jack*sses who spoil their kids rotten and don't give them any sense of honor and discipline.

Just like anything and anywhere, the most obnoxious are the most interesting, so they are the ones you notice.

And frankly, why wouldn't I want to live somewhere pretty and far from crime? Where I can have nice things and not worry about people messing with them?
 
Old 05-19-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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Highland Park and especially University Park also have new some money folks who show off. The old money folks I grew up around tried to hide the fact that they had money - they aren't snotty and they don't look down on folks with less - usually they are very friendly and approachable. And some of them hide it because they don't want to be in the news or become a lawsuit magnet. We have some new money around here and I hear the old money folks laughing at them and saying stuff like "if you have a superior attitude, take it to the bubble". If they see somebody going overboard with overly renovated homes and brand new luxury cars they will just think they are foolishly wasting money. Better to be able to travel, educate yourself or donate to a good cause rather then spending vast sums on selfish and vain things...

McMansions are not very highly thought of around here! No McMansions
 
Old 05-19-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Originally Posted by jobert View Post
You've never heard of "Jew Crew"? I buy all my medium quality cotton golf shirts from that store.

They look like the polo shirts the kids in HP wear, but with a Star of David embroidered on them.
I want one!
 
Old 05-19-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: The Village
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Highland Park folks don't have big houses (or at least super-expensive houses), expensive cars, flashy clothing, and jewelry???

To be precise, most of the "Collin County Jew Crew" (that's a new one) lives in Far North Dallas (centered around Hillcrest/Frankford) instead of in Plano. Frankford Middle School - heavily Jewish. Renner Middle - not so much.
Not anywhere near the extent that West Plano people do.
I am not saying that either place is superior to one another, but the culture in each is very different. A lot of HP kids have parents and grandparents who grew up in HP and UP. There definitely is some new money in the area, particularly in UP, but it doesn't dominate the neighborhood. There are some old money people in West Plano, but they don't dominate the neighborhood.

It is just a fact that the "new money" culture is much more predominant in West Plano. Just take a look at the houses--the vast majority were built within the last 10 or 20 years and definitely look like it.
 
Old 05-20-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Texas
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It is just a fact that the "new money" culture is much more predominant in West Plano. Just take a look at the houses--the vast majority were built within the last 10 or 20 years and definitely look like it.

Old school Willow Bend was built in the late seventies and early 80s.
 
Old 05-20-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: The Village
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"Vast Majority" does not mean all of them. But you've only named part of one subdivision of West Plano.

And when comparing to many of the houses in HP, late 70s is still very new money.
 
Old 05-20-2009, 11:32 PM
 
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west plano = rich people = ego people
but plano has the best schools.....
 
Old 05-21-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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I just found a very interesting site, The Higley 1000 http://higley1000.com/about-this-sit...hoods-by-metro, that ranks the richest neighborhoods in wealthy areas, and several of West Plano's beat out Highland Park and University Park in the Dallas metro area.

The site ranks only the richest 1000 areas-within-areas in the United States, so it's very exclusive.

These are the 10 richest enclaves-within-neighborhoods within Dallas, based off of mean household income:

1: Volk Estates-Windsor Place (University Park)
Mean Household Income: $396,786, Higley 1000 #22
0.0% Black, 0.0% Asian, 2.9% Hispanic and 97.1% White

2: Old Highland Park-Willow Wood (Highland Park)
Mean Household Income: $363,553, Higley 1000 #41
0.0% Black, 1.3% Asian, 0.0% Hispanic and 98.7% White.

3: Old Shepard Place (Plano)
Mean Household Income: $326,551, Higley 1000 #76
0.0% Black, 13.6% Asian, 2.2% Hispanic and 84.2% White.

4: University Heights-University Highlands (University Park)
Mean Household Income: $303,970, Higley 1000 #120
0.0% Black, 0.9% Asian, 0.0% Hispanic and 99.1% White

5: Willow Bend-Gleneagles Country Club (Plano)
Mean Household Income: $293,378, Higley 1000 #143
3.7% Black, 10.8% Asian, 1.2% Hispanic and 84.2% White.

6: Preston Hollow (Dallas)
Mean Household Income: $277,397, Higley 1000 #197
0.0% Black, 0.7% Asian, 2.6% Hispanic and 96.7% White.

7: Armstrong Fairway-Preston Place (University Park)
Mean Household Income: $269,818, Higley 1000 #229
0.0% Black, 0.0% Asian, 0.0% Hispanic and 100.0% White.

8: Highland Park West (Highland Park)
Mean Household Income: $268,660, Higley 1000 #232
0.0% Black, 1.4% Asian, 0.8% Hispanic and 97.3% White.

9: Greenway Park (Dallas)
Mean Household Income: $257,557, Higley 1000 #300
0.0% Black, 0.0% Asian, 0.0% Hispanic and 100.0% White.

10: Steeplechase (Plano)
Mean Household Income: $243,500, Higley 1000 #371
0.0% Black, 8.9% Asian, 1.9% Hispanic and 89.2% White.


So who cares if it's "new money" or "old money", Plano clearly has money...and diversity, which was important in my consideration to move there. It has the most diverse population out of any of the other wealthiest Dallas enclaves.
 
Old 05-21-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Those blacks in Gleneagles are all professional athletes.

But yeah, the Chinese or Indian rich immigrant is welcomed in Plano and shunned in UP/HP. The Iranian woman who bought a $20 million ticket to space last year is from Plano.
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