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Old 11-20-2011, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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From your experiences, which cities have the most wealth, and people who like to put it on display for the world to see?

My top 10 would be: (in no particular order)
1. Los Angeles
2. NYC
3. Miami
4. Atlanta
5. Dallas
6. Newport Beach
7. Chicago?
8. Houston
9. San Diego
10. Vancouver

I'd knock off Houston; Houstonians aren't known for being flashy or pretentious. Those types are here, but not like in abundance as you see in places like Miami and Dallas. I'd throw in DC and Vegas to your list.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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People in Atlanta live above their means, most of the people that look rich really aren't
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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How come Fort Lauderlade didn't got mentioned yet?
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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How come Fort Lauderlade didn't got mentioned yet?
Maybe cause its just seen as part of the Miami area and Miami is mentioned. My list in any order

- New York esp Long Island
- Washington, D.C.
- Los Angeles
- Boston
- South Florida (Miami/Ft Lauderdale/Palm Beach)
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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Vegas anyone?
You beat me to it. The only difference is that the extravagance mostly comes from tourists instead of residents.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:34 PM
 
Location: now nyc
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1. Washington DC. LOL, we had an event in New Jersey a few years back and there was a lot of DC people. There were so many "degree-snobs" it was ridiculous. I mean, it's great to be proud of your achievements but damn!

2. Los Angeles
3. Las Vegas
4. Miami
5. New York City
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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I'd say Atlanta. A lot of $50,000 millionaires there.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:39 PM
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World's wealthiest regions are arguably PaloAlto, Manhattan and DFW/Hou...lots of wealth in these regions is self-made and "new"

In PA region, many of wealthiest drive selves to office in some mundane suburban office pk in some new >$150K Merc and live in a newer 6K+ sf house on a >1ac lot in a leafy suburb nr PA

In Manhattan, many are driven to office in some dumpy, elderly blk/blk Merc S550 (worth maybe $50K) w/a likely illegal immigrant, inept $100K/yr driver behind wheel, a "driver" who resides in outer boroughs and can't drive despite that being his "job"...and alleged wealthy live in some 75+yo dumpy but costly co-op w/primitive HVAC

Many of depictions of alleged wealth (as Hollywood depicts it) are illusory depictions of those in entmt industry....an industry full of economic illiterates who do "smoke&mirrors" to sell to WalMart crowd in flyover land for a living...salesmen selling crap to dumb customers...a classic scam business which pays for a lot of the houses, lifestyles, etc of LA's Westside...
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:08 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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i'd say atlanta. A lot of $50,000 millionaires there.
lol
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:52 PM
 
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I would definately have to say Scottsdale, AZ as well. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada anyone?...Also they already started filming 'Real Housewives of Scottsdale'
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