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Old 11-19-2011, 10:02 PM
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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
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:42 PM
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Although its not historically recognized for being a "flashy" type of place, I think Washington, DC deserves a place on the top 10. From wealthy diplomats to lobbyists, there is a lot of conspicuous consumption in that city.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:52 PM
Location: Staten Island, NYC
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1. Nyc
2. La
3. Sf
4. Mia
5. Atl
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:25 AM
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Scottsdale, AZ.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:45 AM
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Everywhere you go in the world people are going to display their wealth in one form or another. It just so happens many of the cities listed on this thread already are some of the wealthiest cities in the world.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:00 PM
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Los Angeles

New York
San Francisco
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:12 PM
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You're right about DC, I should've put it instead of Charlotte. Another place I should have added is London, mainly the southwest area in Belgravia, Chelsea, and South Kensington. It's CRAZY at how many exotic cars you see.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:44 PM
Location: 602/520
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1) LA/Orange County
2) Atlanta
3) Miami
4) Dallas
5) Phoenix/Scottsdale

Many of the truly wealthy people in northeastern cities, Chicago, San Francisco, and several other cities are old money. That means that driving around in a $100,000 luxury car and wearing designer clothes all the time aren't things that you will witness with most wealthy people there. That is definitely not to say that ALL wealthy people is these places are modest, but IME a good portion are.

The other cities I mentioned are definitely the cities of this country where people display their "wealth." I think the "wealthy" in these cities tend to be newer money and they choose to show everyone how rich they believe they are. You have large segments of these populations who think wealth is defined by credit limits and their outward display. I have acquaintances here in Scottsdale who lease cars that they could never afford to buy, just to always have a new luxury car sitting in the driveway. At the same time they barely have any furniture in their home. You have middle class families hitting up Scottsdale Fashion Square and Kierland Commons every weekend swiping credit cards left and right to stay in the latest designer clothes.

Whenever I am in any one of the cities I listed it shocks me just how many late model BMWs, Mercedes, Porsches, Audis, Bentleys, Maseratis I see. It gets to the point where seeing another Porsche is about as special as seeing a Kia.

Granted, not everyone is like this in these cities. There just seems to be a huge population of people who fit into this stereotype.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:53 PM
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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LA, Dallas, and Atlanta should all be close to the top. All three are known for their residents displaying wealth they don't even have.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:01 PM
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Vegas anyone?
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