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Old 03-30-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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What does an affluent city look like to you? How about a non-affluent city?

Here is my opinion of what an affluent city looks like:

-Low crime rates
-Good public schools
-Lots of outdoor activities
-A college
-Natural food markets
-Walkable downtown
-High-end hotels like Marriot, Embassey Suites, Hampton Inn Suites, Radisson, Hyatt, etc...
-European car dealers like BMW, Volvo, etc....
-Stores selling designer brand clothing like some Macy's, Nordstrom's, Banana Republic, Men's Warehouse, Chico's, etc....
-Book store
-Apple electronic store
-Higher home prices
-Lots of new buildings
-Abundance of 4 and 5 star restaurants

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Old 04-02-2016, 12:46 AM
 
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What does an affluent city look like to you? How about a non-affluent city?

Here is my opinion of what an affluent city looks like:

-Low crime rates
-Good public schools
-Lots of outdoor activities
-A college
-Natural food markets
-Walkable downtown
-High-end hotels like Marriot, Embassey Suites, Hampton Inn Suites, Radisson, Hyatt, etc...
-European car dealers like BMW, Volvo, etc....
-Stores selling designer brand clothing like some Macy's, Nordstrom's, Banana Republic, Men's Warehouse, Chico's, etc....
-Book store
-Apple electronic store
-Higher home prices
-Lots of new buildings
-Abundance of 4 and 5 star restaurants
One has the wealthy people and the other not so much
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:49 AM
 
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What does an affluent city look like to you? How about a non-affluent city?

Here is my opinion of what an affluent city looks like:

-Low crime rates
-Good public schools
-Lots of outdoor activities
-A college
-Natural food markets
-Walkable downtown
-High-end hotels like Marriot, Embassey Suites, Hampton Inn Suites, Radisson, Hyatt, etc...
-European car dealers like BMW, Volvo, etc....
-Stores selling designer brand clothing like some Macy's, Nordstrom's, Banana Republic, Men's Warehouse, Chico's, etc....
-Book store
-Apple electronic store
-Higher home prices
-Lots of new buildings
-Abundance of 4 and 5 star restaurants
There are "non affluent" cities with a lot of the things on this list. Are we looking at the city proper or metro area?
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Old 04-02-2016, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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What does an affluent city look like to you? How about a non-affluent city?

Here is my opinion of what an affluent city looks like:

-Low crime rates
-Good public schools
-Lots of outdoor activities
-A college
-Natural food markets
-Walkable downtown
-High-end hotels like Marriot, Embassey Suites, Hampton Inn Suites, Radisson, Hyatt, etc...
-European car dealers like BMW, Volvo, etc....
-Stores selling designer brand clothing like some Macy's, Nordstrom's, Banana Republic, Men's Warehouse, Chico's, etc....
-Book store
-Apple electronic store
-Higher home prices
-Lots of new buildings
-Abundance of 4 and 5 star restaurants

Sound like Fairfield County, CT sururbs
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Old 12-22-2016, 05:37 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Austin, Texas.
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Old 12-22-2016, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Affluent city = Bellevue, WA (east side)
Non-Affluent city = Tacoma, WA (south sound)
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:55 PM
 
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Affluent city= Highland Park TX
Non affluence city = Arlington TX (home to the Dallas Cowboys)
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Affluent city = Bellevue, WA (east side)
Non-Affluent city = Tacoma, WA (south sound)
Tacoma is pretty well off compared to a lot of other cities in the U.S. It's also very diverse and is pocketed with all kinds of neighborhoods. Point Ruston, Ruston, Old Town, Proctor, North Slope, Stadium, parts of downtown, Northeast, Browns Point, and parts of the West end are very well off. Even the areas with higher crime aren't really that bad comparing it with any other major city. Tacoma has had a lot of money poured into it within the last couple decades. It's a really fun place and has maintained affordability for now.
Anyway, comparing it to Bellevue, sure it's not affluent. However, "not affluent" is not how I would describe Tacoma, not even close.
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Old 12-23-2016, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Tacoma is pretty well off compared to a lot of other cities in the U.S. It's also very diverse and is pocketed with all kinds of neighborhoods. Point Ruston, Ruston, Old Town, Proctor, North Slope, Stadium, parts of downtown, Northeast, Browns Point, and parts of the West end are very well off. Even the areas with higher crime aren't really that bad comparing it with any other major city. Tacoma has had a lot of money poured into it within the last couple decades. It's a really fun place and has maintained affordability for now.
Anyway, comparing it to Bellevue, sure it's not affluent. However, "not affluent" is not how I would describe Tacoma, not even close.
Okay I guess Tacoma is not that bad, but still for the metro area generally rich people live east of lake Washington and low income people live in the south sound (south of Seattle)
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:35 PM
 
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Rich neighborhoods: pretty houses with front porches that on one ever sits on. Poor neigborhoods: not as pretty houses with people on the porches.
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