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Old 05-03-2013, 11:27 AM
 
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I personally have not met any "bored financially successful" people.
I have met poor people that like to say things like "financially successful people are bored."

People with money have a choice. They can live in rural secluded areas away from upscale amenities or they can live in a nice urban high rise.

If you want something to complain about, ask yourself why lower income folks don't create safe, pleasant communities for each other.

Communities that rely on its residences for support, sustainability and entertainment which in turn ensures authenticity and diversity.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:35 AM
 
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There's actually a thread about Young Urban Professionals (Yuppies) RUINING Cities ?????

From 1960-1990 saw a mass exodus of urban professionals to the suburbs. We should encourage Yuppies in cities... people who actually contribute rather than the alternative of letting the city rot as they fence themselves off in their suburban fantasy world.

Hipsters...different story entirely.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Washington DC.
Including the entire surrounding metro areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia.

I was born there, grew up there, by the late 1980's, couldn't wait to get out of there. Couldn't afford the lifestyle, didn't want to spend my life working/commuting for the lifestyle, couldn't breathe in all the yuppie materialism.

I have a family member and a good friend still living there. If I do go visit, which I prefer to do very rarely, I can feel my chest start to tighten the closer I get to I-495. When I leave, I breathe a sigh of relief the farther I get away and leave it behind. Not for everyone, I guess.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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New York and Toronto. Big time.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:46 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
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Yuppies actually help cities - at least until a certain point. Cities with a ton of yuppies would probably be San Francisco, DC, NYC, Portland, Seattle, and possibly Boston and parts of Philadelphia.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:41 PM
 
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A few weeks ago I went to a Yuppie neighborhood and was very surprised when we went into an independent
shop that had cloths, purses, (I was with a friend & she likes to shop so I just looked) blah, blah, Anyway,
I saw the you know whos bring their dogs inside these stores and through the restaurants onto the patio.
Now I understand bringing dogs to help those who are disabled but these were the yuppies with their
children too bringing their other children (the dogs) with them...What the fanabiliy? I didn't think this
was allowed and the last thing I expect is to step in dog crap when I walk into a shop! Then I read on CD
about Yuppie moms not using diapers and letting these babies just pee and poop whenever they have to go
(they put bowls around the place).
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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If you think Portland has been ruined by yuppies, then you haven't been to Seattle.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:56 PM
 
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Yuppies actually help cities - at least until a certain point. Cities with a ton of yuppies would probably be San Francisco, DC, NYC, Portland, Seattle, and possibly Boston and parts of Philadelphia.
To be honest, SF, Seattle, and Portland were cities that didn't need the "help" of yuppies. Those cities were more authentic, integrated, welcoming, friendly, and affordable prior to the yuppie era.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:47 AM
 
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To be honest, SF, Seattle, and Portland were cities that didn't need the "help" of yuppies. Those cities were more authentic, integrated, welcoming, friendly, and affordable prior to the yuppie era.
Yeah. I dreamed of moving to SF as a teenager. By my mid 20s the dream was dead, and not just because the rent skyrocketed.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:38 AM
 
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To be honest, SF, Seattle, and Portland were cities that didn't need the "help" of yuppies. Those cities were more authentic, integrated, welcoming, friendly, and affordable prior to the yuppie era.
It's happening in Chicago too. The statement above summarizes it exactly. Not a friendly
discussion on CD on that thread. Really don't understand their lack of desire to at least
try to see something different and understand what the areas were like before: integrated,
welcoming, affordable..............
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