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Old 03-05-2017, 08:47 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I wouldn't call that posh though. Posh doesn't mean wealthy, it means wealthy+classy+elegant+upper crust. While you may have posh people in some of the expensive condos, overall South Beach is a party type place and trust me, there's plenty of people who would not be considered posh there no matter how much money they have. If you were there on Spring Break 2012 you would know what I mean!
If we're talking Miami, I would say that Coral Gables is more of what the OP is looking for.
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Old 03-05-2017, 09:27 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Buckhead has a lot of celebrities who live in it. On top of that, it's where all of the ultra-luxury shopping in Atlanta is.
Celebrities doesn't equal posh. The same could be said for King of Prussia or Short Hills or Bethesda, lots rich people with beautiful homes and tons of luxury shopping, hence why I said its a very subjective term, because literally every major American city has extremely posh areas. I think Buckhead is a lot "showier" than the posh suburbs of Northeastern American cities if you want to use that as a factor.

The only stand outs I would say are Manhattan, parts of LA area, areas in Florida, and maybe a few areas in CT or the Hamptons.
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:20 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Celebrities doesn't equal posh. The same could be said for King of Prussia or Short Hills or Bethesda, lots rich people with beautiful homes and tons of luxury shopping, hence why I said its a very subjective term, because literally every major American city has extremely posh areas. I think Buckhead is a lot "showier" than the posh suburbs of Northeastern American cities if you want to use that as a factor.

The only stand outs I would say are Manhattan, parts of LA area, areas in Florida, and maybe a few areas in CT or the Hamptons.
I must say that you have lofty standards, ignoring the entire state of California outside of Los Angeles. I could spend the rest of the day listing "posh' areas within its' confines.
And I don't find Buckhead to be any 'showier' than suburbs on the Main Line, the Connecticut Gold Coast or northern Virginia. Truth is that most of Buckhead's residential areas in terms of feel are practically interchangeable with any of them.

Buckhead:

http://www.groupkora.com/uploads/age...ad-Atlanta.jpg

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http://www.buckhead.com/wp-content/u...anta.jpg3_.jpg

Bryn Mawr:

http://cdn.significanthomes.com/3650/3319_bryn_mawr.jpg

https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_e/ISzxc7sk97oplv.jpg

https://thumbs.trulia-cdn.com/pictur...r-PA-19010.jpg

Darien:

https://thumbs.trulia-cdn.com/pictur...n-CT-06820.jpg

http://mydesignchic.com/wp-content/u...darien+ct..jpg

https://ap.rdcpix.com/981696118/1549...0_h480_q80.jpg

McLean:

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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fG2YMGb6fN...-15-09+001.jpg

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Old 03-05-2017, 10:35 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Santa Fe -- a mountain-scruffy, turquoise be-jeweled, hideaway sort of place.
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:39 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I must say that you have lofty standards, ignoring the entire state of California outside of Los Angeles. I could the rest of the day listing "posh' areas within its' confines.
And I don't find Buckhead to be any 'showier' than suburbs on the Main Line, the Connecticut Gold Coast or northern Virginia. Truth is that most of Buckhead's residential areas in terms of feel are practically interchangeable with any of them.

Buckhead:

http://www.groupkora.com/uploads/age...ad-Atlanta.jpg

https://17a754c0a294d6525278-2bddfb7...-13387wy-m.jpg

http://www.buckhead.com/wp-content/u...anta.jpg3_.jpg

Bryn Mawr:

http://cdn.significanthomes.com/3650/3319_bryn_mawr.jpg

https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_e/ISzxc7sk97oplv.jpg

https://thumbs.trulia-cdn.com/pictur...r-PA-19010.jpg

Darien:

https://thumbs.trulia-cdn.com/pictur...n-CT-06820.jpg

http://mydesignchic.com/wp-content/u...darien+ct..jpg

https://ap.rdcpix.com/981696118/1549...0_h480_q80.jpg

McLean:

https://3a80e69812c74d771ac1-15c7c5c...l-xdzqj1-o.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fG2YMGb6fN...-15-09+001.jpg

http://www.washingtondcrealestate.co..._farms_450.jpg

Omg, clearly you can't comprehend what I said too well. I said the only STANDOUTS..as in the areas that one would automatically think are super posh are in the LA area (Beverly Hill for example). I didn't say there weren't any other posh areas in California.

I do believe I also said that every major city has its fair share of posh areas, and I do believe there are a few major cities in California......

And lastly, I was in agreement with you, idk why you are debating my point. I said I don't find Buckhead to be any more or less posh than suburbs in Northeastern cities, but I do think the people tend to be a little showier. The Northeast has always been more subdued and conservative in the very wealthy areas.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:08 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Omg, clearly you can't comprehend what I said too well. I said the only STANDOUTS..as in the areas that one would automatically think are super posh are in the LA area (Beverly Hill for example). I didn't say there weren't any other posh areas in California.

I do believe I also said that every major city has its fair share of posh areas, and I do believe there are a few major cities in California......

And lastly, I was in agreement with you, idk why you are debating my point. I said I don't find Buckhead to be any more or less posh than suburbs in Northeastern cities, but I do think the people tend to be a little showier. The Northeast has always been more subdued and conservative in the very wealthy areas.
"OMG", I totally comprehend what you said, so you can kindly drop the condescension. It was your statement that I bolded to which I took exception. I really see no measurable differences within the aforementioned suburbs.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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If we're talking Miami, I would say that Coral Gables is more of what the OP is looking for.

I agree. Coral Gables has more of that reserved, upscale wealthy vibe to it. South Beach is where new money type people like to party (as well as just regular working class people) but its certainly not posh. Maybe on a yacht off the shore of South Beach.

Though not all of Coral Gables is posh, as I grew up in Coral Gables and went to high school there, and my neighbourhood was more middle class than anything. The Biltmore and surrounding area is very posh, though.

When I think posh American I think like the family in Arrested Development, or Lorelai's parents in Gilmore Girls or the kids in Cruel Intentions. Wealthy, a little stuck up but also more refined and classy. A little less superficial type of wealth that you see on South Beach.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Never heard a neighborhood described as preppy. I've heard of "upscale".
Preppy is more of a cultural thing and a little more exclusive than "upscale" though preppy neighbourhoods are certainly upscale. Preppy is a lifestyle that is in essence from the East Coast, related to generally old-money social status, preparatory school education and Ivy League education for the cherry on top, and a recreational lifestyle thats more refined like equastrianism or sailing. Has a reputation for being historically WASPy though its more diverse now. There's West Coast preppy too which has similar attributes but is a bit more laid back. Though nowadays its more used to describe fashion than lifestyle. But preppy is old school American poshness. The preppiest of the preps claim to trace their lineage to the Mayflower.
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Old 03-05-2017, 12:21 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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PREPPY IS A WAY OF LIFE: Preppiest Addresses
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Preppy is more of a cultural thing and a little more exclusive than "upscale" though preppy neighbourhoods are certainly upscale. Preppy is a lifestyle that is in essence from the East Coast, related to generally old-money social status, preparatory school education and Ivy League education for the cherry on top, and a recreational lifestyle thats more refined like equastrianism or sailing. Has a reputation for being historically WASPy though its more diverse now. There's West Coast preppy too which has similar attributes but is a bit more laid back. Though nowadays its more used to describe fashion than lifestyle. But preppy is old school American poshness. The preppiest of the preps claim to trace their lineage to the Mayflower.
Not the way we talk here. Maybe that's why whoever wrote this "Preppy" blog didn't include any place in Colorado or anywhere in the Mountain West for that matter. And we do not use "posh" at all.
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Not the way we talk here. Maybe that's why whoever wrote this "Preppy" blog didn't include any place in Colorado or anywhere in the Mountain West for that matter. And we do not use "posh" at all.
No, my posting that link was tongue-in-cheek. I can't recall anyone referring to a neighborhood as "preppy" except in jest.
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