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Old 07-03-2017, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Broomall and Media are not part of the Main Line. The Main Line towns follow most of the regional rail stops on today's Septa's
Paoli/Thorndale line which used to be part of Philadelphia's suburban passenger rail during the days of the PA Railroad.

The Main Line towns are: Narberth, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Villanova, Radnor/St Davids, Wayne, Strafford, Devon, Berwyn, Daylesford and Paoli.

I tend to include Gladwyne as part of Main Line because of the wealth there. But, technically, it's not part of the Main Line.
That's definitely the "core" of the historic Main Line, although many tend to include Malvern, as well.

Interestingly (and this may be true of areas surrounding Chicago's North Shore, as well), it's very clear that a lot of more recently affluent areas in suburban Philly have centered growth on areas right outside of the traditional "Main Line," so the modern-day wealth corridor is now as far west as Downingtown, as far south as Kennett Square and as far north as Phoenixville.

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Old 06-19-2018, 10:34 AM
 
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Gold Coast of Connecticut, right along the Metro North line to NYC. It is the highest income string of suburbs in the USA.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Boston/UpstateNY/FL
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Boston is just wealthy pretty much everywhere along the suburbs. Makes a crescent shape. Not a linear pattern. However, Boston's Back Bay along Boylston Street is linear and richer than the surroundings.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Milwaukee really is a mini Chicago. We also have a wealthy strip running from downtown north along the shore. If we're just looking at suburbs it goes Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, Bayside, and Mequon.

I find it to be the best location in the Milwaukee area. It's definitely easier to go n/s through Milwaukee than it is e/w. Everything I could possibly need I can get to within 20 minutes without using the interstate. Whether that be by car, bus, or bike.

Of course none of this is on the scale of Chicago or Philadelphia.
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Milwaukee really is a mini Chicago. We also have a wealthy strip running from downtown north along the shore. If we're just looking at suburbs it goes Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, Bayside, and Mequon.

I find it to be the best location in the Milwaukee area. It's definitely easier to go n/s through Milwaukee than it is e/w. Everything I could possibly need I can get to within 20 minutes without using the interstate. Whether that be by car, bus, or bike.

Of course none of this is on the scale of Chicago or Philadelphia.
Milwaukee's north lakefront suburbs are a lot like Chicago's North Shore, as you note on a smaller scale. One difference, I think, is that in Milwaukee, along this strip, the wealth begins in the city. The far north end of Milwaukee, from about UMW northward, feels and looks pretty much like the suburbs you listed. Contrast that with Chicago's North Shore which begins when you leave Rogers Park (Chgo) and enter Evanston. Rogers Park is a world away from the North Shore.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Gold Coast of Connecticut, right along the Metro North line to NYC. It is the highest income string of suburbs in the USA.
Also the other side of the Long Island Sound on the North Shore of Long Island.

Actually I thought OP meant North Shore Long Island by the thread title! I didn’t know Chicago also had an area of wealthy suburbs also called “North Shore”!
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:41 AM
 
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Also the other side of the Long Island Sound on the North Shore of Long Island.

Actually I thought OP meant North Shore Long Island by the thread title! I didn’t know Chicago also had an area of wealthy suburbs also called “North Shore”!

It does, and it's pretty amazing.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:31 AM
 
Location: STL area
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St. Louis's wealthy areas (both in the city and suburbs) run along the central corridor lining I-64. Central West End in the City Clayton, Ladue, Creve Coeur, Frontenac, Town and Country, Chesterfield. With other higher end suburbs adjacent (Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Sunset Hills, etc)
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Carefree, and Cave Creek, although not in a line (they do all border each other), form a wealthy area of the PHX burbs.
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