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Old 04-15-2018, 10:07 PM
 
Location: North Caroline
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Some really great responses so far-- nearly every single post features beautiful architecture and landscaping. Too many to pick a favorite!

Here are some of my favorites in Raleigh:

Anderson Heights:

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8164...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8121...7i13312!8i6656


Hayes Barton:

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8015...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Really, the best analysis of what constitutes 'Old Money' comes from the tongue-in-cheek primer The Preppy Handbook. It's hilarious, but there is certainly an element of truth to its comic assertions.

Pop That Collar

It even provided a catalog of old-money suburbs in every American city.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:25 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Really, the best analysis of what constitutes 'Old Money' comes from the tongue-in-cheek primer The Preppy Handbook. It's hilarious, but there is certainly an element of truth to its comic assertions.

Pop That Collar

It even provided a catalog of old-money suburbs in every American city.
I do remember that book! Can you post the definition of "old money"?
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:23 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I do remember that book! Can you post the definition of "old money"?
As has been earlier implied in this thread, the definition is highly subjective. It's like trying to define what constitutes 'art': "I don't know much about art, but I know what I like."
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:50 AM
Status: "Summer!" (set 18 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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As has been earlier implied in this thread, the definition is highly subjective. It's like trying to define what constitutes 'art': "I don't know much about art, but I know what I like."
I meant the definition from the book.
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:59 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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New Orleans Uptown and the Garden District are absolutely amazing in their charm.

Northwest Washington DC has some very elite quarters.
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:25 PM
 
Location: indianapolis.
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This area just north of downtown Indianapolis, along and near N Meridian St above 30th.

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.8495...7i13312!8i6656

The houses are gorgeous and vary in size and architectural style. Definitely have that old-money vibe, if there is such a thing in Indiana.
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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^That’s beautiful!

Here’s more of my favorite, old neighborhood - Heritage Hills, directly north of downtown OKC:

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4853...!5m1!1e1?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4836...!5m1!1e1?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4848...!5m1!1e1?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4842...!5m1!1e1?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4880...!5m1!1e1?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4850...!5m1!1e1?hl=en

I just love this neighborhood.

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Old 04-17-2018, 04:25 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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New Orleans Uptown and the Garden District are absolutely amazing in their charm.

Northwest Washington DC has some very elite quarters.
You definitely nailed it for New Orleans.

For me, the Kalorama District is as high-flown as it gets in DC. Everybody who's anybody...
My first husband was third generation McLean, and he was preppier than plaid.
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:55 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I think a lot of people are confusing old money and newer money. I don't think cities like Oklahoma City or Charlotte have an extensive past of old money...

The only obvious cities that come to mind are New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and maybe a few areas down South.

Other major cities like Chicago and St Louis have neighborhoods with money that goes back pretty far, but outside of the Northeast you don't see that much true blue blood old money.

Use the elite class on the Titanic for example, 75% of them came from the group of cities I listed or European cities.
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