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Old 04-17-2018, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:35 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Greenwich, Connecticut
Poor Greenwich has been taken over by obscenely rich New Money power players; most of the Connecticut Gold Coast has. Not sure where the real Old Money has fled to in the NYC area; that is, those that are still above ground.
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:44 PM
 
Location: North Caroline
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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.

That's a fair point, but I think the point of this discussion is to focus on what part of each city has the most historic, "old-money" neighborhoods, not necessarily to debate how old the money is itself. If that were the case, no one in the states is really "old money" compared to those back in the Old World.
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:00 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Poor Greenwich has been taken over by obscenely rich New Money power players; most of the Connecticut Gold Coast has. Not sure where the real Old Money has fled to in the NYC area; that is, those that are still above ground.
There goes the neighborhood! All these people who work for a living!
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:49 AM
 
Location: New York City
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That's a fair point, but I think the point of this discussion is to focus on what part of each city has the most historic, "old-money" neighborhoods, not necessarily to debate how old the money is itself. If that were the case, no one in the states is really "old money" compared to those back in the Old World.
That is true, I just saw quite a few posts with good street views of wealthy neighborhoods in each city. Big houses and manicured lawns does not equal old money, it just equals a nice neighborhood. That is where a lot people were getting confused/ ignoring the thread title.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:24 AM
 
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More specific information on this specific area of University Heights, it is actually called the University Park District: University Park Historic District


More information on the area: University Heights


It is more solidly middle class currently in terms of MHHI though: http://www.usa.com/NY0290046013.html

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Old 04-18-2018, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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St Paul -


the Victorians along Summit Avenue


https://goo.gl/kawA5U
I'd also add Mississippi River Boulevard (Mac-Groveland area), it's always over shadowed by the more popular Summit Ave. Granted there are new houses popping up on Mississippi River Blvd so there is some "new money" looking homes, but there are a lot of old victorian houses as well that were clearly built in the 1920's/30's

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9291...7i13312!8i6656

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Old 04-18-2018, 07:41 AM
 
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That is true, I just saw quite a few posts with good street views of wealthy neighborhoods in each city. Big houses and manicured lawns does not equal old money, it just equals a nice neighborhood. That is where a lot people were getting confused/ ignoring the thread title.
Again, the question is how far back do we need to go? I understand there are buttons to call postwar neighborhoods old money.

Using Charlotte, for example:

https://www.redfin.com/NC/Charlotte/...m_content=link

This house was clearly built for moneyed people, in the 1920s. There are many others like it. I would be willing to call that an old money neighborhood. It is likely that the great-grandchildren of the original owners are adults, now.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:57 AM
 
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Boston.

The North End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, The South End, Mission Hill, The Fenway, Hyde Park,
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:09 AM
 
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Boston.

The North End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, The South End, Mission Hill, The Fenway, Hyde Park,
I donít believe The North End or Mission Hill or The Fenway are old money neighborhoods. Iím fairly certain that they are historically middle-class, especially the north end. The powers that be would not have cut the north end off from the rest of the city, with an interstate, if it were an old money neighborhood.
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