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Old 04-24-2018, 09:41 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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You're absolutely correct.

In the city, Back Bay/Beacon Hill would be the two I'd include as old money downtown. The majority of power and affluence generally floats into the Western suburbs, and along the coast. Chestnut Hill, Wellesley, Concord, Winchester, Belmont, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Cohasset, Newport (RI) come to mind.
I have to add Beverly Farms to the list. Impressive, to say the least.

https://www.redfin.com/MA/Beverly/37...5/home/8215929
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Pittsburgh and New Orleans come to mind. Charleston is amazing.
The Mellon and Scaife mansions.
New Orleans has the Garden District.
Charleston SC, South Of Broad.
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Boston/UpstateNY/FL
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1. Boston
2. NYC
3. DC

Boston has OLD money in the towns of Lexington, Concord, Wellesley, Weston and Newton... been there since the 1600s and have generational and passed down wealth.
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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1. Boston
2. NYC
3. DC

Boston has OLD money in the towns of Lexington, Concord, Wellesley, Weston and Newton... been there since the 1600s and have generational and passed down wealth.
Keep in mind that while many areas of New England/the Boston area were settled in the 1600s, they weren't particularly wealthy at the time.

The Southern colonies, running on a plantation-based economy, generally produced more truly wealthy folks. The concentration of US wealth of course shifted when Northern cities began to industrialize.
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I don't think most people have even heard of this mansion today, or the guy behind it. Its on the verge of unbelievable. He killed oa whole lot of random people in it apparently. I guess he would have been considered "new money" back then...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Holmes
Who doesn't know of H.H. Holmes?

He also was very much NOT rich. He scammed builders into constructing his "mansion". He never paid the vast majority of them. Then he furnished it with goods "bought" on credit but never settled his debts. And by all accounts, the structure was a pile of ****. It was dark, didn't have indoor plumbing (even though it was a thing by that point) and was poorly constructed. He was just your typical con artist who went on to murder several people.
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Old 04-27-2018, 04:30 PM
 
Location: New York City
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1. Boston
2. NYC
3. DC

Boston has OLD money in the towns of Lexington, Concord, Wellesley, Weston and Newton... been there since the 1600s and have generational and passed down wealth.
Kind of silly to leave out Philadelphia, which is probably number 2 or 3 to New York and Boston for old money.
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:12 PM
 
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Kind of silly to leave out Philadelphia, which is probably number 2 or 3 to New York and Boston for old money.
Yeah, Philadelphia should be in that 3rd spot instead of D.C.
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Old 04-27-2018, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland has a string of old money suburbs, in addition to a large contingent of NEW MONEY suburbs, too.

The older, established, money suburbs are primarily concentrated on the eastern flanks of Cleveland.

These include: Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, Bratenahl, Hunting Valley, Gates Mills, Willoughby Hills, Waite Hill Village, Kirtland Hills, Moreland Hills, Chagrin Falls, Mayfield Village.

On the cities West side, you'll find old money in portions of Lakewood and Rocky River. In Cleveland proper, the cities Edgewater neighborhood that abuts Lake Erie has grand old mansions that line Lake Ave, Edgewater Drive, and adjacent streets.
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:44 PM
 
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Roland Park, Baltimore
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:03 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Piedmont, CA and they spill over into neighboring areas in Oakland and Berkeley
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