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Old 05-02-2018, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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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.
Partially true. Whaling produced some of the wealthiest towns on the planet- Nantucket being the prime example. The south had plantations, and the north had coastal villages (at least as it relates to Massachusetts).

But, those communities listed largely served as farming towns/communities, and served as areas where the elite would go to be educated via public school. As soon as the industrial revolution began, though urban environments received the biggest lift, neighboring towns began to see an influx of wealth.

E.g.
Andover/Westford vs. Lowell
Lexington/Belmont/Newton/Brookline vs. Waltham/Watertown

Interesting stuff for sure.

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Old 05-02-2018, 04:13 PM
 
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Partially true. Whaling produced some of the wealthiest towns on the planet- Nantucket being the prime example. The south had plantations, and the north had coastal villages (at least as it relates to Massachusetts).

But, those communities listed largely served as farming towns/communities, and served as areas where the elite would go to be educated via public school. As soon as the industrial revolution began, though urban environments received the biggest lift, neighboring towns began to see an influx of wealth.

E.g.
Andover/Westford vs. Lowell
Lexington/Belmont/Newton/Brookline vs. Waltham/Watertown

Interesting stuff for sure.
Those in Boston that would later become Brahmins became truly wealthy during the 1780s, the mercantile business being where almost all Brahmin families got their fortunes and which fortunes later generations lived off of.
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:03 PM
 
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Mission Hills, Kansas City
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:49 PM
 
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Philadelphia Main Line - Bryn Mawr
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:31 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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LA really isn't an old money city. If new money defined one city it would probably be LA, but I'll share what is considered old money for here. In many of these neighborhoods older smaller homes are being knocked down to build $5 million plus homes.

Hancock Park smack dab in the center of LA is as close as it gets. https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0653...thumbfov%3D100

Cheviot Hills basically at the start of West LA, and is relatively hidden even though in between FOX Studios to the north, and Sony studios to the south. https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0402...7i16384!8i8192

Brentwood in West LA portions of the neighborhood are in the Santa Monica mountains given fantastic views of LA where the Getty Center is located. https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0614...thumbfov%3D100

Holmby Hills where the playboy mansion is located very old money esque right next to UCLA in between Bel-Air, and Beverly Hills. https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0777...7i16384!8i8192

Bel-Air an old money neighborhood, but many of the original homes are bought, and torn down to build mega mansions like this one, check out the Helicopter. lol this his how the home looks from the front, and many of the homes, but out back is a totally different story. https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0897...7i16384!8i8192

Meanwhile this is what that particular home actually looks like... 924 Bel Air Rd.
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:02 PM
 
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LA really isn't an old money city. If new money defined one city it would probably be LA, but I'll share what is considered old money for here. In many of these neighborhoods older smaller homes are being knocked down to build $5 million plus homes.

Hancock Park smack dab in the center of LA is as close as it gets. https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0653...thumbfov%3D100

Cheviot Hills basically at the start of West LA, and is relatively hidden even though in between FOX Studios to the north, and Sony studios to the south. https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0402...7i16384!8i8192

Brentwood in West LA portions of the neighborhood are in the Santa Monica mountains given fantastic views of LA where the Getty Center is located. https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0614...thumbfov%3D100

Holmby Hills where the playboy mansion is located very old money esque right next to UCLA in between Bel-Air, and Beverly Hills. https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0777...7i16384!8i8192

Bel-Air an old money neighborhood, but many of the original homes are bought, and torn down to build mega mansions like this one, check out the Helicopter. lol this his how the home looks from the front, and many of the homes, but out back is a totally different story. https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0897...7i16384!8i8192

Meanwhile this is what that particular home actually looks like... 924 Bel Air Rd.
LA isn't really considered old money but a good amount of old moneyed people went West so their presence isn't completely out of CA areas.
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:04 PM
 
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San Jose - College Park
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Old 11-25-2018, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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Mountain Brook, Alabama.
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:07 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Mountain Brook, Alabama.
I freaking love Mountain Brook with the views of Birmingham down below hands down one of the best views of any city in the south.
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:59 AM
 
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Riverside Drive area in Binghamton NY: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.0922...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.0907...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.0897...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

on the same side of town(West Side), on/near Crestmont Road: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.0963...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.0999...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

Outer West Side of Elmira NY: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.0896...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.0940...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.0896...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

adjacent West Elmira(CDP): https://www.google.com/maps/@42.0806...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

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