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Old 02-19-2007, 06:20 PM
 
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Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

Mt Pleasant SC

River Oaks Houston TX

Darien Ct

easthampton Long Island

Wayne Pa

Chestnut Hill Mass
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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For some reason I always think of Glencoe, Illinois

Newton or Wellesley Mass.
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:45 PM
 
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Southport Ct,

Chappaqua NY, Rye NY, Scarsdale NY

Haddonfield NJ, Montclair NJ

Bryn Mawr PA, Devon PA

Palo Alto Cal

Jackson Wyoming

fairfax co va

Leesburg va

annapolis md

shaker heights oh
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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[quote=sunnyhelena;383342]For some reason I always think of Glencoe, Illinois

Cant forget Geneva, St. Charles, Hinsdale, Wheaton, Warrenville, Bartlett, Wayne, etc.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I love Leesburg, VA. And I can jive with Warrenton. But Fairfax County makes me sick.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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All of the above make me feel like vomiting. What happened to the "good 'ole days" when people from all walks of life, rich or poor, white or black, gay or straight, lived on the same blocks in urban areas? Now, the cities are becoming home to poor blacks, and the suburbs are becoming home to rich straight white people. Are there any highly-diverse "white-collar suburban middle-class" communities left in America? I can't name even one here in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but, then again, our entire metro area is around 95% white, non-Hispanic, so I suppose we're a bad example. I'd vote for one of these if someone could give me an example of one where there are subdivisions of gays, Hispanics, African-Americans, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, etc. all living side-by-side (I tend to picture nothing but house after house of white people---how boring!)
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:14 PM
 
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All of the above make me feel like vomiting. What happened to the "good 'ole days" when people from all walks of life, rich or poor, white or black, gay or straight, lived on the same blocks in urban areas? Now, the cities are becoming home to poor blacks, and the suburbs are becoming home to rich straight white people. Are there any highly-diverse "white-collar suburban middle-class" communities left in America?
White collar suburban has never been synonomous with black and white or rich and poor living side by side. Urban living much the same story. There are many suburban gays-at least on the east coast and west coast.

I live near the suburbs that are the closest thing to what you are describing. The San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles. All walks of life, all races, all income levels, all ethnicities and religions. It is like a huge suburb. All these groups are not literally side by side here but it is truly suburban. People are fleeing here on mass but many like it and have no plans to leave. If you like diversity suburban style-it is mecca for you.

The good 'ole days never really existed for poor people or most minorities. That is a term used mostly by whites who flew the coop.
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:54 PM
 
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Darien Ct

Darien, CT has one of the highest household incomes in the country. I don't think that would consider it "middle class."
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:02 PM
 
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People $200,000 income is not middle class! lol, I see so many cities you name that are among the richest in the country.. Scarsdale NY, Wellesley MA, Palo Alto CA, Darien CT, Fairfax County VA, and Southport CT.
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:10 PM
 
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Sea Girt, NJ / Spring Lake, NJ
Rumson, NJ /Fair Haven, NJ

...beautiful towns =)
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