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Old 04-22-2009, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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How did the affluent areas of your city/metro area become that way?

Their parents didn't hug them enough so they sought love and acceptance in the form of material possessions.
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:28 PM
 
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Either due to the close proximity to the colleges/universities, having neighborhoods close to the industries for the "higher ups" and being on a lake.
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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Much of it is based on the type of homes that developers decided to build there historically, the racial mix and the reputation of the schools and of course the nature of nearby jobs.
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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East Memphis is where most of the old money live. It was originally like a suburban area, it still has the feel of an older established suburb. People began moving further out from the city, they established private schools, often attached to churches and synagogues. These private schools have kept the area stable since usually in Memphis, the public schools go downhill first, then the neighborhood. But since most people in this part of Memphis send their kids to private schools, they don't have to worry about moving to better school districts if the one they live in goes downhill.
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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in Oakland, generally speaking the higher the elevation above sea level, the wealthier the area is.
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