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Old 04-19-2012, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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One of the great things about Southern CA, is that in many areas, the race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, etc, doesn't matter when it comes to affluence.

You're either rich, or you're not.

(or pretending)
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Upscale Mexican neighborhood?!!!!

Wouldn't they just live in any other upscale neighborhood?
Why their own?
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Because they feel comfortable there? I know some Mexican-Americans who could buy and sell most of us in this thread who still live in the Little Hollywood section of SJC.

Maybe they don;t want to associate with rich white snobs. I know I don't.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Prey tell, why would a mexican American seem more Italian if he/she had money.
This offends me.
Its not about "Money", its more about that they look pretty much the same
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Because they feel comfortable there? I know some Mexican-Americans who could buy and sell most of us in this thread who still live in the Little Hollywood section of SJC.

Maybe they don;t want to associate with rich white snobs. I know I don't.
Why would an asian feel ok there but a mexican not?

I don't understand.

Rich people aren't any more racist than poor people. Maybe it's just different here.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I couldn't tell you. I grew up around and live amongst those from South of the border, so I'm familiar with their customs. Asians I'm clueless about.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Whittier
La Mirada
La Habra
City of Industry
Chino
Tustin
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Whittier
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Below are the top 5 Mexican majority census tracts, sorted by median household income, in Los Angeles County, 2010 Census:

1. Census Tract 5504, 62.2% Mexican, $98,488.
-An area of Downey 90241, directly south of the 5/605 interchange. Looks painfully lower-middle class via StreetView, however.
You're looking in the wrong areas.

Bordering South of the 5 and bordering Florence Ave in Downey are some really nice houses and kept-up areas. But you're right the rest of the periphery can be kind of grungy, especially since it's bordered by Compton, Bell Gardens, and South Gate.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
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Whittier and Downey sound about right. Even parts of Norwalk and Santa Fe Springs are pretty nice. Basically, the 605 corridor is probably the best bet.

There's the other side of this, too, though. Like many educated and affluent people, ethnic culture ceases to become a block as to where you move. The people you feel comfortable with are the people that are like you, educated and affluent, and, also, you probably wish for good schools for your kids so your family can remain educated and affluent, which means you avoid most of LA County anyways.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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Downey, Montebello, Whittier, Hacienda Heights, West Covina, and Rancho Cucamonga. Educated, professional Mexicans are surprisingly visible in the newer, gentrified areas of Downtown, too.

And, yes, many of the "upscale" Mexican neighborhoods feature Mexicans of European and/or Arab descent (primarily Spanish and Lebanese/Syrian., respectively). However, they are still very, very culturally Mexican, often speaking Spanish as a first language, frequently having carne asada bbq's., flying to Mexico/Miami for weddings/events, watching Mexican TV on satellite TV, etc., something of which might surprise a few of you.
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