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Old 06-21-2021, 11:23 AM
 
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Not really, maybe on Newbury Street or the Vineyard with a Preppie look?
I'm talking straight out of that Dumb and Dumber scene where they get cowboy outfits when they hit Aspen.

But- This was in a tourist town, and 50% + of the tourists and second home owners were Texan. Lots of retired baby-boomers and trust-funders. People with nothing to do but go to pilates and Starbucks.

New Englanders just don't show off their money or idleness like they do.
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I used to see this quite frequently at some of the coffee shops i'd stop in located in the northern suburbs. Reading, Lynnfield, Andover, Wilmington, etc. There was one particular coffee shop i used to stop in where you would frequently see 5-6 yoga-pants wearing moms sitting and having a coffee at 10AM almost daily with lots of brand new luxury SUV's in the parking lot talking about their glamorous personal lives for all to hear. I got a chuckle out of her comment and immediately thought of that social group when i read it.


Certainly it's not widespread, but that sort of lifestyle does exist in pockets around the state.
Sounds like Hingham.
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Old 06-21-2021, 11:24 AM
 
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New Englanders just don't show off their money or idleness like they do.
Have you priced a new Legacy Outback XT or ... relevant to my neck of the woods ... a new LX Kubota? Dry kidding aside, I do find the Northeast prefers policy/education virtue signaling over financial signaling.

No shortage of very public BLM or prestige uni signage, but discussions of the $15k road bike or trip to Big Sky are reserved for dinner parties.
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Old 06-21-2021, 11:34 AM
 
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https://www.trulia.com/MA/Western_Massachusetts/

Here are some houses. Some are in places you should probably avoid like Springfield, Holyoke (drugs, crime), or just odd locations like Ware or Monson or Palmer but others are in pretty good places, especially Southampton. Northampton is great, Southampton is very quiet and more rural, Wilbraham is a beautiful town. You don't have to pay those Boston prices unless you want to live around Boston. Two hundreds miles to the west is a whole 'nother world (which a lot of us prefer.)
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Old 06-21-2021, 11:35 AM
 
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Sounds like Hingham.
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No shortage of very public BLM or prestige uni signage, but discussions of the $15k road bike or trip to Big Sky are reserved for dinner parties.
I have never seen as many BLM signs in one town as I have seen in Hingham. Out of curiosity My wife and I googled the demographics and low and behold - 0.40% Black or African American

Shows you how much they actually matter.
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Old 06-21-2021, 11:36 AM
 
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https://www.trulia.com/MA/Western_Massachusetts/

Here are some houses. Some are in places you should probably avoid like Springfield, Holyoke (drugs, crime), or just odd locations like Ware or Monson or Palmer but others are in pretty good places, especially Southampton. Northampton is great, Southampton is very quiet and more rural, Wilbraham is a beautiful town. You don't have to pay those Boston prices unless you want to live around Boston. Two hundreds miles to the west is a whole 'nother world (which a lot of us prefer.)

You mean one hundred miles west? Two hundred miles west of Boston would put you in New York.
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Old 06-21-2021, 11:37 AM
 
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I have never seen as many BLM signs in one town as I have seen in Hingham. Out of curiosity My wife and I googled the demographics and low and behold - 0.40% Black or African American

Shows you how much they actually matter.

Sounds about right.
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Old 06-21-2021, 11:42 AM
 
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You mean one hundred miles west? Two hundred miles west of Boston would put you in New York.
Yeh, you are correct! We always figured about a 2 hour drive but it's just over 100 miles on the Mass Pike and other roads that connect.
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Old 06-21-2021, 01:05 PM
 
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Not really, maybe on Newbury Street or the Vineyard with a Preppie look?
I'm talking straight out of that Dumb and Dumber scene where they get cowboy outfits when they hit Aspen.

But- This was in a tourist town, and 50% + of the tourists and second home owners were Texan. Lots of retired baby-boomers and trust-funders. People with nothing to do but go to pilates and Starbucks.

New Englanders just don't show off their money or idleness like they do.
Sounds like Steamboat Springs. ACK and MVY have the business jets lined up just like Aspen. It’s a short flight from Teterboro.
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Old 06-21-2021, 01:12 PM
 
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Have you priced a new Legacy Outback XT or ... relevant to my neck of the woods ... a new LX Kubota? Dry kidding aside, I do find the Northeast prefers policy/education virtue signaling over financial signaling.

No shortage of very public BLM or prestige uni signage, but discussions of the $15k road bike or trip to Big Sky are reserved for dinner parties.
An Outback XT Limited has a street price of a bit over $35k, or will once the supply problem is sorted out. In 2021, a lower trim level Camry is a $30k car.
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Old 06-21-2021, 02:40 PM
 
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https://www.trulia.com/MA/Western_Massachusetts/

Here are some houses. Some are in places you should probably avoid like Springfield, Holyoke (drugs, crime), or just odd locations like Ware or Monson or Palmer but others are in pretty good places, especially Southampton. Northampton is great, Southampton is very quiet and more rural, Wilbraham is a beautiful town. You don't have to pay those Boston prices unless you want to live around Boston. Two hundreds miles to the west is a whole 'nother world (which a lot of us prefer.)
Development is happening everywhere. Crime is usually criminals against other criminals. I lived in downtown springfield for five years and hardly anything happened at my complex. I don't do drugs and I'm not in a gang. There's no *surprise* criminals. Things are more transparent now. Every time you hear of someone drug bust or arrest google the name and you'll see the rap sheet. the other aspect is not all in urban areas that do crimes are even from there. I've seen my share of times of people in the south shore going to get drugs in Brockton and getting caught. at one point there was a drug offender registry planned to go on top of sex offenders but it was blocked.

There's plenty of cheaper places than Boston in Mass. You don't have to live in areas to see them either. Crain Estate I tend to like myself.

As for showing off wealth I saw a McClarean on the way to work. Easily 100K if not 200K but cars aren't really symbols of wealth, waste maybe but not wealth.

Your kids will qualify for in state tuition anywhere in the state and the same laws apply. The biggest UMass campus is in Amherst and the biggest state event is the Big E in West Springfield.
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