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Old 02-15-2008, 07:51 PM
 
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Can you guys name any currently wealthy towns that used to be middle or lower middle class in the past?
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ/Amagansett, NY
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Can you guys name any currently wealthy towns that used to be middle or lower middle class in the past?
Hoboken used to be mostly lower class.
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Can you guys name any currently wealthy towns that used to be middle or lower middle class in the past?
Manalapan used to be many years ago, Farm country.

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Old 02-16-2008, 04:43 AM
 
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ohh boy I can name tons, Norwood, Old Tappan was all woods at one time now its getting like Alpine, some parts of Saddle Brook have completely changed to name a few. Mahwah was nothing like it is now, holy crap Mahwah was really middle class now look at it.
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:19 AM
 
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What about Ridgewood? Was it always wealthy?
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:26 AM
 
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Yes Ridgewood was always wealthy. Look at Prospect ave, the old huge mansions. Since I was alittle kid my Mom would take me to Sealfons , it was always rich. There are small homes by grove street but for the most part always!!!
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:30 AM
 
Location: NEW JERSEY
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A lot of the towns down here in Burlington County (Mt. Laurel, Marlton, Medford) have a lot of McMansion and Mansion new development sections in places that 20 years there was farmland.
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Default Avalon/Stone Harbor

Granted these towns on the S.Jersey shore were always nice communities,
when I was kid in the 60'-70's my Grandmother had a family home on the beach in Avalon.

All family (Uncles-Aunts/Cousins) took turns staying a week or two during the summer at Grandmom's house.

However when the family all came together to build the house back in the 1950's we were all very middle class, mostly blue collar workers. Everyone chipped in to make this happen. As a matter of fact she owned more than one lot on the ocean!

However, in the 1970's it was determined that in the best interest in Grandma to sell the house and properties for around 100K so she could live a comfortably in her old age.

Well you got it...that property would be worth a fortune today.
Today those homes on beach block or oceanfront go for millions!
At least I have great memories when it was a nice simpe beach town
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Most were already said...Norwood, Northvale, Mahwah, Parts of Paramus, Fairlawn, SaddleBrook, Oradell... Parts if Little Falls and Totowa are becoming very exclusive.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Ocean County
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Parts of Jersey City, I remember growing up the brownstones in downtown were the tenements. Broken windows, boarded up, many people on welfare. Now you can't touch them for under 1 million. My dad used to live in an old tenement in Hoboken that was infested with cockroaches and rats on 5th and Clinton. Guess what that is a yuppy brownstone now that went for over a million. I guess you can say the lower class and middle class have been displaced from these areas.
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