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Unread 03-17-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY (western NY)
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There is most likely nobody in the immediate Rochester area that can afford a 3 million dollar home that doesn't live in Brighton/Pittsford/Victor that instead has chosen to live close to the city. Anyone that does is someone whose intelligence I would highly, highly question.

Also, fun fact, there isn't salt on the roads year round, so you can actually drive an ultra expensive car during the non winter months. For example, I believe it's Colleen Wegman who owns and drive a new Ferrari 458, it has been spotted at the, you guessed it, Pittsford Wegmans many a time.
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Unread 03-17-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Rochester, New York
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There is most likely nobody in the immediate Rochester area that can afford a 3 million dollar home that doesn't live in Brighton/Pittsford/Victor that instead has chosen to live close to the city. Anyone that does is someone whose intelligence I would highly, highly question.

Also, fun fact, there isn't salt on the roads year round, so you can actually drive an ultra expensive car during the non winter months. For example, I believe it's Colleen Wegman who owns and drive a new Ferrari 458, it has been spotted at the, you guessed it, Pittsford Wegmans many a time.
I’m not sure of the exact housing prices but there are plenty of wealthy people who choose to live in the city. The mansions on East ave are just one example that we have already mentioned…Browncroft would be another. I know that Browncroft was where former Mayor now LT governor Bob Duffy lived, the chief of Police and many other important people in the city also choose to live there. The Browncroft estates are just as nice as the ones in the Sandringham drive/Council Rock section of Brighton.

Yes you can drive sports cars in the summer no problem… but I get the point Brentwood was trying to make. Some of the cities more affluent residents might not to flaunt their wealth, they might live a more frugal life, or they just choose to spent their money on things like traveling or a summer home.

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Unread 03-18-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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There is most likely nobody in the immediate Rochester area that can afford a 3 million dollar home that doesn't live in Brighton/Pittsford/Victor that instead has chosen to live close to the city. Anyone that does is someone whose intelligence I would highly, highly question.
Wow. Really? You want to call these people stupid? They do exist, and they are some of the smartest folks I know. Doctors, Lawyers, Business owners, etc. They care deeply for the city and are pushing to make it stronger every day. Their biggest complaint is this attitude of people in Rochester. You are, sadly, exhibit A. They know that they would never have their intelligence questioned for living in Pittsford. But then again, they don't feel the need to answer to people who hide in forums and throw uninformed stones.

You have obviously never read The Millionaire Next Door. I recommend it.
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Unread 03-18-2012, 08:06 AM
 
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Wow. Really? You want to call these people stupid? They do exist, and they are some of the smartest folks I know. Doctors, Lawyers, Business owners, etc. They care deeply for the city and are pushing to make it stronger every day. Their biggest complaint is this attitude of people in Rochester. You are, sadly, exhibit A. They know that they would never have their intelligence questioned for living in Pittsford. But then again, they don't feel the need to answer to people who hide in forums and throw uninformed stones.

You have obviously never read The Millionaire Next Door. I recommend it.
Can you please focus on the topic rather than your negative comment to
wards another forum member?
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Unread 03-18-2012, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY (western NY)
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Except for the fact that there is nothing worth 3 million dollars within the city limits, East Ave mansion or not, because it's within the city limits.

And being book smart doesn't necessarily mean they have common sense. Anyone with common sense wouldn't live in the city of Rochester if they had 3 million to spend on a home. And if I knew any of these retards who chose to, I would straight up tell them to their faces they're fools for doing so when there are many, many more viable options that include nicer homes on better pieces of larger land in quieter areas.

But hey, if a few nimrods are ignorant enough to think that a few millionaires amongst many poor can help save a city and "make it stronger", so be it.
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Unread 03-18-2012, 08:38 AM
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Being able to afford a 3 million dollar home and actually spending that much on a home are not necessarily the same. There may be people within city limits that could, but they may want to consider other factors for living in the city. Maybe it has to do with a shorter commute, walkability, cultural reasons, strong sense of community in such urban neighborhoods and so on.

Here are some examples here in Syracuse of such neighborhoods and this shows that many people with money still live in urban neighborhoods: SEDGWICK FARM NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

Strathmore Neighborhood > The Neighborhood Association ( DNN 4.0.2 )

My Central New York: Scottholm Neighborhood Documented By Cornell Students

Berkeley Park Properties 1

Even within the city of Detroit, you can find such neighborhoods. So, it depends on what people want.
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Unread 03-18-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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So untrue. There are more wealthy people aroundd than you think. Some don't care to spend it. They live wherever they want, and some prefer not to live in Pittsford or Brighton.

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There is most likely nobody in the immediate Rochester area that can afford a 3 million dollar home that doesn't live in Brighton/Pittsford/Victor that instead has chosen to live close to the city. Anyone that does is someone whose intelligence I would highly, highly question.

Also, fun fact, there isn't salt on the roads year round, so you can actually drive an ultra expensive car during the non winter months. For example, I believe it's Colleen Wegman who owns and drive a new Ferrari 458, it has been spotted at the, you guessed it, Pittsford Wegmans many a time.
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Unread 03-18-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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So untrue. There are more wealthy people aroundd than you think. Some don't care to spend it. They live wherever they want, and some prefer not to live in Pittsford or Brighton.
Agreed.

I know people on and off of East Avenue in the more expensive homes and their kids go to Allendale or Harley for school. And no, these are not people who have to live in the city.
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Unread 03-18-2012, 08:08 PM
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Agreed.

I know people on and off of East Avenue in the more expensive homes and their kids go to Allendale or Harley for school. And no, these are not people who have to live in the city.
I'd dare say that some in that situation send their children to McQuaid, Aquinas, Mercy, some other private school or if they can get their child in there, School of the Arts.
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Unread 03-18-2012, 08:38 PM
 
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If you are relatively young in the family sense...and very well off and wish to partake of the all American Rochester you likely go to Pittsford or Brighton. Particularly if you want company...reasonable people with who you can have a social relationship.

Either will work. Pittsford schools are perhaps a modicum better but that is debateable. Brighton is more classic and old money. But probably less sociable to a newcomer.

If you want to buy a nice established mansion Brighton is better. But if you want the house that is the envy of the neighborhood hard core Pittsford.

I lived for 15 years in Brighton about 100 feet out of Pittsford. Nice semi-custom tract off French and Clover.

Either is quite suitable...though this guy sounds young and sociable so Pittsford is likely better.

You go to East Avenue and the nice city blocks when you are older and don't have to deal with children.

There really are no private schools competitive with Pittsford and Brighton. You send your kids where the other rich kids go. I moved one kid out of Brighton into one of the fancy private schools for a couple of years...but because she was a a really good con artist and was going to end up getting her parents investigated or arrested with her clever tales.

Don't trust your children completely. Some are just unable to deal with reality. And skilled at avoiding it.
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