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Old 01-13-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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Are there any rich areas that are an hour or more outside of major cities?

Not sure how they make their money.. can be semi suburban... no traffic.. I want to live there. WHERE DOES THIS EXIST?
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Are there any rich areas that are an hour or more outside of major cities?

Not sure how they make their money.. can be semi suburban... no traffic.. I want to live there. WHERE DOES THIS EXIST?
i am in one such place in northwestern new jersey - approx 55 miles from NYC. i posted a few threads ago about it - no grocery stores, only a handful of traffic lights, farms and practically zero industry. family income average around $110K - $120K/yr.

this area is known for telecom and pharm, so a lot of people work for those types of businesses. verizon, j&j and merck for instance have their world headquarters within a 30 minute drive.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:13 PM
 
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A few that come to mind: the Catskills, Berkshires, parts of southern Vermont. Most of them are retired rich folk from NYC and Boston, as you can imagine.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:22 PM
 
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Colts Neck, NJ. Ultra wealthy rural equestrian area an hour from NYC. Mostly stock brokers and Wall Street employees that commute to NYC.
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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Are there any rich areas that are an hour or more outside of major cities?

Not sure how they make their money.. can be semi suburban... no traffic.. I want to live there. WHERE DOES THIS EXIST?

La Vernia, Tx

(or at least they think they are)
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:26 PM
 
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All of Dick Cheney's oil-rich friends live out in VERY rural places like MT and WY. They actually run this country and we have no idea who they are and didn't even elect 'em...
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Middleburg, VA; Plains, VA; Washington, VA....out that way....Rich horse country....Robert Duvall lived there, maybe still does....
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:10 AM
 
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I know that lots of celebs buy houses in Western Montana.

(I think probably around Missoula or Whitefish)
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:19 AM
 
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I know that lots of celebs buy houses in Western Montana.

(I think probably around Missoula or Whitefish)
Jackson Hole, WY alos is a gathering spot for the wealthy. Just check out the aircraft at the local airport.
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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Los Alamos New Mexico. It's a very secluded, but very rural area. 2004 American City Business Journals ranked the county #1 out of 3141 counties nationally for quality of life based on eight factors, including jobs, economy, etc. It's about an hour from Santa Fe and 2 hours from Albuquerque.
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