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Unread 11-12-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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Default Preppy Areas?

I'm from a a very preppy, Stepford Wives area and was wondering if there any places in the Sacramento suburbs like that. How are Granite Bay and El Dorado Hills?
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Unread 11-12-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'm from a a very preppy, Stepford Wives area and was wondering if there any places in the Sacramento suburbs like that. How are Granite Bay and El Dorado Hills?
maybe add Folsum to the list..Any others?

Nita
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Unread 11-12-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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Granite Bay for more of the country-ish feel, some neighborhoods in Roseville even for the Desperate Housewives feel, or even some of the newer developments in east Davis. Davis will give you a more intellectual feel.
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Unread 11-14-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Preppy in the eastern sense does not exist here. This is california, birth place of Business casual.

You will hard pressed to find pleated pants, cardigan shirt, loafer wearing, chums telling jokes at the country club or getting ready for lacrosse practice at their elite jr ivy prep school.

This is California, not Connecticut.


There are upscale areas, but they are not preppy. A 30 year old soccer mom in a Yukon Denali with a 12 inch lift, and 22 inch rims with complete limo tint job is not preppy.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 02:30 AM
 
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I would look at Arden Oaks, Sierra Oaks, the Fabulous Forties and Arden Park. These are the neighborhoods that are both wealthy enough and close enough to send there kids to Prep Schools in the area. These are the neighborhoods that the Sutter Club, the Del Paso Country Club (where the Sacramento Debutante Gala is held), and Arden Hills draw there members. These are also the neighborhoods that feed area prep schools like Jesuit, Saint Francis and the Sacramento Country Day School. If you look at the women who are introduced at the Sacramento Debutante Gala, generally these are the neighborhoods these women are coming from.

In Lincoln and Granite Bay, you can find large private Country Clubs, but the regions haven't been established enough yet to start creating exclusive private high schools though I am sure that will be happening soon. Also these areas are filled with people with less attachments to the region, so having your daughter being presented at the Sacramento Debutante Gala means less.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Preppy in the eastern sense does not exist here. This is california, birth place of Business casual.

You will hard pressed to find pleated pants, cardigan shirt, loafer wearing, chums telling jokes at the country club or getting ready for lacrosse practice at their elite jr ivy prep school.

This is California, not Connecticut.


There are upscale areas, but they are not preppy. A 30 year old soccer mom in a Yukon Denali with a 12 inch lift, and 22 inch rims with complete limo tint job is not preppy.
I took the question as more in attitude, but you could be right. There is no New England in California..

Nita
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Unread 11-15-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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I would look at Arden Oaks, Sierra Oaks, the Fabulous Forties and Arden Park. These are the neighborhoods that are both wealthy enough and close enough to send there kids to Prep Schools in the area. These are the neighborhoods that the Sutter Club, the Del Paso Country Club (where the Sacramento Debutante Gala is held), and Arden Hills draw there members. These are also the neighborhoods that feed area prep schools like Jesuit, Saint Francis and the Sacramento Country Day School. If you look at the women who are introduced at the Sacramento Debutante Gala, generally these are the neighborhoods these women are coming from.

In Lincoln and Granite Bay, you can find large private Country Clubs, but the regions haven't been established enough yet to start creating exclusive private high schools though I am sure that will be happening soon. Also these areas are filled with people with less attachments to the region, so having your daughter being presented at the Sacramento Debutante Gala means less.


This is a good point, there certainly is old money in Sacramento, with a more exclusive social atmosphere, that has a more of a resemblance of old money America. But it is still a far cry from the new englandish preppy, IMO.
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Unread 06-14-2012, 11:48 PM
 
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Default Preppy in Sacto....

Do not forget both sides of Sacramento City College. To the west, you have Land Park, and to the east, you have Curtis Park. Most people know that the public schools are not that great and send their kids to the local private schools. As for gentrification, don't forget Oak Park, where everybody in their right mind would send their kids to private schools!
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Unread 06-15-2012, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers
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Do not forget both sides of Sacramento City College. To the west, you have Land Park, and to the east, you have Curtis Park. Most people know that the public schools are not that great and send their kids to the local private schools. As for gentrification, don't forget Oak Park, where everybody in their right mind would send their kids to private schools!
Mike, this thread is almost three years old. But don't get upset. I think all of us have have, at one time or another, forgotten to look at the dates of the posts. I certainly have on occasion.
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