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Old 04-07-2008, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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I'm not meaning general places (as in, "Calgary is rich" because that's too broad), but specific districts/ neighborhoods. Are there parts of Canada that can resemble some of the toniest sections of Florida, California, New York, Connecticut or Texas (yes, the latter state has some very high-end districts)? Thanks for any input!
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Here it is called Uplands. Uplands (Greater Victoria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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No, no such thing in Canada!



But seriously, having never been to the toniest parts of California, Flordia, etc, I can't compare. And wealth in Canada is not quite the same as American wealth... because American wealth is off the charts... but it does exist in Canada. Considering there's only a population of 32 million here (less than the population of the state of California), the tony neighbourhoods tend to be smaller and less famous than their American counterparts. But here are some just off the top of my head:

Westmount, which is its own separate city, is essentially the rich neighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec. Lots of old, historic, beautiful greystone or brick mansions along a leafy hillside overlooking the city. It's the kind of city where kids go to private school, young teenage girls regularly go to the spa, and so on. It's generally old money, although the neighbourhood is diverse.

Here's a great look at Westmount as a neighbourhood:

Westmount, QC - a photoset on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/azzaelea/sets/72157594231865406/ - broken link)

West Vancouver, which is a separate city from Vancouver, is possibly the wealthiest neighbourhood in the entire country. It consists of cliffside multi-million dollar luxury mansions situated in the temperature rainforest (with swimming pools, tennis courts, etc) on the side of a mountain overlooking the ocean and the city. Movie stars, lawyers, doctors and retired folk tend to live there. A lot of the architecture utilises local materials like cedar beams and takes full advantage of the view with full-wall windows.

Here's a view from your typical West Van mansion:





And check out this dude's website for more of West Van's lifestyle:

West Vancouver Luxury Real Estate - Malcolm Hasman - West Vancouver's Top Selling Realtor

Yaletown is the uber new money yuppy part of downtown Vancouver full of multimillion dollar condos in 30-40 floor glass towers, as well as the historic brick lofts. Rarely do you find kids in Yaletown, and rarely will you find people below 25 or above 50 in Yaletown.

This is a photo I took of a typical Yaletown street where there are lounges and restaurants and doggy boutiques and nail salons and cosmetic dental offices, etc:




This dude's website will also show you that side to Yaletown: Ian Watt - Luxury Condos For Sale in Yaletown Coal Harbour Downtown Vancouver

Then there's Shaughnessy - the old money, sprawling-mansion-on-the-hilltop neighbourhood of Vancouver - very suburban with large, mature gardens. It's outside of downtown and not much goes on there as there as it's purely residential, but people with family inheritances tend to live there. Either that, or really wealthy Hong Kong families.

A Shaughnessy mansion:



But if you can't afford a mansion, you can check out the prices of these "shacks" in Shaughnessy:

Shaughnessy Houses, Marty Pospischil (www.shaughnessyhouses.com) : Shaughnessy Houses for Sale

Oh yes and there's Point Grey! Point Grey is another old money neighbourhood in Vancouver at its most western point along the beach. Beautiful homes, beautiful gardens, nearby trendy shopping districts (Kitsilano, W 10th) and the beach! And the university (UBC) which is essentially one massive park. And the beach! Did I mention the beach? Here are some Point Grey homes:Flickr: Search (http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=point+grey+road&m=text - broken link)

This one is typical:

SHAW residence, west point gray vancouver on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaileguevara/437166759/in/photostream/ - broken link)

These are typical Point Grey streets:




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Old 04-08-2008, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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The ten richest neighborhoods in Canada....The winner is Rosedale in Toronto. Average home $2 million and average income $440,000

AskMen.com - Top 10 richest neighbourhoods
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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what wonderful pictures Robynator, thank you & sanspeur for the insight

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Old 04-08-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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Rosedale ...West Vancouver ...Westmount ....yes all are very affluent ...but you forgot ...Forest Hill and The Bridle Path both in Toronto ....many homes in The Bridle Path are in the 10-20 million dollar range ....also don't forget Oakville, Ontario ...some of the larger estates backing onto Lake Ontario are $15 million plus ....one sold last year for $35.5 million (it was listed for $ 45 million) ...it was sold to developer who intends demolish the 30,000 square foot mansion and build mini mansions on the property .....Canada's largest private residence is also in Oakville ....at a whopping 54,000 square feet !!
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Bridal Path and Forest Hill are both on the list, but Oakville is not, however I agree that it should be.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:27 PM
 
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That's because Oakville is a city, not a neighbourhood - but then again so is West Vancouver and it's on that list.
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