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Old Posted Apr 24, 2018, 7:11 PM
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Your city's "Beverly Hills"

I know nothing compares to the "real thing." But what area of your city or metro area is known for attracting very wealthy people and celebrity types, has a mix of mega mansions and apartments, sort of urban and sort of suburban, has high end shopping etc.
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2018, 7:31 PM
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Within the city of San Francisco, the standard answer is probably Pacific Heights:






Images: https://www.google.com/search?q=Paci...2aMaDDYEgWs0M:

But there are a couple of other high end neighborhoods with some well-known residents but not much shopping:

Sea Cliff is one.








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clayton, i guess.

a 1920s spanish colonial mansion in the foreground with the clayton business district in the background. multiple "whimsical" pre-war apartment districts. lots of 1920s spanish colonial/revival so if any area of st. louis has a "beverly hills feel" this is it...although it feels more like metro dc. walkable like beverly hills, though.


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gold coast/lincoln park for chicago.

although wicker park is coming on strong.

i recently read something about home prices in WP starting to rival LP (which seems a tad strange to me because WP doesn't have the lakefront, but what do i know).
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gold coast/lincoln park for chicago.

although wicker park is coming on strong. i recently read something about home prices in WP starting to rival LP (which seems a tad strange to me because WP doesn't have the lakefront, but what do i know).
i think that the OP is talking about purpose built historically high wealth districts that have never declined nor re-gentrified radically - -which wicker park was not specifically built as.
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gold coast/lincoln park for chicago.

although wicker park is coming on strong. i recently read something about home prices in WP starting to rival LP (which seems a tad strange to me because WP doesn't have the lakefront, but what do i know).
i think that the OP is talking about purpose built high wealth districts, which wicker park was not specifically built as. im OLD ENOUGH to remember when wicker park was where actual real, broke hipsters lived (without trust funds, etc).

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Houston: River Oaks...complete with tanks.
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Yeah, not talking about "gentrified" areas - but an area that was always wealthy.
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i think that the OP is talking about purpose built historically high wealth districts that have never declined nor re-gentrified radically - -which wicker park was not specifically built as.
perhaps, but the OP didn't specifically state such.

i mentioned WP because of the "attracting.... celebrity types" part in the OP. to the limited degree that chicago actually attracts "celebrity types", i get the sense that WP is seen as more hip and happening these days than gold coast/LP (a bit stodgier).

also, gold coast, LP, and WP are not "sort of suburban", at least not in the american context, so nothing in chicago would really be a good fit.

chicago does very wealthy urban (gold coast) and very wealthy suburban (lake forest), but a real mix is hard to come by here.

maybe parts of evanston or oak park would come closest to being a true urban/suburban mix, but neither place is particularly known for that truly upper-crust wealth (except for some of the immediate lakefront mansions in evanston).
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Metro Phoenix - Biltmore and Paradise Valley, along with parts of Scottsdale. All are within the same general area between Camelback Mountain and Piestewa/Squaw Peak.
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For Canadian cities:

Toronto - probably Forest Hill

Montreal - I guess Westmount

Vancouver - West Vancouver
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The Hans Town area would be my vote. South of Knightsbridge (and Harrod’s), down to where Brompton Road becomes Fulham Road.

I say that for the extremely expensive real estate, but also the shopping, restaurants and general “scene” (including celebrities). It’s urban not suburban (though a lot of it is single-family houses). There are very wealthy suburban areas of London, but they don’t have the shopping, restaurants or “bling” of Beverly Hills.

And it was purpose-built (in the late 1700s) as a suburb for wealthy Londoners:
http://hidden-london.com/gazetteer/hans-town/


How would you like to have bought this place in 1998?
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-pri...ountry=england
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Buckhead, but I'm sure most people on here already know that.
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clayton, i guess.

a 1920s spanish colonial mansion in the foreground with the clayton business district in the background. multiple "whimsical" pre-war apartment districts. lots of 1920s spanish colonial/revival so if any area of st. louis has a "beverly hills feel" this is it...although it feels more like metro dc. walkable like beverly hills, though.


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I thought it would be Ladue.
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New York: Beverly Hills is L.A.'s Park Avenue.

Detroit: regional - Bloomfield Hills, city - Palmer Woods. A lot of Palmer Woods residents are/have been wealthy enough to live in Bloomfield Hills, but have chosen to live in the city to make a statement.
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I thought it would be Ladue.

I would say like Ladue is like the Bel-Air or something of St. Louis...or far upslope BH but i'm thinking more "core" Beverly Hills I guess.
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Culturally, within the city proper, Upper East Side. But that's the densest neighborhood in NYC, so doesn't exactly fit.

Regionally, if we're talking fanciest/most celebrity-laden suburb, Greenwich (or the Hamptons, but I don't consider them suburbs).

Greenwich Ave. is the closest regional analogue to Rodeo Drive/Golden Triangle.
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In KC, the area around The Plaza.
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In KC, the area around The Plaza.
KC may have the closest thing to beverly hills in the midwest (or almost anywhere else). theres some areas in dallas i guess similar (and cherry creek in denver) but the plaza in kc has the classic old hotels with outdoor pools in a funny half-suburban/ half urban setting, formal walkable retail area, spanish revival everywhere.

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the plaza in kc is also A LOT like westwood village in built form/era but regionally functions like beverly hills.
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