Category: General

The San Fernando Valley

The Higley 1000 neighborhoods located in the San Fernando Valley are the logical geographic extension of the core area of West Los Angeles. It consists of five contiguous neighborhoods on the northern slopes of the Santa Monica Mountains: Woodland Park, Tarzana Hills, Encino Hills, Sherman Oaks, and Studio City Hills. I have added the term […]

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Posted in General on Apr 19th, 2008, 3:55 pm by Stephen Higley     

Racial Segregation in Manhattan’s Higley 1000 Neighborhoods

There are few Higley 1000 neighborhoods in central cities. The two exceptions to this rule are Manhattan and San Francisco. Urban neighborhoods that are based on Block Groups are usually too heterogeneous in terms of housing options to qualify for the list. As a rule, any substantial number of rental units will bring down the […]

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Posted in General, Metro Briefs, Racial Diversity on Feb 5th, 2008, 5:10 pm by Stephen Higley     

New York City: General Patterns of Wealth

The New York City metro area dominates the Higley 1000 with 223 Neighborhoods. Because of its size and complexity, I hope my readers will be able to help me further refine the proper nomenclature for individual neighborhoods. I will write a series of general postings on each of the major concentrations of Higley 1000 neighborhoods […]

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Posted in General, Metro Briefs on Jan 30th, 2008, 9:39 am by Stephen Higley     

Republicans & Democrats in Greenwich, Connecticut

Greenwich, Connecticut is one of many of this great nation’s ground zeros when it comes to vast wealth. Greenwich is a mixture of Social Register money and gargantuan Hedge Fund Nouveaus. The National Edition of The New York Times (May 28th) had a fascinating article about fund raising for the upcoming presidential race and broke […]

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Posted in General on Jun 5th, 2007, 8:32 pm by Stephen Higley  1 comment   

Wealth & Privilege: Ten Exclusive Enclaves

Let’s face it, Beverly Hills, the Hamptons, and Martha’s Vineyard are fatally overexposed. This is an article about ten tiny exclusive places that most Americans have never heard of…. and that is just the way the residents want it. The ten places in this article are virtually unknown beyond their immediate geographic area and extremely […]

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Posted in Exclusive Neighborhoods, General on May 2nd, 2007, 2:43 pm by Stephen Higley  14 comments   

Welcome to the Higley 1000!

Welcome to my new website. I’ve had lots of great ideas about the best way to present my methods to the interested public, but I’ve finally settled on this web site. It’s going to provide a great way to exchange ideas with my readers. I’ll attempt to describe my methodology as I go along, and […]

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Posted in General, The US Census on Mar 10th, 2007, 1:49 pm by Stephen Higley  3 comments   

How a Sampling of Wealthy Suburbs Voted: Obama vs. McCain

Ferreting out election returns at the local level is fraught with difficulty as very few states publish the results on the web and the geography of precincts and boxes often is different from municipal boundaries. The five states that are in the table below consisted of three states that publish on the web (Minnesota, Wisconsin, […]

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Posted in General, Uncategorized on Jan 15th, 2007, 10:05 am by Stephen Higley  3 comments   

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