Category: Metro Briefs

All Higley 1000 Neighborhoods by Metropolitan Area

Below is the list of all of the Higley 1000 neighborhoods. If any of my readers would suggest a ‘better’ name for any of the below, I’m listening. Due to the huge number of New York City neighborhoods, I  has been broken New York City into Connecticut, Long Island, New Jersey, New York City, and […]

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Posted in Exclusive Neighborhoods, General, Metro Briefs, Racial Diversity, The US Census on Mar 4th, 2014, 7:26 pm by Stephen Higley  31 comments   

The Wealthy Neighborhoods of Birmingham, Alabama

An Overview of the Metro Area Birmingham has indeed come a long way in its relatively brief history. Born in the aftermath of the Civil War (1871), the city quickly burgeoned into the iron and steel industry’s “Pittsburgh of the South” by the early 20th Century. The city’s explosive growth in its first forty years […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs, Racial Diversity on Jun 7th, 2011, 11:48 am by Stephen Higley  96 comments   

Eric Fischer’s Racial Maps by Major Metro Areas

Eric Fischer has posted an extensive array of maps of each American metropolitan area’s racial distribution. As they are germane to my website, I have posted them in all their glory. Each red dot on the map represents Non-Hispanic Whites; each blue dot African-Americans; each gold dot represents Latinos; and,  each green dot represents Asian-Americans. […]

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Posted in General, Metro Briefs on Jun 5th, 2011, 2:51 pm by Stephen Higley     

Tucson: A Beautiful Desert Oasis

With good reason, Tucsonians love to sneer at Phoenix: too big, too ugly and with too much out of control growth and the concomitant dreadful traffic problems. (oh yes, and too Conservative too!). However, as the city of Tucson has an estimated 2009 population of 543,910 and the county has just passed the million residents […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs, The US Census on Oct 8th, 2010, 8:11 pm by Stephen Higley  4 comments   

Washington DC: African-Americans find Success, but Separate and Not Financially Equal

The racial integration of the Washington DC metro area has many illuminating geographic patterns. This essay will concentrate on African-Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites. That’s not to say that there are not significant and interesting patterns for the ever increasing Latino and Asian communities, however, the long historical relationship between Washington DC and it’s Black citizens […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs, Racial Diversity, Uncategorized on May 23rd, 2010, 10:57 am by Stephen Higley  3 comments   

Latinos Become Largest Racial Group in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach Metro Area

However you look at it, the 2006-8 American Community Survey portrays a watershed year for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area. There are now 2,099,334 Latinos in the three county metro area versus 2,072,807 Non-Hispanic Whites. Eight years ago, Non-Hispanic Whites were clearly the largest racial group with 44.1%  of the metro population. However […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs, Racial Diversity, The US Census on Feb 15th, 2010, 9:36 pm by Stephen Higley  1 comment   

Milwaukee: Industrial Wealth Yields to an Uncertain Future

In spite of being built on heavy industry, Milwaukee, like Chicago, did not allow all of its beautiful Lake Michigan lakefront to be surrendered to industrial usage. The Port of Milwaukee and the industrial Menominee River valley are nicely hidden from the central business district and the wealthy lakefront neighborhoods to the north. As Milwaukee’s […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs, The US Census on Jan 6th, 2009, 1:18 pm by Stephen Higley  1 comment   

Los Angeles: The Platinum Triangle & Beyond

The fragmentation of the 80 wealthiest Los Angeles neighborhoods has it’s own unique pattern that is primarily influenced by the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains. The core area is generally referred to as “West Los Angeles” and extends from the West Hollywood Hills to Castellammare, located adjacent to Malibu on the western city […]

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Posted in General, Metro Briefs on Dec 6th, 2008, 9:24 am by Stephen Higley  5 comments   

Chicago’s North Shore

I had the good fortune to first move to Chicago in 1972 when the city was on the cusp of its rebirth. It was an exciting time to be a young advertising account executive in one of the world’s great cities that was about to reclaim the attention of the country as a dazzling jewel […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs, Racial Diversity on Jun 22nd, 2008, 9:29 am by Stephen Higley  9 comments   

The Wealthy Neighborhoods of Indianapolis, Indiana

There is nothing like a road trip to renew my familiarity with some of Indianapolis’ old neighborhoods and visit the never-ending construction of nouveau riche mansions in Carmel and Clay Township. As of this posting, there are six Higley 1000 neighborhoods with a total of 3,841 households in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area (SMSA). Indianapolis’ best […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs on Jun 9th, 2008, 7:37 am by Stephen Higley  29 comments   

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