Archives: 2008   March

From Lincoln Park to Dearborn Park: Chicago’s Central Neighborhoods

As I have mentioned in my posting on wealthy urban neighborhoods, one cannot really compare entire city neighborhoods to homogenous single family suburban neighborhoods. The 69 suburban Chicago neighborhoods in the Higley 1000 have an average of of 624 households. The 11 contiguous central Chicago neighborhoods spotlighted in this essay have an average of 7,740 […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs, Racial Diversity, Uncategorized on Mar 15th, 2008, 10:35 pm by Stephen Higley     

The Five Barringtons and their Neighbors

The Barrington Area View Larger Map Higley 1000 Neighborhoods in the Barrington area One could almost consider the Barrington Area as an annex to the North Shore. New upscale development was blocked to the north along the lakefront by downscale North Chicago and Waukegan, therefore it moved west. The Barrington area (as I have defined […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs, Racial Diversity, Uncategorized on Mar 13th, 2008, 2:24 pm by Stephen Higley  1 comment   

South Orange Village:An African-American Success Story

One of the laments of this web site it the paucity of African-American households found in the Higley 1000 neighborhoods across the United States. Although Blacks made up 11.4% of all households in the United States, they made up only 1.0% of all households found in the wealthiest neighborhoods. That is not to say that […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs on Mar 11th, 2008, 8:22 pm by Stephen Higley  1 comment   

Montclair & Short Hills:Beautiful New Jersey

Suburban Essex County is beautiful. I supposed the burghers of Montclair and Short Hills are inurred to insults so often hurled at New Jersey by late night comedians. I can’t help but sneer at the provincial Manhattanite hipsters who denigrate the Garden State as is if it all looked like the ghastly stretch of the […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs on Mar 8th, 2008, 2:04 pm by Stephen Higley  1 comment