Category: Problematic Neighborhoods

Racial Segregation in Detroit: The Case of Grosse Pointe

In many ways Grosse Pointe is emblematic of the racial divide that cleaves Detroit. Long an icon of wealth and privilege, it’s once unrivaled and unquestioned position at the center of upper class Detroit society, has slowly drained away to the point that it is a mere island of affluence, albeit a lovely one of […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs, Problematic Neighborhoods, Racial Diversity on Jun 5th, 2008, 12:38 pm by Stephen Higley  14 comments   

Wealthy Micro Villages: From Indian Creek, Florida to Mockingbird Valley, Kentucky

One of the goals of the Higley 1000 is to include as many wealthy neighborhoods or places as I can find. I have scoured this fair country of ours and found some micro-suburbs that are either incorporated or recognized as an unincorporated place by the Census Bureau. Many Censi ago they started calling unincorporated places […]

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Posted in Problematic Neighborhoods, The US Census, Wealthy Micro Villages on Jun 29th, 2007, 12:02 pm by Stephen Higley