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Lifestyle Search – Luxury Communities

Jun 16, 2012 | by: The NeighborhoodScout Team | Lifestyle
Lifestyle Search – Luxury Communities

Where the wealthy call home.

Do you want to find the top luxury communities or neighborhoods in an area? NeighborhoodScout’s Luxury Communities search can pinpoint the finest ones in seconds.

What makes a luxurious community? NeighborhoodScout’s PhD scientists have determined the core elements needed to find the top luxury communities, whether they are comprised of single-family mansions, or luxury high rise apartments, and whether they are in the city, a suburb, or a luxurious mountain or beachfront resort community.

Not surprising to our scientists, the best measures of a luxury community are the people who live there, namely a unique combination or coexistence of educated, wealthy, executives, managers and professionals. These attributes are built into a single metric that is used to determine which neighborhoods ‘measure up,’ and which do not when it comes to living a luxurious lifestyle. We don’t have to measure every element, because these elements are the drivers of luxury. Where they exist in the highest concentrations, you are sure to find top amenities, no matter in which state or metro area you are searching.


How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout’s Luxury Communities analysis considers both aspects of wealth and poverty when calculating the neighborhoods that best match the luxury lifestyle search.


The old saying “you are what you eat” is true. But it is equally true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their personal character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture and character of the neighborhood or community in which they live. The Luxury Communities search reveals neighborhoods where the majority of the working residents are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations, regardless of the industry in which they work. What they share is that they tend to be tops in their chosen fields.

The more you learn, the more you earn

How much is a college degree worth? The chances are that the residents of any luxurious community or neighborhood will agree that it is worth a lot. As an educated group, the residents in these prosperous neighborhoods have experienced real returns on their own educational investments. They have 4-year degrees, or advanced degrees, and have witnessed their careers advance to levels that allow them to indulge their quality of life.

Any one of these measures taken on its own will find certain types of neighborhoods, but when combined into NeighborhoodScout’s proprietary Luxury Neighborhood Search, they together resonate with deep insight into revealing the top luxury communities in any area.

In short, what makes a luxury community? The answer is: the residents do.

If you are an executive or professional seeking a neighborhood that affords a grandeur lifestyle, or are a researcher, marketing professional or selecting a site for a new retail establishment, this search will find the top luxury neighborhoods for you. You can combine this search with any other search criteria you wish, from price range, location, setting, and many other variables to pinpoint exactly what you are looking for.