A district in a city where rich people live mainly?

SLAL

Senior Member
FARSI
Hello

What do you call an area or a district in a city where rich people live mainly?

I have come up with the words: uptown/upscale/affluent area.
 
  • ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    Is the term nob hill obsolete in the US, Mr R?

    nob hill n. [early 19th C>] (orig. US) the most socially exclusive and/or richest area of a town or city
    ~The Cassell Dictionary of Slang ~ I couldn't find a generic definition on th'internet: everything I found related to the area of San Francisco called Nob Hill
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Not as a movie title or as a district in San Francisco – (Wikipedia) – but I've never heard it used generically for an upscale or affluent part of town. Still, I've been away for awhile. :)
     
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    ewie

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    English English
    Ah righto. It was the first thing that came into my head ... but I'm not sure I've ever actually heard anyone say it:) (Yes, my head's full of useless old junk:cool:)
     
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