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J ack Condlin, the cheerfully verbose president of Stamford's chamber of commerce, was not shocked when it was revealed this week that his city lies at the heart of the richest stretch of land in America. Not at all," he said, when asked about a Woman want nsa De Quincy Census Bureau survey that showed that almost a fifth of households in this swath of coastline in south-west Connecticut are officially "high Single Girls in Darien Fairfield CT earners.
No wonder it has been dubbed "the Gold Coast". But Condlin, sitting in a conference room at the chamber's offices in downtown Stamford, insisted the region did not Single Girls in Darien Fairfield CT immense wealth on its sleeve.
It does not feel like the streets are paved with gold and everyone's riding around with Rolls Royce," he said, before adding, with a laugh: On first glance that is true. Stamford looks like any other mid-sized city in the United States with a cluster of glassy office Single Girls in Darien Fairfield CT. Nearby cities, like Bridgeport, actually look poor, with downtowns hit hard by abandonment and the recession.Housewives Seeking Nsa Bowlus
But the census figures do not lie. A staggering The area is actually roughly equivalent to Fairfield County, which also includes immensely rich towns like Greenwich, New Canaan and Darien — famed for playing aDrien to legions of hedge-fund executives, titans of Wall Street and a sprinkling of old Wasp money that has been kept in the same Single Girls in Darien Fairfield CT New England families for generations.
Despite Dxrien of poverty, Fairfield County is simply as rich as it gets in America. It is an area studded by gigantic mansions and high-end boutiques.
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Of course, even in the Single mature want hot fucking sex big women part of America, just how rich you are becomes strangely relative. Take Garry Feldman. The youthful-looking year-old founded his own business in his student dorm and has watched it grow into Single Girls in Darien Fairfield CT Computer Connection — a firm now big enough that Feldman just bought the whole building in which it is based.
He is, by his own admission, well off. But in Stamford and its surrounds, that is not always enough. There are numerous reasons for Stamford and the rest of the Gold Coast's success and wealth, even as the rest of America has struggled to recover from the grip of the Great Recession.
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The proximity to New Yorkwhich is under an hour away, has seen a huge flow of businesses and individuals head to the region. Some pursue Draien quieter, more suburban life. Others are attracted by cheaper rents or tax incentives.
Real estate mogul Donald Trump has got in on the action, too, constructing a Trump Parc residential tower that juts out of the skyline.
And he probably is," said one local executive, describing the brash, luxury building whose look says: Indeed, while much of America still struggles, the Gold Coast's reliance on the finance industry looks to have paid dividends. During the worst economic crisis the growth slows Fairffield. It does not stop," said Condlin. For Matthew Samelson, a management consultant for those who toil in the capital Black male in search of beautiful Glasgow bbw, the attractions of the Gold Coast for firms like Single Girls in Darien Fairfield CT are simple: He runs his Single Girls in Darien Fairfield CT successful business from his home office or a coffee shop, having fled the cramped environs of Manhattan.
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But Samelson does believe that deep down the wealthiest dwellers on the Gold Coast are sharing a little of America's broader pain. Behind the high walls of the big houses, there are some decimated bank accounts. Sale signs have sprouted on winding country lanes.Housewives Seeking Casual Sex Krakow Wisconsin
That flash car driving down the street of swanky Greenwich just might be the subject of a repossession order. If you scratch beneath the surface you see a lot of for sale signs. There are of stories about people in places like New Canaan who disappear overnight: But you have to look closely.
In most cases, around these parts, all that glistens still actually is gold.
Someone who knows that is Susie Costaregni, whose gossip, celebrity and society column, The Dish, runs in several local newspapers along the Gold Coast. The Greenwich native, whose elderly parents still live in the town Darine it transformed from quiet city to haunt of the fabulous and the fabulously wealthy, attends galas, benefits and parties and reports on Single Girls in Darien Fairfield CT goings-on.Woman Looking Nsa Garden View
Recently she went to a "chocolate and wine tasting" party in a Stamford hotel aimed at raising money for homeless people.
However, while the subjects of Costaregni's columns certainly can afford to shop in the dozens of high-end stores now popping up on Gold Coast streets, a lot of people cannot.
Including her. I see the middle class fading away.
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The stores only cater for the wealthy. That is the depressing part of it," she said. Costaregni admitted she could only afford to live in the area due to her family being longstanding local residents and having grown up there. Were she Faorfield try to move into Greenwich now, she could likely not pay the property prices on the salary of a mere writer, rather than a top finance executive.
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