And the other: "Known as 'the Farm,' it is the longtime seat of the Heinz pickle dynasty and occupies a hilltop in suburban Fox Chapel, the state's wealthiest municipality and home to much of Pittsburgh's corporate gentry."
Anyway, seeing how it's been 12 years since that article, I hit up all of my best friends in Pittsburgh to see if it still fit the bill. One said, "Literally nothing has changed." Just the way folks in Fox Chapel like it. -- K.A.
Portland: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Exciting and pompous fact: With a nonwhite population hovering around 10%, Lake Oswego (or "Lake NoNegro," as it's known to many Portlanders) is the whitest suburb in the whitest major metro area in the nation.
In the late 1800s, Lake Oswego was a place where people actually worked for a living, home to the first iron furnace on the West Coast. After the iron industry collapsed, Lake Oswego was rebranded first as a weekend getaway for Portland's wealthiest citizens, and later as a year-round luxury property development where the city's elite could "live where they play." Today, its transformation from blue-collar pioneer outpost is complete, to an eclectic collection of multimillion-dollar lakefront luxury homes, quaint cottage villages, and a planned community on the summit of a dormant volcano.