Neighborhood Notes

Profiles of High-End Neighborhoods around the World, Offering Insight Into Their Amenities, Appeal and Outlook For the Future

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Coatesville, New Zealand, Offers A Country Lifestyle On the Fringe of the City

Coatesville, New Zealand, Offers A Country Lifestyle On the Fringe of the City

There are few places in the world that offer countryside living within about a 20- minutes’ drive from a major city’s central business district. This mix of accessibility and seclusion are major draws  Read more
Stockholm’s Most Fashionable Neighborhood Offers Architectural Gems

Stockholm’s Most Fashionable Neighborhood Offers Architectural Gems

Ideally situated in central Stockholm, Östermalm is not only one of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods, but also one of its wealthiest. “It’s the most fashionable, high-end area in Stockh  Read more
Montreal’s Mountainous Westmount Area Sees Influx of Younger Luxury Buyers

Montreal’s Mountainous Westmount Area Sees Influx of Younger Luxury Buyers

The tranquil, affluent and mountainous neighborhood of Westmount is considered Montreal’s most desirable residential enclave and is sought-after by Quebec’s business and political elite. The area used  Read more
Since Revolutionary Times, Boston’s Beacon Hill Has Been a Coveted Area

Since Revolutionary Times, Boston’s Beacon Hill Has Been a Coveted Area

Boston’s downtown neighborhood of Beacon Hill, with its cobblestone, gas-lit streets and brick row houses, is steeped in history. But it’s not stuck in the past or too genteel. It is a liveable, frien  Read more
Six Cities, Six Continents

Six Cities, Six Continents

A Mansion Global tour of high-end neighborhoods where you might find your next dream home  Read more
Wategos Beach, One of Australia’s Most Exclusive Beach Enclaves, Sees Prices Climb

Wategos Beach, One of Australia’s Most Exclusive Beach Enclaves, Sees Prices Climb

Sand, surf, gourmet food and privacy draw buyers and vacationers to Wategos Beach, a small enclave of Byron Bay, an eclectic beachside town on Australia’s east coast. Part of a small peninsula, Watego  Read more
Hongqiao is a Pricey Shanghai Suburb Popular with the Business Elite

Hongqiao is a Pricey Shanghai Suburb Popular with the Business Elite

From Shanghai’s city center, it’s an easy 40-minute ride by train to the western suburb of Hongqiao, which means “Rainbow Bridge.” The area is considered a gateway to China’s prosperous Yangtze River   Read more
Cannes’s La Californie is a Leafy Area with Sea Views and Easy Access to Top-Notch Shopping and Dining

Cannes’s La Californie is a Leafy Area with Sea Views and Easy Access to Top-Notch Shopping and Dining

The posh resort town of Cannes, located along the curved coastline of the French Riviera in the Alpes-Maritimes region, is best known for its world-famous film festival and red-carpet ready celebritie  Read more
Palmeraie, a Suburb of Marrakesh, Offers Palatial Villas With Oasis-Style Gardens

Palmeraie, a Suburb of Marrakesh, Offers Palatial Villas With Oasis-Style Gardens

Palmeraie, once a stop for nomadic Berber tribes traveling across the Sahara Desert, is a desert suburb of Marrakesh known for its opulent villas with oasis-style landscaped gardens. Set amid groves o  Read more
Wedged Between the Ocean and the Mountains, Rio’s Leblon Draws the City’s Elite

Wedged Between the Ocean and the Mountains, Rio’s Leblon Draws the City’s Elite

More exclusive than its neighbors Ipanema and Copacabana, Leblon is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, and a haven for the city’s rich and famous. “Leblon is a special place…wh  Read more
Carmel Highlands: An Upscale Bohemian Spot That’ll Appeal to Whale Watchers

Carmel Highlands: An Upscale Bohemian Spot That’ll Appeal to Whale Watchers

The artsy, wealthy community of Carmel Highlands is a fairly secluded and unincorporated part of Monterey County, in Northern California. Known for its rugged, hilly terrain and often stunning views o  Read more
Japan’s Ashiya: A Prestigious, Upscale City Between Kobe and Osaka

Japan’s Ashiya: A Prestigious, Upscale City Between Kobe and Osaka

Ashiya, located midway between the Japanese cities of Kobe and Osaka, is known for its sweeping hillside vistas overlooking the Osaka Bay. It is considered one of the wealthiest areas in Japan—with ma  Read more
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