also written Millionaire's Mile
and sometimes called Millionaires' Row
is an informal name given to exclusive residential neighborhoods of various cities, often along one scenic strip such as a riverside or hilltop drive, or a wide city boulevard. Another name for the wealthiest street in town is an Alpha Street
. Millionaires' Rows are often found in neighborhoods by the name of the Gold Coast
. There is the Gold Coast
of Long Island, Boston's Gold Coast
, and Chicago's Gold Coast
to name a few. Even land-locked Omaha has somehow managed to name an elite neighborhood the Gold Coast
Millionaires' Miles are characterized by the presence of great houses in varying architectural styles, depending on the location these may be mansions, townhouses, esoteric modern creations or other imposing designs.
Some well-known Millionaires' Miles include the following:
- Amarillo, Texas: Reba Circle
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Dalrymple Drive and Lakeshore Neighborhood; Garden District
- Beverly Hills, California: Sunset Boulevard
- Birmingham, Alabama: Crest Road, Stratford Road, Argyle Road,and Redmont Road
- Boston, Massachusetts: Beacon Hill and Commonwealth Avenue
- Broward County: Hillsboro Beach Road
- Buffalo, New York: Delaware Avenue
- Canberra, Australia: 'Golden Mile', Mugga Way, Red Hill, Australian Capital Territory
- Chicago: Lake Shore Drive, Sheridan Road
- Cleveland, Ohio: Euclid Avenue
- Corry, Pennsylvania: Hillcrest Drive
- Elm Grove, Wisconsin: Juneau Boulevard
- Hartford, Connecticut: Prospect Avenue (Governor's Row)
- Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina: Virginia Dare Trail
- Lafayette, Louisiana: West Bayou Parkway
- Leeds: Alwoodley, Roundhay, Linton
- London: Park Lane, The Bishop's Avenue in Hampstead, the squares of Belgravia and Knightsbridge, Kensington Palace Gardens, and Barnes Village
- Los Angeles, California: Wilshire Boulevard east of Westwood Village
- Marinette, Wisconsin: Riverside Avenue
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin:Lake Drive
- Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Cedar-Isles-Dean and Kenwood neighborhoods of the affluent Calhoun-Isles community, located in scenic territory around the city's famous Chain of Lakes Park.
- Montreal: Westmount, Quebec
- Mumbai: Peddar Road and the Malabar Hill
- New York City: along Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side
- Newport, Rhode Island: Bellevue Avenue
- Paris: Parts of the XVIe arrondissement
- Pasadena, California: South Orange Grove Boulevard
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Main Line
- Poole, Dorset: Sandbanks
- Toronto: Bridal Path, Forest Hill and Rosedale in Toronto. Lakeshore Road in Oakville, Ontario (a suburb of Toronto)
- San Antonio, Texas: Contour Drive (Olmos Park)
- Starnberg: Millionaires´ town near Munich, richest town in Germany
- Sydney, Australia: Wolseley Road, Point Piper
- Wellington, New Zealand: Oriental Bay Drive
- Williamsport, Pennsylvania: Historic District, West Fourth Street
- St. Louis, Missouri: Central West End near Forest Park, Lindell Boulevard, Portland Place and Westmoreland Place (both private).
- Vancouver, British Columbia: Radcliffe Avenue in West Vancouver. The Crescent and Angus Drive in Shaughnessy.
- Victoria, British Columbia: Beach Drive in Uplands, Oak Bay. Queenswood Drive in Ten Mile Point, British Columbia.
It can apply to other places associated with wealth. For example, the expensive box seats at Churchill Downs are widely known as Millionaire's Row, especially on Kentucky Derby day.