Talk:List of most expensive streets by city
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I have concerns about this article - what does it mean to say that a street is the most expensive in a city? Are there any reliable sources to cite to support all of this? It strikes me as unencyclopedic, but perhaps there's a way to support it that will make it work. --TheOtherBob 21:06, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
- Thanks for wondering! I'm not finished with the article; the sources, what the article means etc. it will all be clear when the article's finished. --User:FisssUser talk:Fisss 10:07, 18 February 2007 (CET)
- I have concerns also and have tagged this as needing references. Unless someone beats me it'll be tagged for deletion in a few days time without some reference material and context. BTW, you have Victoria Avenue in Perth, Western Australia listed. Its an unremarkable main street in the CBD and would be surprised if it was the most expensive. Hence, we need to see your source. —Moondyne 05:41, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
East Lake Shore Drive, more so than North Lake Shore Drive
While North Lake Shore Drive is pretty swank, Chicagoans consider East Lake Shore Drive addresses to be the most prestigious. East Lake Shore Drive is very similar to London's Kensington Palace Gardens in concept - it's very short (approximately 1000 feet long) and, by Chicago standards, astronomically priced (a 3-bedroom, 3-bath co-op is currently listed for $9.2 million...a parking space was recently listed for $193,000), and exclusive (only 4 units have been listed for sale within the last 4 years).
North Lake Shore Drive, on the other hand, is a mixture of condo high-rises (both vintage & new-construction), office buildings, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and part of Grant Park. It's still pretty pricey, but not nearly as much as East Lake Shore Drive (you can get a brand new 3-bedroom/3-bath condo on North Lake Shore Drive, just around the corner from East Lake Shore Drive, for well under $1 million).
That said, I dig this list...it's a great way to pass the time on a boring Friday afternoon at work! -Rhrad 19:41, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
Why on earth is Orange included on this page? It is not a capital city, it has a population of 40,000.
Criteria for inclusion
There needs to be sources for all of these claims. If sources are not provided, the entries should be removed. Corvus cornix 21:46, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
The reference link for Radcliffe Ave in West Vancouver (formerly listed as Vancouver) does not mention the street. If nobody can provide the correct source I would change it into "citation needed".--Vancouver robin 22:20, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
Criteria for Inclusion?
I know there are tons of people just spouting off that the criteria is "obvious" (presumably the most expensive street in said city), but what is the criteria for which cities are included? What about inclusion of streets that aren't notable enough to merit their own pages? A vast majority of these claims are also unverified. This is a really controversial article, and I think it needs to go under major reforms. Plus, real estate estimates can vary depending on who makes the estimation, so really the criteria for inclusion isn't as "obvious" as some claim. -220.127.116.11 (talk) 18:51, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
The references don't seem to really back up the claims. For example, Ave Foch in Paris links to a piece in the "Fashion Wire Daily" that simply claims it is in "the most expensive residential quarter of Continental Europe." I would assume that to mean the 16th arrondissement, which includes said avenue and many others. The article doesn't back their claims up with any references. I could edit it and change the article based on this "reference" , which at least offers some numbers. --Sdblair (talk) 12:02, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
Street expense is usually determined by the average price per square foot or square meter. This article needs more references, though, because I think that many of the listings constitute original research by not making it clear how street expense was determined. Could anyone who edits/patrols this article make it clear how street expense is being determined? --Apollo1758 (talk) 02:09, 4 May 2010 (UTC)