Whether you like it or not, there are some immediate signs — some subtle, others more obvious — that indicate when you've entered a posh suburb.
As someone who grew up in North West Sydney, I found the answers to be super interesting (am I more posh than I realised?!) — especially since a lot of them could apply to Australia in general and not just Sydneysiders. Here's what was said.
3. "Poor places have wire or that cheap metal fencing, middle class places have no fencing, rich places have stone fencing."
4. "Price of coffee and larger than usual number of cafes serving smashed avo on toast, spotlessly manicured lawns, lots of private school kids in posh uniforms, no fast food outlets in sight, no stations nearby or a lack of public transport."
14. "Porsche Cayennes and Teslas of any description, especially with P or L plates. Further to the Teslas, street charging points for electric vehicles."
15. "Many small shops for women's clothes and homewares in which the prevailing shades are off-white, oatmeal and biscuit, and the prevailing fabric is linen."
21. "Accent changes to a more neutral, almost British one (probably due to private school years)."
22. "The ever present stay-at-home mother in gym wear sitting at a cafe after having dropped off the kids at school in a Mercedes/BMW."
25. And lastly, "Leafy streets, well-maintained English-style gardens and streets that are relatively hilly and not flat. Plus, people exercising and wearing branded gym wear, unique dog breeds, European SUVs and hatchbacks, homes built prior to the 1980s, a lack of graffiti, posh cafes and a lack of large stores and super centres."
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