silk-stocking district

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silk-stocking district

A section of a city that is dominated by the upper-class. Even if you had the money, you wouldn't want to live in a silk-stocking district—you'd be totally subject to the whims of your wealthy neighbors.
See also: district
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Because of its socially prominent members, it was originally called the "Silk Stocking Regiment." Of course, today, that area around 643 Park Avenue and the Upper East Side is known as the Silk Stocking District.
In the Silk Stocking districts, the year-end average price of super luxury properties was $323,000, up 13.5 percent from year-end 1997.