We’ve all at some point dreamt of living a luxury lifestyle. But, picture this- imagine if you had the opportunity and financial stability to afford to live on one of the most exclusive streets in the world. And even if we don’t quite yet, what better motivation is there than dreaming big to be able to live such a lifestyle. Question is, where would you choose to live? This guide to the 8 most exclusive streets in the world is here to help!
Upper Fifth Avenue, New York
Upper Fifth Street definitely has the reputation of being associated with New York’s aristocratic families and social elite. Manhattan’s ‘Millionaire’s Row’ has some of the most central and expensive buildings in the Big Apple, with unrivalled views overlooking Central Park. Not only is it of prime residential value, but has Manhattan’s luxury retail corridor at your doorstep- with names including Armani and Gucci.
Home to the famous ‘Harrods’ store, and full of the rich and famous who prefer to drive their Bentleys instead of taking London’s famous underground tube, the area overlooks Hyde Park and has incredible views of the city. This area is most famous for a certain property-One Hyde Park, which was recently recorded to be sold for £140million. Although that might not be in your price range, London based lettings agency Leo Newman can help you secure a property in and around London. Why wouldn’t you want to live in one of the most exclusive and fashionable cities in the world?
Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
Peak Road is located at the very top of Victoria Peak, Hong Kong. The road itself is approximately four kilometres long and is home to a number of the world’s most exclusive residential addresses, including Orient Crest, Sky Court and Taikoo House.
This area is truly known as Moscow’s ‘Golden Mile’. As you begin to walk down Ostozhenka, you’ll soon realise why. The neighbourhood simply radiates with stature, nestled amid the Art Nouveau buildings and the intimate side-streets, Ostozhenka is situated in the capital’s historical and cultural centre. With it close to the main highlights of the city — the Kremlin and the Red Square, housing in this district are extremely popular, and a trend in prices sees the older properties value at the most.
Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco
The most exclusive road in Monaco, Avenue Princesse Grace, is lined with palm trees and winds around the harbour-front of Monte Carlo. One of its biggest appeals is the beach views overlooking the city. Living on the avenue ensures you get a chance of rubbing elbows with Russian oligarchs and Middle Eastern oil Sheikhs, as well as many celebrities who often visit for the F1 racing.
Chemin du Sémaphore, Cap Ferrat, France
Once the playground of Belgian Royalty, the exclusive peninsula of Saint-Jean, Cap-Ferrat’s tranquillity and warm climate make it a favourite holiday destination. Visitors includethe European aristocracy and international millionaires, including the co-founder of Microsoft- Paul Allen, and late Russian Oligarch, Boris Berezovsky. It is a perfect location to unwind and help stimulate your inner creativity.
Wolseley Road, Point Piper, Australia
Wolseley Road is the peak of all houses in Sydney’s Point Piper peninsula, and prices don’t come cheap here. It is one kilometre long and residences include many of Sydney’s top business professionals, doctors, barristers, and judges.
Quai d’Orléans, Paris, France
Quai d’Orléans is located on the south side of Île Saint-Louis, a small island in the river Seine. Quai d’Orléans, with only 20 buildings on the road, is the most expensive and exclusive street with some of the most stunning views in Paris and the Notre Dame. The buildings on this classic street have historic stone facades with houses dating from dating from the 17th to the 19th century.
Although we can’t all afford to live on these exclusive areas around the world with some of the most expensive properties we can only live to dream about, it is possible to make your own home more luxurious in your own rightful way.