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Joined: 19 Sep 2021 / Male ♂
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Nissan   
19 Sep 2021
Life / Where do the wealthy class live in Warsaw? [32]

If we're talking about the very very wealthy, they often live in the the city center and Nowy Świat in very large high rise buildings. Imagine an apartment which takes up the same space as 15-20 regular apartments which takes up an entire floor of the building and the ceilings are as tall as 3 to 4 regular apartments stacked together.

As another poster mentioned Konstantin is also very popular for the pre-war type villas. In general where any large amounts of land can be purchased many wealthy people will build homes inside forests to keep far away from the plebs. In general most moderately wealthy people do not want to live in the city anymore.

As for the upper class but not quite mega wealthy they tend to live in Wilanow and Saska Kempa. As mentioned already there are some places scattered in Mokotow, Ochota, and Wola but its far and few in between.
Nissan   
19 Sep 2021
Life / Where do the wealthy class live in Warsaw? [32]

It does depend on your definition of wealthy. To live in Old Ochota or Old Mokotow you'll definitely need to earn above the average income but it's still doable for a decent chunk of people. Which cannot be said for places like the majority of Wilanow or Konstantin. Old Ochota is fairly expensive compared to most of Warsaw due to the location but the apartments themselves are not usually very "wealthy" tier, as they are often small and built in the old french style with courtyards and gates. The Filtry "district" in Ochota has old townhomes but being a 1-2 minute walk from the heart of Centrum, the same as most of Old Ochota, these old town houses can be worth millions of dollars despite being quite modest. The same with Old Mokotow, most of the district is fairly modest and doesn't seem to be very expensive due to the modernity or class of buildings but due to the location.
Nissan   
19 Sep 2021
Life / Where do the wealthy class live in Warsaw? [32]

"New rich" and "Accidently rich" aka the majority of those that should have been punished under lustration :)

@jon357
Indeed but being close enough to throw a paper airplane into the central station I can see why they aren't for sale
Nissan   
19 Sep 2021
Life / Where do the wealthy class live in Warsaw? [32]

@JakeRyan Btw how can you get rich in Poland?

You can be from a family that has connections to the communist era who purchased off businesses and industries in various sectors of the economy for 5% or less of its value or you can have foreign investment thats pretty much the only way, which usually comes from family connections.. Having a good idea and starting a decent business would be like 1% of rich people in Poland.

@Cargo_pants

I know what you meant but the fact is that for the 2 decades after the collapse of PRL the majority of those who had these "opportunities" were those who were well connected, whether from families who were always well known in Poland for many years or from Communist times. From the 90s to the end of the 00's the criminal elements were huge with those who have decent wealth and have prosperous businesses. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of honest hard working buisness people who are moderately wealthy. But the average VERY wealthy person is not an honest person. Poland never had true economic Lustration to keep people from the communist times out of the economy as well , while there was Lustration for the public sector. Its the same problem as Russia but much more exacerbated there.

Is nissan not a Japanese car company? I'm a blonde hair blue eyed Pole, so I don't think I'm jewish.
Nissan   
22 Sep 2021
Off-Topic / Why PF has died. [231]

PF is a very interesting site thats for sure. Almost entirely comprised of of non-poles who have very bizarre views of Poland while the overwhelming majority have never visited Poland and the few that have didn't stay beyond a week or two. You did forget to mention that guy who was deported from America and had unhinged ramblings for years while being constantly banned, good thing he calmed down quite a bit. I've been lurking on this site for many years and its comical to me imaging someone who stumbles upon this forum looking for travel information or general advive and reads what the regulars type up on here.
Nissan   
24 Sep 2021
Off-Topic / Why PF has died. [231]

??? What is the point in "lurking" without posting?

Because I used the news section and would sometimes read the comments. Then I would see insane ramblings from people like you. Why do some people read youtube comments and not reply?? Well because I look to go to the zoo and look at the animals too but it doesn't mean I want to spend years speaking with them on a slow forum.

Would you consider .

No I would not consider that person polish by any means and the majority of poles would not either.
Nissan   
24 Sep 2021
Off-Topic / Why PF has died. [231]

Nobody cares what majority of racist backward third world country people think.

Someone who is a tourist and doesn't speak the language but has a passport would only be a moron to consider himself from the country he has a passport from in this case. If I buy a passport from one of those Caribbean nations because I paid 250,000 dollars and go lay on the beach without speaking the language does that mean that I've suddenly changed the ethnicity I was originally born into?

On a side note why are you so angry about this, when I simply gave someone a truthful answer? Is it because you grew up in America and speak with an accent similar to a Pole from Chicago who forgot how to speak Polish over 30 years so people in Poland do not consider you to be Polish either after your deportation?
Nissan   
24 Sep 2021
Off-Topic / Why PF has died. [231]

Polish Tatars lived in Poland for hundreds of years and at this point are not really Tatars anymore, they look European. They are Tatars only by religion and their mixed Polish-Tatar names and surnames. Kashubs have also lived in Poland for over a thousand years and have had mixed marriages with Poles, all of them speak Polish and were born in Poland plus their culture is basically the same as Polish. This is not similar in anyway to what the guy above stated about "not speaking polish, visiting poland on vacation, and having a polish passport given to him in adulthood".

The difference you should make clear is asking if someone is Nationally considered "Polish" based off of a National passport. Simply saying "I'm Polish" includes Ethnicity too. This is the average American style of thinking because American is not an ethnicity.

And yes, many of them because I have an accept when speaking Polish, the women on dating sites with Polish writing being anal about it.

Yes every woman on the dating sites you use should be happy to speak with someone using broken google translator polish without the proper letters simply because you haven't learned the language, while having your entire life to do so :)