There are lots of cities and other designations with the word "Heights" in the name. Does this refer to something specific? Is it a marketing tactic perhaps?
- Hacienda Heights
- Sterling Heights
- Washington Heights
- Golan Heights
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In the 19th century most big cities weren't particularly pleasant places. Horses, coal fires and limited sanitation meant they were dirty and smelly. The best places to live was on a hill in the fresh clean air - so XXX heights was the upper class area of the city. Or later, a marketing slogan for a new area to give the impression of luxury
Golan heights is a high plateau on the Israel/Syria border with rather more strategic than real estate value.