And, of course, some collect pennies to get through the month while others are concerned about gold-plating their third yacht. This is another article about the habitats of that latter kind of people.
Arlington-Alexandria, Washington DC
Some people just have to live around hustle and bustle, and for them, Washington DC is as close to all the action as it can get. Gobsmaking celeb homes are scattered all over the block starting with Mr. Obama to Jeff Bezos who has a multimillion-dollar castle there.
Most people who live there are ones that find it necessary to be close to the white house (diplomates, government employees, etc.), and besides that, the top educational institutes are here, which gives a pretty good reason to live here. Don't you think?
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
Amongst the other California gems, lies Santa Rosa-Petaluma with its glam and glory. It's the perfect place for families with skyrocketing salaries and lots of free time as this place has it all. The wineries of the Nappa Valley are literally on the doorstep, and the hiking roots are endless.
The average house price for a family of four is way over $1,000,000 so if you don't have the cash, take Santa Rosa off your list.
Urban Honolulu, Hawaii
So the name reveals it all. When you say Hawaii you say extraordinary beaches, white sands, and blue oceans. And when you say Urban Honolulu, you say over $500,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, great nightlife, and maybe not the right place if you want to bring up a family.
It's more of a single bachelor style or a honeymooner (that can afford a holiday home in Hawaii) kind of place.
Over 20,000 people live in Bethany, Oregon, mostly in great big houses that you and I can't afford. One of the main reasons people earn as much as they do is due to the fact that major companies have their home bases there. Intel, Tektronics, and Columbia Sportswear are only some of the names that decorate this place.
However, it's not only about tech and merchandise as Bethany has numerous parks, green spaces, and activities, keeping this town lively and with a young spirit.
Weddington, North Carolina
Home value, no less than $500,000. Median household income: almost $150,000, all this with only 10,000 people. Charlotte is the closest metropolitan around, and it provides many jobs for the residents of Weddington. It began as an agricultural settlement and became a residential town only in the 1970s.
It has rural and countryside characteristics, making it easy to distinguish this area from the rest of the surroundings. It has an easy approach route to the mountains and to the shores, so no wonder it's ranked so high.
Clarkson Valley, Missouri
One of the things the residents of Clarkson Valley in Missouri have plenty of (besides money), is education. Clarkson Valley has one of the highest rates of a four-year degree, making this place very popular and in demand. Over 95% of residents hold a white-collar job, meaning this place is full of managers, professionals, doctors, lawyers, and....you know where we're going.
So, if you're one of the above, if you have loads of money, and if you want to live in Missouri, Clarkson Valley is the place for you.
After examining the population, attractions, and house values, '24/7 Wall Street' has ranked Dellwood as the richest city in Minnesota. There are less than two thousand (2,000) residents in Dellwood and a rocking high home value of almost $700,000.
The poverty rate is under one percent (%0.3) which is a number you don't see very often when concerning poverty issues.
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Bloomfield Hills in Michigan has been ranked 5th among the wealthiest cities in the united states for several years now. Over 30% of houses in Bloomfield Hills are worth more than $1,000,000. The only disadvantage about this place (in our eye anyway), is that many people come here to retire, and not to bring up a young family, so the vibe may feel kind of, how shall we put it, mature in many ways.
But besides that, we wouldn't mind a house here, as the surroundings of the parks and culture would suit us just perfectly.
Winchester is not as small as other towns listed on our list. It has a population of over 20,000, and houses worth almost $1 million. Now that is a lot of money. Being near Boston (Massachusetts), Winchester enjoys work opportunities with the luxury of a suburban lifestyle.
The median household income exceeds $80,000 which makes this town popular amongst professionals (and professors) from the nearby university.
Louisiana too has an entry on our list. Destrehan is the wealthiest town in the state with a population of just over 10,000 and an average house value of over $300,000. The average income in Destrehan is more than double in comparison to the nation's average.
Being a safe town, with lots of attractions, and a great commuter service system, Destrehan is one of the best places to grow up, raise a family, and retire in. So basically, you don't have to go anywhere. Destrehan is where everything happens.
If you're thinking Kansas, your thinking Fairway. There are a few houses that stand out and are not worth more than $400,000. As most of them do. Many governors of Kansas grew up in Fairway, making this place a solid home for upper-middle-class citizens.
Over %93 of the residents own their homes, making the community strong and obligated to the wellbeing of their small town which ranks way up high on the list of best places to live in Kansas (and in the US).
Before we get to the big houses and loads of money people that live here, we want to talk about the parks and the green spaces Robins has to offer. Cause, when you put the money aside, all you're left with, is the surroundings that orbit you and make your house worth even more.
Robins is listed as one of the most affluent places in the entire country. The average house price is over $300,000 which may seem relatively low in comparison to other places, but believe us, in this area of the country, it's not.
Oak Hill, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee has a number of wealthy suburbs, with oak Hill being the wealthiest of them all. It's a relatively small town with just over 4,000 residents. Oak Hill is a place to bring up your kids with all facilities that money can buy.
They have the best schools in the state. The majority of people work in Nashville and then escape back to the Oak (as the locals call it) for its peaceful vibe.
Avondale Estates, Georgia
Avondale Estates is Georgia's crown jewel. The people living in Avondale are considered the elite of the area and its represented not only in the house values. But don't get us wrong, Avondale has its share of eye-popping properties.
Beautiful mansions and three and four-story-high houses are part of the scenery here. The schools in Avondale Estates are above the country's average, making this a top priority for those choosing Georgis as their home.
North Star, Delaware
Just over 7,000 people live in North Star, Delaware. Now, we know this doesn't compare to the filthy rich residents of California or New York City but sometimes, it takes more than money to make you rich.
The average house price exceeds $500,000 and the area is filled with small businesses, restaurants, and the extra things that boost the quality of life.
20 miles west of Denver, lies the peaceful town of Genesee. The views of the Rocky Mountains decorate every house's window showcase and, the houses (without the view) are no less than $600,000.
Out of all Colorado cities and towns, Genesee has the highest rate of higher education graduates. The people who live here are definitely the rich people of Colorado, and smart ones too. Look at this beautiful place.
Not everyone is familiar with Belveder, located nearby SFC, but in this place, the average house costs no less than $2 million. It's ranked 4th on the best place to raise a family in Marin County list, and it gives the residents the suburban qualities, alongside being close to major cities.
As you can imagine, the schools here are the best, almost everyone goes to university, and the crime is relatively low as everyone has the best home security systems money can buy.
Edgeworth is the wealthiest town in Pennsylvania. It was named a town over 100 years ago and was originally designated for big company managers who wanted to escape the rat race in the nearby city of Pittsburgh. The average house price in Edgeworth is over $600,000.
Edgeworth has become a gem in the region and the positive immigration rates increases year by year. So, if you're looking to move to Pennsylvania and have a dime to spare, definitely consider this place.
Highland Lakes, Alabama
The town of Highland Lakes, is, as you assumed, surrounded by glittering blue lakes and nestled with mountains, turning it into one of the most expensive towns in Alabama. Alongside the permanent residents, many people own holiday homes there as the tranquility of this place is the perfect escape from the big city life.
A bit more than 5,000 people live here. The average price for a house exceeds $500,000, and there is a poverty rate of under 1%. (Obviously, no poor man would live there. Not really their style.)
Rumson, New Jersey
Rumson is one of New Jersey's wealthiest towns, which is no surprise once you drive around the colossal mansions and their private gardens. Out of the 7,000 people inhabiting this rich township, some of the more famous ones include Jon Bon Jovi, Queen Latifah, Heather Locklear, Charlie Puth, and the one-and-only, Bruce Springsteen.
Of course, the prices of each house are proportional to their size, so you're going to need a few million dollars to even put a down payment on a house. For a house with 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, you'd have to pay around $11 million, so we gather that a regular apartment might be quite pricey also.
Short Hills, New Jersey
An average income of $367,000 makes Short Hills one of the richest little towns in the U.S. Short Hills is the wealthiest suburb town in New Jersey, harboring residents like Rachel Zoe, Anne Hathaway, and Patti Stanger.
The average price for a house in Short Hills is $2 million, so you can imagine the stunning mansions that cover this lush, green town. If you can't afford to live here, it's at least worth a visit!
New Albany, Ohio
New Albany has a population of over 10,000, but it still feels like a friendly town. While its lavish houses may not feel too "quaint", the people are certainly very modest and down-to-earth. New Albany is one of the best places to live in Ohio, and if you can swing the expensive real estate, you would be lucky to call this place home.
The houses are incredibly expensive, running between $600,000 and $7 million. But on the bright side, there's so much nature you'd probably be fine in a tent!
Old Greenwich, Connecticut
Old Greenwich is a small neighborhood in Greenwich, Connecticut, and it is best described as a classic beauty owned by residents that come from old money. Described by the New York Times as a "front-porch kind of place", Old Greenwich is a quiet, and very wealthy, oasis surrounded by multicolored trees and majestic estates.
What makes this town special is the fact that, even though it is littered with mansions, there is still somewhat of a small-town feel to it. The wealthy coastal neighborhood of Old Greenwich is home to wealthy Wall Street executives, professional athletes, and CEOs. Who else could afford a $10 million mansion with a huge yard?
Everybody knows that Greenwich is one of the wealthiest towns in Connecticut, and Riverside is one of its richest neighborhoods. Houses with 15 bathrooms, 10 bedrooms, and a price tag of over $18 million make Riverside a very exclusive place to live.
And if a villa like this isn't enough to convince you, maybe the celebrity neighbors will. Out of a long list of famous people living in Riverside, some names include Kathie Lee Gifford, former NFL player Tiki Barber, and former NHL player Marc Staal. The fancy neighbors, the jaw-dropping mansions, a spectacular view of the cove, and a short train ride to NYC should be enough to make your move.
Saddle River, New Jersey
Saddle River is one of New Jersey's wealthiest towns, with a seven-bedroom, ten-bathroom home costing up to $5 million. Of course, that price includes a massive hot tub and your own private fountain.
The massive mansions and lush, green manicured landscapes certainly make this town a gorgeous destination, and everything is so perfect it almost looks like a movie set. If you don't happen to have a million dollars in loose change in your wallet, you should definitely do a day trip here at least!
Los Altos, California
Los Altos is another California town that has become filthy rich thanks to being in Silicon Valley. A northern town in the San Francisco Bay area, Los Altos is home to many tech entrepreneurs and big company CEOs.
Los Altos, which means "The Heights" in Spanish, certainly has an appropriate name, since it really has one of the highest standards of living in the country. It's taken some years, but nowadays, Los Altos is ranked as one of the country's most expensive towns.
Scarsdale, New York
Many people won't find it at all surprising that Scarsdale made this list. After all, it is the second richest town in the country and the wealthiest one on the entire East coast. This stunning New York City suburb has a whopping average home price of over $2 million, with six-bedroom houses going for as much as $10 million.
In fact, there was even a rumor that Beyonce and Jay-Z had bought a house in Scarsdale. Even though it hasn't been confirmed, Scarsdale remains a favorite destination for the country's elite celebrities, politicians, athletes, and CEOs.
Rye, New York
Located on the border of New York State ad Connecticut, the beautiful town of Rye is just an hour away from Manhattan. This makes Rye the perfect destination for wealthy businessmen who work in the city but want a little peace and quiet when it comes to a home.
Surrounded by gorgeous nature and breathtaking views, Rye's big beautiful houses are truly one of a kind. Even if it's just for a day trip, you should definitely check out this hidden gem.
Not only is it a hub of wealthy and powerful politicians, McLean Virginia is covered with huge mansions and luxurious homes. This town is the epitome of wholesome, all-American living, and the fact that it has beautiful nature all around is a big plus.
McLean sits right across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the town has a history of famous and wealthy inhabitants. Among them are Colin Powell, Ethel Kennedy, Dick Cheney, and even CIA headquarters used to be in McLean, Virginia at some point. If you can afford a house here, you'll definitely have great neighbors!
Bronxville, New York
Ironically, while the Bronx is one of New York City's poorest neighborhoods, the one-square-mile village of Bronxville in Eastchester, New York is one of the wealthiest places in the state. The tiny Bronxville is the perfect getaway for rich families that live and work in bustling Manhattan.
The average price tag for a house is over $2.3 million, and once you see them, you'll likely agree. Besides, Bronxville is the hometown of Rose, Joseph, Robert, John, and Ted Kennedy! And the Kennedy family usually has very good taste.
About 51 miles north of the wonderful New York City, is the town of Westport, in Connecticut. This wealthy suburb town, otherwise known by locals as the "Bestport", offers residents the best of two very different realities: a quiet, nature-filled suburb that's very close to one of the most exciting and bustling cities in the world.
But Westport is definitely as "American suburb" as you will find. Remember the 2004 film 'The Stepford Wives', with Nicole Kidman? Yeah, it was filmed in Westport. And just a heads up: any of the gorgeous houses you saw in the film wouldn't sell for less than $20 million.
Hillsborough has definitely earned its place among the country's wealthiest towns, and with a whopping average household income of over $370,000, it's easy to understand why. Hillsborough is a short train ride away from San Francisco, and quite close to the famous Silicon Valley. Thus, this little town has become a home to some of the tech world's richest entrepreneurs.
But if you live here, you might also run into celebrities like Alicia Silverstone or Jimmy Kimmel on your morning walk. And hey, it's not so bad - a three-bedroom, 9,000 sq. ft. home is just $18 million! Now, that's a bargain.
Located west of Los Angeles, Malibu is probably the most famous city on our list. And for good reason. It's located right by the sea, it's a paradise for surfers, it has canyons, trails, waterfalls, and grasslands, it's filled with luxurious mansions and A-list celebrities, it has the greatest nightclubs, and honestly, those reasons should be enough!
The amount of celebrities that call Malibu home is astonishing, among some of the most famous are Jennifer Aniston, Pamela Anderson, Mel Brooks, Jeff Bridges, Pierce Brosnan, James Cameron, Bette Davis, and the list just goes on and on. Also, Malibu has been the filming location for countless blockbuster films and TV shows. Of course, this means the median home value in Malibu is over $2 million.
Highland Park, Texas
Another Dallas suburb with a very wealthy reputation is Highland Park. One of the richest towns in the country, Highland Park has an average house value of $1.5 million, which explains why only people in politics, like former Texas Governor Bill Clements, and rich celebrities can afford a house here.
Located a mere four miles north of Dallas, this town is the perfect oasis for wealthy people that work in the stressful city. Also, Highland Park is where they shot the famous TV show, 'Dallas'.
University Park, Texas
Anyone living in the Dallas suburb town of University Park will definitely agree that, in Texas, everything is bigger. The average income is huge, the houses are gigantic, and people's wallets are vast. In a survey done in 2017, an average family house in University Park would cost over $1 million. And that was three years ago.
The surprising thing is that, with an area of only 3.7 sq. miles, University Park is tiny for the number of massive mansions it has. Guess you can always find a space to squeeze into.
Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
The only town in Colorado to have made this list is the gorgeous Cherry Hills Village. This Denver suburb has an impressive $400,000 average household income and is home to many famous celebrities and athletes, such as NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.
The 10,000 sq. foot villas, the lush hiking trails with spectacular mountain views, the horse stables, the rolling hills, and the famous neighbors all make Cherry Hills Village a little slice of heaven on earth. In fact, this town is so gorgeous that it has hosted a U.S. Women Open and two PGA Championships.
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Home to the gorgeous Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve, this New Jersey town is definitely not lacking in stunning natural landscapes. It is one of New Jersey's highest-income communities, which is evident by the staggering villas and lavish estates.
Michael Jackson was even a resident of the picturesque town in 2007. If he lived here, we can't imagine it being anything short of incredible.
The Village of Indian Hill, Ohio
Founded in 1904, the Village of Indian Hill in Ohio was meant to be an agricultural town, but it had such natural beauty that the place soon became a vacation town for the nearby metropolis of Cincinnati. And so, what started as a modest farming community is now a rich American town with an average income of over $330,000.
The only remnants of agriculture in Indian Hill is the landscaping done to multi-million dollar estates. The average house in this Ohio town costs more than $1 million, and if you're looking for something with more than three bedrooms, prepare to shell out over $5 million.
Pepper Pike, Ohio
With an average household income of over a quarter of a million dollars, Pepper Pike is one of the wealthiest towns in Ohio. A beautiful suburb of the Greater Cleveland area, Pepper Pike has a population of 6,430, which gives it a small-town feel, despite its massive mansions.
Surrounding those massive houses are acres of natural landscapes and lush forests, making Pepper Pike a truly perfect mix between civilization and nature. With a median home value of $500,000, this is definitely a way more affordable place than other wealthy U.S. towns.
The city of Southlake is a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. With a growing population of 33,600, it has a bustling downtown area and several small residential neighborhoods. The city is also famous for its Southlake Town Square project, a famous shopping center located on Southlake Boulevard.
Apart from beautiful parks and gardens, Southlake has gorgeous Tudor-style mansions, Mediterranean-style estates, and classic country houses. With a median home value of $700,000, this city attracts more residents than other wealthy towns across the U.S., but it's still pretty steep.
Oak Brook, Illinois
Oak Brook is a Chicago suburb that houses the headquarters of many major companies and organizations, such as Blistex, Ace Hardware, TreeHouse Foods, Lions Clubs International, and even McDonald's!
Oak Brook not only has beautiful nature and lavish houses, but it is also known for its excellent school system. So if you have a little under a million dollars, you can certainly put this town on your list of possible homes.
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Another town from the famous New Jersey state, Glen Ridge is covered in beautiful stony brooks and gorgeous houses. Although, the median price for a small house is $700,000, which is considerably better than $5 million, it's still pretty steep.
The town has a rich and interesting history, with many original sites still open to the public. Fun fact: Buzz Aldrin was born here!
With an average income of nearly $300,000, it's not surprising that Kentfield is one of America's richest towns. With a small population of 7,000 people, Kentfield has it all - stunning nature and amazing homes. And it's only a half an hour drive from San Francisco!
Perfect for hiking and outdoor activities, Kentfield offers something for the whole family. In fact, the family of famous California Governor, Gavin Newson, used to live in this town. The only thing is, if you're considering becoming a resident, be sure you have at least $800K to spend because that's the cheapest apartment you'll find.
Long Grove, Illinois
Illinois has a lot of hidden gems, and one of them is the lovely and very wealthy town of Long Grove. About 35 miles northwest of Chicago, Long Grove is adamant when it comes to preserving its "country atmosphere".
Its million-dollar houses, historic downtown, and seasonal festivals make this town a unique charm. Fun fact: Daryl Hannah was raised in Long Grove.
A suburban village in Cook Country, Illinois, Inverness is a beautiful little town with 7,000 inhabitants. Inverness grew at an unprecedented pace during the 1970s and '80s, which meant more homes, with larger square footage and a variety of different construction styles.
Nowadays, you can see a range of different houses when taking a stroll through Inverness, and with a median home value of $600,000, you're more likely to find something within your price range. Additionally, this quaint little town has stunning nature surrounding it.
With a population of over 30,000, the city of Saratoga is considered one of the wealthiest towns in the country. Situated in the San Francisco Bay Area, Saratoga is known for its small-town, suburban feel, its delicious high-end restaurants, and its world-class wineries.
With an average household income of $238,000, Saratoga is home to many luxurious mansions and enchanting redwood forests.
Mill Valley, California
About 14 miles north of San Francisco lies the gorgeous little town of Mill Valley. Needless to say, the town is surrounded by lush forests, like most of the towns in California. And the mansions have a special, "cabin-in-the-woods" style that makes Mill Valley a very unique place to live.
There are countless nature trails, a good climate, and the legendary Bob Weir lives there! What else do you need to know?
North Caldwell, New Jersey
Many people will only know North Caldwell as the location of famous TV mobster Tony Soprano's infamous New Jersey mansion. Probably because David Chase, 'The Sopranos' creator, lived in North Caldwell. And while that is undoubtedly a fun fact to know about the town, there is much more to know about this special township.
The median home value in North Caldwell is over $700,000, which we guess is not that much when comparing it to places like Malibu, where the average house will run you a whopping $2 million. The downtown area is very picturesque, and the fact that there is beautiful nature around every corner is a huge plus.
Lawrence, New York
Another New York gem, Lawrence is a village in New York state with a population of 6,500, among them Steve Madden, Donna Karan, Nancy McCartney, and the late Peggy Lipton. And when you get a look at the houses in this town, you won't be surprised.
The beachside villas, sunset views, green landscapes, and friendly residents make Lawrence a great place to live. If you have about $3 million to buy a small house, that is.
Los Altos Hills, California
California is mentioned several times on this list, but its town of Los Altos Hills is definitely one of the wealthiest places in the state. Interestingly, the developers of Los Altos Hills decided they didn't want to create a commercial town full of stores and businesses, but instead make a quiet, luxurious space for rich Silicon Valley CEOs.
In fact, the town has strict policies that include a commercial ban on businesses operating within the town borders. There are only two stores in Los Altos Hills - a book shop and a gift shop. But with the $50 million price tag on the town's houses, we doubt residents need any stores at all. The houses probably come with integrated supermarkets.
Another Connecticut town that's worth visiting, or moving to, depending on your financial situation, is Darien. Darien is a small, wealthy town in which yachting is a very popular activity. That kind of says it all, doesn't it?
Conveniently enough, Darien is a 40-minute drive from Manhattan, which makes it perfect for New York City's wealthy businessmen. It is the smallest town on Connecticut's famous 'Gold Coast', and it has a number of country clubs, a boat club, a yacht club, and a hunting club. And two public beaches, which can be visited by non-residents, who already have a private beach in their $15 million houses.
It's no wonder that Forbes once called the C "arguably California's best-kept paradise". Just a ferry ride away from the bustling city of San Francisco, Tiburon has slowly become a haven for the rich entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley. Luxurious in a very un-flashy way, this town has classic mansions, gorgeous seacoast, virgin hiking trails, and more.
However, don't get too relaxed, because a house here can cost up to $19 million! Of course, we're talking about a seven-bedroom, 13,000-square-foot house with its own tennis court, so the price may drop to a humble $5 million if you're looking for a one-bedroom. Good luck!
Woodbury, New York
Located in New York State's Orange County, the town of Woodbury is known for its picturesque downtown, lush nature, and massive houses. Bordered by the Schunnemunk Mountain to the west, there are plenty of places to go hiking in Woodbury.
Although, if you already paid the $1 million needed to buy a house here, you might as well stay inside forever, since you'll probably be short of cash for the next 30 years.
Great Falls, Virginia
Great Falls is the richest suburb in the Virginia neighborhood of Washington D.C. Not only is it home to Washington elites like Redskins owner Dan Snyder, or former Senator Rick Santorum, it has spectacular houses and an unbeatable view of the Great Falls National Park.
Great Falls has luxurious houses, but a small-town feel to it. No wonder each house has a multi-million dollar price tag, and with an average household income of over $300,000, it's really no surprise.
Greenville, New York
Greenville is another perfect town for New Yorkers who want to keep their city jobs but have quieter nature-filed lives. Greenville is situated in New York's Westchester Country, and it has an impressive average household income of $279,000. The average home price is close to a million dollars, which is why only the wealthiest families can afford to call this place home.
The thing about Greenville is that it invests a lot of its money into education. Whereas taxpayers spend around $12,000 on a student's education, residents of Greenville pay almost $25,000. This is the main reason why so many New Yorkers are moving to Greenville to raise their kids.
Ladue is a suburb in St. Louis county, Missouri, and it is one of the Midwest's most luxurious towns. Now, if you're looking for one of its mega-mansions, you might want to make sure you at least have an extra $10 million lying around. The beautiful suburb is surrounded by lush nature and houses that look like they came straight out of a blockbuster film.
It's no surprise that Ladue is home to some of the richest people in Missouri, including famous athletes, chairmen of big corporations, and even Hollywood celebrities. If you have the means, you might want to consider moving to this gorgeous town where the average household income reaches $300K.
If you ever go to Illinois, be sure to keep going north after you've spent a few days in Chicago and head up to the village of Winnetka. Apart from being the home of the famous 'Home Alone' house, it is one of the wealthiest towns in North America, filled with stunning mansions and green landscapes.
Although we have to warn you, the average household makes over $330,000, which means that most houses in Winnetka, even the cheaper ones, are probably worth a few million dollars.
Palm Beach, Florida
Famous for being the ultimate vacation town, Palm Beach certainly has a lot to offer. For the wealthy few that get to call Palm Beach their permanent home, it is truly a dream come true. Situated right on the Atlantic Ocean, the views and landscapes are just jaw-dropping.
The famous Florida beach town offers a wide range of mansions, with prices that can go as high as $44 million. And of course, for those people for whom the entire ocean is not enough, they can go for the mansions with a pool, which should add another few hundred thousand dollars to the property.
Larchmont, New York
The beautiful, quaint little town of Larchmont has a humble history, but a very lavish present. The oldest house in the town dates back to 1797, and it belonged to John Jay's nephew. Jay was North America's first chief justice of the Supreme Court.
Nowadays, that house is a gorgeously well-preserved manor that is one in a long list of spectacular estates in Larchmont. The average home price is $1 million, with a seven-bedroom house costing up to $10 million.
Travilah is another beautiful suburb north of Washington, D.C., and it's one of Maryland's finest kept secrets. With an average household income of nearly $300K, Travilah is a very wealthy little town, with a little over 12,000 people. It's so small that it doesn't even have its own zip code, instead, it gets lumped in the general area of "The Potomac".
Another haven for American politicians, Travilah is known for its luscious gardens and landscapes, which are a perfect contrast to the massive villas and houses.
West University Place, Texas
A suburb of Houston, West University Place gets its name from Rice University, located close by. Ironically, no student in the world could actually afford to live there, since a four-bedroom house can cost up to $4 million. Every street is named after a world-renowned author or poet, which just makes the place all that more classy.
This makes sense only because the town's average household income is $330,000, which means that the average resident makes almost four times more than the average American family.
Upper Montclair, New Jersey
Located in Montclair, in New Jersey's Essex County, the neighborhood of Upper Montclair has a population of over 12,000. But it still feels like a small town, even with a mini business district that is filled with many restaurants and shops. It is also home to many nature reserves and parks, making it a perfect mix of bustling life and quiet nature.
It is known for having great schools and very expensive houses, with the median home value being nearly $1 million.
Located in Santa Barbara, Montecito is a small paradise town that is home to some of Hollywood's most famous celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe, Portia de Rossi, and Ellen DeGeneres.
With a perfect Mediterranean-like climate, Montecito is really like a slice of heaven. And if the climate isn't convincing enough for you, just look at the multi-million dollar mansions. That should do it.
Lake Forest, Illinois
Illinois is a beautiful state, and Lake Forest is one of its most stunning little towns. And a very wealthy one at that. Not only does this town offer unbelievable views of Lake Michigan, and a short commute to Chicago, but it also has some of the most amazing houses in the country.
However, if you want to become a permanent, sun-soaking resident of Lake Forest, you better have some serious money saved up. For a six-bedroom house, you'd pay around $12 million, and if you're looking for some more spacious, say, with two more bedrooms, you're looking at $15 million minimum.
Palos Verdes Estates, California
Located in the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the city of Palos Verdes Estates is part of Los Angeles County in California. And, of course, being on a peninsula means it has some of the state's most stunning coastal views.
Palos Verdes Estates was planned by famous American architect, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. Every structure, material, and style used was reviewed by an art jury before being constructed, back in the mid-1930s. The city has great schools, and beautiful family mansions, which usually start at $1.7 million.
Atherton is a small town located between San Francisco and San Jose, and it is considered one of the wealthiest towns in America. The mansions in Atherton are so massive and luxurious that they almost look fake, and they usually have an average price of about $6 million.
With a staggering average household income of $450,000, Atherton has become home to some of the richest entrepreneurs in the world, including Sheryl Sandberg, Eric Schmidt, and Meg Whitman. And celebrities like Shirley Temple and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham are also residents. OK, we're sold, when can we move?
A suburb of the San Francisco Bay Area, Alamo is a town in Country Costa County, California. Since it is situated at the north end of the San Ramon Valley, between two Coast Ranges, the natural landscapes in Alamo are one of a kind. It has lush green forests, small cascades, countless parks, and more.
It is also known as a great school district, with a big focus on sports. Brandon Belt and Stephen Curry are just two in a long list of famous residents, and considering the median home value is $2.1 million, we understand why they're the only people who can afford to call Alamo home.
Located on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka, Orono is one of Minnesota's best-kept secrets. With a high average household income of nearly $270,000, the houses in this town are nothing short of impressive.
Even though the median home value is around $800,000, you can probably find a small apartment for something far more affordable. Although, it has to be said that the majestic houses and their lush yards are a huge part of what makes Orono so special.
With a population of 19,050, Bellaire is definitely not a small city. However, compared to other massive cities in Texas, it is pretty tiny. Bordered by the cities of West University Place and Houston, Bellaire is a very residential city, even earning the nickname "City of Homes". And those homes have a median value of $880,000.
Bellaire has countless parks, great schools, and lovely houses and apartments. Plus, it's where baseball player Jose Cruz, Jr. and famous actor siblings Randy and Dennis Quaid grew up!
Wolf Trap, Virginia
Wolf Trap, located in Virginia's Fairfax County, is one of the most affluent towns in the state. It has beautiful, traditional-style houses located in vast, bright green fields and forests. Much like the rest of Virginia, Wolf Trap is a very rural place with a high number of ranchers, farmers, horse stables, and the like. But the houses are incredibly luxurious.
With a $1 million median home value, Wolf Trap is definitely one of the most expensive towns in the country. But once you see what it has to offer, you'll understand why.
Paradise Valley, Arizona
The town of Paradise Valley certainly lives up to its name, because with its epic sunsets, gigantic mansions, and celebrity neighbors, it really is like paradise. The wealthiest municipality in Arizona, Paradise Valley is home to A-list celebrities and athletes, including Mike Tyson, Michael Phelps, David Spade, Bret Michaels, and more.
In fact, this is where the gorgeous Emma Stone grew up, and where she often goes back to visit. By now, you probably won't be shocked to learn that the average income exceeds $300,000 in this humble Arizona town.
La Cañada Flintridge, California
The name might be a bit long and hard to pronounce, but this doesn't matter once you see La Cañada Flintridge's stunning mountain views and breathtaking mansions. Located in Los Angeles County, this town has become increasingly expensive over the years, and landlords are quite aware of it.
A house here can cost up to $6 million, and despite its beautiful nature, it is quite a bustling city when you visit the downtown area. Still, it looks like some of the town's famous residents (the likes of Angela Bassett, Miley Cyrus, Kevin Costner, Vince Vaughn, or Alfred Molina, to name a few) aren't really bothered by the prices.
East Hills, New York
A village in New York's Nassau County, East Hills is a lush, green, beautifully developed town on the North Shore of Long Island. The median home value is over $1 million, which is not surprising considering how perfect they look.
Almost every house has a gorgeous backyard and/or front garden area, which makes this town perfect for raising a big family. As long as you're wealthy, of course.
Indian River Shores, Florida
With a population of 4,350, Indian River Shores is one of the smallest cities in Florida, but it's still one of the most expensive. It is located on Orchid Island, in Indian River County, and the mere fact that it is a city by the sea just adds a staggering value to each estate.
With a median home value of $700,000, some small houses or apartments might be more affordable than in other wealthy U.S. towns.
Another California town with an impressive average household income of over $270,000 is Orinda. This mansion-covered town is also known for having very friendly residents, according to Forbes' list of "Friendliest Towns in the U.S.'
Orinda also has numerous hiking trails and stunning parks, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts. However, you might want to get friendly with nature, and sleep on it, since a house here can cost up to $5.8 million!
Potomac is one of the most affluent towns in Maryland, and one of the wealthiest in the entire country. With an average household income of $250,000, it's no surprise. The median home value in Potomac is $890,000, and if you're looking for a big family house with over three bedrooms, you're looking at a $2 million minimum.
There's a reason for these prices, though. Potomac has a beautiful downtown area filled with shops and businesses, it is surrounded by trees and nature trails, and has great public schools. Besides, you may run into some famous neighbors, such as Jeff Halpern, Eddie Jordan, Ted Koppel, Sylvester Stallone, Mike Tyson, Darren Star, Lynda Carter, Sugar Ray Leonard, and countless more. Fun fact: Potomac is where former U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt spent his summers!
A haven for some of San Francisco's wealthiest inhabitants, the town of Piedmont is entirely surrounded by the very special and gorgeous city of Oakland.
Piedmont is also famous for being home to some notorious California athletes, such as NFL's Bill Romanowski and Bubba Paris, and MLB's David McCarty. Pixar's director, Peter Docter, and Green Day band vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong are some other A-list names in this A-list town.
Glencoe is the ultimate all-American suburb town, which is why it's been used in so many classic films, like 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' and 'Sixteen Candles'. You don't get more American than that.
Glencoe is the richest town in Illinois and is listed among the top ten richest towns in the U.S. A house with five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, all sots of amenities, plus your own private beach with a stunning view of Lake Michigan will run you around $5 million. Then again, what did you expect for a house that size?
Town and Country, Missouri
Town and Country is a city in Missouri with more than just an obvious name, it is one of the wealthiest towns in the state, with an average family income of nearly $250,000.This city also has one of the highest median incomes of any city in the entire world.
Although there are a lot of stunning houses littered around the town, it has plenty of empty land lots that are just waiting for its next millionaire owner. The median home value in Town and Country is $990,000, so prepared to shell out some money if you're considering a move here.