Did your town make the cut?
Forget what you’ve heard about the tech boom on the West Coast – the country’s richest families are shacking up in the suburbs of the Northeast.
Curious which ones came out on top?
Check out the full list here and the top ten below.
SCARSDALE, NEW YORK
Median Income: $241,453
Scarsdale is a suburb in Westchester County that sits about an hour outside of downtown Manhattan. The town was once the estate of the 31st mayor of New York City, Caleb Healthcoate, according to the township’s website. Stars like Liza Minelli and Susan Lucci now call Scarsdale home.
SHORT HILLS, NEW JERSEY
Median Income: $235,216
Historic Short Hills – one of the sites of the Revolutionary War — is popular with commuters to New York City. It was named “The Richest Town In America” by Time Magazine in 2014.
3 GREAT FALLS, VIRGINIA
Median Income: $229,200
Great Falls residents share their backyard with the Great Falls National Park, a scenic waterfall on the Potomac River. Once a trading post, this quaint village is home to a historic landmark of early American history.
4 ROLLING HILLS, CALIFORNIA
Median Income: $218,583
Residents of Rolling Hills don’t have to look far to find vacation-worthy views: The southern California town sits on a beautiful Pacific beach.
5 TRAVILAH, MARYLAND
Median Income: $208,421
Turns out, the 1% loves the Maryland side of the Potomac River, too. 7,000 residents call the community home.
6 WINNETKA, ILLINOIS
Median Income: $207,540
Winnetka is a suburb of Chicago that resides on the north side of the city, overlooking Lake Michigan. The town has been the set for dozens of movies, including the “Home Alone” series, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Sixteen Candles.”
7 WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE, TEXAS
Median Income: $207,429
This sprawling Houston suburb – located not too far from Rice University – manages to retain a small town feel. In 2011, The Business Journals named it the top suburb in the South. That’s really saying something.
Courtesy of City of West University Place
8 BELLE MEADE, TENNESSEE
Median Income: $202,061
The tiny town of Belle Meade is home to only about 2,000 residents, including one of the most notable political figures of the past decade: Former U.S. Vice President and Presidential Candidate Al Gore.
9 DARIEN, CONNECTICUT
Median Income: $199,444
Darien’s notoriety grew post-Civil War when New Yorkers decided to turn the land into a summer home community. Located on Connecticut’s “Gold Coast,” the beautiful town offers plenty of seafront property with impeccable views.
10 EDGEWORTH, PENNSYLVANIA
Median Income: $151,250
The town of Edgeworth sits on the Ohio River, providing scenic waterfront views for its residents. With only about 1,600 residents, Edgeworth is the tiniest town on our list.