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America’s 10 Wealthiest Towns

The very wealthy seem to be mostly immune from recent economic downturns. BusinessWeek ranked America’s wealthiest towns based on the 2008 net income and 2008 net worth of their residents.

Here’s BusinessWeek’s list of America’s top 10 wealthiest communities:

  1. Brookville, N.Y.; average income: $328,404; average net worth: $1,670,075
  2. Atherton, Calif.; $380,535; $1,648,161
  3. Rolling Hills, Calif.; $324,190; $1,647,622
  4. Kenilworth, Ill.; $334,634; $1,619,702
  5. Hillsborough, Calif.; $300,943; $1,668,732
  6. Roslyn Estates, N.Y.; $298,935; $1,664,191
  7. Hidden Hills, Calif.; $318,843; $1,630,085
  8. Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y.; 317,661; $1,625,524
  9. (tie) Chevy Chase Village, Md.; $311,170; $1,635,311

(tie) Los Altos Hills, Calif.; $298,510; $1,653,676

Source: Business Week, Prashant Gopal (03/17/2009)

One thought on “America’s 10 Wealthiest Towns

  1. Kate Campbell says:

    Looking for a home around 10,000 sq. feet, a pool and tennis courts.

  2. Susan Baker says:

    Hi Elad, thanks for sharing this informative and well written article. I’ll Digg it or tweet it on other social sites. From the figures shared in the article one can definitely wonder if these communities are really immune to the recent recession. I’m surprised that I’m not seeing any properties on this list. I’ve seen listings mentioned on this site for some luxury Boston condos that are very high end. I’m also surprised Manhattan doesn’t have any neighborhoods on this list. Where does this data come from?

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