The Elite 100: America’s Highest Income Neighborhoods

The Elite 100: America’s Highest Income Neighborhoods

The 100 neighborhoods with the highest incomes in the United States have similar racial make-up as the Higley 1000. There is a slightly higher percentage of Non-Hispanic Whites (91.4%) and significantly fewer Asian-Americans and African-Americans than in the larger list. Hispanics were better represented primarily on the strength of five Miami neighborhoods with high Cuban populations. The five Miami neighborhoods contribute 38.4% of Latinos in the Elite 100. There were a total of 51,844 households found in all Elite 100 neighborhoods.

Asian-Americans are still over-represented in the Elite 100 with 4.3% of the households versus 2.7% of the total households in the United States. Although African-Americans makeup only 1.0 % of the Higley 1000 households, they contribute significantly fewer households (.7%) to the Elite 100. As I have questioned repeatedly on my site, where are the wealthy Black households? They made up 11.7% of all American households in the 2000 Census and 4.4% of the households making over $200,000, yet there representation in the best neighborhoods is negligible.

The Elite 100 is surprisingly diverse in terms of the number of metro areas represented on the list. No less than 27 Metro areas have their “best” neighborhoods on the list, although many of them (13) only have one place. As in the list of 1000 neighborhoods, the New York City metro area dominates the Elite 100 with 30 neighborhoods or small villages. There are 17 in the state of New York, 7 in Connecticut, and 6 in New Jersey for a total of 30% of the Elite 100. The Los Angeles metro area is a distant second with 11 neighborhoods on the list, followed by Chicago with nine.

When defining the type of neighborhoods that make up the Elite 100, it is best to think of a continuum as some neighborhoods are difficult to assess on a national scale. As an example what is “traditional” or “nouveau riche” in Florida? With some equivocation I have adjudged that 65 of the 100 as “traditional” and 30 as “nouveau riche“. The remaining five are hard to catagorize oceanfront Florida neighborhoods (Jupiter Island, Johns Island, the Everglades Club of Palm Beach, Lost Tree Village-Seminole Landing, and Ponte Vedra Beach).

There are 15 neighborhoods found in the corporate limits of central cities, however, only Midtown Manhattan could truly be considered urban.

The richest neighborhood in the United States is the lush Holmby Hills neighborhood just west of the Los Angeles Country Club in the so-called Platinum Triangle (along with Beverly Hills and Bel Air). This small neighborhoods has some of the most gargantuan houses in the United States including Candy Spelling’s 60,000 square foot mansion.

The second richest neighborhood in the United States is located in Denver’s Cherry Hills Village. I have named this collection of upscale sub-divisions Buell Mansion-Cherry Hills Park after two of this Block Group’s most luxurious developments. Cherry Hills Village is typical of the Western United States in that it is hard to categorize. It is a combination of old wealth and the uber-mansions of the nouveau riche.

The second and third richest neighborhoods in the Higley 1000, North Greenwich-Round Hill, and the St. Louis Country Club area located in Ladue, are older and very traditional. They exhibit the mature landscaping on carefully screened acreage typical of this type of neighborhood. Each of these neighborhoods have exceptionally large new homes that are interspersed among the equally large older homes.

Good examples of nouveaux riche neighborhoods are the Potomac Manor-Potomac Falls Estates outside of DC or the claustrophobic Old Shepard Place in Plano, Texas (possibly the most unpleasant wealthy sub-division in the United States). Twelve of the top 100 are gated communities. Almost all gated communities are by definition nouveaux riche, although there are exceptions such as The Highlands outside of Seattle and, Belle Terre, a waterfront gated traditional neighborhood in Greenwich, Connecticut. An excellent example of a gated nouveaux riche neighborhood is Coco Plum-Gables Estates. The Block Group that makes up this “neighborhood” is actually a series of gated communities along Biscayne Bay that also include Old Cutler Bay, Journey’s End, and Hammock Oaks. I don’t really know if “gated” is the term to use for Fisher Island, but I guess it fits if you consider that the former Vanderbilt estate is private and not open to the public (you need a boat for access).

As I have made clear in my methodology section, mean income as collected by the Census Bureau has many flaws (realistically a household can’t claim more the $2 million in income), however, I doubt that any observer would question the end result of my research as the communities that represent their metro area are widely acclaimed as the pinnacle of residential success. River Oaks in Houston, Hillsborough Heights in San Francisco, and Tuxedo Park (a section of Buckhead in Atlanta) are good examples of the “best” places to live in there respective metro areas.

One more disclaimer to consider is that racial minorities may be over represented in the Elite 100 as servant’s quarters that have household facilites are considered a separate household. The houses in the Elite 100 are the largest in the United States and many have such quarters.

Here’s is the entire Elite 100 list and their racial make-up. If you are interested in a particular Metro area click on “Neighborhood Summary by Metro Area” on the right side of the this page.

The Higley Elite 100

Rank Place City Mean Household Income % Black % Asian % Hispanic % NonHispanic White
1 Holmby Hills Los Angeles $585,925 3.8 3.8 0 88.5
2 Buell Mansion-Cherry Hills Park Cherry Hills Village $582,129 0 3.9 7.2 88.9
3 Round Hill-North Greenwich Greenwich $541,565 0 0 1.3 91.6
4 St. Louis Country Club Ladue $464,046 0 0 0 100
5 Merrywood-Knollwood (Short Hills) Millburn Township $461,340 0 6.8 0 93.2
6 Indian Hill Club-Woodley Road Winnetka-New Trier Township $459,070 0 1.2 1.5 94.6
7 Jupiter Island Jupiter Island $448,796 0 0 1.1 98.9
8 North Beverly Hills-Peavine Canyon Beverly Hills $440,913 0 3.9 1.8 94.2
9 Burning Tree Country Club Greenwich $436,402 1.7 9.9 0 88.5
10 Midtown Manhattan $434,824 0 6.1 3.2 88.9
11 Belle Harbor Greenwich $432,207 0 0 3.1 96.9
12 Rumson Country Club-Waterloo Rumson $424,994 0 0 3.2 91.4
13 Johns Island Indian River Shores $424,938 0 0 0 98.8
14 Bonnie Briar Country Club Town of Mamaroneck $412,587 0 7.3 0 92.7
15 Stanwich-Conyers Farm Greenwich $412,258 1.1 0 6 91.8
16 Everglades Golf Club Palm Beach $411,652 0 0 0 100
17 The Highlands Shoreline $410,500 0 1 0 99
18 Fisher Island Miami Beach $404,240 0 0 15.1 79.7
19 Woodhill Country Club Orono $402,985 0 0 0 99.1
20 Murray Hill-Heathcote Scarsdale $402,565 1.4 6.2 1.8 90.6
21 Cherry Hills Country Club Cherry Hills Village $400,647 0 0 3.4 96.6
22 Volk Estates-Windsor Place University Park $396,786 0 0 2.9 97.1
23 Orienta Mamaroneck Village $394,293 7.2 4 4.9 83.9
24 Greenwich Country Club Greenwich $393,986 0 5.4 2.2 91.7
25 Rockdale Estates-Cutler Bay Estates Pinecrest $388,671 0 8.1 38.5 52.8
26 Northside Summit Summit $386,517 0.9 4 0.9 94.2
27 Brentwood Park Los Angeles $384,140 0 2.8 2.8 93.1
28 Fremont Place Los Angeles $381,500 11.1 54.2 5.6 29.2
29 Old Short Hills Estates Millburn Township $379,923 1.1 4.8 0 93.6
30 Potomac Manors-Potomac Falls Potomac $377,621 0 12.3 0 83.1
31 Home Place Hillsborough $375,857 0 14.2 1.3 81.4
32 Trousdale Estates Beverly Hills $374,434 0 0 2.6 91.6
33 Hunting Valley Hunting Valley $373,181 0 0 0 99.3
34 Glenmoor-Cherry Hills Farm Cherry Hills Village $372,704 2.9 2 3.1 92
35 Mockingbird Valley Mockingbird Valley $372,538 0 3 0 97
36 Hillsborough Heights-Brewer Subdivision Hillsborough $372,072 0 5 0 93.8
37 The Country Club at Castle Pines Castle Pines $372,010 0 4.6 0 95.4
38 Rob Roy-Davenport West Austin-Travis County $368,743 0 0 1.4 95.9
39 Villanova East Lower Merion Township $366,904 0 0 3.7 95.2
40 Old Highland Park-Willow Wood Highland Park $363,553 0 1.3 0 98.7
41 Country Club of New Canaan New Canaan $360,440 0 1.4 2.4 96.2
42 Central Portola Valley-Alpine Hills Portola Valley $358,559 0 3.6 3.6 92.8
43 West Atherton Atherton $358,425 2 8.4 0.5 89.2
44 Devonwood-Bayridge Estates Pinecrest $354,102 0 3.6 16.9 79.1
45 Southeast Section Hinsdale $352,306 0 0 0 98.8
46 Purchase Harrison $350,953 1 4.4 2.1 90.4
47 Washington Park Seattle $350,900 0 0 0 95.3
48 Hewlett Bay Park Hewlett Bay Park $347,898 0 6.5 1.3 92.3
49 Fox Meadow Scarsdale $347,317 0 11.1 1.8 87.1
50 Carderock-Mazza Woods Potomac $347,285 0 16.2 0 83.8
51 Chestnut Hill (Estate Section) Philadelphia $344,651 0 0 0 100
52 Windsor Square Los Angeles $343,341 0 7 0 93
53 Lost Tree Village-Seminole Landing Palm Beach County $343,089 0 0 2.1 97.9
54 Beverly Hills Flats (Santa Monica to Sunset) Beverly Hills $342,762 1.1 3.2 3.2 89.2
55 Potomac Hunt Acres-Lake Potomac Travilah $342,637 5 12.5 2.2 80.3
56 Ponte Vedra Beach Oceanfront Ponte Vedra Beach $340,595 0 6 0 94.3
57 Lindenwood Atherton $338,504 0.9 6.2 2.7 90.2
58 Westover Hills Westover Hills $338,225 0 1.2 0 98.1
59 The Village of Indian Hill (Estate Section) The Village of Indian Hill $336,378 0 2.8 0.6 96.1
60 Country Club of the South Johns Creek $335,500 3.3 1.7 1.7 92.8
61 Winnetka Southwest-Crow Island Park Winnetka $335,213 0 0.9 1.1 97.1
62 Hillsborough Oaksbridge-Ryan Tract Hillsborough $334,159 0 4.2 0 89.1
63 Eastover Charlotte $333,412 0 0 0 100
64 Coco Plum-Gables Estates Coral Gables $333,309 1.1 0 42.7 54.9
65 La Jolla Country Club San Diego $331,500 0.6 3.2 1.2 95
66 Bronxville East Bronxville $331,107 0 6 0.9 91.8
67 Daniels Mill-Canoe Hill New Canaan $330,675 0 2.1 0 97.9
68 Bradley Manor-Longwood Bethesda $330,211 0 10.8 2.4 86.9
69 Langley McLean $329,416 1.2 11.7 2 81
70 Glencoe Lakefront Glencoe $327,820 2 1.7 0 95.7
71 Locust Middletown Township $327,742 0 0 3.7 96.3
72 Rolling Hills Rolling Hills $327,734 0.8 12.1 2.9 83.6
73 Kenwood Bethesda $326,691 0 0 0 100
74 Shoal Creek-Stonegate Farms Shelby County $326,500 0 0 0 100
75 Old Shepard Place Plano $326,551 0 13.6 2.2 84.2
76 The West End Ridgewood $326,140 0 2.9 3.3 93.8
77 Fox Point Lakefront Fox Point $325,457 0 3.8 0 96.3
78 Cherry Hills Crest-The Preserve Greenwood Village $322,968 0 0 1.2 98.8
79 Bullitt Park Bexley $322,700 0.4 0.5 0.2 98.9
80 Bel Air Estates Los Angeles $322,616 0.7 5.6 2.1 88.4
81 Shore Acres Mamaroneck Village $322,474 0 9.1 5.1 85.9
82 Secor Farms Scarsdale $322,148 2.5 8.9 1.6 84.8
83 River Oaks Houston $321,320 0 1.1 2.8 94.3
84 Snapper Creek Lakes-Hammock Lakes Coral Gables $320,419 0 0 11.2 88.8
85 Conway Farms Lake Forest $319,232 0 0 0 100
86 Tuxedo Park Atlanta $318,663 0 0 0 100
87 Old Elm Estates-Tanglewood Lake Forest $318,433 1.5 4.6 1 91.4
88 Hancock Park Los Angeles $317,251 1.2 14.4 4.1 78.8
89 Royal Ridge-Summerfield Northbrook $317,102 0 0 4 93.5
90 Hunts Point Hunts Point $317,064 0 8.5 3 87.2
91 Kenilworth Kenilworth $316,748 0 2.9 0.5 96.6
92 Riviera Los Angeles $315,619 0 5.6 0 91.4
93 Ridgeway Country Club White Plains $315,508 2.5 0 2.5 95
94 Mountain Brook Club-Shook Hill Mountain Brook $315,500 0 0.4 0 99.6
95 Shavano Creek Bexar County $314,890 1.7 0 14.8 83.5
96 Old Chestnut Hill Newton $313,830 0 11.5 0 88.5
97 Swinks Mill McLean $312,949 0 8.2 2.7 89.1
98 Quaker Ridge Greenwich $312,549 0 3.9 1.4 93.4
99 Skokie Country Club Glencoe $312,447 0 0 0 100
100 Quaker Ridge Scarsdale $311,651 0 10.7 0.9 86.1

Posted in General, Racial Diversity on Jan 7th, 2009, 10:14 am by Stephen Higley   

49 Responses to “The Elite 100: America’s Highest Income Neighborhoods”

  1. Bethany
    January 26th, 2008 | 10:13 am

    I have a few questions? what are the poorest neighboorhoods in new york and the richest? Is Laurelton NY, considered a good neighboorhood or a rich neighboorhood? please send me an email.

  2. colleen mctague
    February 17th, 2008 | 5:17 pm

    I am surprised that the Village of Indian Hill, Ohio (Cincinnati) did not make the list.

  3. James
    May 13th, 2008 | 9:15 pm

    There is diversity within “white”. White includes Italian-Americans, Irish-Americans, Portuguese-Americans, Jews, Armenians, etc. Not every enclave with a high “non-Hispanic White” population is the exclusive WASP Country Club suburb that the context of the article strongly implies.

  4. desi
    May 16th, 2008 | 7:05 pm

    hi i’d like to where can i find mansions in washinton dc. i’ve been looking for it on the internet but i didn’t find anything is anybody know please let me know thank you

  5. Bill
    June 11th, 2008 | 10:06 am

    There is no way that Orienta (Mamaroneck) is richer than Larchmont Manor (which I assume is what you mean by Larchmont Harbor).

  6. Gwen
    July 1st, 2008 | 10:06 pm

    what is Merrywood-Knollwood? I am a resident and NATIVE of Millburn (the town of which Short Hills is a part). My mother was a realtor before she retired and I have no idea what this term refers to. In addition, I can’t find it anywhere on the web EXCEPT on your site.

  7. Alexandra
    October 14th, 2008 | 11:13 pm

    DC does not really have mansions but the largest/ most expensive houses are located in Georgetown, the Palisades, Friendship heights, more recently Columbia heights. (most houses in Georgetown are tiny but fall in the range of $1-3m)

  8. Alexandra
    October 14th, 2008 | 11:21 pm

    i forgot Rock Creek Park, very large houses

  9. Angela
    November 13th, 2008 | 4:20 pm

    Would love to see a similar list outlining religious and political affiliation for this hyper-wealthy slice of America.

    November 17th, 2008 | 8:38 pm

    only 20 min to MANHATTAN

  11. TLC
    January 7th, 2009 | 11:05 pm

    Fisher Island in Miami, FL is the former island estate of the Vanderbilts not the DuPonts.

    Additionally with regard to some of the Florida communities, Jupiter Island and the Everglades Club area have very old guard origins but as property values rise and old fortunes fall, the arriviste have gained a foothold in them, (homes in these parts occasionally exceed the $20 mil mark).
    Lost Tree is a northern Palm Beach community that is considerably ‘newer’ than the Evergladedes Club area but then it hosts the Seminole Golf Club, which many consider to be the wealthier and more exclusive club, (even moreso than Augusta).

  12. Raj
    January 10th, 2009 | 1:04 am

    You use income as the determining factor in your rankings, but what about net worth? It seems to me that “wealth” is not specifically how much money you make, but rather what you have (assets).

    Also, it would be helpful to indicate the state (NY, CT, etc.) of the neighborhoods and communities listed. Some of the places (Northbrook, Fox Point, Hunts Point, etc) aren’t especially well known.

  13. Stephen Higley
    January 10th, 2009 | 10:03 am

    There is no source for net worth data. The Census Bureau only collects income data. I agree with Raj that wealth would be a wonderful addition to the website, but alas, you have to use the data that’s available.

  14. Jerry Rosen
    January 10th, 2009 | 1:52 pm

    The article table shows wealth as earnings defined by median household income. What about wealth defined by total value of all business and residential assets and income? The geographical wealth. That might be interesting to compare to the median household income.

  15. john
    September 9th, 2009 | 6:35 pm

    colleen,- it did. Indian Hill was #59

  16. Alan Gregg Cohen
    September 11th, 2009 | 5:26 am

    I am surprised not to see some of the most elite Country Clubs in the country, in the Palm Springs, CA area on your list. Clubs such as the Vintage Club and the Reserve in Indian Wells, CA as well as Bighorn G.C. and Stone Eagle G.C. in Palm Desert, CA have initiation fees of over $500,000 alone. In addition, Indian Wells, CA has been listed to have the highest per capita concentration of millioanares in the US. Also, what about Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego and Montecito in Santa Barbara – they must rank up there. All these areas if not in the top 100 must surely be in the top 1000 wealthiest places in the US. Other areas oof considerable wealth I noticed missing are Sherwood Country Club/Hidden Valley in Thousand Oaks, CA, Westlake Trails in Westlake Village, CA.

  17. Nick
    September 25th, 2009 | 2:26 am

    Why isn’t Isleworth on here. The cheapest house in there starts at about 4 million.

  18. Stephen Higley
    September 29th, 2009 | 8:22 am

    I have carefully looked at the Palm Springs data. In fact, in a previous study I even was able to travel behind the gates of many of these country club communities. The reason why they are not found in the Higley 1000 is that most importantly, they are second homes. The wealthy homeowners in The Vintage Club (for example) report they’re income in some other jurisdiction. Secondly, the average age of homeowners that are there permanently skews very old and all retirement places, just don’t register (e.g. Kiawah Island, SC). I don’t know exactly why this is but it is a pattern across the country.

    Remember this is income, not wealth. Another point to remember is that the Census uses sampling and there can be a great variance when dealing with small geographic areas. The list isn’t perfect, but it’s the best that can be gleened from the Census data.

    I looked over all of the Block Groups of of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village… only the North Ranch Country Club makes it in Ventura County. Rancho Santa Fe is well represented, it just doesn’t make the top 100. Same for Montecito.

  19. Stephen Higley
    September 29th, 2009 | 8:27 am

    Islesworth just missed the Elite 100. One of the problems with Islesworth is that the median age is very high and whenever a community has a lot of retirees, it drags the numbers down.

  20. Luiz Fernando
    December 25th, 2009 | 5:34 am

    Seems like a great rank, but what happened to Boca Raton and Delray Beach area in Florida. And the Beach mansions along the beaches of Pompano Beach and Ft. Lauderdale ? Some of them are quite mesmerizing.

    Please e-mail me or something of that sort, I’d love to hear your opinion and study.

  21. Stephen Higley
    December 27th, 2009 | 1:17 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to comment! I have driven the neighborhoods from Vero Beach to Miami thoroughly. I’ve taken the water taxi in Fort Lauderdale and had a chance to see some sumptuous mansions and yachts. It came a huge surprise to me that the Census numbers for income did not make the Higley 1000. It was all the more puzzling that Boca Raton is well represented in the Higley 1000 with no less than seven neighborhoods.

    The absence of the Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach, and Pompano Beach neighborhoods from the Higley 1000 is a combination of several factors. First of all, my statistics are taken from Census Geography at the Block Group level. Many times waterside mansions are geographically linked to high-rises and condominiums that tend to kill high income averages. Secondly, many of these homes are second homes and the owners report their income at their first home address. An thirdly, it is my observation that a large number of retirees sometimes kills the mean income. This isn’t always the case, as almost all of Palm Beach is represented in the Higley 1000.

    Florida is a particularly hard nut to crack geographically as the waterfront houses set up a linear pattern of wealth that is just difficult to capture in Block Group data. I’ve been agonizing over how to capture the waterfront wealth of Jacksonville’s St. Johns’ River mansions for the last couple of weeks!

    If I feel a worthy neighborhood has not been captured by the Census data, I reserve the right to call it a “Higley Designated Place” where I estimate the income and build the racial makeup block by block of Census data. As you can imagine, this is an incredibly time consuming and difficult process.

    The bottom line is that the data is not perfect and I am always working to refine the list of neighborhoods.

    Thanks for your comments, I should possibly revisit the South Florida river front/canal front/oceanfront mansions.

  22. james moore
    January 20th, 2010 | 4:13 am

    I didn’t see places like Maryland and some part of Long island,NY and Atlanta .i think this information is not correct all the way.there are alot of wealthy areas there not on this list

  23. Stephen Higley
    February 1st, 2010 | 10:12 am

    There are 40 neighborhoods from Montgomery County alone in the top 1000 and virtually every estate village on the Gold Coast of Long Island are represented. Maryland’s many neighborhoods in Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, and Travilah are not always associated with great wealth because remember that DC is a government town and they are not as rich as the rich from a place like Silicon Valley.

  24. greg
    June 17th, 2010 | 10:35 pm

    I am sorry but you have missed out on so many extremely rich areas of the San Francisco Bay Area that it almost makes your list inaccurate. In San Francisco there is a neighborhood called Pacific heights which rivals New York’s mid-town (huge mansions), then there is the extremely wealthy area of Tiburon (north of San Francisco) with an especialy wealthy residential development on Paradise Drive. Next to Tiburon is an even more exclusive neighborhood of Belvedere. In the hills of Oakland there is an exclusive town of Piedmont with mansions out of this world. This is not to mention the rest of Silicon Valley with its rich landowners.

  25. Stephen Higley
    June 21st, 2010 | 5:43 pm

    Every one of the neighborhoods you mention is in the Higley 1000. Go to the right side of the web page to “Neighborhoods by Metro Areas”, scroll down to San Francisco and see all 70 of them from the bay area. They are subdivided into sections such as San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Marin, Contra Costa etc etc.

  26. July 15th, 2010 | 12:02 pm

    […] Miami has much to offer for those who like to live life well; award winning beaches, amazing nightlife and year round sun are just the beginning of a very long list of “Miami’s Best”. A beautiful home is often the keystone of a life well lived and America’s elite know that Miami is just the place to find that home. Five of the country’s 100 Most Elite Neighborhoods are in Miami-Dade Co based on Median Household Income, according to the Higley Report. […]

  27. Ivy
    July 16th, 2010 | 12:10 am

    Do you have a list for Canada? I would be very interested to know the richest cities in Canada, especially British Columbia.

  28. steven
    August 7th, 2010 | 8:38 pm

    Great work. Congratulations!

  29. alex
    August 22nd, 2010 | 7:15 pm

    You forgot some places in the SF. I live here and the most exclusive are the Marina, Pacific Heights, and Sea Cliff. Houses/Mansions go for $20M all the time here. They rival any of those places, so why weren’t they mentioned?

  30. Stephen Higley
    August 24th, 2010 | 8:44 am

    San Francisco has 6 neighborhoods in the Higley 1000. Pacific Heights (my personal favorite) is 121st on the list. Presidio Heights is 322nd, Sea Cliff is 343rd, St. Francis Wood-Balboa Terrace is 769th, Russian Hill is 800th, and Monterey Heights is 855th. I have driven through all of these neighborhoods and I too was surprised by how low the mean household incomes were. You mentioned the high cost of houses, but my numbers are based on Census methodology and Block Group Data… It does not take in the cost of housing. I’ve combed all of San Francisco and if my memory serves me correctly, the Marina neighborhood doesn’t even come close to the top 1,000. Marina has too many rentals which tend to drive the mean household income down.

  31. December 12th, 2010 | 9:30 pm

    We recently bought a new office in the Hunts Point of Seattle, WA and we find this place to be much better and cleaner than it was in Holmby Hills, LA, CA. It is a quiet and safe area and people seem to be very nice as well.

  32. Kristina
    December 13th, 2010 | 10:35 pm

    I’m sorry u didn’t even put any neighborhoods in boca raton and to be honest that’s the only city really that’s drama free and is not worried about what everybody else things. Boca raton is the nicest place to live trust me I have been all over the world. Boca raton is by far the best.

  33. Stephen Higley
    December 14th, 2010 | 10:36 am

    Boca Raton is extremely well represented in the Higley 1000. I personally have driven all of the neighborhoods that weren’t gated and I agree that it is a lovely place. The reason why Boca doesn’t have any neighborhoods in the top 100 has to do with the large number of retirees found in most of it’s most elite places.

    If you looked further under “Neighborhood Summary by Metro Area,” way down the list under West Palm Beach you would find the following neighborhoods

    #161 Boca Raton Bath & Tennis Club
    #179 Boca Grove
    #268 Boca Raton Polo Club-Le Lac
    #372 Woodfield Country Club
    #390 Woodfield Hunt Club
    #459 Boca Tierra-Les Jardins
    #680 Estancia

    Steve Higley

  34. mr. mathews
    April 18th, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    bridal path, forest hill, roseddale are all honerable mentions within in Canada richest neighbourhoods.

  35. JEMO
    April 19th, 2011 | 10:27 pm

    I found your site while doing research for a book this evening. As an Alabama native (and post-college Mountain Brook resident), I have enjoyed perusing several of your lists, including the Birmingham article (which could not have been much more accurate, IMHO) and this one. I currently live in a neighborhood in Salt Lake City, UT that doesn’t even come up in a site search of Higley 1000. Yet, I have read in recent years that our neighborhood is (or was at that time) among the 50 wealthiest neighborhoods in the country. Our neighborhood is Federal Heights, located inside Salt Lake City proper. My neighbors include several Fortune 500 CEO’s, bank presidents and CEO’s of several additional Fortune 1000 companies. I have read that those who are not familiar with our area will often dilute the neighborhood’s incomes with the surrounding areas because of a shared (and expansive) zip code area. However, to the extent that there is a “blue blood” neighborhood in the state of Utah, it’s my understanding that Federal Heights would be it. Has Federal Heights not shown up on your radar yet, or are some of our neighbors hanging on by a thread after the recent financial crisis? Thanks again for your work on a great site!

  36. down-under
    May 11th, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    I’m an investor from Australia & i’ve found your website to be very informative and useful. Thanks for saving me a lot of time.

  37. Lilo
    May 15th, 2011 | 5:59 pm

    I wonder what it is like to be rich.

  38. Stephen Higley
    May 15th, 2011 | 6:59 pm

    me too.

  39. Traci Rood
    June 1st, 2011 | 11:03 am

    As a dreamer in North Iowa, I love looking at real estate in wealthy areas. Just to get a glance at how the other half lives. This list will make my search easier. Thank you! It is somewhat disappointing that Iowa doesn’t have any cities on the list. 🙂 Kidding.

  40. j
    September 27th, 2011 | 6:17 pm

    Im very surprised The Champions in Lexington, KY is not included. Horse money with the likes of Graham Beck, Shiek Mahkmoud, etc owning property there

  41. Jesse
    December 14th, 2011 | 1:34 am

    I agree with j about Lexington. Especially over on Pearl Ln (Jessamine Co. KY). Love your site by the way, didnt even know about Mockingbird Valley in Louisville!!

  42. Laurence Tromly
    March 8th, 2012 | 8:18 pm

    Mr. Higley – Great site. Found it very interesting and informational.

  43. George
    April 16th, 2012 | 8:28 pm

    Woodward ave. In Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (hometown of Mitt Romney), the “Rodeo Drive of the midwest” baby!!!

  44. Robert Nolan
    June 3rd, 2012 | 8:59 pm

    the Tremont neighborhood in Upper Arlington, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, should be on this list… So many upscale, beautiful homes… It is so beautiful driving through there

  45. August 27th, 2012 | 11:21 pm

    “As I have questioned repeatedly on my site, where are the wealthy Black households? They made up 11.7% of all American households in the 2000 Census and 4.4% of the households making over $200,000, yet there representation in the best neighborhoods is negligible.”

    We’re a rounding error…at least I am. I’m an African American, or rather *the* African American in my neighborhood that is high on your list. I’m guessing that due to a rounding error, the list has my race listed as 0%.

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