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These Are The Richest Neighborhoods in America

From billionaires to big-shot CEOs, these are the places they call home, aka the richest neighborhoods in America.

Roubina Al Abashian

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January 24, 2022

What do Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, and Bill Gates have in common? They make up the one percent of the world who live in the wealthiest neighborhoods of the U.S.A. Lavish houses, top-notch amenities, uninterrupted privacy, acres of green spaces, and plenty more desirable attributes make the richest neighborhoods in America an enviable place to own a house, especially if you’re always in the public eye. If you consider yourself as one of the top one percent, you might just end up being neighbors with the CEO of Google.

Old Las Palmas envelops a stretch of the Uptown Design District on North Palm Canyon Drive with galleries, design stores, and tiki bars.

1. Old Las Palmas, California

Median home price: $1,865,000

Life in Palm Springs’ Old Las Palmas neighborhood is all about luxury homes, Olympic-sized pools, and celebrities. Here, you’ll find glamorous Eichler homes and Spanish-Colonial-style houses—the architecture is one of the reasons why this is the most expensive neighborhood in Palm Springs

2. Almaden Valley, California

Median home price: $1,907,910

For families looking to move to California, Almaden Valley is arguably the best neighborhood to live in San Jose. Most of the houses here were built in the 1960s with families in mind—the average home is anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 square feet. With excellent schools and easy access to the area’s favorite parks, you’ll soon realize you made the right choice by moving to this prominent neighborhood.   

Short Hills is an unincorporated community and census-designated place with seven in ten household incomes above $150,000 per year.

3. Short Hills, New Jersey

Median home price: $1,694,930

Elegant Tudor, Cape Cod-style, and modern houses give Short Hills a distinctive character compared to its surrounding neighborhoods. What makes this one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in America is safety and privacy—highly ranked schools and easy commute to New York make living and raising a family in this area worth the splurge. 

4. San Roque, California

Median home price: $1,778,493

This Santa Barbara neighborhood is the ideal escape from the crowded city life without being too far from basic amenities. Like most other affluent neighborhoods in America, San Roque’s schooling system is beyond perfect, the nature is pristine, and crime rates are low. Grassy parks, hiking trails, fun shops, and cool restaurants are scattered all over the area. 

Beverly Park is a gated community in Los Angeles primarily known for its large houses and famous residents.

5. Beverly Park, California

Median home price: $2,980,000

Beverly Park is one of the relatively new neighborhoods in the City of Angels. The area was originally planned to be a golf course and a country club, but the developers had a change of heart. Celebrities like Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are the proud owners of two of the grand houses that line the streets of this rich neighborhood in California

6. Upper East Side, New York

Median home price: $1,340,142

If you’ve ever wondered which of New York’s affluent neighborhoods is the most prominent, the answer is Upper East Side. The area boasts affluent townhouses, apartment buildings, and an exciting lifestyle that would make breaking the bank totally worthwhile. With upscale boutiques, famous restaurants, and amazing museums, residents never run out of things to do.

7. Sea Cliff, California

Median home price: $4,256,164

Situated in northwestern San Francisco, Sea Cliff is the oceanside neighborhood everyone dreams of moving to. The colorful and extravagant houses here have all been designed by famous American architects to give the area a unique feel. As one of the richest neighborhoods in the U.S.A., Sea Cliff has attracted celebrities like the late Robin Williams and Sharon Stone over the years.

Andreas Hills, one of the most scenic neighborhoods of Palm Springs, sits against the San Jacinto Mountains in the Indian Canyons area.

8. Andreas Hills, California

Median home price: $1,513,264

Yet another one in Palm Springs, Andreas Hills is where most A-listers own their second homes. Tuscan and Spanish-Style villas decorate the streets of this rich neighborhood in America, and incredible views of Mount San Jacinto follow you wherever you are. 

9. Kalorama Heights, Washington D.C.

Median home price: $1,466,940

Want to live just like the elites of D.C.? Consider moving to Kalorama Heights, the private and sophisticated Washington D.C. neighborhood (if you can afford the hefty price tag)—former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family once called this area home. The off-grid neighborhood is built on a hilltop, with many houses overlooking the city. 

La Jolla Farms is an affluent coastal area containing a stretch of secluded Black’s Beach, popular with surfers for its powerful waves.

10. La Jolla Farms, California

Median home price: $2,002,454

The exclusive community of La Jolla Farms is one of the most affluent areas in all of California. The small neighborhood offers a sense of security to its residents. With unhindered views of the ocean, architectural masterpieces for homes, and neighbors like Alicia Keys, you’ll be living the high life in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in America.

11. Brentwood Park, California

Median home price: $2,000,000

When Brentwood came to prominence in the early 1900s, people started buying country estates to escape the bustling city life. Not much has changed since the good old days; the rich and famous continue resorting to one of its most affluent neighborhoods, Brentwood Park, to escape their routines. The park-like residential area attracts wealthy families from all across the country thanks to its modern houses and sense of privacy. 

West Menlo Park consists of suburban housing and a small business district along Alameda de las Pulgas, often just referred to as "the Alameda."

12. West Menlo Park, California

Median home price: $4,680,000

San Francisco suburb West Menlo Park is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the U.S.A. Boasting a great educational system, it also happens to be one of the most educated places in the Golden State. The neighborhood is known to have plenty of small businesses found all over the area—the suburban housing is also very attractive to wealthy people hoping to raise their families in a safe neighborhood.  

13. Presidio Heights, California

Median home price: $4,960,738

No list of rich neighborhoods is complete without San Francisco’s most expensive one yet. Presidio Heights is where most people go to admire the beautiful historic mansions of the area. Lucky residents of this affluent neighborhood have easy access to the nearby Presidio, which boasts plenty of activities for every family member. They also have the best eateries and boutiques to choose from. If you have your eyes set on a high-end single-family home in this area, expect to spend a lot of time playing golf and shopping from classy boutiques. 

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