America's 50 Most Exclusive Neighborhoods

Sure, property seekers have been going nuts over prices in Hollywood, South Beach, and Greenwich Village for years, but it might surprise you to know that these aren’t the most expensive neighborhoods in the country—or even in their own states. We've looked at the data on real estate prices and neighborhood incomes to find the most expensive neighborhoods stateside. Click through to view the neighborhoods that made the list, and find out if yours is one of them.

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  1. Alabama - Mountain Brook (35223) - Mountain Brook Village / Glencoe

    Alabama expensive homes

    The stately suburb of Mountain Brook located southeast of Birmingham boasts a booming—but pricey—real estate market. The median house value is $543,700 in town's ritzy neighborhood of Mountain Brook Village / Glencoe but million-dollar properties like this idyllic ivy-clad abode are a common sight. No surprise, here—the neighborhood of white-collar professionals is among the top 2.2 percent wealthiest in the country.


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    Zillow Digs home in Mountain Brook, AL

  2. Alaska - Anchorage (99516) - Seward Highway / Potter Valley Road

    Alaska expensive homes

    Although a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Anchorage's high cost of living makes it tricky for average residents to make ends meet. With a median home value of $446,000, the town's Seward Highway / Potter Valley Road neighborhood is no exception. Rather than average Joe's, it's high-earning executives, managers, and professionals who can afford to snag palatial properties like this 4,076-square-foot hillside home.


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    Zillow Digs home in Anchorage, AK

  3. Arizona - Paradise Valley (85253) - Cinco Soles

    Arizona expensive homes

    The median real estate price of $1,740,502 in the close-knit 13,922-person town of Paradise Valley is rich even for the likes of its wealthy residents, who earn $102,815 per capita. In the culturally and linguistically diverse Cinco Soles neighborhood, where nearly 10 percent of residents speak Spanish in addition to English, Latin influences can be seen everywhere, including this Spanish mission-style abode with prime views of Camelback Mountain.


    Related: The 19 Most Photographed Homes in America

    Zillow Digs home in Paradise Valley, AZ

  4. Arkansas - Little Rock (72223) - Ampersand Street / North Pierce Street

    Arkansas expensive homes

    This little college town is home to more residents who work in the computing and math sectors than in 95 percent of locales in the country. The wealthiest of these professionals put down roots in the Ampersand Street / North Pierce Street neighborhood where the median house value is $318,300. While most homes in the neighborhood are established properties built between 1940 and 1969, there are also more recently-built homes to be had, such as this 12-year-old, million-dollar estate with a manicured garden.


    Related: 9 Towns That'll Pay You to Move There

    Zillow Digs home in Little Rock, AR

  5. California - Atherton (94027) - Menlo College / El Camino Real

    California expensive homes

    Move over, 90210—the most expensive zip code in California is in Atherton, a hard-charging bayside town located between San Francisco and San Jose. The Menlo College / El Camino Real neighborhood has a jaw-dropping median house value of $6,177,000. Home buyers willing to fork over a similarly handsome fee can splash out on multi-million-dollar properties like this ornate six-bedroom villa, one of many such homes in the neighborhood.


    Related: 9 Ways to Get the Best Price on Your Dream Home

    Zillow Digs home in Atherton, CA

  6. Colorado - Mountain Village (81435)

    Colorado expensive homes

    Just three miles from the world-famous Telluride Ski Resort, it's no surprise that Mountain Village is twice as expensive as the average American city. Sky-high real estate prices—the median house value is $905,600—may be a small price to pay for the breathtaking mountain views and pristine slopes. When the 1,395 nature-loving residents that live in Mountain Village aren't on the slopes, you might find them at home in one of the area's many lavish ski-chalet-inspired houses, like this $4.9 million artisan-crafted log home near the Bridges ski run.


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    Zillow Digs home in Mountain Village, CO

  7. Connecticut - Greenwich (06831) - Belle Haven

    Connecticut

    Twenty-two percent of Greenwich's residents were born in another country, but the 377-year-old coastal city is rich in more than simply cultural diversity. The Belle Haven neighborhood has a median real estate price of $2,594,704 and is wealthier than 99.8 percent of the country. This seven-bedroom, seven-figure English-style manor—a fitting tribute to British influences on the city—gives a glimpse into the rich tastes of those who live in the region.

    Zillow Digs home in Greenwich, CT

  8. Delaware - Wilmington (19807) - Greenville

    Delaware

    The shipyards of Wilmington made it a magnet for military serviceman during the Second World War, but now this town attracts executives and professionals of all trades with its thriving economy. The affluent Greenville neighborhood in the northwest corner of the city has a lower rate of crime than surrounding Wilmington, as well as a median house value of $729,700. While the neighborhood is experiencing a strong seller's market, there are numerous stately properties to be scooped up by well-to-do buyers, including this chateau-esque residence on sale for $1.95 million.

    Zillow Digs home in Wilmington, DE

  9. Florida -  Boca Grande (33921)

    Florida

    The Sunshine State continues to be a hot spot for retirees, but you'll need an extra-large nest egg to settle in the affluent island town of Boca Grande. The high cost of home ownership—the median home value is $1,313,600—may be well worth the investment since local homeowners have enjoyed a roughly 5.6 percent annual increase in real estate value in recent years. This multi-million-dollar crib overlooking the Gasparilla Sound is one of many wow-worthy waterfront pads up for grabs in the luxe locale.


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    Zillow Digs home in Boca Grande, FL

  10. Georgia - Atlanta (30327) - Northside Drive Northwest / Mount Paran Road Northwest

    Georgia expensive homes

    The abundance of colleges and universities in the Atlanta metropolitan area contributes to a large population of college students in the artsy capital city, but the Northside Drive Northwest / Mount Paran Road Northwest neighborhood is more likely to draw retirees and high-earning professionals because of its median home price of $933,550. The north Atlanta neighborhood consists mainly of homes built between 1970 and 1999, along with a fair few handsome mansions built more recently, like this nine-year-old house with a saltwater pool.


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    Zillow Digs home in Atlanta, GA

  11. Hawaii - Honolulu (96821) - Kaalawai

    Hawaii expensive homes

    What's the price of living in paradise? If you dwell in Kaalawai in eastern Honolulu, budget at least $1,295,400, which is the median home value in the area. But as you can tell by this $8.9 million tropical haven, real estate prices can ascend much higher. While Honolulu is a blend of blue- and white-collar professionals, Kaalawai residents are by and large executives, managers, and professionals. This fact contributes to a neighborhood income that is higher than 98.2 percent of neighborhoods in America.


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    Zillow Digs home in Honolulu, HI

  12. Idaho - Victor (83455)

    Idaho

    When it comes to the title of most expensive city in Idaho, the victor is well, Victor. The town of 1,961 has a median home value of $349,500, yet you'll find the rare million-dollar property like this five-bedroom mountain lodge. Be that as it may, Victor remains a middle-income city with a mixture of blue- and white-collar professionals who earn a median household income of $54,261. Surrounded on three sides by national parks, this nature-centric town boasts one of the lowest rates of crime in the country.


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    Zillow Digs home in Victor, ID

  13. Illinois - Kenilworth (60043)

    Kenilworth expensive  homes

    The 2,555-person village of Kenilworth may be small, but its per-capita income of $97,738 cannot be overlooked. While this local six-bedroom English-style manor rings up at nearly at $3.2 million, the median home price rings up at a lower—but still impressive—$1,984,134. It's that price tag that earned the town the second place ranking in Forbes list of "America's Most Affluent Neighborhoods" in 2011.

    Zillow Digs home in Kenilworth, IL

  14. Indiana - Zionsville (46077) - Northern Meadows

    Indiana expensive homes

    From fireworks on the Fourth of July to an activity-packed fall festival, there's never a dull moment in Zionsville. But depending on which neighborhood you choose to reside, you could pay a steep price to enjoy family-friendly attractions year-round. The Northern Meadows neighborhood has a median home value of $324,500, but properties like this half-million-dollar brick beauty hint at a wide neighborhood price range.

    Zillow Digs home in Zionsville, IN

  15. Iowa - Cedar Rapids (52411) - Linn Junction / New Buffalo

    Iowa expensive homes

    The second-largest city in Iowa also contains the most expensive neighborhood. The Linn Junction / New Buffalo neighborhood has a median home value $274,900, which is relatively modest and speaks to the low average cost of living in the Hawkeye State. Although pricey when compared to other Iowa neighborhoods, you'll find more for your money in Cedar Rapids than just about anywhere in America. 

    Zillow Digs home in Cedar Rapids, IA

  16. Kansas - Leawood (66224) - W 119th Street / State Line Road

    Leawood expensive home

    Elegant yet modern homes like this million-dollar stone-and-stucco sanctuary make this southern suburb of Kansas City a magnet for those with uncompromising tastes. While the median home value is $457,200, that price is not out of reach for the residents of the West 119th Street / State Line Road neighborhood, whose incomes put it in the top 15 percent of highest earning neighborhoods in the country.

    Zillow Digs home in Leawood, KS

  17. Kentucky - Lexington (40513) - Lakeview Acres

    Kentucky expensive homes

    Equestrian-friendly jaunts like Kentucky Horse Park and the Keeneland race courses earned Lexington the nickname of "Horse Capital of the World." But the second largest city in Kentucky is also a hub for business professionals who have contributed to the economic success of Lexington neighborhoods like Lakeview Acres. Palatial properties like this $1.7 million pond-side pad, contribute to a higher-than-average median home value of $359,200 in the 40513 zip code.

    Zillow Digs home in Lexington, KY

  18. Louisiana - New Orleans (70115) - Freret Street / Nashville Avenue

    Louisiana expensive homes

    New Orleans is a cultural mecca in the south, and the cost of owning a home in some of its affluent neighborhoods reflects its iconic status. The median home value in the Freret Street / Nashville Avenue neighborhood is $488,200—a whopping $300,000 higher than the city-wide median value. Steeper yet is this neighborhood treasure, a decadent 114-year-old mansion that can be had for a cool $5.75 million.


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    Zillow Digs home in New Orleans, LA

  19. Maine - Town of Oxford (04270)

    Maine expensive homes

    Once a mill town, today Oxford is a small but bustling town bursting with attractions like the annual Oxford County Fair and grand homes like this pristine 4,500-square-foot estate on Oxford Road. Although the median home value of $127,400 makes it the most expensive real estate market in the state, prices are actually lower than the national average. So this is one case when splurging on the most expensive zip code may be a wallet-friendly option.

    Zillow Digs home in Oxford, ME

  20. Maryland - Bethesda (20816) - Battery Park / Bradley Hills

    Maryland expensive homes

    Although the housing supply in the Battery Park / Bradley Hills neighborhood is currently scarce, hawk-eyed home buyers can still scoop up properties like this $1.4 million brick residence situated on a secluded cul-de-sac. The median home value is, at $905,700, not cheap. Lavish lifestyles are not uncommon in this neighborhood or any other in Bethesda, which claims senators, congressmen, and ambassadors as residents.

    Zillow Digs home in Bethesda, MD

  21. Massachusetts - Weston (02493) - Town Center / Regis College

    Massachusetts expensive homes

    Boasting a median home price of $1,564,537 and a median household income of $153,918, the Town Center / Regis College area of Weston consistently ranks among the most affluent neighborhoods in the country. Even so, Weston retains its small-town charms with a tight-knit community of 12,057 residents who dwell alongside one another in old homes like this Georgian Colonial-style abode built in 1785.


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    Zillow Digs home in Weston, MA

  22. Michigan - Bloomfield Hills (48302) - City Center / Cranbook Academy of Art

    Bloomfield hills expensive homes

    Luxury leisures abound at the tranquil lakes and activity-packed country clubs of Bloomfield Hills, but nowhere more so than in the City Center / Cranbook Academy of Art neighborhood located near Bloomfield Hills, which has a higher income than 99.5 percent of neighborhoods countrywide. The 48302 zip code that hosts the neighborhood has a median home value of $468,600, and counts properties such as this five-bedroom English Tudor-style estate among its architectural wonders.

    Zillow Digs home in Bloomfield Hills, MI

  23. Minnesota - Edina (55424) - West 50th Street / Arden Avenue

    Minnesota expensive homes

    This suburb in southeast Minnesota has been featured in movies like "The Mighty Ducks" and "A Serious Man" but its real star power is the enduring prosperity of its neighborhoods. The 55424 zip code including the West 50th Street / Arden Avenue neighborhood has a median home value of $705,400, and is home to numerous sumptuous properties like this Cotswold-inspired abode with views of scenic Minnehaha Creek.

    Zillow Digs home in Edina, MN

  24. Mississippi - Madison (39110) - Annandale / Mannsdale

    Mississippi expensive homes

    While Mississippi is one of the most budget-friendly states in the country, James Madison's namesake city contains the most expensive zip code in the state. The 39110 zip code spanning the Annandale/Mannsdale neighborhood of Madison has a median home value $239,800. While modest homes in that range can be found in the neighborhood, you will also spot more extravagant estates close by like this lakefront lodging listed at $789,000.

    Zillow Digs home in Madison, MS

  25. Missouri - Ladue (63124)

    Missouri expensive homes

    Home to private schools, chief executive officers, and professional athletes, the 8,560-person town of Ladue is among the most affluent suburbs in Missouri. The 63124 zip code has a sky-high median home value of $1,060,598, though lucky homebuyers can also find homes below that threshold, such as this fairy tale property going for $935,000. Ladue's close proximity to St. Louis also puts residents within 15 miles of world-class sports and performing arts venues.

    Zillow Digs home in Ladue, MO

  26. Montana - Billings (59106) - Rimrock Rd / Shiloh Rd

    Billings montana

    Don't let the median real estate price in this affluent neighborhood fool you. Although the cost of accommodations in Billings is significantly lower than you'll find in the ritziest neighborhoods of some other states—$370,176, on average—your dollar goes a long way in the Rimrock Rd / Shiloh Rd area, which is home to highly paid executives and professionals. Luxury cars like Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Lexus are a common sight on the suburban streets—and in spacious four-car garages, like the one found in these plush digs. The 5,174 square feet of this 5-bed, 3-bathroom house ring up at less than a million dollars, but even well-paid families will have trouble moving in as the housing market is something fierce.

    Zillow Digs home in Billings, MT

  27. Nebraska - Lincoln (68520) - S 98th St / Pioneers Blvd

    Lincoln nebraska

    Not every college town can boast the kind of luxe accommodations you'll find in this neighborhood, but then again Lincoln is more than just a college town. Home to 277,348 people, and the seat of the state capitol, Lincoln is the second-largest city in the state. Although the population is evenly divided between blue- and white-collar workers, it's primarily executives and other professionals who live in this part of town. An average median home value of $447,458, according to Neighborhood Scout, makes this one of the priciest zip codes in the country but this million-dollar home reveals an example of what's available at a higher price point. The 5-bedroom estate is situated on the edge of a golf course—just the kind of amenity the area's high-rolling residents expect. 


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    Zillow Digs home in Lincoln, NE

  28. Nevada - Genoa (89411)

    Genoa nevada

    What has less than 1,000 residents and lies at the foot of the Sierras? Why, it's Genoa, Nevada, of course. This tiny town is no less ritzy for its small size. In fact, the median home value, according to Zillow estimates, is a whopping $732,600. So what is it that attracts America's wealthy to this little community? Take one look at that view and you'll have your answer. Cozied up along the foothills and within shooting distance of Lake Tahoe, residents can soak up the natural beauty of the West without traveling far from the comfort of their 5- or 6-bedroom home. Plus, it's easy to plug back in to an urban environment when necessary; a 20-minute drive to Carson City or an hour-long drive to Reno is all it takes to see the city lights for a night.


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    Zillow Digs home in Genoa, NV

  29. New Hampshire - Rye (03870)

    New hampshire

    The small town of Rye is a destination for individuals and families who prefer the coastal life and have the requisite income to support their nautical habit. The median home value of this 5,000-person town is a whopping $717,500, but many homes, like this $4.9 million beauty, far exceed even that. Despite its small size, Rye boasts many of the same perks as any affluent burg, like good schools and a low crime rate, and residents are only a short drive from the larger community of Portsmouth, so one need never feel isolated.

    Zillow Digs home in Rye, NH

  30. New Jersey - Alpine (07260)

    Alpine nj

    Conveniently located across the Hudson River from New York City, Alpine is favored by many celebrities and business moguls for its privacy and quietude. The small town of 2,000 has lower property taxes than much of New Jersey because there are fewer public services to fund—for instance, there is only one public school, which serves grades K-8. But, that’s the only inexpensive thing about Alpine. The median home value in this iron-gate community is $2.7 million, according to Zillow.

    Zillow Digs home in Alpine, NJ

  31. New Mexico - Santa Fe (87506) - Las Dos

    New mexico expensive home

    Artists and white-collar workers alike make their home in hot and sunny Santa Fe but only the most elite among the city's 84,000 residents can afford to make their home in the affluent neighborhood of Las Dos. Sprawling estates, like this nearly 6,000-square-foot $4.7 million home are not an uncommon sight, but with a median home value estimated at $885,331, you'll find a few more modest abodes as well.

    Zillow Digs home in Santa Fe, NM

  32. New York - Water Mill (11976)

    Water mill

    Believe it or not, Water Mill beats out Manhattan as the most expensive neighborhood in the state of New York. With a median home value of $3,798,500, Water Mill’s residents pay seven times the national average for cost of living. The 11976 zip code, located on Long Island, houses beautiful waterfront properties and multi-million dollar mansions, like this stunning 11-bedroom, 15-acre estate dubbed Villa Maria.

    Zillow Digs Home in Water Mill, NY

  33. North Carolina - Biltmore Forest (28803)

    Biltmore forest north carolina real estate

    The illustrious Vanderbilt family owned tens of thousands of acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The hallmark of their sprawling estate? Biltmore House. At the time, it was the largest home ever built in America—and it still is. Years after the construction of the home, to make the estate lands more manageable, trustees sold off three square miles, in the process forming Biltmore Forest, a planned residential community nestled in the wilderness to the west of nearby Asheville. An exclusive enclave from the beginning, Biltmore remains affluent. Median home price? Nearly one million dollars.


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    Zillow Digs home in Biltmore Forest, NC

  34. North Dakota - Bismarck (58503) - River Rd

    River rd bismarck

    Located in Bismarck, North Dakota, the upscale neighborhood of River Road is characterized by large, newly-built, single-family homes. The 58503 zip code has top-notch public schools and low crime rates, which makes it attractive to families with high incomes. The median home value is $319,400—often enough to buy a five-bedroom home with modern amenities in an impressive community.

    Zillow Digs Home in Bismarck, ND

  35. Ohio - Terrace Park (45274)

    Terrace park

    The 45174 zip code of Terrace Park attracts affluent families with good schools and family-oriented services. A suburb of Cincinnati, it has a median home value of $500,500, which is significantly higher than Ohio’s average home value of $128,100. Residents enjoy local festivities, growing real estate values, and a low-low crime rate.

    Zillow Digs home in Terrace Park, OH

  36. Oklahoma - Oklahoma City - Nichols Hills (73116)

    Nichols hills oklahoma real estate

    A city within a city, Nichols Hills boasts its own water and law enforcement services, despite being nestled solidly within greater Oklahoma City. Originally developed as a planned community, with every acre carefully landscape-designed, the neighborhood remains the utopian, oasis-like neighborhood it was always intended to be. The gracious historic homes are one thing, but it's the uncommon abundance of green space that truly makes Nichols Hills feel like it's a world apart.


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    Zillow Digs home in Nicole Hills, OK

  37. Oregon - Portland (97210) - Portland Heights

    Portlandheights oregon

    Chock full of architecture that predates World War II, the median home value in Portland Heights is $795,800 according to Zillow—a figure that's nearly 15 percent higher than last year's values and exceeds the other 155 neighborhoods in historic Portland, Oregon. While it may not come as a shock that the city itself consists primarily of white-collar professionals (85 percent, which is well above the national average), it's also home to a noteworthy arts community. Including artists, designers, and media professionals, its presence is larger than 90 percent of the communities elsewhere and, arguably, contributes to the character that makes this neighborhood in high demand.

    Zillow Digs home in Portland, OR

  38. Pennsylvania - Lower Merion Township (19035)

    Lower merion township

    Originally settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682, Lower Merion Township has evolved into an affluent neighborhood with a median home value of $931,800. The 19035 zip code houses several universities, including Bryn Mawr College and Harcum College, in its 23.9 square mile radius. Some residents own multi-million dollar homes, like this expansive 14,467-square-foot property, which comes complete with a gourmet kitchen, swimming pool, and home theater.

    Zillow Digs home in  Gladwyne, PA

  39. Rhode Island - Jamestown (02835)

    Jamestown ri

    While Newport might be famous for its historic, opulent mansions, the truly expensive neighborhood is across the bridge in Jamestown. Situated on Conanicut Island in the Narraganset Bay, this quaint beach town’s home values keep increasing. At $604,600, the median home value spiked 12.6% from 2016 to 2017, according to GoBankingRates.com. Not as well-known as the tourist-spot Newport, Jamestown offers a peaceful beach escape. 


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    Zillow Digs home in Jamestown, RI

  40. South Carolina - Bluffton/Daufuskie Island (29915) - Pinckney Colony

    Daufuskie island sc

    The 29915 zip code encompasses part of South Carolina’s coastline, but mainly Daufuskie Island. This tiny beach town has emerged as a resort destination, attracting visitors and prospective homeowners with its sandy beaches and historic charm. With an influx of summer renters and people looking to buy a vacation home, Daufuskie Island is in demand. Right now, the median home value is close to half a million dollars.

    Zillow Digs home in Daufuskie Island, SC

  41. South Dakota - Hill City (57745)

    Hill city south dakota real estate

    Originally settled as a tin-mining town in the late 19th century, Hill City sits smack in the middle of the rugged Black Hills. Only 1,000 people lived here as of the 2010 census, and we expect even fewer remain in residence year-round. Still, in spite of its being a seasonal destination, and a remote one, Hill City commands higher median home prices than anywhere else in the state. The appeal? Mansion-sized, rustic-meets-modern cabins set on plots with ample acreage of unspoiled natural beauty.


    Related—Home Alone: 10 Beautiful Homes in the Middle of Nowhere

    Zillow Digs home in Hill City, SD

  42. Tennessee - Nashville (37215) - Aquinas College / West End Ave

    Nashville tn

    While not all of Nashville is expensive to live in, the Aquinas College / West End Avenue neighborhood might not be the best place to look for anyone on a budget. Its median real estate value of $747,827 makes it more expensive than 93.8% of other neighborhoods in United States. Its residents also have a higher income than 92.4% of the neighborhoods across the country. Even though it’s ranked the most expensive neighborhood in Tennessee, there are many vacancies, which perhaps is showing a decline in demand. If you’re looking to live in a city, but with the comforts of the suburbs, consider this charming area.

    Zillow Digs home in Nashville, TN

  43. Texas - University Park (75205) - Preston Rd / Southwestern Rd

    Universitypark texas

    This college town receives frequent recognition for its exceptionally high cost of living. In the 75205 zip code alone, median home value tops a million dollars—$1,343,800, to be exact—and the trend isn't likely to slow, as home values increased 8.4 percent since last just year. Nearly all University Park residents who are not enrolled at Southern Methodist University and attending games with Peruna (its black Shetland pony mascot) are white-collar workers, which explains the high average annual income of $318,736 for a family of four.

    Zillow Digs home in University Park, TX

  44. Utah - Park City (84060) - Woodside Ave / Park Ave

    Park city

    With a vacancy rate of 71.5%, you wouldn’t think Park City’s Woodside Avenue / Park Avenue neighborhood would be considered affluent or exclusive. But, in reality, 61% of the housing is seasonally occupied, and the median home value is an astounding $940,700. The quiet 84060 zip code has a mix of high-rise apartments and single family homes, like this timber-framed estate with stunning mountain views.

    Zillow Digs home in Park City, UT

  45. Vermont - Charlotte (05445)

    Charlotte vermont

    What price can you put on waterfront views of Lake Champlain and easy access to state education at the University of Vermont (which ranked in the top 100 schools listed in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities)? In the scenic city of Charlotte, which has only this one neighborhood, the median home value is $496,900. Though the highest in the state today, it's still a deal you compare to the peak median home value in 2009, which was more than $50,000 higher.

    Zillow Digs home in Charlotte, VT

  46. Virginia - Great Falls (22066) - Town Center

    Great falls virginia

    A suburb of Washington, D.C., Great Falls is an idyllic town to raise a family—but the price tag doesn’t come cheap. The current median home value is $1,104,000, making it one of the most expensive communities to live in the entire country. However, that is actually lower than what it was before the housing crash. In 2005, Great Falls’ home values peaked at $1.23 million before dropping. But with quality schools, close proximity to a city, and the beautiful Great Falls Park nearby, people continue to choose this spot to raise a family

    Zillow Digs home in Great Falls, VA

  47. Washington - Medina (98039)

    Medina washington real estate

    The glittering tech mecca of Seattle sits on one side of Lake Washington, while tiny neighboring Medina gazes across from the opposite shore. Some of the richest people in the world live right here—Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos among them. Covering less than two square miles in area, with fewer than 1,000 families in residence, Medina boasts an impossibly high median home price of $2,590,300. It doesn’t get much more exclusive than that!


    Related: 14 Surprising Small Towns the Stars Call Home

    Zillow Digs home in Medina, WA

  48. West Virginia - Charleston - Loudon Heights (25314)

    Loudon heights west virginia real estate

    Coal fortunes built Charleston—the government seat, commercial nucleus, and cultural hub of West Virginia. While close-in sections of the city do offer affordable housing-seekers plenty of options, the leafy suburban areas south of downtown belong to the most expensive zip code in the state. In Loudon Heights, the most exclusive of them all, the median home price hovers around $345,275, and noteworthy historic estates like this one routinely sell for a million or more—sometimes much more!



    Related: 20 Beautiful Homes Hiding in America's Most Affordable Cities

    Zillow Digs home in Charleston, WV

  49. Wisconsin - Madison (53726) - Lake Mendota Dr / Eagle Hts

    Madison wisconsin

    Located in the second-largest community in Wisconsin, the Lake Mendota Drive and Eagle Heights area of Madison snag the recognition as the most affluent neighborhood in the midwestern state. The median home value of $449,700—which is up a little over 5 percent from last year—reflects gravitation towards the trendier metropolitan area by well-educated white-collar employees and the thousands of college students attending school nearby.

    Zillow Digs home in Madison, WI

  50. Wyoming - Cheyenne (82009) - Ranchettes

    Cheyenne wi

    Thanks to notably light traffic, a quick commute to work is a huge draw for residents who head out to white- and blue-collar jobs alike: 14.44 minutes clocks in substantially shorter than the national average. Happiness—as well as less noise and air pollution—come at a small price, when you start to compare Cheyenne against some of the other wealthiest neighborhoods on this list. Though the median home value this year is only $254,000, it's expected to rise in these next years as more upper-middle income residents choose Wyoming's largest community for its better quality of life.

    Zillow Digs home in Cheyenne, WY

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