The U.S. is full of beautiful towns, so if you’re thinking of moving and are looking for a stunning piece of real estate, or simply planning a road trip, you might want to check out this list. Below is a list of the richest towns in North America, based on average household income.
Get ready to see some stunning Hollywood mansions, old manors, and Midwest ranches that will make your jaw drop.
McLean, Virginia – Average Household Income: $283,992
Not only is it a hub of wealthy and powerful politicians, McLean Virginia is covered with huge mansions and luxurious homes. This town is the epitome of wholesome, all-American living, and the fact that it has beautiful nature all around is a big plus.
McLean sits right across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the town has a history of famous and wealthy inhabitants. Among them are Colin Powell, Ethel Kennedy, Dick Cheney, and even CIA headquarters used to be in McLean, Virginia at some point. If you can afford a house here, you'll definitely have great neighbors!
Travilah, Maryland – Average Household Income: $284,682
Travilah is another beautiful suburb north of Washington, D.C., and it's one of Maryland's finest kept secrets. With an average household income of nearly $300K, Travilah is a very wealthy little town, with a little over 12,000 people. It's so small that it doesn't even have its own zip code, instead it gets lumped in the general area of "The Potomac".
Another haven for American politicians, Travilah is known for its luscious gardens and landscapes, which are a perfect contrast to the massive villas and houses.
Riverside, Connecticut – Average Household Income: $290,904
Everybody knows that Greenwich is one of the wealthiest towns in Connecticut, and Riverside is one of its richest neighborhoods. Houses with 15 bathrooms, 10 bedrooms, and a price tag of over $18 million make Riverside a very exclusive place to live.
And if a villa like this isn't enough to convince you, maybe the celebrity neighbors will. Out of a long list of famous people living in Riverside, some names include Kathie Lee Gifford, former NFL player Tiki Barber, and former NHL player Marc Staal. The fancy neighbors, the jaw-dropping mansions, a spectacular view of the cove, and a short train ride to NYC should be enough to make you move.
Ladue, Missouri – Average Household Income: $291,794
Ladue is a suburb in St. Louis county, Missouri, and it is one of the Midwest's most luxurious towns. Now, if you're looking for one of its mega mansions, you might want to make sure you at least have an extra $10 million lying around. The beautiful suburb is surrounded by lush nature and houses that look like they came straight out of a blockbuster film.
It's no surprise that Ladue is home to some of the richest people in Missouri, including famous athletes, chairmen of big corporations, and even Hollywood celebrities. If you have the means, you might want to consider moving to this gorgeous town where the average household income reaches $300K.
Kentfield, California – Average Household Income: $299,450
With an average income of nearly $300,000, it's not surprising that Kentfield is one of America's richest towns. A small population of 7,000 people, Kentfield has it all - stunning nature and amazing homes. And it's only a half an hour drive from San Francisco!
Perfect for hiking and outdoor activities, Kentfield offers something for the whole family. In fact, the family of famous California Governor, Gavin Newson, used to live in this town. The only thing is, if you're considering becoming a resident, be sure you have at least $800K to spend, because that's the cheapest apartment you'll find.
Paradise Valley, Arizona – Average Annual Income: $300,521
The town of Paradise Valley certainly lives up to its name, because with its epic sunsets, gigantic mansions, and celebrity neighbors, it really is like paradise. The wealthiest municipality in Arizona, Paradise Valley is home to A-list celebrities and athletes, including Mike Tyson, Michael Phelps, David Spade, Bret Michaels, and more.
In fact, this is where the gorgeous Emma Stone grew up, and where she often goes back to visit. By now, you probably won't be shocked to learn that the average income exceeds $300,000 in this humble Arizona town.
Rumson, New Jersey – Average Household Income: $303,542
Rumson is one of New Jersey's wealthiest towns, which is no surprise once you drive around the colossal mansions and their private gardens. Out of the 7,000 people inhabiting this rich township, some of the more famous ones include Jon Bon Jovi, Queen Latifah, Heather Locklear, Charlie Puth, and the one-and-only, Bruce Springsteen.
Of course, the prices of each house are proportional to their size, so you're going to need a few million dollars to even put a down-payment on a house. For a house with 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, you'd have to pay around $11 million, so we gather that a regular apartment might be quite pricey also.
Westport, Connecticut – Average Household Income: $304,439
About 51 miles north of the wonderful New York City, is the town of Westport, in Connecticut. This wealthy suburb town, otherwise known by locals as the "Bestport", offers residents the best of two very different realities: a quiet, nature-filled suburb that's very close to one of the most exciting and bustling cities in the world.
But Westport is definitely as "American suburb" as you will find. Remember the 2004 film 'The Stepford Wives', with Nicole Kidman? Yeah, it was filmed in Westport. And just a heads up: any of the gorgeous houses you saw in the film wouldn't sell for less than $20 million.
University Park, Texas – Average Household Income: $304,898
Anyone living in the Dallas suburb town of University Park will definitely agree that, in Texas, everything is bigger. The average income is huge, the houses are gigantic, and peoples' wallets are vast. In a survey done in 2017, an average family house in University Park would cost over $1 million. And that was three years ago.
The surprising thing is that, with an area of only 3.7 sq. miles, University Park is tiny for the amount of massive mansions it has. Guess you can always find a space to squeeze into.
Great Falls, Virginia – Average Household Income: $309,599
Great Falls is the richest suburb in the Virginia neighborhood of Washington D.C.. Not only is it home to Washington elites like Redskins owner Dan Snyder, or former Senator Rick Santorum, it has spectacular houses and an unbeatable view of the Great Falls National Park.
Great Falls has luxurious houses, but a small-town feel to it. No wonder each house has a multi-million dollar price tag, and with an average household income of over $300,000, it's really no surprise.
Larchmont, New York – Average Household Income: $313,586
The beautiful, quaint little town of Larchmont has a humble history, but a very lavish present. The oldest house in the town dates back to 1797, and it belonged to John Jay's nephew. Jay was North America's first chief justice of the Supreme Court.
Nowadays, that house is a gorgeously well-preserved manor that is one in a long list of spectacular estates in Larchmont. The average home price is $1 million, with a seven bedroom house costing up to $10 million.
West University Place, Texas – Average Household Income: $330,459
A suburb of Houston, West University Place gets its name from Rice University, located close by. Ironically, no student in the world could actually afford to live there, since a four-bedroom house can cost up to $4 million. Every street is named after a world-renowned author or poet, which just makes the place all that more classy.
This makes sense only because the town's average household income is $330,000, which means that the average resident makes almost four times more than the average American family.
Winnetka, Illinois – Average Household Income: $331,231
If you ever go to Illinois, be sure to keep going north after you've spent a few days in Chicago and head up to the village of Winnetka. Apart from being the home of the famous 'Home Alone' house, it is one of the wealthiest towns in North America, filled with stunning mansions and green landscapes.
Although, we have to warn you, the average household makes over $330,000, which means that most houses in Winnetka, even the cheaper ones, are probably worth a few million dollars.
Old Greenwich, Connecticut – Average Household Income: $336,692
Old Greenwich is a small neighborhood in Greenwich, Connecticut, and it is best described as a classic beauty owned by residents that come from old money. Described by the New York Times as a "front-porch kind of place", Old Greenwich is a quiet, and very wealthy, oasis surrounded by multicolored trees and majestic estates.
What makes this town special is the fact that, even though it is littered with mansions, there is still somewhat of a small-town feel to it. The wealthy coastal neighborhood of Old Greenwich is home to wealthy Wall Street executives, professional athletes and CEOs. Who else could afford a $10 million mansion with a huge yard?
The Village of Indian Hill, Ohio – Average Household Income: $338,267
Founded in 1904, the Village of Indian Hill in Ohio was meant to be an agricultural town, but it had such natural beauty that the place soon became a vacation town for the nearby metropolis of Cincinnati. And so, what started as a modest farming community is now a rich American town with an average income of over $330,000.
The only remnants of agriculture in Indian Hill is the landscaping done to multi-million dollar estates. The average house in this Ohio town costs more than $1 million, and if you're looking for something with more than three bedrooms, prepare to shell out over $5 million.
Glencoe, Illinois – Average Household Income: $339,883
Glencoe is the ultimate all-American suburb town, which is why it's been used in so many classic films, like 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' and 'Sixteen Candles'. You don't get more American than that.
Glencoe is the richest town in Illinois, and is listed among the top ten richest towns in the U.S. A house with five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, all sots of amenities, plus your own private beach with a stunning view of Lake Michigan will run you around $5 million. Then again, what did you expect for a house that size?
Bronxville, New York – Average Household Income: $340,448
Ironically, while the Bronx is one of New York City's poorest neighborhoods, the one-square-mile village of Bronxville in Eastchester, New York is one of the wealthiest places in the state. The tiny Bronxville is the perfect getaway for rich families that live and work in bustling Manhattan.
The average price tag for a house is over $2.3 million, and once you see them, you'll likely agree. Besides, Bronxville is the hometown of Rose, Joseph, Robert, John and Ted Kennedy! And the Kennedy family usually has very good taste.
Darien, Connecticut – Average Household Income: $341,090
Another Connecticut town that's worth visiting, or moving to, depending on your financial situation, is Darien. Darien is a small, wealthy town in which yachting is a very popular activity. That kind of says it all, doesn't it?
Conveniently enough, Darien is a 40-minute drive from Manhattan, which makes it perfect for New York City's wealthy businessmen. It is the smallest town on Connecticut's famous 'Gold Coast', and it has a number of country clubs, a boat club, a yacht club and a hunting club. And two public beaches, which can be visited by non-residents, who already have a private beach in their $15 million house.
Highland Park, Texas – Average Household Income: $358,994
Another Dallas suburb with a very wealthy reputation is Highland Park. One of the richest towns in the country, Highland Park has an average house value of $1.5 million, which explains why only people in politics, like former Texas Governor Bill Clements, and rich celebrities can afford a house here.
Located a mere four miles north of Dallas, this town is the perfect oasis for wealthy people that work in the stressful city. Also, Highland Park is where they shot the famous TV show, 'Dallas'.
Short Hills, New Jersey – Average Household Income: $367,491
An average income of $367,000 makes Short Hills one of the richest little towns in the U.S. Short Hills is the wealthiest suburb town in New Jersey, harboring residents like Rachel Zoe, Anne Hathaway and Patti Stanger.
The average price for a house in Short Hills is $2 million, so you can imagine the stunning mansions that cover this lush, green town. If you can't afford to live here, it's at least worth a visit!
Hillsborough, California – Average Household Income: $373,128
Hillsborough has definitely earned its place among the country's wealthiest towns, and with a whopping average household income of over $370,000, it's easy to understand why. Hillsborough is a short train ride away from San Francisco, and quite close to the famous Silicon Valley. Thus, this little town has become a home to some of the tech world's richest entrepreneurs.
But if you live here, you might also run into celebrities like Alicia Silverstone or Jimmy Kimmel on your morning walk. And hey, it's not so bad - a three bedroom, 9,000 sq. ft. home is just $18 million! Now, that's a bargain.
Los Altos Hills, California – Average Household Income: $386,174
California is mentioned several times on this list, but its town of Los Altos Hills is definitely one of the wealthiest places in the state. Interestingly, the developers of Los Altos Hills decided they didn't want to create a commercial town full of stores and businesses, but instead make a quiet, luxurious space for rich Silicon Valley CEOs.
In fact, the town has strict policies that include a commercial ban on businesses operating within the town borders. There are only two stores in Los Altos Hills - a book shop and a gift shop. But with the $50 million price tag on the town's houses, we doubt residents need any stores at all. The houses probably come with integrated supermarkets.
Cherry Hills Village, Colorado – Average Household Income: $394,259
The only town in Colorado to have made this list is the gorgeous Cherry Hills Village. This Denver suburb has an impressive $400,000 average household income, and is home to many famous celebrities and athletes, such as NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.
The 10,000 sq. foot villas, the lush hiking trails with spectacular mountain views, the horse stables, the rolling hills, and the famous neighbors all make Cherry Hills Village a little slice of heaven on earth. In fact, this town is so gorgeous that it has hosted a U.S. Women Open and two PGA Championships.
Scarsdale, New York – Average Household Income:$417,335
Many people won't find it at all surprising that Scarsdale made this list. After all, it is the second richest town in the country, and the wealthiest one in the entire East coast. This stunning New York City suburb has a whopping average home price of over $2 million, with six-bedroom houses going for as much as $10 million.
In fact, there was even a rumor that Beyonce and Jay-Z had bought a house in Scarsdale. Even though it hasn't been confirmed, Scarsdale remains a favorite destination for the country's elite celebrities, politicians, athletes, and CEOs.
Atherton, California – Average Household Income: $450,696
Atherton is a small town located between San Francisco and San Jose, and it is considered one of wealthiest towns in America. The mansions in Atherton are so massive and luxurious that they almost look fake, and they usually have an average price of about $6 million.
With a staggering average household income of $450,000, Atherton has become home to some of the richest entrepreneurs in the world, including Sheryl Sandberg, Eric Schmidt, and Meg Whitman. And celebrities like Shirley Temple and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham are also residents. OK, we're sold, when can we move?
Los Altos, California – Average Household Income: $280,162
Los Altos is another California town that has become filthy rich thanks to being in Silicon Valley. A northern town in the San Francisco Bay area, Los Altos is home to many tech entrepreneurs and big company CEOs.
Los Altos, which means "The Heights" in Spanish, certainly has an appropriate name, since it really has one of the highest standards of living in the country. It's taken some years, but nowadays, Los Altos is ranked as one of the country's most expensive towns.
Greenville, New York – Average Household Income: $279,820
Greenville is another perfect town for New Yorkers who want to keep their city jobs but have quieter, nature-filed lives. Greenville is situated in New York's Westchester Country, and it has an impressive average household income of $279,000. The average home price is close to a million dollars, which is why only the wealthiest families can afford to call this place home.
The thing about Greenville is that it invests a lot of its money into education. Whereas taxpayers spend around $12,000 on a student's education, residents of Greenville pay almost $25,000. This is the main reason why so many New Yorkers are moving to Greenville to raise their kids.
Montecito, California – Average Household Income: $276,564
Located in Santa Barbara, Montecito is a small paradise town that is home to some of Hollywood's most famous celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe, Portia de Rossi, and Ellen DeGeneres.
With a perfect Mediterranean-like climate, Montecito is really like a slice of heaven. And if the climate isn't convincing enough for you, just look at the multi-million dollar mansions. That should do it.
Rye, New York – Average Household Income: $276,177
Located on the border of New York State ad Connecticut, the beautiful town of Rye is just an hour away from Manhattan. This makes Rye the perfect destination for wealthy businessmen who work in the city but want a little peace and quiet when it comes to a home.
Surrounded by gorgeous nature and breathtaking views, Rye's big beautiful houses are truly one of a kind. Even if it's just for a day trip, you should definitely check out this hidden gem.
Piedmont, California - Average Household Income: $275,243
A haven for some of San Francisco's wealthiest inhabitants, the town of Piedmont is entirely surrounded by the very special and gorgeous city of Oakland.
Piedmont is also famous for being home to some notorious California athletes, such as NFL's Bill Romanowski and Bubba Paris, and MLB's David McCarty. Pixar's director, Peter Docter, and Green Day band vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong are some other A-list names in this A-list town.
Orinda, California - Average Household Income: $272,918
Another California town with an impressive average household income of over $270,000 is Orinda. This mansion-covered town is also known for having very friendly residents, according to Forbes' list of "Friendliest Towns in the U.S.'
Orinda also has numerous hiking trails and stunning parks, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts. However, you might want to get friendly with the nature, and sleeping on it, since a house here can cost up to $5.8 million!
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey – Average Household Income: $271,700
Upper Saddle River is one of New Jersey's wealthiest towns, with a seven-bedroom, ten-bathroom home costing up to $5 million. Of course, that price includes a massive hot tub and your own private fountain.
The massive mansions and lush, green manicured landscapes certainly make this town a gorgeous destination, and everything is so perfect it almost looks like a movie set. If you don't happen to have a million dollars in loose change in your wallet, you should definitely do a day trip here at least!
Tiburon, California – Average Household Income: $269,419
It's no wonder that Forbes once called the C "arguably California's best kept paradise". Just a ferry ride away from the bustling city of San Francisco, Tiburon has slowly become a haven for the rich entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley. Luxurious in a very un-flashy way, this town has classic mansions, gorgeous seacoast, virgin hiking trails and more.
However, don't get too relaxed, because a house here can cost up to $19 million! Of course, we're talking about a seven-bedroom, 13,000 square foot house with its own tennis court, so the price may drop to a humble $5 million if you're looking for a one-bedroom. Good luck!
Lake Forest, Illinois – Average Household Income: $268,922
Illinois is a beautiful state, and Lake Forest is one of its most stunning little towns. And a very wealthy one at that. Not only does this town offer unbelievable views of Lake Michigan, and a short commute to Chicago, it also has some of the most amazing houses in the country.
However, if you want to become a permanent, sun-soaking resident of Lake Forest, you better have some serious money saved up. For a six-bedroom house you'd pay around $12 million, and if you're looking for some more spacious, say, with two more bedrooms, you're looking at $15 million minimum.
Palm Beach, Florida - Average Household Income: $268,695
Famous for being the ultimate vacation town, Palm Beach certainly has a lot to offer. For the wealthy few that get to call Palm Beach their permanent home, it is truly a dream come true. Situated right on the Atlantic Ocean, the views and landscapes are just jaw-dropping.
The famous Florida beach town offers a wide range of mansions, with prices that can go as high as $44 million. And of course, for those people for whom the entire ocean is not enough, they can go for the mansions with a pool, which should add another few hundred thousand dollars to the property.
Upper Montclair, New Jersey - Average Household Income: $265,482
Located in Montclair, in New Jersey's Essex County, the neighborhood of Upper Montclair has a population of over 12,000. But it still feels like a small town, even with a mini business district that is filed with many restaurants and shops. It is also home to many nature reserves and parks, making it a perfect mix of bustling life and quiet nature.
It is known for having great schools and very expensive houses, with the median home value being nearly $1 million.
Wolf Trap, Virginia - Average Household Income: $265,175
Wolf Trap, located in Virginia's Fairfax County, is one of the most affluent towns in the state. It has beautiful, traditional-style houses located in vast, bright green fields and forests. Much like the rest of Virginia, Wolf Trap is a very rural place with a high number of ranchers, farmers, horse stables and the like. But the houses are incredibly luxurious.
With a $1 million median home value, Wolf Trap is definitely one of the most expensive towns in the country. But once you see what it has to offer, you'll understand why.
Southlake, Texas - Average Household Income: $282,834
The city of Southlake in a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth, in Texas. With a growing population of 33,600, it has a bustling downtown area and several small residential neighborhoods. The city is also famous for its Southlake Town Square project, a famous shopping center located on Southlake Boulevard.
Apart from beautiful parks and gardens, Southlake has gorgeous Tudor-style mansions, Mediterranean-style estates, and classic country houses. With a median home value of $700,000, this city attracts more residents than other wealthy towns across the U.S., but it's still pretty steep.
Inverness, Illinois - Average Household Income: $234,625
A suburban village in Cook Country, Illinois, Inverness is a beautiful little town with 7,000 inhabitants. Inverness grew at an unprecedented pace during the 1970s and '80s, which meant more homes, with larger square footage and a variety of different construction styles.
Nowadays, you can see a range of different houses when taking a stroll through Inverness, and with a median home value of $600,000, you're more likely to find something within your price range. Additionally, this quaint little town has stunning nature surrounding it.
North Caldwell, New Jersey - Average Household Income: $249,010
Many people will only know North Caldwell as the location of famous TV mobster Tony Soprano's infamous New Jersey mansion. Probably because David Chase, 'The Sopranos' creator, lived in North Caldwell. And while that is undoubtedly a fun fact to know about the town, there is much more to know about this special township.
The median home value in North Caldwell is over $700,000, which we guess is not that much when comparing it to places like Malibu, where the average house will run you a whopping $2 million. The downtown area is very picturesque, and the fact that there is beautiful nature around every corner is a huge plus.
Pepper Pike, Ohio - Average Household Income: $267,268
With an average household income of over a quarter of a million dollars, Pepper Pike is one of the wealthiest towns in Ohio. A beautiful suburb of the Greater Cleveland area, Pepper Pike has a population of 6,430, which gives it a small-town feel, despite its massive mansions.
Surrounding those massive houses are acres of natural landscapes and lush forests, making Pepper Pike a truly perfect mix between civilization and nature. With a median home value of $500,000, this is definitely a way more affordable place than other wealthy U.S. towns.
Bellaire, Texas - Average Household Income: $278,350
With a population of 19,050, Bellaire is definitely not a small city. However, compared to other massive cities in Texas, it is pretty tiny. Bordered by the cities of West University Place and Houston, Bellaire is a very residential city, even earning the nickname "City of Homes". And those homes have a median value of $880,000.
Bellaire has countless parks, great schools and lovely houses and apartments. Plus, it's where baseball player Jose Cruz, Jr. and famous actor siblings Randy and Dennis Quaid grew up!
Indian River Shores, Florida - Average Household Income: $251,934
With a population of 4,350, Indian River Shores is one of the smallest cities in Florida, but it's still one of the most expensive. It is located on Orchid Island, in Indian River County, and the mere fact that it is a city by the sea just adds a staggering value to each estate.
With a median home value of $700,000, some small houses or apartments might be more affordable than in other wealthy U.S. towns.
Potomac, Maryland - Average Household Income: $248,797
Potomac is one of the most affluent towns in Maryland, and one of the wealthiest in the entire country. With an average household income of $250,000, it's no surprise. The median home value in Potomac is $890,000, and if you're looking for a big family house with over three bedrooms, you're looking at a $2 million minimum.
There's a reason for these prices, though. Potomac has a beautiful downtown area filled with shops and businesses, it is surrounded by trees and nature trails, and has great public schools. Besides, you may run into some famous neighbors, such as Jeff Halpern, Eddie Jordan, Ted Koppel, Sylvester Stallone, Mike Tyson, Darren Star, Lynda Carter, Sugar Ray Leonard, and countless more. Fun fact: Potomac is where former U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt spent his summers!
Palos Verdes Estates, California - Average Household Income: $243,786
Located in the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the city of Palos Verdes Estates is part of the Los Angeles County in California. And, of course, being in a peninsula means it has some of the state's most stunning coastal views.
Palos Verdes Estates was planned by famous American architect, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. Every structure, material and style used was reviewed by an art jury before being constructed, back in the mid-1930s. The city has great schools, and beautiful family mansions, which usually start at $1.7 million.
Alamo, California - Average Household Income: $288,541
A suburb of the San Francisco Bay Area, Alamo is a town in Country Costa County, California. Since it is situated at the north end of the San Ramon Valley, between two Coast Ranges, the natural landscapes in Alamo are one of a kind. It has lush green forests, small cascades, countless parks, and more.
It is also known as a great school district, with a big focus on sports. Brandon Belt and Stephen Curry are just two in a long list of famous residents, and considering the median home value is $2.1 million, we understand why they're the only people who can afford to call Alamo home.
Town and Country, Missouri - Average Household Income: $247,551
Town and Country is a city in Missouri with more than just an obvious name, it is one of the wealthiest towns in the state, with an average family income of nearly $250,000.This city also has one of the highest median incomes of any city in the entire world.
Although there are a lot of stunning houses littered around the town, it has plenty of empty land lots that are just waiting for their next millionaire owner. The median home value in Town and Country is $990,000, so prepared to shell out some money if you're considering a move here.
Woodbury, New York - Average Household Income: $237,493
Located in New York State's Orange County, the town of Woodbury is known for its picturesque downtown, lush nature and massive houses. Bordered by the Schunnemunk Mountain to the west, there are plenty of places to go hiking in Woodbury.
Although, if you already paid the $1 million needed to by a house here, you might as well stay inside forever, since you'll probably be short of cash for the next 30 years.
Malibu, California - Average Household Income: $275,675
Located west of Los Angeles, Malibu is probably the most famous city on our list. And for good reason. It's located right by the sea, it's a paradise for surfers, it has canyons, trails, waterfalls and grasslands, it's filled with luxurious mansions and A-list celebrities, it has the greatest nightclubs, and honestly, those reasons should be enough!
The amount of celebrities that call Malibu home is astonishing, among some of the most famous are Jennifer Aniston, Pamela Anderson, Mel Brooks, Jeff Bridges, Pierce Brosnan, James Cameron, Bette Davis, and the list just goes on and on. Also, Malibu has been the filming location for countless blockbuster films and TV shows. Of course, this means the median home value in Malibu is over $2 million.
New Albany, Ohio - Average Household Income: $264,639
New Albany has a population of over 10,000, but it still feels like a friendly town. While its lavish houses may not feel too "quaint", the people are certainly very modest and down-to-earth. New Albany is one of the best places to live in Ohio, and if you can swing the expensive real estate, you would be lucky to call this place home.
The houses are incredibly expensive, running between $600,000 and $7 million. But on the bright side, there's so much nature you'd probably be fine in a tent!
Mill Valley, California - Average Household Income: $257,825
About 14 miles north of San Francisco lies the gorgeous little town of Mill Valley. Needless to say, the town is surrounded by lush forests, as most of the towns in California. And the mansions have a special, "cabin-in-the-woods" style that makes Mill Valley a very unique place to live.
There are countless nature trails, good climate, and the legendary Bob Weir lives there! What else do you need to know?
Orono, Minnesota - Average Household Income: $262,381
Located on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka, Orono is one of Minnesota's best-kept secrets. With a high average household income of nearly $270,000, the houses in this town are nothing short of impressive.
Even though the median home value is around $800,000, you can probably find a small apartment for something far more affordable. Although, it has to be said that the majestic houses and their lush yards are a huge pat of what make Orono so special.
East Hills, New York - Average Household Income: $273,306
A village of New York's Nassau County, East Hills is a lush, green, beautifully developed town on the North Shore of Long Island. The median home value is over $1 million, which is not surprising considering how perfect they look.
Almost every house has a gorgeous backyard and/or front garden area, which makes this town perfect for raising a big family. As long as you're wealthy, of course.
Oak Brook, Illinois - Average Household Income: $229,266
Oak Brook is a Chicago suburb that houses the headquarters of many major companies and organizations, such as Blistex, Ace Hardware, TreeHouse Foods, Lions Clubs International, and even McDonald's!
Oak Brook not only has beautiful nature and lavish houses, it is also known for its excellent school system. So if you have a little under a million dollars, you can certainly put this town on your list of possible homes.
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey - Average Household Income: $229,048
Home to the gorgeous Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve, this New Jersey town is definitely not lacking in stunning natural landscapes. It is one of New Jersey's highest-income communities, which is evident by the staggering villas and lavish estates.
Michael Jackson was even a resident of the picturesque town in 2007. If he lived here, we can't imagine it being anything short of incredible.
Glen Ridge, New Jersey - Average Household Income: $271,826
Another town from the famous New Jersey state, Glen Ridge is covered in beautiful stony brooks and gorgeous houses. Although, the median price for a small house is $700,000, which is considerably better than $5 million, but it's still pretty steep.
The town has a rich and interesting history, with many original sites still open to the public for visiting. Fun fact: Buzz Aldrin was born here!
La Cañada Flintridge, California - Average Household Income: $227,246
The name might be a bit long and hard to pronounce, but this doesn't matter once you see La Cañada Flintridge's stunning mountain views and breathtaking mansions. Located in the Los Angeles County, this town has become increasingly expensive over the years, and landlords are quite aware of it.
A house here can cost up to $6 million, and despite its beautiful nature, it is quite a bustling city when you visit the downtown area. Still, this doesn't seem to bother some of the town's famous residents, such as Angela Bassett, Kevin Costner, Miley Cyrus, Vince Vaughn, Alfred Molina, and many more.
Long Grove, Illinois - Average Household Income: $263,939
Illinois has a lot of hidden gems, and one of them is the lovely and very wealthy town of Long Grove. About 35 miles northwest from Chicago, Long Grove is adamant when it comes to preserving its "country atmosphere".
Its million-dollar houses, historic downtown and seasonal festivals make this town into a unique charm. Fun fact: Daryl Hannah was raised in Long Grove.
Lawrence, New York - Average Household Income: $254,547
Another New York gem, Lawrence is a village in New York state with a population of 6,500, among them Steve Madden, Donna Karan, Nancy McCartney, and the late Peggy Lipton. And when you get a look at the houses in this town, you won't be surprised.
The beachside villas, sunset views, green landscapes and friendly residents make Lawrence a great place to live. If you have about $3 million to buy a small house, that is.
Saratoga, California - Average Household Income: $238,041
With a population of over 30,000, the city of Saratoga is considered one of the wealthiest towns in the country. Situated in the San Francisco Bay Area, Saratoga is known for its small-town, suburban feel, its delicious high-end restaurants and its world-class wineries.
With an average household income of $238,000, Saratoga is home to many luxurious mansions and enchanting redwood forests.