With an average household income of more than $525,000, Atherton, California is the richest town in the United States, that’s according to a Bloomberg report. It became the first and only neighborhood in America to top the half-million-dollar mark.
Atherton is a small neighborhood of about 7,000 people and it is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. You’ll need that substantial a salary to afford to buy your way into Atherton, the cheapest current listing is a 2,270-square-foot home for $1.7 million. There’s also a home for sale 6.8 times that size (15,300-square-foot)— and more than 19 times that price, listed at $32 million.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s estate in Atherton, CA, recently sold for a hefty $35.25 million. Atherton, the upscale community south of San Francisco, has been home to the former chairman of Google Eric Schmidt and brokerage boss Charles Schwab.
Atherton is joined by Scarsdale, New York (No. 2); Hillsborough, California (No. 3); and Cherry Hills Village, Colorado (No. 4); and Los Altos Hills, California (No. 5). All four have average incomes upwards of $400,000.
The 50 Richest Towns To Live In The United States, 2020
|Rank||Neighborhood||State||Average Household Income (US$)|
|4||Cherry Hills Village||Colorado||$40,6314|
|5||Los Altos Hills||California||$405,073|
|6||Short Hills||New Jersey||$388,760|
|11||West University Place||Texas||$352,418|
|17||The Village of Indian Hill||Ohio||$318,319|
|38||East Hills||New York||$273,306|
|40||Upper Saddle River||New Jersey||$272,940|
|41||Glen Ridge||New Jersey||$271,826|
|45||Upper Montclair||New Jersey||$265,482|
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