The Richest Town In Every State

Wealthy American towns come with a host of amenities, access, and offerings: from suburban communities renowned for their school districts or club soccer teams to bustling neighborhoods filled with trendy bars and restaurants.

Locations are ranked by the median household income, with ties broken by the percentage of people annually earning more than $200,000.

Mountain Brook, Alabama, is a medium-sized city known for its high cost of living, but equally high quality of life. According to Neighborhood Scout, more than 97% of the workforce in Mountain Brook is employed in white-collar jobs.

Alabama: Mountain Brook

Paradise Valley, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix, is one of the top tourist destinations in the state. It is known for its luxury golf courses, shopping, real estate, and dining. The top employers in the town, according to the 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, include five-star resorts like Camelback Inn, Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa, and the InterContinental Montelucia Resort and Joya Spa.

Arizona: Paradise Valley

Perched on the outskirts of Silicon Valley, the residential Monte Sereno in California is a bedroom community that houses some of the brightest minds in the world. The entire community is residential, with no commercial activity. Residents use the retail facilities in nearby Saratoga and Los Gatos.

California: Monte Sereno

A suburb of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Gulf Stream is a small town known for its restaurants, green space, and public schools. According to Niche, Gulf Stream is a great place to live for families. Home values are among the highest in the nation, and roughly 88% of families own their homes. It’s among one of the highest-educated communities in America, with 31% of residents holding a master’s degree or higher.

Florida: Gulf Stream

The Gold Rush might be long over, but for Elko, Nevada, it’s only just beginning. According to the Review Journal, Nevada is home to one of six major gold producing areas in the world, and two new deposits have recently been found near Elko. Gold is the state’s top overseas export and produces more than 80% of the gold mined in the United States. 

Nevada: Elko

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