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Old 10-22-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Drover I know where Kenilworth is...but where is Babbockburn?
Just north of Deerfield. And it's Bannockburn, not Babbockburn.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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New Canaan is the wealthiest town in America according to CNN Money. New Canaan only wins because Greenwich, CT has a very large population of over 60,000 with a variety of housing types and income types. For the most part though, the wealth in Greenwich blows any other place in the United States out of the water except for parts of Manhattan.

New Canaan, Darien, Westport and Weston can easily be grouped together as being extremely wealthy towns, all with significant populations as well. We are talking Weston being the smallest on this list with just over 12,000 residents I think. Westport has close to 30,000, etc.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Yeah, but Alpine has only 2,000 people. I think the limit should be 10,000, and that median household income should be used instead of home prices, per capita income, how many cars you have etc.

Here are the top-earning towns according to CNN/Money (2008) with population and median family income (pop. bolded so it will look less jumbled):

1. New Canaan, CT 19,690 $231,138
2. Darien, CT 20,209 $218,130
3. Lake Forest, IL 21,320 $212,122
4. Saratoga, CA 30,045 $196,420
5. Westport, CT 26,218 $193,540
6. Los Altos, CA 27,483 $189,839
7. Potomac, MD 46,662 $183,258
8. McLean, VA 40,715 $180,103
9. Wellesley, MA 26,113 $172,900
10. University Park, TX 24,182 $170,150
11. Bethesda, MD 59,066 $167,043
12. Southlake, TX 25,748 $166,878
13. Danville, CA 41,540 $160,560
14. Greenwich, CT 62,751 $157,232
15. Ridgewood, NJ 24,639 $153,436
16. Manhattan Beach, CA 36,665 $151,258
17. La Canada Flintridge, CA 20,989 $150,985
18. Bloomfield Township, MI 42,650 $150,969
19. Los Gatos, CA 28,366 $150,556
20. Wilmette, IL 26,737 $149,667
21. Lafayette, CA 24,877 $149,597
22. Dranesville, VA 112,378 $149,294 (note: this is an extremely inflated pop.)
23. Deerfield, IL 19,664 $148,612
24. Highland Park, IL 31,614 $148,131
25. Garden City, NY 21,811 $147,804

California clearly dominates with 7 towns, followed by Connecticut with 4.
Saratoga, while rich, is not even the richest city in the Bay Area. Let alone the entire state.

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Old 10-22-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: MN
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$54 home in Orono, Minnesota which is one of the Weathiest in the State of MN. Kevin Garnett has a home or two here.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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^Heck, I'd buy any house that looked like that for $54 anyday
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Darien, Greenwich, or New Canaan. All in Fairfield County, Connecticut - the northern suburbs of NYC.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: MN
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^Heck, I'd buy any house that looked like that for $54 anyday

haha! ooops! Forgot to insert 'Million' after the $54
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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^Heck, I'd buy any house that looked like that for $54 anyday
I had the same thought. Don't know that I'd want to live in so much house, but I have a feeling that after buying it for $54 I could flip it for a halfway decent profit. I doubt that I'd even have to do much renovation.
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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I agree that Lake Forest, Deerfield, Wilmette and Highland Park are wealthy communities. Bannockburn was probably left off because it is in ZIP code of Lake Forest or Deerfield. What about Barrington Hills? That was for many years the wealthiest. There are also some Chicago ZIP codes with high income, for example Lincoln Park.
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee Suburb
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Just out of curiosity what is the wealthiest city in your state? In Wisconsin it's River Hills which is a suburb of Milwaukee.

River Hills, WI Population 1,600.
Median household income $200,000.
Per Capita Income $110,000.
Average home cost $900,000.
13% of resident's are foreign born.


F.Y.I. : Chenequa,WI in Waukesha County

Median home value $1,310,270
Median household income $196,023
http://www.city-data.com/city/Chenequa-Wisconsin.html

There is only a $4,000 per year difference in income, but the $400,000 difference in home values I think takes the cake.

Chenequa is the states wealthiest town.
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