A recent Forbes article titled, "America's Most Affluent Neighborhoods" was released earlier this week. If you take a moment to ponder the subject line you are likely making guesses in your head before reading further; perhaps Beverly Hills, Hollywood or Scottsdale, Arizona. Although those are all good guesses you would be incorrect, at least according to Forbes. Of the five neighborhoods making the cut only one seems out of place, Coldstream CDP, Ohio. According to Forbes, Coldstream CDP is in Anderson Township which is part of the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Although an unlikely culprit, Coldstream CDP just barely missed the first and second place ranking.
Chevy Chase Section Five Village, Maryland won the top rank. This comes as no surprise to us as we have blogged about the Washington DC area on many occasions and they consistently rank incredibly high in terms of median household income and household sales data.
Westlake Town, Texas placed third overall and is just 34 miles northwest of Dallas, TX. Rounding out the rankings were Plandome Village, NY (4th) and Oyster Bay Cove, NY (5th). The New York winners are located on Long Island's northern shore and separated by less than 20 miles.
|Rank||Location||Metropolitan Area||Median Household Income|
|1||Chevy Chase, MD||Washington DC||$250,000|
|2||Westlake Town, TX||Dallas, TX||$250,000|
|3||Coldstream CDP, OH||Cincinnati, OH||$249,750|
|4||Plandome Village, NY||NYC-Long Island||$248,036|
|5||Oyster Bay Cove, NY||NYC-Long Island||$246,987|