So the name reveals it all. When you say Hawaii you say extraordinary beaches, white sands, and blue oceans. And when you say Urban Honolulu, you say over $500,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, great nightlife, and maybe not the right place if you want to bring up a family.
It’s more of a single bachelor style or a honeymooner (that can afford a holiday home in Hawaii) kind of place.
Arlington-Alexandria, Washington DC
Some people just have to live around hustle and bustle, and for them, Washington DC is as close to all the action as it can get. Gobsmaking celeb homes are scattered all over the block starting with Mr. Obama to Jeff Bezos who has a multimillion-dollar castle there.
Most people who live there are ones that find it necessary to be close to the white house (diplomates, government employees, etc.), and besides that, the top educational institutes are here, which gives a pretty good reason to live here. Don't you think?
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
Amongst the other California gems, lies Santa Rosa-Petaluma with its glam and glory. It's the perfect place for families with skyrocketing salaries and lots of free time as this place has it all. The wineries of the Nappa Valley are literally on the doorstep, and the hiking roots are endless.
The average house price for a family of four is way over $1,000,000 so if you don't have the cash, take Santa Rosa off your list.
Over 20,000 people live in Bethany, Oregon, mostly in great big houses that you and I can't afford. One of the main reasons people earn as much as they do is due to the fact that major companies have their home bases there. Intel, Tektronics, and Columbia Sportswear are only some of the names that decorate this place.
However, it's not only about tech and merchandise as Bethany has numerous parks, green spaces, and activities, keeping this town lively and with a young spirit.
Weddington, North Carolina
Home value, no less than $500,000. Median household income: almost $150,000, all this with only 10,000 people. Charlotte is the closest metropolitan around, and it provides many jobs for the residents of Weddington. It began as an agricultural settlement and became a residential town only in the 1970s.
It has rural and countryside characteristics, making it easy to distinguish this area from the rest of the surroundings. It has an easy approach route to the mountains and to the shores, so no wonder it's ranked so high.