Located in Montclair, in New Jersey’s Essex County, the neighborhood of Upper Montclair has a population of over 12,000. But it still feels like a small town, even with a mini business district that is filled with many restaurants and shops. It is also home to many nature reserves and parks, making it a perfect mix of bustling life and quiet nature.
It is known for having great schools and very expensive houses, with the median home value being nearly $1 million.
Lake Forest, Illinois
Illinois is a beautiful state, and Lake Forest is one of its most stunning little towns. And a very wealthy one at that. Not only does this town offer unbelievable views of Lake Michigan, and a short commute to Chicago, but it also has some of the most amazing houses in the country.
However, if you want to become a permanent, sun-soaking resident of Lake Forest, you better have some serious money saved up. For a six-bedroom house, you'd pay around $12 million, and if you're looking for some more spacious, say, with two more bedrooms, you're looking at $15 million minimum.
Located in Santa Barbara, Montecito is a small paradise town that is home to some of Hollywood's most famous celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe, Portia de Rossi, and Ellen DeGeneres.
With a perfect Mediterranean-like climate, Montecito is really like a slice of heaven. And if the climate isn't convincing enough for you, just look at the multi-million dollar mansions. That should do it.
West University Place, Texas
A suburb of Houston, West University Place gets its name from Rice University, located close by. Ironically, no student in the world could actually afford to live there, since a four-bedroom house can cost up to $4 million. Every street is named after a world-renowned author or poet, which just makes the place all that more classy.
This makes sense only because the town's average household income is $330,000, which means that the average resident makes almost four times more than the average American family.
Travilah is another beautiful suburb north of Washington, D.C., and it's one of Maryland's finest kept secrets. With an average household income of nearly $300K, Travilah is a very wealthy little town, with a little over 12,000 people. It's so small that it doesn't even have its own zip code, instead, it gets lumped in the general area of "The Potomac".
Another haven for American politicians, Travilah is known for its luscious gardens and landscapes, which are a perfect contrast to the massive villas and houses.