About 51 miles north of the wonderful New York City, is the town of Westport, in Connecticut. This wealthy suburb town, otherwise known by locals as the “Bestport”, offers residents the best of two very different realities: a quiet, nature-filled suburb that’s very close to one of the most exciting and bustling cities in the world.
But Westport is definitely as “American suburb” as you will find. Remember the 2004 film ‘The Stepford Wives’, with Nicole Kidman? Yeah, it was filmed in Westport. And just a heads up: any of the gorgeous houses you saw in the film wouldn’t sell for less than $20 million.
Located west of Los Angeles, Malibu is probably the most famous city on our list. And for good reason. It's located right by the sea, it's a paradise for surfers, it has canyons, trails, waterfalls, and grasslands, it's filled with luxurious mansions and A-list celebrities, it has the greatest nightclubs, and honestly, those reasons should be enough!
The amount of celebrities that call Malibu home is astonishing, among some of the most famous are Jennifer Aniston, Pamela Anderson, Mel Brooks, Jeff Bridges, Pierce Brosnan, James Cameron, Bette Davis, and the list just goes on and on. Also, Malibu has been the filming location for countless blockbuster films and TV shows. Of course, this means the median home value in Malibu is over $2 million.
Hillsborough has definitely earned its place among the country's wealthiest towns, and with a whopping average household income of over $370,000, it's easy to understand why. Hillsborough is a short train ride away from San Francisco, and quite close to the famous Silicon Valley. Thus, this little town has become a home to some of the tech world's richest entrepreneurs.
But if you live here, you might also run into celebrities like Alicia Silverstone or Jimmy Kimmel on your morning walk. And hey, it's not so bad - a three-bedroom, 9,000 sq. ft. home is just $18 million! Now, that's a bargain.
Bronxville, New York
Ironically, while the Bronx is one of New York City's poorest neighborhoods, the one-square-mile village of Bronxville in Eastchester, New York is one of the wealthiest places in the state. The tiny Bronxville is the perfect getaway for rich families that live and work in bustling Manhattan.
The average price tag for a house is over $2.3 million, and once you see them, you'll likely agree. Besides, Bronxville is the hometown of Rose, Joseph, Robert, John, and Ted Kennedy! And the Kennedy family usually has very good taste.
Not only is it a hub of wealthy and powerful politicians, McLean Virginia is covered with huge mansions and luxurious homes. This town is the epitome of wholesome, all-American living, and the fact that it has beautiful nature all around is a big plus.
McLean sits right across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the town has a history of famous and wealthy inhabitants. Among them are Colin Powell, Ethel Kennedy, Dick Cheney, and even CIA headquarters used to be in McLean, Virginia at some point. If you can afford a house here, you'll definitely have great neighbors!