Where do the richest people in America live? We couldn’t think of a better way to learn than by taking Bloomberg’s newly released list of the richest towns in America, and finding the most expensive listings in the 10 most expensive towns. Say, your big fishes in a big pond.
Of course the most depressing finding is that with a few exceptions (here’s looking at you #7 and #9), most of these homes are actually a pretty good value by New York City standards. $10 million for 13,800 square feet of space? A bargain!
New York City was not included anywhere on the list, however, because wonder of wonders, in addition to having the highest concentration of billionaires in the world, there are also a good number of lower-income people here as well. We guess the city is more balanced than we thought.
(Note: All of our housing data comes from Zillow)
1) Atherton, California /Average Household Income: $444,374
Size: 14,000 square feet; 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms
Details: The home comes with an outdoor kitchen and a pizza oven. It also has a wine cellar than can fit 1,500 bottles and a screening room with a 3D projector.
2) Cherry Hills Village, Colorado/Average Household Income: $403,532
Size: 32,254 square feet; six bedrooms, thirteen bathrooms
Details: In addition to the main house, this property also comes with a four-bedroom guest house. It is set on 3.88 acres.
3) Scarsdale, New York/Average Household Income: $371,194
Size: 13,800 square feet; eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms
Details: The home may look old, but it is actually a brand new build. It has a pool, a jetted tub and access to the prestigious Scarsdale school district.
Size: 16,000 square feet; 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms
Details: This beautiful home is over 100 years old, and sits on 47.4 acres of land. It has belonged to the de Guigne family since it was built, and originally it was on the market for $100 million in 2013.
5) Short Hills, New Jersey/Average Household Income: $346,819
Size: Seven bedrooms, thirteen bathrooms
Details: The home comes with a 30-seat theater, a 4,000-bottle wine cellar and tennis shuffleboard courts.
6) Old Greenwich, Connecticut/Average Household Income: $341,401
Size: 8,038 square feet; seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms
Details: The home sits on 80 acres and comes with 24/7 security. There’s also a stable with 22 stalls, a pottery barn, four cottages and a pool.
Size: Five bedrooms, 12 bathrooms
Details: The “resort-like” estate is designed for entertaining, with guest suites, an indoor swimming pool, a massage room and a sauna.
Size: 11,000-square feet; Six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms
Details: Originally built in 1870, the home has been totally updated and now features a gym, a crafts room and amazing landscaping.
9) Darien, Connecticut/Average Household Income: $313,277
Size: 13,107 square feet; 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms
Details: No, the price above is not a typo; this listing is for an entire 63-acre island, which comes with considerable equestrian facilities like a polo field and an indoor ring.
Size: 12,500 square feet; eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms
Details: The home is located off of a lake, and comes with a private beach, a pool and a firepit.