Let’s face it, there’s some serious money in the USA and the super rich continue to flock to the famous 90210 zip code of Beverly Hills. With homes costing in the region of $10 million and up, this is a true luxury market for those who love to splash the cash.
However, it is not just the famous Beverly Hills with its flashy cribs, if you want to see where some of the obscenely wealthy live then here are some other places where you can gasp in disbelief at sheer American extravagance at its finest.
5 Most Expensive Neighborhoods in America
5.) La Jolla, San Diego, California - Average home price: $1.7 million
In the posh community of San Diego, extravagant living is almost a constitutional right. This piece of paradise in Southern California is lined with luxury boutiques, castle sized yachts and beautiful architecture.
This is where the rich and well heeled come to enjoy a clear blue ocean, fresh clean air and where billionaires choose to call home. With a beautiful Mediterranean feel, this jewel by the sea offers dramatic coastline and spectacular views in abundance and a unique micro climate which never falls below 50 degrees.
4.) TriBeCa, New York City - Average home price: $1.76 million
The center for New York’s burgeoning art scene, TriBeCa is rapidly becoming a trendy hotspot for those with more than a fistful of dollars. Think fine dining, the best schools, boutique shopping and a whole range of other fine amenities and you will start to get the picture.
Artists who originated here are slowly finding themselves being priced out as lawyers, doctors and bankers move in to a range of luxury apartments and loft conversions. Take a walk down Canal Street to discover a goldmine waiting to be discovered and with a livability score of 82 from AreaVibes, living here is what most of us could only dream of.
This former industrial badland has now been polished to perfection and rates above many other New York neighborhoods. Robert De Niro recently opened two restaurants in TriBeCa and it also hosts a prestigious film festival.
3.) Sea Island, Georgia - Average home price: $2.23 million
Sea Island is a haven of natural beauty and for generations it has attracted some of America’s ultra rich who come here to rent out the island’s many beautiful cottages during the summer. Colorful buildings and luxury homes designed by Addison Mizner only add to the upscale character of this place which is also world renowned for its award winning golf courses.
Lovers of the great outdoors and nature can enjoy enchanted forests and misty woodlands whilst those who enjoy being active can choose to take to the waters kayaking, boating or fishing. Those who wish to indulge will find the excellent Forbes Five Star Rated Spa in which to relax or enjoy gourmet dining at the Five Star rated Georgian Room.
2.) Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California - Average home price: $4.5 million
With incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay, Pacific Heights is the home of San Fran’s wealthiest families as well as accomplished businessmen and artists. Wealthy locals can be seen strolling in and out of Filmore Street’s range of swanky shops and cafes before leisurely returning to their Victorian mansions.
Take the steps between Broadway and Lyon which lead between mansions and the Presidio to get a taste of the true Pacific heights experience.
1.) Jupiter Island, Florida - Average home price: $5.6 million
Top of our list is the impressive Jupiter Island. Just 40 minutes from the glitz of Palm Beach lies the most expensive zip code in the US. The community is home to Americas (and the worlds) richest families and is made up of mansions, yacht clubs and golf courses, all of which line a 17 mile long beach. Take a boat trip past the Intercoastal Waterway beaches for a scenic and relaxing afternoon.
Have we missed any other USA hot spots for the rich and famous? If so let us know in the comments box below.
Note: Content contribution from David Wilson, who writes for Areavibes, discovering all the best places to live, work and play in the United States.
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