Maryland and Virginia top list of the 10 richest neighborhoods in the country

Four of the top ten richest neighborhoods in the country are right here in Maryland and Virginia. A new ranking, called the Higley 100 is compiled by Stephen Higley, a professor of urban geography at the University of Montevallo in Alabama.

In a study released in January, Maryland had the highest population of millionaires per capita than any other state, suggesting that the D.C. metro area is becoming one of the nation’s leading centers of wealth. About 7.7 percent of the state’s households in 2013, have assets of $1 million or more.

The list ranks neighborhoods, household income and census data based on the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2006-2010. According to CNBC, this follows another recent study that found that Maryland also has the highest population of millionaires per capita than any other state, suggesting that the D.C. area is becoming one of the nation’s leading centers of wealth.

“The rise in wealth in D.C. is a sign of growth in the business of Washington like lobbyers and contractors,” said Higley.

The top richest neighborhoods are as follows:

  1. The Golden Triangle, Greenwhich, Conn.
  2. Bradley Manor-Longwood, Bethesda, Md.
  3. Potomac Manors, Potomac, Md.
  4. Old Cutler-Hammock Oaks, Coral Gables, Fla.
  5. Carderock-The Palisades, Potomac, Md.
  6. East Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
  7. Swinks Mill-Dominion, McLean, Va.
  8. Cameo Shores-Highlands, Newport Beach, Calif.
  9. Pelican Hill-Pelican Crest, Newport Beach, Calif.
  10. Greenhaven, Rye, N.Y.
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