FAST FIVE: These Are The Richest Towns In America

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has placed first in Bloomberg's Richest Places annual index for the third year in a row, with an average household income above $450,000.

“We value a semi-rural environment,” said Widmer, who moved to Atherton in 1996.

“There are few sidewalks and many places don't have streetlights.” Scarsdale, a tony Westchester County suburb north of Manhattan, moved up to the No.

“We moved here, as many did, because of the outstanding school system,” said Scarsdale Mayor Dan Hochvert, a 40-year resident.

“That's one of the primary drivers.” According to the survey, more than half of the top 100 richest places in America were either in the New York City area or California.

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