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Six of U.S.'s top richest neighborhoods are in D.C. area

Thursday - 2/27/2014, 10:43am  ET

WASHINGTON -- The D.C. region is home to expensive residences and high-earning professionals and, as a recent survey found, some of the richest neighborhoods in the country.

Stephen Higley, a professor emeritus of urban social geography at the University of Montevallo, studied subdivisions around the country to determine the clusters where top-earners live, according to the Business Insider.

Neighborhoods in Chevy Chase, Bethesda and Potomac in Maryland and McLean in Virginia are among the top 25 richest neighborhoods in the country, according to his findings. There are two different neighborhoods in both Potomac and McLean on the list.

Bradley Manor-Longwood in Bethesda, Md., ranked No. 2 on the list with a mean household income of almost $600,000.

Higley used the American Community Survey and examined subdivisions of Census tracts with a mean income of more than $200,000 to determine the rankings.

Here is the list of the top 25 top-earning neighborhoods and the mean income of its residents:

  1. Purchase in Harrison, N.Y. Mean household income: $464,955

  2. Chevy Chase Village in Chevy Chase Village, Md. Mean household income: $466,049

  3. Everglades Club in Palm Beach, Fla. Mean household income: $467,715

  4. Snapper-Hammock in Coral Gables, Fla. Mean household income: $481,124

  5. Diablo in Contra Costa County, Calif. Mean household income: $492,897

  6. Jupiter Island in Marin County, Fla. Mean household income: $493,705

  7. McLean Country Estates in McLean, Va. Mean household income: $498,944

  8. Beverly Park-Beverly Crest in Los Angeles, Calif. Mean household income: $502,440

  9. Hunting Valley in Cleveland, Ohio. Mean household income: $507,214

  10. Round Hill-North Greenwich in Greenwich, Conn. Mean household income: $510,848

  11. Greenway Parks in Dallas, Texas. Mean household income: $511,549

  12. Murray Hill-Heathcote in Scarsdale, N.Y. Mean household income: $516,671

  13. Hills Heights-Brewer Subdivision in Hillsborough, Calif. Mean household income: $519,024

  14. Westlake in Westlake, Texas. Mean household income: $526,590

  15. Gable Estates-Tahiti in Coral Gables, Fla. Mean household income: $531,447

  16. Greenhaven in Rye, N.Y. Mean household income: $540,403

  17. Pelican Hill-Pelican Crest in Newport Beach, Calif. Mean household income: $549,659

  18. Cameo Shores-Cameo Highlands in Newport Beach, Calif. Mean household income: $554,721

  19. Swinks Mill-Dominion Reserve in McLean, Va. Mean household income: $562,596

  20. East Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Ill. Mean household income: $593,454

  21. Carderock-The Palisades in Potomac, Md. Mean household income: $595,669

  22. Old Cutler-Hammock Oaks in Coral Gables, Fla. Mean household income: $596,851

  23. Potomac Manors in Potomac, Md. Mean household income: $599,331

  24. Bradley Manor-Longwood in Bethesda, Md. Mean household income: $599,440

  25. The Golden Triangle in Greenwich, Conn. Mean household income: $614,242

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