Top 25 richest New York City bedroom communities!

By | March 31, 2014

title insurance, New York,New York City,Long Island,Michael HaltmanOne week ago the Hallmark Abstract Service blog explored New York City rents and just how incredibly steep they can be if the desire is to live in the lap of luxury (i.e doorman building)!

And for anyone looking to buy an apartment or brownstone in Manhattan or Brooklyn at some of the top addresses or in certain neighborhoods the prices paid could be in eight figures and go way up from there.

But what about living outside of New York City in one of the pricey suburbs that exist to the east, west, north and south of the 5 boroughs?

Just where do the wealthy city dwellers go when they need more closet space, a backyard or that extra bedroom that they just can’t find in NYC?

From Business Insider and counting backwards from 25, these are the number 25-15 richest suburbs of NYC with a link to the BI article to read about numbers 14-1.

The 25 richest New York City suburbs are…

#25 Talmadge Hill in New Canaan, Conn.

Mean household income: $381,648

75th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Talmadge Hill is made up of relatively large homes, and is considered a great neighborhood for families in New Canaan. The school system is also considered top-notch.

Talmadge Hill is 0.3% Black, 3.2% Asian, 1.5% Latino and 93.9% Non-Hispanic White. 

#24 Sunny Ridge-Highfield in Harrison, N.Y., Westchester County

Mean household income: $382,054

74th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Sunny Ridge-Highfield is part of the southern half of Harrison, N.Y., and is the home of Harrison High School.

A big part of the culture in town is an annual football game between Harrison and Rye high schools. The friendly rivalry between the towns dates back to the end of the 17th century. According to local lore, John Harrison purchased a plot of land from the Siwanoy Native Americans that two residents of the neighboring town of Rye had already claimed.

Sunny Ridge-Highfield is 90.7% white, 2.2% Asian, 4.2% Latino, 0.5% black

#23 Oyster Bay Cove in Long Island, N.Y.

Mean household income: $385,230

68th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

The village of Oyster Bay Cove was founded in 1931. Many of its current residents make a living in jobs involving computers and math. Italian, Irish and Russian ancestries are common.

The area is known for its wildlife, and is less congested than other places on Long Island. It sits next to Sagamore Hill in Cove Neck, which was the home of Theodore Roosevelt from 1885 until his death.

Oyster Bay Cove is 86.9% white, 8.5% Asian, 2.2% Latino, 1.5% black

#22 Fox Meadow-Greenacres in Scarsdale, N.Y., Westchester County

Mean household income: $387,493

66th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Scarsdale forms part of the northern suburbs of New York City. Caleb Heathcote purchased the land for the town at the end of the 17th century and it was officially founded in 1788.

Liza Minelli graduated from Scarsdale High School, and Beyonce and Jay-Z had their marriage license issued in the town.

Fox Meadow-Greenacres is 79.1% white, 12.7% Asian, 3.9% Latino, 1.5% black

#21 The Stanwich Club-Conyers Farm in Greenwich, Conn.

Mean household income: $388,282

65th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Greenwich, Conn. has always played home to some of America’s richest families. Conyers Farm was developed in the town on 1,500 acres in the 1980s. It’s an exclusive luxury estate development.

The community features private roads, a private lake, acres of woods, and horse riding paths.

The Stanwich Club-Conyers Farm is 86.4% white, 7.8% Asian, 3.6% Latino, 1.2% black

#20 Pine Hill in New Canaan, Conn.

Mean household income: $390,583

63rd richest neighborhood in the U.S.

New Canaan was established in 1731 and had been a largely agricultural community until the Revolutionary War. After the war, shoemaking was the predominant industry.

Since railroads came to the area in the mid-19th century, the area has largely played home to some of New York City’s wealthiest executives.

Pine Hill is 92.8% white, 2.7% Asian, 2.4% Latino, 0.2% black

#19 The Heights and The West End in Ridgewood, N.J.

Mean household income: $396,574

58th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

The first home in Ridgewood was built on 250 acres in 1700, while the village was officially formed at the end of the 19th century. It sits 20 miles northwest of Midtown Manhattan.

CBS correspondent Bill Geist and actor Frankie Muniz were both born in Ridgewood.

The Heights and The West End are 86.4% white, 7.3% Asian, 3.3% Latino, 0.5% black 

#18 Larchmont Manor in Larchmont, N.Y., Westchester County

Mean household income: $397,279

57th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Larchmont is a village about 18 miles northeast of Midtown Manhattan. Originally inhabited by the Algonquian tribe, the Dutch moved there in the early 17th century. The area’s oldest home is the Manor House on Elm Avenue, built in 1797.

Water recreation is huge in the area. There’s a yacht club that has been hosting a race week for nearly 120 years, and a shore club that hosts an annual swim across the Long Island Sound.

Larchmont Manor is 92.2% white, 2.4% Asian, 3.1% Latino, 0.5% black 

#17 Brookville in Long Island, N.Y.

Mean household income: $400,113

52nd richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Most of the pioneers in the early village of Brookville were English and Quaker. The Dutch moved in from western Long Island later. Dozens of estates on the one-time farmland make the neighborhood part of Nassau County’s North Shore Gold Coast.

It was originally called Tappentown after a prominent family, but became Brookville after the Civil War.

Brookville is 71.7% white, 10.1% Asian, 6.3% Latino, 10.7% black

#16 West Englewood in Teaneck, N.J.

Mean household income: $403,360

49th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Teaneck has a colonial history. It features a historic site commemorating George Washington and the Continental Army’s retreat from the British troops across the Hackensack River in 1776.

The neighborhood currently has a diverse population including large Jewish and African American populations. In 1964, Teaneck became the first community in the nation to voluntarily desegregate its public schools.

Hunting Valley is 90.1% white, 1.5% Asian, 3.1% Latino, 4.2% black

#15 Sands Point in Long Island, N.Y.

Mean household income: $404,670

47th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

A village on the northernmost tip of the North Shore of Long Island, Sands Point was incorporated in 1910. Originally only three families owned the area: the Sands, the Vanderbilts and the Cornwalls.

In the 1960s, dozens of homes popped up on one-acre lots, while current zoning laws call for homes built on no fewer than two acres.

Sands Point is 84.7% white, 8.2% Asian, 4.7% Latino, 0.7% black

Read about numbers 14-1 at Business Insider here.


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