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Two Westchester Towns Rank At Top Of CNNMoney's Highest Earning List

SCARSDALE, N.Y. — Scarsdale was ranked No. 1 on a list of the nation's 25 Top Earning Towns, a recent CNNMoney report showed.

“In this Westchester County village, residents enjoy the biggest incomes on our list, thanks to well-off commuters who appreciate the quick half-hour train ride into Manhattan,” the report said of Scarsdale. 

With a population of 17,336, CNNMoney says the average family income for Scarsdale residents is $291,542 and the average home price is $1,205,000.

“Scarsdale boasts an appealing downtown peppered with Tudor-style buildings and pretty shopping areas, plus some of the best schools in the area – the high school is among the nation's top 500,” the report said. “In the summertime, residents bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to the village's free outdoor concert series in central Chase Park, where a Pops symphonic band plays from June to August. Impressive houses, exclusive boutiques and chic restaurants are icing on the suburban cake.”

Rye – ranked No. 10 – was the only other town in Westchester to make the list, with a population of 15,870, an average family income of $221,457 and an average home price of $1,237,500.  In nearby Fairfield County, Conn., Weston and New Canaan also made the top of the list.

CNNMoney’s list of the 25 Top Earning U.S. towns were:

  1. Scarsdale, New York
  2. Weston, Connecticut
  3. Hillsborough, California
  4. Potomac, Maryland
  5. New Canaan, Connecticut
  6. Winnetka, Illinois
  7. Orinda, California
  8. West University Park, Texas
  9. Hinsdale, Illinois
  10. Rye, New York
  11. Wellesley, Massachusetts
  12. Ridgewood, New Jersey
  13. Bellaire, Texas
  14. Colts Neck, New Jersey
  15. Weston, Massachusetts
  16. Town and Country, Missouri
  17. Castle Pines, Colorado
  18. Falls Church, Virginia
  19. Mountain Brook, Alabama
  20. Powell, Ohio
  21. Mercer Island, Washington
  22. Olney, Maryland
  23. Sammamish, Washington
  24. Vienna, Virginia
  25. Leawood, Kansas

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