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The Most Expensive Neighborhoods in the US

These are the most expensive neighborhoods in every state in the US where you’ll need to open your wallet wide to get your hands on some plum real estate. See if your neighborhood is on the list.

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Priciest Properties

Got your sights set on a piece of pricey property? Even if you just want to window shop, we’ve got you covered. CashNetUSA recently scoured publicly available data on real estate website Zillow, then did a few calculations on their own, to identify the most upscale town, suburb or community in every single US state.

Not only are we sharing these ritzy real estate towns with you, but we’ve got what you need to know about each community, including what there is to do, population data and other pertinent facts. Here and there, we’ve also sprinkled in notables who live or have lived there, who were born there and even those who hit these towns for well-deserved vacays. Without further ado, here are the most expensive neighborhoods across the United States.

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Mountain Brook, Alabama

Mountain Brook is a tony suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. It’s also the hometown of such celebs as Courteney Cox and Kate Jackson. This upscale enclave of 22,000 residents boasts an average home price of $1,758,360. The main attraction in Mountain Brook is the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a 67-acre green space with nature trails and more than two dozen gardens. This suburb is also noted for walkable high-end shopping districts like Crestline Village and Mountain Brook Village. According to, the suburb’s priciest home sold in November 2022 for $3.6 million.

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Kodiak, Alaska

Kodiak is not typically considered an affluent town, though it does rank among Alaska cities with high average household incomes. This island town of less than 6,000 residents is best known for its scenic beauty and access to nature, including Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to bald eagles, brown bears and river otters. It’s also known for the Kodiak Crab Festival, a five-day celebration with running races, a parade, an art show and a fish toss. The average home price is $930,569, but some new builds come with big views and $4 million price tags.

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DC Ranch, Arizona

DC Ranch is a posh planned community in North Scottsdale that is home to more than 41,000 residents. The neighborhood has luxury homes, lush green spaces and easy access to McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a protected desert habitat with scenic hiking trails. It’s also home to the Country Club at DC Ranch, which has an 18-hole golf course, a driving range, tennis courts and a clubhouse. The average home price is $8,566,589, but it’s easy to spend more for a resort-style home with desert views. In November 2022, a seven-bedroom mansion went for a whopping $11.2 million. Famous residents have included Poison lead singer Bret Michaels and race car driver Danica Patrick.

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