Wealthiest Towns in the U.S

The Silicon Valley town that billionaires Eric Schmidt of Google and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg have called home is America’s richest community for the third year in a row.

Atherton, California, whose household income averaged $450,696 in 2017, topped the Bloomberg Richest Places annual index.

Atherton Mayor Bill Widmer said the tree-lined streets and lot sizes of at least an acre offer residents privacy with Stanford University, Google and Facebook all a short drive away.

“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.”


So true!!! :slight_smile:

If only they could still have horses :stuck_out_tongue:

Go to Woodside for horses. Drops the value about 50%

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Wunderlich Park is very nice :slight_smile:

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Only 450k average? Sorry not exclusive enough.

Larry Page’s $1 salary wont got far in that town. :smile:

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A lot of families bought in the 60s when prices were only 20% more than Redwood City or Menlo park. They’re probably living on Social Security. But their kids will live well.

If every billionaire has an average of $50M per household, the total average should be much higher.

Maybe some college students living there with zero income.

Atherton, Hillsborough, Danville are the most Republican cities.

“ The town of Atherton is the most Republican political subdivision in heavily Democratic San Mateo County, and is one of two cities in the county with more registered Republicans than Democrats (the other being Hillsborough), and one of only three cities in the entire San Francisco Bay Area, with the third being Danville. According to the California Secretary of State, as of February 10, 2017, Atherton has 4,938 registered voters. Of those, 1,770 (35.8%) are registered Republicans, 1,672 (33.9%) are registered Democrats, and 1,320 (26.7%) have declined to state a political party.[32]

Los Altos made it at #26, but no Palo Alto?

Wow! Who knew? I guess I only hear about the parties Sandberg threw for Obama.

Seems that wealthiest people like suburbs like Atherton and Danville. Maybe it’s safer than SF. Also they have their own city government and don’t need to worry about street human waste

Correction. Semi-rural, not semi-urban.
Urban >> Suburb >> Exurb (aka semi-rural) >> rural.

Atherton is Exurb??? Burlingame is Exurb??

Even Danville is far from Exurb

It is. So is Monte Sereno.

I live in the exurb of Eldorado county. A Republican strong hold. McClintock beat his liberal female opponent who was dripping in BA money by 9 points. She out spent him more than 2-1.

Speaking of Atherton…