Opulence Abounds: Homes in the 10 Most Affluent Cities

Testing The Business Journals recently crunched the numbers on 942 U.S. metro areas to arrive at their ranking of the most affluent cities in the country.

They derived their findings from a “12-part formula … with highest scores to areas that have strong concentrations of upscale incomes, expensive houses, high-end jobs and residents with advanced degrees”.

We’re not going to parse out all 12 secret herbs and spices in their formula, but we were curious to see what an affluent buyer could expect to find in these most affluent cities.

Opulence abounded in most all of the markets, but if you have expensive tastes and a tighter budget, we recommend you head for unexpected affluence in Los Alamos, Lexington Park, or Trenton—where most of the homes for sale are priced under $1 million.

If any of these affluent and elegant homes speak to your caviar dreams, just click on the photo to learn more. And if you’d like to see what the market looks like in the top 10 cities, just click on any city name below.

1. Washington, DC3425 Prospect St NW, $11 million.

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2. Los Alamos, NM4 Mariposa Ct, $639,000.



3. Stamford, CT140 Wallacks Dr, $8.995 million.

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4. Boulder, CO19 Arrowleaf Ct, $7.5 million. boulder affluent cities


5. San Jose, CA1621 University Way, $3.995 million. sj affluent cities


6. San Francisco, CA2672 Filbert St, $8.6 million.

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7. Boston, MA130 Commonwealth Ave, $13.4 million.

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8. Lexington Park, MD47687 Lucas Cove Rd, $585,000.



9. Easton, MD28348 Old Country Club Rd, $3.95 million.



10. Trenton, NJ3 Pine Brook Ct, $615,000.