When it comes to the wealthiest cities in America, it should be no surprise to anybody that many of them are in California, thanks in part due to the state's wealthy citizens from the tech and entertainment fields. However, the absolute richest cities in the U.S. span across the entire country. Notably, every city in the top earns an average household income of over $300,000, according to Bloomberg’s 2019 analysis of U.S. census data.
Taking its place as the richest city in the U.S. for the third year in a row is Atherton, California. This city in San Mateo County is an epicenter for Silicon Valley money and is home to tech executives of huge companies such as Google and Facebook. Its average household income is a staggering $450,696, and its median home sale price is even more shocking at $6.7 million. Mansions and villas line most of the city’s streets, though some are more modest than others. The city is a short drive from San Francisco and is only about 20 minutes away from Google, Facebook, and Tesla headquarters.
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