RYE, N.Y. — Rye was ranked No. 10 on a list of the nation's 25 Top Earning Towns, a recent CNNMoney report showed.
“People who live in Rye can enjoy the city's waterfront in a variety of ways – on a boat, in a downtown restaurant with great oysters and a view, or from one of the area's public beaches or private beach clubs,” the report said.
With a population of 15,870, CNNMoney says the average family income for Rye residents is $221,457 and the average home price is $1,237,500.
“Residents may work in Stamford, about 20 minutes by train, or in New York City about 40 minutes away," the report said. “But they all come home to the small-town feel of Rye, where kids paint store windows for Halloween, and adults work off the winter in the Rye Derby 5-mile, 5K, or 1-mile fun run in April.
“The schools, like many in the area, are top-rate. The local high school is ranked 11th in the state and is one of the top 100 in the country, which can make Rye's high price of housing worth it.”
Scarsdale was the only other town in Westchester to make the list – doing so at No. 1 in the nation. Scardale has a population of 17,336, an average family income of $291,542 and an average home price of $1,205,000. 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:
- Scarsdale, New York
- Weston, Connecticut
- Hillsborough, California
- Potomac, Maryland
- New Canaan, Connecticut
- Winnetka, Illinois
- Orinda, California
- West University Park, Texas
- Hinsdale, Illinois
- Rye, New York
- Wellesley, Massachusetts
- Ridgewood, New Jersey
- Bellaire, Texas
- Colts Neck, New Jersey
- Weston, Massachusetts
- Town and Country, Missouri
- Castle Pines, Colorado
- Falls Church, Virginia
- Mountain Brook, Alabama
- Powell, Ohio
- Mercer Island, Washington
- Olney, Maryland
- Sammamish, Washington
- Vienna, Virginia
- Leawood, Kansas
To read the full list, click here.
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