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America's Most Expensive Blocks

  1. Pockets of Wealth
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    Pockets of Wealth

    Between which streets, in what neighborhoods, are the most expensive homes in your state? Across the country, high-end homes are typically found on roads along the water, on hills, and bordering parks and country clubs—but which ones? Real estate website NeighborhoodScout.com, identified the most expensive neighborhood in each state for Businessweek.com based on third-quarter 2010 home values. NeighborhoodScout analyzed about 62,000 census tracts, which are statistical subdivisions of a county. For many of us, Beverly Hills, 90210, comes to mind, but NeighborhoodScout Chief Executive Andrew Schiller says, "Zip Codes can have as many as 14 distinctly different census tracts contained within them," so analyzing Zip Codes can give a false sense of an area. Census tracts in places with high population density, such as New York City, are small and include only a few streets. In sparsely populated areas, such as Sun Valley, Idaho, census tracts can cover many miles and encompass such geographic areas as state parks and mountains. Only areas with populations of more than 800 and with at least one-fourth of properties occupied by owners, rather than rented, were included in this ranking. In many states, the most expensive neighborhoods are primary home markets, but in such states as Rhode Island and Nevada, the priciest streets are filled with vacation homes. Whether for residence or respite, these areas include some of the most prestigious addresses in the country.

    Click here to see which blocks have the highest homes values in each state.
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  2. Most Expensive Blocks in Alabama: Mountain Brook, Birmingham
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Alabama: Mountain Brook, Birmingham

    Where: Montevallo Road to Mountain Brook Parkway
    Median home value: $634,176
    Median household income: $157,197

    This area in Mountain Brook, between the Birmingham Country Club and the Mountain Brook Club, has the highest median home value in the state. According to RealtySouth agent Shannon Holmes, Overhill Road is among the most exclusive streets in the area. Most residents are employed in health care and social assistance; professional, scientific, and technical services; and finance and insurance, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    ** Median household income source on all slides: U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2005-09, census tract data

    (Note: The highlighted areas in the maps are census tracts, which may have different borders from those commonly associated with the neighborhoods.)
    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  3. Most Expensive Blocks in Alaska: Hillside East, Anchorage
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Alaska: Hillside East, Anchorage

    Where: Far North Bicentennial Park to Huffman Road
    Median home value: $453,253
    Median household income: $137,521

    The median home value in this area, which includes part of the Mid-Hillside neighborhood, is nearly 73 percent higher than the median for Anchorage, according to data from NeighborhoodScout. A search on Zillow.com shows the most expensive home for sale in the area is a $1.9 million property on McCready Circle.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  4. Most Expensive Blocks in Arizona: Clearwater Hills, Paradise Valley
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Arizona: Clearwater Hills, Paradise Valley

    Where: Phoenix Mountains Preserve to N. Tatum Boulevard
    Median home value: $1,290,704
    Median household income: $189,392

    Homes in Clearwater Hills, a gated community by the foothills of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, were built in such styles as Tuscan, Santa Barbara, Ranch, Spanish, and contemporary, according to phoenixmarkettrends.com. NeighborhoodScout defined the entire census tract as Clearwater Hills, and Artur Ciesielski, owner at Artur & Joanna Real Estate Team, says within the outlined area the streets that consistently have the highest home prices include Longlook Road, Marlette Avenue, and Foothill Drive. Some other expensive communities and subdivisions farther east in Paradise Valley were not included because they are too small.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  5. Most Expensive Blocks in Arkansas: The Heights, Little Rock
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Arkansas: The Heights, Little Rock

    Where: Rebsamen Park to Evergreen Drive
    Median home value: $367,736
    Median household income: $80,089

    The Heights, known as one of the area’s most affluent communities, is home to the Country Club of Little Rock. It is one of the older sections of the city and has a mix of homes built at the turn of the 20th century as well as more modern homes. According to the website of real estate agent Shannon Treece, prices typically range from $250,000 to more than $2,500,000.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  6. Most Expensive Blocks in California: Beverly Hills
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    Most Expensive Blocks in California: Beverly Hills

    Where: North Whittier Drive to North Beverly Drive
    Median home value: $3,067,119
    Median household income: $167,583

    Bordered on the west by the Los Angeles Country Club, this area has the highest median home values in the Beverly Hills area, according to NeighborhoodScout. Cliff Nichols, general manager at the brokerage Hilton & Hyland, says Lexington Road is one of the area's most expensive streets. Among the priciest homes for sale: the Pickfair Estate—home of silent movie stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks—at 1143 Summit Drive, 90210, which is listed for $60 million.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    (Editor's note: This slide has been updated to correct the spelling of North Whittier Drive.)
    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  7. Most Expensive Blocks in Colorado: Old Cherry Hills
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Colorado: Old Cherry Hills

    Where: S. Clarkson Street to S. University Boulevard
    Median home value: $1,346,565
    Median household income: $237,454

    All areas of Cherry Hills Village are expensive, but this section, particularly north of the Cherry Hills Country Club, has the highest home values. According to Larry Hotz, a broker at the Kentwood Company, expensive streets include Churchill Drive, Cherry Hills Drive, and Sunset Drive.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  8. Most Expensive Blocks in Connecticut: Greenwich
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Connecticut: Greenwich

    Where: Golden Triangle
    Median home value: $2,214,072
    Median household income: $250,000+

    The Golden Triangle section of Fairfield County’s affluent community of Greenwich includes the Greenwich Country Club. According to Barbara Wells, a real estate agent for Prudential CT Realty, Meadowcroft Lane is the most expensive street in the area.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  9. Most Expensive Blocks in Delaware: Greenville
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Delaware: Greenville

    Where: (Entire town)
    Median home value: $914,968
    Median household income: $133,864

    Greenville, northwest of Wilmington and 30 miles from Philadelphia, has some of the most sought after luxury properties in the area. Homes styles range from Colonial to English manors and French chateaus, according to the Mottola Group’s website.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  10. Most Expensive Blocks in Florida: Port Royal, Naples
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Florida: Port Royal, Naples

    Where: Gulf Shore Boulevard to tip of Port Royal
    Median home value: $2,703,453
    Median household income: $139,250

    Waterfront properties are abundant in Port Royal, on the southern tip of Naples between the Gulf of Mexico and Naples Bay. Water views and private docking in the canals make it one of the country’s most exclusive communities. According to Naples real estate agent John Tsiskakis, some of the most expensive streets include Gulf Shore Boulevard, Gordon Drive, Galleon Drive, Rum Row, and Fort Charles Drive.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  11. Most Expensive Blocks in Georgia: Paces, Atlanta
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Georgia: Paces, Atlanta

    Where: Northside Parkway NW to Peachtree Creek
    Median home value: $902,892
    Median household income: $151,516

    The median home value in the Paces neighborhood of Atlanta is more than four times the city’s median of $207,101, according to NeighborhoodScout. Luxury real estate agent Troy Stowe says West Paces Ferry Road is one of the most prestigious streets in the city.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  12. Most Expensive Blocks in Hawaii: Honolulu
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Hawaii: Honolulu

    Where: Around the Diamond Head State Monument
    Median home value: $1,912,135
    Median household income: $95,625

    The Diamond Head community is a short walk from the main shopping and restaurant area of Waikiki. One street known for luxury real estate is Kahala Avenue, says Mike Bates, a real estate associate for Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. Along Diamond Head Road, a street that wraps around the peak, are beachfront properties as well as hillside homes on such streets as Noela Street and Diamond Head Circle.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    (Note: Borders are approximate.)
  13. Most Expensive Blocks in Idaho: Sun Valley
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Idaho: Sun Valley

    Where: Along Big Wood River
    Median home value: $836,336
    Median household income: $62,611

    Private luxury properties on large plots can be found in Sun Valley, a ski resort area in Idaho. The median household income in the area is not high, but Sun Valley is a popular second-home market. Julie Hurst, a salesperson for Sotheby’s International Realty, says expensive homes can be found along the Big Wood River, Fairway Road, the Lake Creek area, and Beaversprings. Homes for sale include the $9.9 million Juniper Spring Ranch, on 1,100 acres, and a $5.85 million home once owned by Brooke Shields, according to SIR.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  14. Most Expensive Blocks in Illinois: Kenilworth
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Illinois: Kenilworth

    Where: Ridge Road to Lake Michigan
    Median home value: $1,610,824
    Median household income: $247,000

    Kenilworth, one of the most affluent towns in the country, is the most expensive neighborhood in which to buy a home in Illinois. Homes by Lake Michigan can cost several million dollars: For example, a seven-bedroom home at 245 Sheridan Road is listed for $6.5 million, according to Zillow.com.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  15. Most Expensive Blocks in Indiana: West Park area, Carmel
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Indiana: West Park area, Carmel

    Where: W. Main Street to W. 106 Street
    Median home value: $484,831
    Median household income: $138,713

    High-priced homes can be found near Lake Ullswater and Lake Windemere in this western section of Carmel, Indiana’s wealthiest suburb, according to data on Zillow.com. Other landmarks in the area include the Crooked Stick Golf Course and West Park, a recreational area that spans 120 acres and has playgrounds and a picnic area.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  16. Most Expensive Blocks in Iowa: Bettendorf, surrounding Riverdale
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Iowa: Bettendorf, surrounding Riverdale

    Where: Middle Road to Mississippi River
    Median home value: $294,133
    Median home value: $93,462

    Riverdale may be home to an Alcoa aluminum rolling mill, but the area, which borders the Mississippi River, is not merely industrial. Surrounding parts of Bettendorf have high-end homes near the 18-hole Palmer Hills Golf Course, 9-hole Sunrise Golf Course, and the river.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  17. Most Expensive Blocks in Kansas: Mission Hills
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Kansas: Mission Hills

    Where: State Park Road to Tomahawk Road
    Median home value: $719,248
    Median household income: $141,111

    Million-dollar homes are common in this section of Mission Hills, which includes the Kansas City Country Club and is bordered by the Mission Hills Country Club on the north. Home styles in this garden community include Italian villas, English manors, and French estates, according to brintonrealty.com.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  18. Most Expensive Blocks in Kentucky: Indian Hills, Louisville
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Kentucky: Indian Hills, Louisville

    Where: Ohio River to Brownsboro Road
    Median home value: $458,432
    Median household income: $125,385

    Indian Hills, a high-end suburb seven miles northeast of downtown Louisville, has parks near the Ohio River, including Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park and Thurman Hutchins Park. The area is also home to the Louisville Country Club.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

  19. Most Expensive Blocks in Louisiana: Audubon, New Orleans
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Louisiana: Audubon, New Orleans

    Where: East of Audubon Park to Jefferson Avenue
    Median home value: $785,800
    Median household income: $109,904

    This stretch of New Orleans along Audubon Park has many high-end homes, both along the park on Exposition Boulevard and on St. Charles Avenue, a prestigious tree-lined boulevard known for its mansions.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  20. Most Expensive Blocks in Maine: West End, Portland
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Maine: West End, Portland

    Where: Western Promenade to Emery Street
    Median home value: $498,268
    Median household income: $36,696

    Median income in the area is not high, but the West End section is home to Portland’s most expensive real estate. According to Zillow.com, homes on streets such as Western Promenade, Spring Street, and West Street are listed for more than $1 million.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout
    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  21. Most Expensive Blocks in Maryland: Chevy Chase Village
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Maryland: Chevy Chase Village

    Where: Chevy Chase Country Club to Western Avenue
    Median home value: $1,677,640
    Median household income: $250,000+

    Chevy Chase Village, located on the border of Maryland and Washington, D.C., is one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country. The area is known for Victorian and colonial style homes, according to theestridgegroup.com.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout
    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  22. Most Expensive Blocks in Massachusetts: Brookline Reservoir Park area, Brookline
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Massachusetts: Brookline Reservoir Park area, Brookline

    Where: Fisher Avenue to Newton Street
    Median home value: $1,532,144
    Median household income: $165,882

    High-end properties can be found throughout this area, which extends west and south from the Brookline Reservoir Park, a man-made body of water approximately one mile in circumference with a jogging track.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout
    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  23. Most Expensive Blocks in Michigan: Bloomfield Hills
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Michigan: Bloomfield Hills

    Where: (Entire town)
    Median home value: $798,908
    Median household income: $123,409

    This affluent community, home to the Bloomfield Hills Country Club, Stony Craft Golf Course, and Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, remains the state’s most expensive town. According to 2005 to 2009 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, about 35 percent of homes in the area are worth more than $1,000,000.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout
    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  24. Most Expensive Blocks in Minnesota: Lowry Hill, Minneapolis
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Minnesota: Lowry Hill, Minneapolis

    Where: Kenwood Parkway to W. Franklin Avenue
    Median home value: $666,956
    Median household income: $57,943

    Lowry Hill is one of the most upscale neighborhoods in Minneapolis. "This is an artist's center, as the neighborhood is home to the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden," states the website of real estate agent Barker & Hedges.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout
    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  25. Most Expensive Blocks in Mississippi: Lakeland Park area, Jackson
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Mississippi: Lakeland Park area, Jackson

    Where: E. Northside Drive to Le Fleur’s Bluff State Park
    Median home value: $311,877
    Median household income: $95,677

    The median home value in this area, along the Pearl River, is three times Jackson’s median, according to NeighborhoodScout. A search on Zillow.com shows several homes currently listed for more than $1 million.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  26. Most Expensive Blocks in Missouri: Ladue
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Missouri: Ladue

    Where: Fordyce Lane to Clayton Road
    Median home value: $963,214
    Median household income: $153,894

    This section of Ladue, home to many professionals who commute to nearby Clayton, includes an 18-hole golf course at the St. Louis Country Club. The area has brick colonials, Tudor-style manors, and contemporary estates, according to weichert.com. Expensive homes can be found along Ladue Road and on streets around the country club, such as St. Andrews Drive and Glen Eagles Drive, according to Zillow.com data.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  27. Most Expensive Blocks in Montana: Big Sky area, West Yellowstone
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Montana: Big Sky area, West Yellowstone

    Where: Along Gallatin Road
    Median home value: $403,358
    Median household income: $47,381

    Many high-end vacation homes can be found along Gallatin Road, a long north-south stretch near the Montana-Wyoming border, particularly near Big Sky. The area is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as skiing, kayaking, hiking, and biking.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  28. Most Expensive Blocks in Nebraska: Skyline area, Omaha
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Nebraska: Skyline area, Omaha

    Where: W. Dodge Road to Harrison Street
    Median home value: $367,008
    Median household income: $107,941

    Within this area of West Omaha, which stretches from the Elkhorn River east to 180th Street, are the Shadow Ridge Country Club, a social club with an 18-hole golf course, restaurant, pool, tennis courts, and fitness center, the Skyline Woods Country Club, and the Pacific Springs Golf Course. Several homes in the Ridges subdivision are for sale for more than $1 million, according to the website of real estate agent Mark Renner.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S. Census Bureau
  29. Most Expensive Blocks in Nevada: Glenbrook area
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Nevada: Glenbrook area

    Where: Along Lake Tahoe
    Median home value: $822,174
    Median household income: $122,750 ($57,016 by the state line)

    The median income on this strip along Lake Tahoe is far above the national median, except for the southern section. The area abounds with multimillion-dollar summer homes with views of the lake and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  30. Most Expensive Blocks in New Hampshire: Sagamore Creek area, Portsmouth
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    Most Expensive Blocks in New Hampshire: Sagamore Creek area, Portsmouth

    Where: Along Sagamore Creek
    Median home value: $594,101
    Median household income: $63,815

    This coastal community has the highest home values in New Hampshire. A search on Zillow.com shows several million-dollar homes along Little Harbor Road. Portsmouth had been an important shipbuilding center and port until after World War II, when the local economy began to shrink. In the 1990s the historic downtown revived and has become both a popular tourist destination and an increasingly attractive home for people commuting to Boston.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S. Census Bureau
  31. Most Expensive Blocks in New Jersey: Alpine
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    Most Expensive Blocks in New Jersey: Alpine

    Where: Anderson Avenue to Hudson River
    Median home value: $2,440,719
    Median household income: $167,917

    Many celebrities and executives, such as Russell Simmons and Eddie Murphy, have lived in Alpine, an exclusive community with large private estates. Among the most expensive properties for sale is this mansion, listed for $68 million, according to realtor.com.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  32. Most Expensive Blocks in New Mexico: Northeast Santa Fe
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    Most Expensive Blocks in New Mexico: Northeast Santa Fe

    Where: Hyde Park Road to Camino de Cruz Blanca
    Median home value: $744,408
    Median household income: $97,222

    Many luxury homes in this area, east of the Santa Fe Institute and next to the Santa Fe National Forest, have views of the surrounding foothills and mountains.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  33. Most Expensive Blocks in New York: Upper East Side, Manhattan
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    Most Expensive Blocks in New York: Upper East Side, Manhattan

    Where: 70th Street to 77th Street between Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue
    Median home value: $2,801,925
    Median household income: 229,632

    These streets east of Central Park along Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, and Park Avenue are lined with historic townhouses and co-ops built during the turn of the 20th century and the 1930s. Many homes along Fifth Avenue have park views. Museums, shopping, and dining are a few blocks away.

    (Note: Some other expensive neighborhoods in New York were not included because they did not meet the minimum population requirement for this ranking.)

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  34. Most Expensive Blocks in North Carolina: Biltmore Forest
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    Most Expensive Blocks in North Carolina: Biltmore Forest

    Where: Biltmore Estate Drive to Blue Ridge Parkway
    Median home value: $942,280
    Median household income: $135,385

    The town of Biltmore Forest, just outside the city limits of Asheville, is flanked to the north by George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate, a historic landmark, and to the south by the Blue Ridge Parkway. The area, which includes the Biltmore Forest Country Club, provides a tranquil setting for those seeking residence in the Blue Ridge Mountains, according to the real estate website biltmoreforest.com.

    (Note: NeighborhoodScout’s data cover an area slightly larger than outlined in the map above.)

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  35. Most Expensive Blocks in North Dakota: Prairie Rose area, Fargo
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    Most Expensive Blocks in North Dakota: Prairie Rose area, Fargo

    Where: I-94 to 52nd Avenue S.
    Median home value: $266,293
    Median household income: $57,631

    This section of Fargo has high-end properties in such subdivisions as Harwood Groves, Timberline, Rose Creek, Meadow Creek, and Oak Creek, according to Kim Keller, an agent with Park Company Realtors. While some areas along the Red River have high real estate values, they are also affected by flooding.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  36. Most Expensive Blocks in Ohio: Village of Indian Hill, Cincinnati
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Ohio: Village of Indian Hill, Cincinnati

    Where: I-275 to Little Miami River
    Median home value: $869,954
    Median household income: $153,667

    The Village Indian Hill, a few miles northeast of Cincinnati, is known for its rural atmosphere, safety, and strong sense of history and community, according to the city’s website. This area has several parks and includes the Camargo Country Club.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  37. Most Expensive Blocks in Oklahoma: Terwilliger Heights area, Tulsa
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Oklahoma: Terwilliger Heights area, Tulsa

    Where: E. 21 Street to E. 31 Street
    Median home value: $528,055
    Median household income: $147,969

    This area, near the posh neighborhoods of Maple Ridge and Sunset Terrace in midtown Tulsa, has southern bungalows, ranch houses built in the 1950s, and Tudor Revival cottages, according to davenportcompany.com.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  38. Most Expensive Blocks in Oregon: Kings Heights area, Portland
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Oregon: Kings Heights area, Portland

    Where: NW Cornell Road to SW Sunset Highway
    Median home value: $866,480
    Median household income: $113,889

    Many homes on the on the steep, winding streets of Kings Heights have a view of the city or mountains. Houses are generally in the English Tudor, Queen Ann Victorian, colonial, and foursquare styles, and some condos were built in the lower reaches of the neighborhood, according to the website of broker Susan Marthens.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  39. Most Expensive Blocks in Pennsylvania: Gladwyne
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Pennsylvania: Gladwyne

    Where: Schuylkill River to West Mill Creek Park
    Median home value: $1,347,766
    Median household income: $181,250

    Located along Philadelphia’s Main Line, this leafy community near Bryn Mawr is one of the wealthiest in Pennsylvania and includes the Philadelphia Country Club. According to greatschools.org, the town also has excellent schools.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  40. Most Expensive Blocks in Rhode Island: Block Island
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Rhode Island: Block Island

    Where: New Shoreham
    Median home value: $983,695
    Median household income: $81,477

    Regular visitors to Rhode Island may be surprised that neither Newport nor Watch Hill earned the top spot in the state. The winner: the summer haven of Block Island, which lies about 13 miles off the coast in the Atlantic Ocean and is accessible only by ferry and plane. A search of New Shoreham (the only town on the island) on Zillow.com shows a couple of homes listed for just under $5 million. Most of the homes on Block Island are vacation homes, according to Census Bureau data. The median home value is more than triple the state’s median, estimates NeighborhoodScout.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  41. Most Expensive Blocks in South Carolina: City Center, Charleston
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    Most Expensive Blocks in South Carolina: City Center, Charleston

    Where: Queen Street to Murray Boulevard
    Median home value: $1,390,551
    Median household income: $111,250

    Many of the grand, historic homes in this area south of Broad Street feature such details as Georgian gables and paneling, Adamesque staircases and moldings, Greek Revival columns and parapets, Italianate arches and cornices, and Victorian turrets and chimneys, according to the real estate website locountry.com.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  42. Most Expensive Blocks in South Dakota: Canyon Lake Park area, Rapid City
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    Most Expensive Blocks in South Dakota: Canyon Lake Park area, Rapid City

    Where: Jackson Boulevard to Golden Eagle Drive
    Median home value: $273,913
    Median household income: $69,074

    This area in the southwest section of Rapid City, which includes Meadowbrook Golf Course and Arrowhead Country Club, has several million-dollar hillside homes for sale near Skyline Drive, according to Zillow.com.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  43. Most Expensive Blocks in Tennessee: Belle Meade
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Tennessee: Belle Meade

    Where: Harding Road to Lynnwood Boulevard
    Median home value: $662,373
    Median household income: $122,731

    Belle Meade Boulevard and Chickering Lane are among the most exclusive streets in Belle Meade, an affluent community of Nashville, according to real estate agents Grant Hammond and Cindy Jasper. The area includes the Belle Meade Country Club and is adjacent to Warner Parks.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  44. Most Expensive Blocks in Texas: Afton Oaks/River Oaks, Houston
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Texas: Afton Oaks/River Oaks, Houston

    Where: Buffalo Bayou to San Felipe Street
    Median home value: $1,722,454
    Median household income: $250,000+

    Streets around the River Oaks Country Club, such as Inwood Drive and Lazy Lane, have some of the most expensive estates in this section of Houston, according to estimates on Zillow.com. River Oaks is also home to the Menil Collection, a museum of modern art created by Schlumberger oil-drilling heiress Dominique De Menil and her husband Jean. The building, featuring designs by both Louis Kahn and Renzo Piano, houses nearly 16,000 works, including antiquities, Byzantine, African, and Modern art. One of the highlights is the Mark Rothko chapel.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  45. Most Expensive Blocks in Vermont: Norwich
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Vermont: Norwich

    Where: Between I-89 and I-91
    Median home value: $543,744
    Median household income: $87,984

    Norwich is in the eastern part of Vermont, across the Connecticut River from Hanover, N.H., home to Dartmouth College. It has many high-end properties set on large plots of land with mountain views, according to listings on Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  46. Most Expensive Blocks in Virginia: Town Center, Great Falls
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Virginia: Town Center, Great Falls

    Where: Seneca Road to Georgetown Pike
    Median home value: $1,721,441
    Median household income: $193,214

    This upscale residential neighborhood was named after the Potomac River’s Great Falls, which drops 75 feet over a two-mile distance. Home prices start in the mid-$400,000s and exceed $8 million for large estates in such areas as Clarks Branch, Potomac Ridge Estates, Falcon Ridge, and Rossmore, according to greatfalls-realestate.com.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  47. Most Expensive Blocks in Utah: Federal Heights, Salt Lake City
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Utah: Federal Heights, Salt Lake City

    Where: Popperton Park to E. 100 S.
    Median home value: $791,625
    Median household income: $117,212

    This neighborhood in Salt Lake City, north of the University of Utah, has many large, multimillion-dollar houses. The area has views of the nearby valley, according to utahrealestateguide.org.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  48. Most Expensive Blocks in Washington: Medina
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Washington: Medina

    Where: Lake Washington to 84th Avenue
    Median home value: $1,452,523
    Median household income: $169,196

    In Medina, homes along Evergreen Point Road are among the most expensive, according to Larry Williams, a broker for John L. Scott Real Estate. Properties along the water generally start at about $3 million. Nearby Hunts Point and Yarrow Point also have many multimillion-dollar homes, but there are fewer transactions in the area. Bill and Melinda Gates are among the best-known residents on the lake. Their 48,000-sq.-ft. home, which first began construction in 1994, is worth an estimated $147.5 million, according to the Seattle Weekly.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  49. Most Expensive Blocks in West Virginia: Town Center, Harpers Ferry
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    Most Expensive Blocks in West Virginia: Town Center, Harpers Ferry

    Where: Flowing Springs Road to Potomac River
    Median home value: $337,074
    Median household income: $80,929

    This historic river town, at the meeting point of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, has a quaint small-town atmosphere and is located near the 4,000-acre Harper Ferry National Historic Park.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  50. Most Expensive Blocks in Wisconsin: River Hills
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Wisconsin: River Hills

    Where: W. County Line Road to Kletzsch Park
    Median home value: $858,312
    Median household income: $207,031

    Most of the homes in this rural community, a short drive from downtown Milwaukee, are set on five-acre lots and offer residents privacy. The area exclusively has single-family homes, with some guesthouses, according to haineshomes.com. In addition, the village of River Hills is home to the Milwaukee Country Club.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
  51. Most Expensive Blocks in Wyoming: Moran/Teton Village area
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    Most Expensive Blocks in Wyoming: Moran/Teton Village area

    Median home value: $1,058,224
    Median household income: $80,028

    Teton Village, a popular ski resort town, offers access to excellent skiing terrain; the area has a 4,139-foot vertical rise, the largest in the country. In the summer, more than 40 concerts are held during the Grand Teton Music Festival, set at the gateway to Yellowstone Park, according to jacksonholewy.net.

    *Median home value source: NeighborhoodScout

    U.S.Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies