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In America’s Richest Town, $500k a Year Is Now Below Average

  • Silicon Valley area towns take three of the top five spots
  • Texas gets two more towns on Bloomberg 100 Richest Places list
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America’s Richest Towns

You could easily drive through this leafy Silicon Valley suburb without realizing you were in America’s richest neighborhood. From the road, it’s all high brick walls and opaque gates.

It takes Google Maps to get a glimpse of what lies behind. Satellite images of Atherton, California –- where the average household income just blew past half a million dollars -- reveal the sprawling homes of tech billionaires and sports stars, studded with tennis courts and pools.