Top-earning towns

Where do you live when you've 'made it'? Affluent communities like Scarsdale, N.Y., where the median family income is close to $300,000.

1. Scarsdale, NY
best places top earning scarsdale new york
Population: 17,336
Median family income: $291,542
Median home price: $1,205,000

In this Westchester County village, residents enjoy the biggest incomes on our list, thanks to well-off commuters who appreciate the quick half-hour train ride into Manhattan. Scarsdale boasts an appealing downtown peppered with Tudor-style buildings and pretty shopping areas, plus some of the best schools in the area -- the high school is among the nation's top 500.

In the summertime, residents bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to the village's free outdoor concert series in central Chase Park, where a Pops symphonic band plays from June to August. Impressive houses, exclusive boutiques and chic restaurants are icing on the suburban cake.

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Source: Census data, Onboard Informatics projection/aggregation. Only two places per state could qualify.
  @Money - Last updated August 12 2013 08:24 AM ET
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