Two Westchester Towns Rank At Top Of CNNMoney's Highest Earning List

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SCARSDALE, N.Y. — Scarsdale was ranked No. 1 on a list of the nation's 25 Top Earning Towns, a recent CNNMoney report showed.

“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,” the report said of Scarsdale. 

With a population of 17,336, CNNMoney says the average family income for Scarsdale residents is $291,542 and the average home price is $1,205,000.

“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,” the report said. “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.”

Rye – ranked No. 10 – was the only other town in Westchester to make the list, with a population of 15,870, an average family income of $221,457 and an average home price of $1,237,500.  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:

  1. Scarsdale, New York
  2. Weston, Connecticut
  3. Hillsborough, California
  4. Potomac, Maryland
  5. New Canaan, Connecticut
  6. Winnetka, Illinois
  7. Orinda, California
  8. West University Park, Texas
  9. Hinsdale, Illinois
  10. Rye, New York
  11. Wellesley, Massachusetts
  12. Ridgewood, New Jersey
  13. Bellaire, Texas
  14. Colts Neck, New Jersey
  15. Weston, Massachusetts
  16. Town and Country, Missouri
  17. Castle Pines, Colorado
  18. Falls Church, Virginia
  19. Mountain Brook, Alabama
  20. Powell, Ohio
  21. Mercer Island, Washington
  22. Olney, Maryland
  23. Sammamish, Washington
  24. Vienna, Virginia
  25. Leawood, Kansas

To read the full list for yourself, click here.

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It's "Scarsdale" not "Scarsale". The former is a village in Westchester County, the latter is possibly a tasty beverage made from hops and barley.

"Scarsdale boasts an appealing downtown....." My only comment is one tucked in the bottom of my childhood memory bag.
As kids on East 7th Street on the Lower East Side, we used it whenever an adult told us something seriously, but falsely. Scarsdale residents should use it when solemn faced neighbors urge them to support the hilarious Non-Partisan System as an example of the democratic process in action. Here is the precise retort to use in Yiddish, spoken through the centuries to spurious claims of govenments:

"Ven di bobbeh volt gehat a bor, volt zi geven a zaideh!"

All very nice. So, with all that money coming in and the great schools being cited as one of the reasons rich folk love it here, they still decided they needed to slash the school budget request. Dr. McGill and the boards of education have done a wonderful job for many years making Scarsdale a world-class school system (especially if you disregard the AP test metric that skews the rankings against this progressive system), but the village voters have decided that it's time to dial back on education. Sad.