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Report: New Canaan Has 5 of Richest 25 'Hoods in NYC 'Burbs

Whatever the particulars (which are confusing) think of this as just something fun to know.

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Buried in cash? Need a country estate where you can park your Lamborghini with pride? Still want to be close enough to commute or shop in Manhattan regularly?

Then New Canaan has just the neighborhood for you -- actually, it's got five of the richest 25 neighborhoods in the New York metropolitan area, and more of those neighborhoods than any other town in Fairfield County, according to a Business Insider report.

The article, citing work of an academic who measured the wealth of neighborhoods in the United States, lists and names "neighborhoods" -- but if you start poking around in the data, it's pretty confusing as to just what neighborhoods or areas of town are referred to.

Some of the areas seem to be named after streets or street corners, some after landmarks like the Country Club of New Canaan. A link goes to a website that breaks down New Canaan into five areas,-- which may be census tracts or blocks, perhaps combined.

Whatever the particulars, think of this as just something fun to know: Whatever their boundaries, these ares of New Canaan are said to be among the top 25 near New York City:

  • No. 7 Country Club of New Canaan-Pinneys Corners. Mean household income: $438,343 (32nd richest neighborhood in the U.S.)
  • No. 11: Canoe Hill-Brushy Ridge. Mean household income: $426,143 (38th richest in U.S.)
  • No. 12: Clapboard Hill/Marvin Ridge. Mean household income: 409,895 (42nd richest neighborhood in the U.S.)
  • No. 20: Pine Hill. Mean household income: $390,583 (63rd richest neighborhood in the U.S.)
  • No 25: Talmadge Hill in New Canaan (north Darien is also on the list, at No. 9). Mean household income: $381,648 (75th richest neighborhood in the U.S.)

The top-ranking neighborhood in the New York City suburbs is the "Golden Triangle" in Greenwich (you knew it would have a name like that). Mean household income: $614,242. It's also No. 1 in the United States as a whole.

Greenwich has three neighborhoods on the Top 25 list, Darien has one, Westport has two, there are nine in all of Westchester County (four in Harrison, NY and two in Scarsdale), all of New Jersey has three, the same number as on Long Island.

Bill Payer April 05, 2014 at 08:08 PM
What a relief to know that information. What would one do if NC did not make the list. Now we all can sleep better.

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