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The 27 Richest Neighborhoods In Southern California

#27 The Pinnacle-The Woods-The Forest, Coto de Caza, Orange County

#27 The Pinnacle-The Woods-The Forest, Coto de Caza, Orange County

Mean household income: $302,335

318th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

The Pinnacle, The Woods and The Forest are exclusive gated communities in Coto de Caza, Orange County. C

The suburb is home to a lot of married couples with kids. Many of the homes are custom-built, with tracts of land still routinely sold for further development.

The Pinnacle-The Woods-The Forest is 84.4% white, 4.8% Asian, 5.3% Latino, 0.7% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com

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#26 Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, Orange County

#26 Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, Orange County

Mean household income: $302,384

317th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Crystal Cove is on the National Register of Historic Places thanks to 48 cottages that were built between 1920 and 1930. They're examples of Southern California coastal development in the early 20th century.

The cottages have been open to the public since restoration, which is a great tourist spot, along with the area's state park.

Crystal Cove is 64.4% white, 21.3% Asian, 5.5% Latino, 1.3% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com

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#25 Lunada Bay-Honeymoon Cove, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County

#25 Lunada Bay-Honeymoon Cove, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County

Mean household income: $304,404

300th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Located in the Palos Verdes Estates suburb of L.A., Lunada Bay has sprawling views of the Pacific Ocean and a reputation as a surfing hotspot.

Most of the homes in the area are single-family, built between 1940 and 1969. Almost two-thirds of the population is married.

Lunada Bay-Honeymoon Cove is 75.8% white, 13.5% Asian, 5.2% Latino, 0.6% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com

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#24 Lake Sherwood, Los Angeles County

#24 Lake Sherwood, Los Angeles County

Mean household income: $310,550

268th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Lake Sherwood is a rural, unincorporated community south of Thousand Oaks, California. It includes three gated developments with lake-view homes and a world-renowned golf course.

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky and pop star Britney Spears live in the area.

Lake Sherwood is 86.5% white, 6.6% Asian, 3.4% Latino, 0.3% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com

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#23 Upper Rancho, Arcadia, Los Angeles

#23 Upper Rancho, Arcadia, Los Angeles

Mean household income: $310,779

266th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Located northeast of downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia sits in the San Gabriel Valley. It's home to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Upper Rancho is a largely walkable neighborhood with a mix of single family homes, townhouses and condos. The population is pretty evenly split between married and single people. Chinese, English and Spanish are frequently used languages in the area.

Upper Rancho is 32.4% white, 52.2% Asian, 9.6% Latino, 1.5% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com, ci.arcadia.ca.us

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#22 Beverly Glen, Los Angeles County

#22 Beverly Glen, Los Angeles County

Mean household income: $311,101

263rd richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Located on Beverly Glen Boulevard, running parallel between Sunset Boulevard and Mulholland Drive, the neighborhood includes planned developments with tennis courts and pools built in the '70s and '80s.

Beverly Glen is 82.0% white, 4.9% Asian, 5.2% Latino, 1.2% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com, beverlyglen.org

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#21 Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County

#21 Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County

Mean household income: $313,091

256th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Established in 1939, Palos Verdes Estates is the oldest of four cities on the Palos Verdes peninsula. A New York financier bought the land with the hopes of turning the area into a planned, residential community.

The Olmsted brothers, whose father designed New York's Central Park, designed and landscaped Palos Verdes Estates.

Palos Verdes Estates is 62.9% white, 26.7% Asian, 5.3% Latino, 1.3% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com, pvestates.org

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#20 El Niguel Heights, Laguna Niguel, Orange County

#20 El Niguel Heights, Laguna Niguel, Orange County

Mean household income: $315,061

248th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Laguna Niguel is distinguished by its open spaces: There are 23 community parks, which account for one-third of the city's space.

Over half the residents in El Niguel Heights were born outside California. Irish, German and English ancestries are common.

El Niguel Heights is 88.3% white, 1.9% Asian, 4.5% Latino, 0.1% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com, cityoflagunaniguel.org

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#19 Atherton Canyon Estates-Weatherly, Coto de Caza, Orange County

#19 Atherton Canyon Estates-Weatherly, Coto de Caza, Orange County

Mean household income: $315,273

247th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Atherton Canyon Estates is a relatively modern development in Coto de Caza, Orange County. Most of the homes were built from the end of the 20th century to the present.

Atherton Canyon Estates-Weatherly is 79.9% white, 7.9% Asian, 6.5% Latino, 1.5% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com

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#18 Brentwood Heights, Los Angeles County

#18 Brentwood Heights, Los Angeles County

Mean household income: $321,933

226th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Brentwood Heights began developing as a residential area in the 1880s. Most of the neighborhood's homes were built between 1970 and 1999.

Brentwood Heights is 80.4% white, 7.3% Asian, 5.4% Latino, 1.0% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com, brentwoodca.gov

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#17 Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles County

#17 Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles County

Mean household income: $323,929

217th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Coldwater Canyon runs into the Santa Monica Mountains. A short section of Mulholland Drive in the neighborhood connects Beverly Hills with Studio City in the San Fernando Valley.

The Hollywood hills and Los Angeles Country Club in West Hollywood are also nearby.

Coldwater Canyon is 81.8% white, 4.6% Asian, 6.4% Latino, 2.0% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com

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#16 Brentwood Park, Los Angeles County

#16 Brentwood Park, Los Angeles County

Mean household income: $324,289

216th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

After Brentwood was established as a township in 1881, the area quickly advanced economically, becoming the largest shipping point for grains between New Orleans and San Francisco.

Brentwood Park includes mostly recently constructed houses, and the neighborhood is considered good for young families.

Brentwood Park is 86.2% white, 4.4% Asian, 4.0% Latino, 0.7% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com, brentwoodca.gov

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#15 Upper Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles County

#15 Upper Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles County

Mean household income: $332,037

180th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Laurel Canyon Boulevard is a main North-South thoroughfare between West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley.

Most homes in the neighborhood date from 1940 to 1969. More than half the population is married, and the most common resident ancestries are Iranian, Russian and Italian.

Upper Laurel Canyon is 87.9% white, 2.7% Asian, 3.7% Latino, 2.2% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com

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#14 Ashley Falls-Carmel Canyon, San Diego

#14 Ashley Falls-Carmel Canyon, San Diego

Mean household income: $334,872

171st richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Ashley Falls and Carmel Canyon are part of Carmel Valley, a master-planned coastal community in northwestern San Diego. The wealthy community is home to commercial offices, residential units, hotels, retail stores, and restaurants.

Ashley Falls-Carmel Canyon is 0.1% Black, 11.8% Asian, 7.1% Latino and 74.5% Non-Hispanic White.

Source: Higley 1000

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#13 Haven View Estates-Deer Creek, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino County

#13 Haven View Estates-Deer Creek, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino County

Mean household income: $351,264

132nd richest neighborhood in the U.S.

A suburban town in San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles, Rancho Cucamonga has an older legacy than many surrounding towns. President Abraham Lincoln signed off on the creation of a post office in the area in 1864.

Since then, Rancho Cucamonga has grown into an incredibly diverse neighborhood. English, Spanish and Chinese are all frequently used here.

Haven View Estates-Deer Creek is 46.8% white, 14.9% Asian, 20.0% Latino, 8.8% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com, cityofrc.us

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#12 Bel Air Estates, Los Angeles County

#12 Bel Air Estates, Los Angeles County

Mean household income: $355,007

125th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Bel Air crosses famous Sunset Boulevard on Los Angeles' west side. There are several private high schools in the area, which has served as the backdrop for several television shows.

Ronald Reagan and Jennifer Lopez are among the people who have called the neighborhood home.

Bel Air Estates is 80.8% white, 8.2% Asian, 5.1% Latino, 1.7% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com

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#11 Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County

#11 Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County

Mean household income: $369,026

97th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Rancho Santa Fe is primarily residential, with a few blocks of shopping and restaurants. It's known for a neighborhood called "The Covenant," filled with country estates, that has a golf club, tennis club, and 50 miles of horse-riding trails.

It's home to notable names including Microsoft's Bill Gates and money-management entrepreneur Charles Brandes.

Rancho Santa Fe is 0.3% Black, 2.8% Asian, 5.6% Latino and 89.4% Non-Hispanic White.

Sources: UT San Diego, Higley 1000

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#10 Rolling Hills, Los Angeles County

#10 Rolling Hills, Los Angeles County

Mean household income: $373,524

89th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Rolling Hills is an exclusive, gated community in the Palos Verdes Hills.

It still feels like a ranch town with no stoplights and large spaces between each house. It borders Rolling Hills Estates to the north and Rancho Palos Verdes on all other sides.

Rolling Hills is 74.1% white, 16.2% Asian, 5.5% Latino, 1.5% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com, rolling-hills.org

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#9 Hidden Hills, Los Angeles County

#9 Hidden Hills, Los Angeles County

Mean household income: $383,731

70th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Sitting in the foothills of the San Fernando Valley, Hidden Hills is a gated development that was built in 1950. A ton of celebrities live in nearby Calabasas, including members of the Kardashian clan.

It's surrounded by a nature reserve and the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, a park with miles of equestrian, hiking, and mountain biking trails.

Hidden Hills is 87.4% white, 2.1% Asian, 6.6% Latino, 1.9% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com, hiddenhillscity.org

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#8 Harbor Island-Linda Island, Newport Beach, Orange County

#8 Harbor Island-Linda Island, Newport Beach, Orange County

Mean household income: $385,666

67th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Linda Island was the last of the islands surrounding Newport Beach to be incorporated into the city, in 1954. It's developed in the shape of a horseshoe, with each house having its own private dock.

Harbor Island sits in an artificial harbor created by dredging an estuary off Newport Beach in the 1900s. Now, it's an exclusive gated community.

Harbor Island-Linda Island is 89.7% white, 3.7% Asian, 4.1% Latino, 0.1% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com, newportbeachca.gov

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#7 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County

#7 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County

Mean household income: $395,734

59th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Beverly Hills is one of the best-known zip codes in the U.S.: 90210.

Rodeo, Canon, Crescent, Carmelita, Elevado and Lomitas were among the first streets built in the area, and when the Beverly Hills Hotel was constructed in 1912, it became a mecca for luxury living.

Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, silent film actors who were one of Hollywood's first super-couples, were the first movie stars to call Beverly Hills home.

Beverly Hills is 82.3% white, 4.9% Asian, 6.4% Latino, 1.3% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com, Beverlyhills.org

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#6 The Hill Section, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County

#6 The Hill Section, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County

Mean household income: $399,820

53rd richest neighborhood in the U.S.

In 1901, two men each owned half the land that would become Manhattan Beach. John Merrill and George Peck flipped a coin to decide on a name for the city and Merrill won, naming it after his New York City roots.

The neighborhood has great schools and sweeping views. Manhattan Beach is a popular area for pro athletes.

The Hill Section is 82.2% white, 7.8% Asian, 5.2% Latino, 1.0% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com, ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us

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#5 La Jolla Farms-Torrey Pines, San Diego

#5 La Jolla Farms-Torrey Pines, San Diego

Mean household income: $408,266

44th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Torrey-Pines is an affluent, residential area in the northern coastal section of San Diego's La Jolla neighborhood. It's near the University of California - San Diego, and is home to Torrey Pines Golf Course, which hosts the annual Farmers Insurance Open, a PGA Tour tournament.

Downtown La Jolla known for its jewelry stores, boutiques, upmarket restaurants, and hotels.

La Jolla Farms-Torrey Pines is 1.0% Black, 8.5% Asian, 5.4% Latino and 79.6% Non-Hispanic White.

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com

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#4 Corona del Mar Beach, Newport Beach, Orange County

#4 Corona del Mar Beach, Newport Beach, Orange County

Mean household income: $441,627

30th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Corona del Mar sits on a steep hillside that winds down to several beaches. The area was settled in the early 20th century and includes closely spaced single-family homes built along the Pacific Coast Highway.

The newer part of town consists of ranch-style homes with ocean views. The cult hit TV show "Arrested Development" was set here.

Corona del Mar Beach is 86.4% white, 3.8% Asian, 5.8% Latino, 0.3% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com

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#3 Beverly Park-Beverly Crest, Los Angeles County

#3 Beverly Park-Beverly Crest, Los Angeles County

Mean household income: $502,440

18th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Beverly Park and Beverly Crest are both gated communities in the hills of Los Angeles' west side.

Elite private school Harvard-Westlake is within the boundaries of Beverly Crest.

Beverly Park is a popular neighborhood for wealthy celebrities and businessmen thanks to its seclusion and security. Home Ownership Association fees cover a constant patrol of the area by armed guards.

Beverly Park and Beverly Crest are 80.5% white, 6.5% Asian, 4.8% Latino, 3.3% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com

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#2 Pelican Hill-Pelican Crest, Newport Beach, Orange County

#2 Pelican Hill-Pelican Crest, Newport Beach, Orange County

Mean household income: $549,659

9th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

The Pelican Crest and Pelican Hill communities sit on the Pacific Coast of Southern California within the Newport Beach area. Many homes in these gated communities are built with 180-degree views of the ocean.

Each neighborhood contains around 100 homes and are near the John Wayne Orange County Airport.

Pelican Hill-Pelican Crest is 77.0% white, 23.0% Asian, 4.3% Latino, 0.4% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com

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#1 Cameo Shores-Cameo Highlands, Newport Beach, Orange County

#1 Cameo Shores-Cameo Highlands, Newport Beach, Orange County

Mean household income: $554,721

8th richest neighborhood in the U.S.

Located across from each other, Cameo Shores and Cameo Highlands each have about 150 homes. The communities share access to private, gated beaches and Roxbury Park.

Many of the homes are single-leveled with terraces for easy upkeep and so that they maintain an ocean view.

Cameo Shores-Cameo Highlands is 79.8% white, 8.8% Asian, 3.2% Latino, 0.2% black

Sources: Higley 1000, city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com

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