Alabama: Mountain Brook
Median home value: $598,700
Median household income: $130,259
With a total area of just 12.8 square miles, Mountain Brook manages to pack a lot of punch into such a small space. More than 60 percent of the city’s residents make over $100,000 a year, and nearly 29 percent make over $200,000 a year. The Mountain Brook school system is also regularly nationally recognized for its academic achievement.
Fun fact: Television star and actress Courteney Cox was born here.