Recently — tired of posting stories like “How to Destroy the Stock Market in 8 Steps” and “Why Men Are Dressing Better” – Business Insider asked a few interns (aka recently unemployed college graduates who are sons and daughters of actual business insiders) to write “The 25 Richest Neighborhoods in the New York City Suburbs.”
Hey, it was a slow news day.
Based on census tract data compiled by Stephen Higley, professor emeritus of urban social geography at the University of Montevallo — you’ve seen all those “University of Montevallo” college stickers, right? — the website posted its list.
New York State boasts 12 of the most affluent census tracts: 9 in Westchester, 3 on Long Island. Connecticut has 10; New Jersey, only 3. (Who wants to live in a place with so many traffic jams, right?)
Of those 10 — all in Fairfield County — half are in New Canaan. Greenwich has 3 (including the richest neighborhood in the entire friggin’ country: the Golden Triangle). The median household income there is a Lamborghini- and Bvlgari-popping $614,242.
Darien has 1. We have the other. It’s #10 overall.
It is … drum roll, please … not a surprise if you read the headline … Coleytown.
According to Business Insider:
Westport is a coastal town with colonial origins. Coleytown sits at the northernmost edge of town. Most homes date back to the 1950s, with some as old as the ’30s.
The area has a higher proportion of married couples living there than most other U.S. neighborhoods.
And, the site helpfully adds:
Coleytown is 91.7% white, 3.1% Asian, 2.7% Latino, 0.9% black.
Eat your heart out, Beachside.
(To see the entire Top 25 list, click here.)