New Jersey is one of the wealthiest states in the country, second only to Maryland. Our most affluent counties are Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon, with Bergen and Monmouth close behind. Our 15 most affluent cities follow, based on the most recent median household income data available. The median income, as of 2013, is listed alongside the town name.
1. Far Hills, $186,406
This small suburban town in Somerset County has been home to notable residents including former governor, Christine Todd Whitman, and Steve Forbes, of Forbes Magazine.
2. Upper Saddle River, $171, 410
This Bergen County gem offers magnificent mansions, convenient access to Route 17 and notable residents including Mary J. Blige, Jason Kidd, Bill Parcels, and Richard Nixon.
3. Tewksbury Township, $171, 036
In Hunterdon County, Tewksbury, New Jersey, is a sister city to Tewksbury in England. Residents have included James Gandolfini and comedian Charlie Murphy.
4. Alpine, $169,947
Adjacent to the lovely Palisades, this township is home to Devil's Tower and residents including Jay-Z, Patrick Ewing, Britney Spears and Stevie Wonder.
5. Harding Township, $165,221
Home to the historic Wick House and charming country estates, notable residents have included basketball player Kerry Kittles and former Jets coach, Eric Mangini.
6. Essex Fells, $163,180
This Essex County borough has no apartment buildings, condos, office buildings or traffic lights. It does, however, have some very wealthy residents including singer Connie Francis and NHL player Scott Stevens.
7. Little Silver, $154,597
This Monmouth County borough is located just moments from the Jersey Shore and thriving Red Bank. Though it lacks the celebrity presence of neighboring towns, it is a nice, quiet place to live.
8. Ho-Ho-Kus, $153,675
Home to the historic Hermitage, seen above, Ho-Ho-Kus is conveniently located near shopping, dining and entertainment. Former Giant's coaches Dan Reeves and Jim Fassel have both lived here.
9. Mountain Lakes, $151,680
Known for incredible architecture and stunning lakes, this affluent neighborhood is home to actress Brittany Underwood. Mountain Lakes is one of New Jersey's most highly educated municipalities, with 85.94% of adults attaining a four-year undergraduate or graduate degrees, quadruple the national average of 21.84%.
10. Glen Ridge, $148,718
Glen Ridge is the birthplace of actor Tom Cruise, and is also home to astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and WWF's Rodney RodRageous. It is ideally located near several incredible parks and offers easy access to New York City.
11. Millburn/Short Hills, $148,505
This charming town is home to elite shopper's paradise, The Mall At Short Hills. Anne Hathaway and Rachel Zoe have lived here, along with many other notable residents. Millburn offers a lively downtown and top-notch schools.
12. Ridgewood, $146,633
This bustling city has it all - shopping, dining, entertainment, and money. Let's not forget talent! Jordin Sparks may be the most recognizable celebrity from the area, but there have been many athletes, actors, musicians and writers that have called this town home. Enjoy one of many historic sites and some incredible restaurants.
13. Chatham, $146,250
Chatham offers safety, solid schools and a close-knit community.
14. Rumson, $140,555
This lovely town on the Navesink River was once a summer colony for wealthy New Yorkers. Not much has changed! Residents include Jon Bon Jovi, Queen Latifah and Bruce Springsteen.
15. Mantoloking, $136,000
This tiny town in Ocean County has less than 500 residents. A popular summer spot for the rich and famous, Richard Nixon, Katherine Hepburn and James Gandolfini all had homes here.
Have you ever lived in or visited any of these affluent towns? Which is your favorite?
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