7) Gulf Stream
Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Gulf Stream has a population of about 750 that has fluctuated little in the past decade. With a per-capita income of $133,651 it is also one of the wealthiest communities in Florida, and the United States. Gulf Stream is a prototypical Country Club Community founded in the 1920’s, when these posh communities were all the rage with wealthy investors and developers. Gulf Stream was designated as part of a State Historical Scenic Highway to preserve the Australian pine canopy, as well as the charm of the 1920’s. It is home to the St. Louis Cardinal’s owner, treasurer, and member of board of directors, South African Tennis Player Kevin Anderson, and artist/sculptor Christopher O’Hare. Unlike many of the other exclusive neighborhoods on this list, Gulf Stream has a steady mix of multi-million dollar homes, as well as condos in the hundreds of thousands of dollars overlooking the ocean.
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