8) Palm Beach
Palm Beach, Florida is in Palm Beach County, and a short distance from West Palm Beach. It is also one of the largest communities on this list with a population nearing 11,000, and in excess of 30,000 during seasonal months. With a per-capita income of $109,219, it is also one of the significantly wealthy communities in the United States. A list of notable residents is too long to list here, but familiar names such as Jimmy Buffet, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, James Patterson, and Rod Stewart have all at one time called Palm Beach home, or owned property there. Palm Beach’s tropical climate has much to offer and was cited as such when ranked as America’s Best Place to Live by Robb Report magazine. With distinctions such as “abundance of pleasures” and, “strong community-oriented sensibilities” the town finds itself with not only a vacation destination, but also a place where people want to live.