LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The Washington region has long been among the nation’s most affluent areas, but it’s also home to some of America’s richest neighborhoods, according to a new study.

Four neighborhoods in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital rank in the top 10 of the country’s wealthiest neighborhoods, according to a new study that measures average household incomes and 2010 Census data.

The Bradley Manor-Longwood enclave in Bethesda ranks as the second richest neighborhood in the country with a mean household income of $599,440.

Potomac Manors in Potomac ranks just dollars behind in third with a mean household income of $599,331. Another Potomac neighborhood, Carderock-The Palisades, ranks fifth, with a man household income of $595,669.

The Swinks Mill-Dominion neighborhood in McLean ranks seventh in the country with an average household income of $562,596.

The study, called the Higley Elite 100, was conducted by an urban geography professor at the University of Montevallo in Alabama.

Top 10 Richest Neighborhoods in America:
1) The Golden Triangle (Greenwich, Conn.) — $614,242
2) Bradley Manor-Longwood (Bethesda, Md.) — $599,440
3) Potomac Manors (Potomac, Md.) — $599,331
4) Old Cutler-Hammock Oaks (Coral Gables, Fla.) — $596,851
5) Carderock-The Palisades (Potomac, Md.) — $595,669
6) East Lake Shore Drive (Chicago) — $593,454
7) Swinks Mill-Dominion (McLean, Va.) — $562,596
8) Cameo Shores-Highlands (Newport Beach, Calif.) — $554,721
9) Pelican Hill-Pelican Crest (Newport Beach, Calif.) — $549,659
10) Greenhaven (Rye, N.Y.) — $540,403

Other D.C. Area Neighborhoods in the Top 100:
19) McLean Country Estates-Glendale (McLean, Va.) — $498,944
24) Chevy Chase Village (Chevy Chase Village, Md.) — $466,049
39) Douglass Hill (Arlington, Va.) — $416,717
48) Congressional Forest Estates (Potomac, Md.) — $404,394
83) Ingleside-Old Dominion Gardens (McLean, Va.) — $376,004
87) The Burning Tree Club (Bethesda, Md.) — $373,904
88) Woodside Estates-Peacock Station (McLean, Va.) — $373,813


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