Photo Credit: Joseph DePalma via Flickr Creative Commons
Photo Credit: Joseph DePalma | Flickr

When most people think of millionaires and billionaires, they think private islands and sun-drenched beaches. However, in the United States, it seems the rich and famous prefer a mountain lifestyle over a ocean dwelling one.

Remember: North America’s Most Expensive Ski Resorts

According to Bloomberg Business, the richest small towns in the USA are located in close proximity to ski resorts. Of the top 20 richest small towns in America, 12 of those were located within 50 miles of a nearby ski resort or ski area. That said, only 4 of the top 20 were located on the ocean.

“The home of Park City Mountain Resort in Utah ranked first with a median household income of $83,336 and median home value of $485,700.”- Bloomberg Business News

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Photo Credit: Ken Lund via Flickr Creative Commons

The Top 10 Richest Ski Towns

10. Truckee – Grass Valley, CA

9. Gardnerville Ranchos, CA

8. Hailey, ID

7. Steamboat Springs, CO

6. Heber, UT

5. Glenwood Springs, CO

4. Breckenridge, CO

3. Jackson, WY

2. Edwards, CO

1. Summit Park, UT

Read the entire Bloomberg Business article here: These Are the 20 Richest Small Towns in America