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Study Examines The Best Places To Be Rich In The U.S.

Travelers Today       By    David Thompson

Updated: Jul 06, 2022 05:30 PM EDT

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We all define luxury differently, but most people view it as having to do with high-priced amenities and a standard of living far above the norm. Whether your idea of rich, luxurious living is fine dining, magnificent golf courses, or high-end shopping, luxury is certainly in the eye of the beholder.

There are plenty of great places to go in the U.S. if you're looking for a certain standard that aligns with wealth, but where are the best places to live if you've got your sights set on a rich life? 

Luxury real estate company RubyHome recently published a study to determine the best places to live in the U.S. if you're wealthy and want to maintain a luxury lifestyle. The results were eyebrow-raising at times. 

One of the most notable things the RubyHome findings showed was that California is the wealthiest state in the country based on the number of luxury amenities they have. Surprising? Maybe not, but when you consider that the state has 6.2 luxury amenities per 100,000 people compared to other states with less than 5, it's pretty stunning. That's a lot of high-priced activities!

There's no question that there's a lot of money in California, as multiple billionaires call the state home, and research has shown that it's home to more billionaires than anywhere else in the country. 

What's considered wealthy in the wealthiest U.S. state? According to a recent study, the current threshold of wealth in California is a remarkable $3.9 million.

Interestingly, the RubyHome study found that Rhode Island was third on the list of wealthy states based on luxury activities, with 4.52 activities per 100,000 people. The lowest state on this list was Wyoming, with no activities considered luxurious based on the findings. 

The top city for wealthy Americans based on luxury activities was Los Angeles, with a shocking 14.10 activities per 10,000 people. San Diego came in second with 12.77 luxury activities per 10K people, and San Francisco took the number three spot with 12.19 activities. Las Vegas came in fourth with 9.78 activities per 10k people, though Nevada was the second wealthiest state based on luxury activities.

So, California is clearly the place to be if you like luxurious living. But what cities ranked the best in the different kinds of high-end activities? For wineries, Napa unsurprisingly is unbeatable. If restaurants are your luxury metric, then Los Angeles is the place to be. For those who enjoy designer shopping, look no further than Costa Mesa. According to the survey, Laguna Beach is the beach capital of the state, and San Diego is where you want to be if you're looking for plenty of great golfing options. 

While living well is relative, and everyone's definition of a comfortable life is different, some folks certainly view luxurious activities like high-priced shopping and fancy eating as the way they measure luxury and lavish living. California and Nevada are a safe bet if you've got the means, but so are cities like Houston, Chicago, Portland, and New York. If you like the hustle and bustle of a busy city like New York, there's certainly no shortage of luxury, but if you prefer something a bit less congested with a decent amount of high-end activities, a city like Portland (which came in eighth on RubyHome's list of wealthy cities) may be the place for you. 

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