If You’re Young And Rich, You Probably Live In One Of These Cities

If You're Young And Rich, You Probably Live In One Of These Cities

Believe it or not, there are young people out there who can buy wine off the top shelf and afford to buy clothes at full-price. It’s a bananas concept, I know. As it turns out, there’s a bunch of bankers, lawyers, and software developers who are making bank across the country. Like, $350,000-type-of-bank, which probably makes your jaw drop in disgust and hatred.

Zillow’s study compiled a list of cities where the most rich people between the ages of 22 and 34 live, defining “rich” as earning an excess of $350,000 a year in their given household.

Per Bloomberg:

1. Arlington, VA.
2. San Francisco, CA.
3. Huntington Beach, CA.
4. Seattle, WA.
5. Sunnyvale, CA.
6. Pasadena, CA.
7. Denver, CO.

Call me crazy but this doesn’t exactly make much sense to me. Four of the top six cities are in California. Isn’t California where you go to legally smoke weed, play on the beach, and complain about how much plastic the rest of the United States uses? I lived there for six months and that’s pretty much what I did, and I left because in order to live as lavishly as I wanted to, you either had to come from money or fall ass-backwards into money. But hey, maybe that’s what all these young ballers are doing.

In addition, they also compiled a list of cities where these rich kids outnumber baby boomers, which has to be a real kick in the dick to all those old farts complaining about how shitty our generation is. It went as follows:

1. San Francisco, CA.
2. Sunnyvale, CA.
3. Huntington Beach, CA.
4. Elk Grove, CA.
5. Jersey City, NJ.
6. Arlington, VA.
7. Glendale, CA.
8. Seattle, WA.
9. New York, NY.
10. Hartford, CT.
11. Milwaukee, WI.
12. Yonkers, NY.
13. Jacksonville, FL.

The lesson here? If you wanna rub elbows with some young big wigs, “Go West, Young Man.” Otherwise you’re just going to have pale ankles and a paycheck that looks like their bar tab.

[via Bloomberg]

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Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Writer at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram). Email me at

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