Purchase, NY 10577

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  • Median income*: $675,147
  • Median home price: $1,167,500

This village is an exclusive hamlet in the town of Harrison, about a half hour north of New York City.

It's not just commuters that make Purchase a top-earning town. The area is home to MasterCard, PepsiCo (pictured) and Atlas Air, all of which pump money into the local economy.

Residents enjoy shopping in the exclusive nearby towns of Greenwich and New Canaan, Conn., as well as recreational activities like sailing on nearby Long Island Sound.

First published June 12, 2014: 1:38 PM ET
Source: Income data latest available from Internal Revenue Service. Home prices are median sales prices Feb. - June 2014 from Trulia.
*Median adjusted gross income, 2011

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