9 April, 2009. Brookville, NY. A gardener cuts the grass of a mansion in Dupont Court in Brookville, NY. Dupont Court is the area of Brookville with the most impressive residences of the village. The Gold Coast village of Brookville is the wealthiest community in the United States, according to a survey published Wednesday by BusinessWeek magazine.
Brookville was one of nine Long Island communities to make the magazine's list of the country's 25 wealthiest towns, based on research by the Gadberry Group, of Little Rock, Ark.
The village's mayor, Caroline Zimmermann Bazzini, said Brookville residents likely felt the pain of recession much less than most other folks.
Brookville residents had the highest average net worth of any town on the list: $1.67 million. The enclave's well-to-do denizens had an average annual income of $328,000, ranking it seventh on the list.
©2009 Gianni Cipriano
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