has been named one of “America’s Richest Zip Codes” by Businessweek.com.
The report, based on information provided by location-based data firm Gadberry Group, ranks Weston the 26th “richest Zip Code” in the U.S.
To create the ranking, Gadberry looked at all Zip Codes in the U.S. with more than 100 households and ranked them by average income and net worth, according to the report.
Many of the towns included on the list are in New York, Washington, D.C., and Silicon Valley, according to the report. The carefully culled ranking focuses on towns where the wealthy have their primary residences and does not include affluent “second-home” markets, such as the Hamptons. It also leaves out wealthy neighborhoods in major cities, such as New York and San Francisco, “because they have a greater diversity of income earners,” the report states.
Weston, with 3,413 households, has an average household income of $242,113 and an average household net worth of $1,414,424.
“Weston is an affluent community of Fairfield Country that features two-acre zoning and , a 1,756-acre nature reserve,” the report states. “Among the celebrities who have lived in Weston over the years are choreographer George Balanchine, author Erica Jong, actor and director Robert Redford, and . The area's predominant cluster is elite couples and singles.”