But Beverly Hills didn't even make Movoto's Top 10. You know who did?
That's right, Redondo Beach.
Redondo Beach was the first in Southern California to grace the nationwide Top 10, checking in at No. 4.
Here's how Movoto came up with its unusual list. They first ranked towns with populations between 30,000 and 80,000 by median incomes and home values. They then calculated these can't-live-without-attributes:
- Really expensive fine dining establishments per capita
- Really expensive clothing retailers per capita
- Really expensive jewelry stores per capita
- Luxury car dealers per capita
- Country clubs per capita
- Cosmetic surgeons per capita
- Distance to nearest polo field
- Distance to nearest yacht club
- Distance to nearest private airport
So how did Redondo Beach compare? It came out No. 1 for the shortest distance to a yacht club and No. 4 for a drive to the nearest private airport.
Interestingly, Redondo Beach has the lowest median income on the Top 10 nationwide, listed at "only 98,816" per household. Guess it was all that easy access to yachts that really moved your favorite South Bay town up on the lsit.
Here's what Movato had to say, in part, about Redondo Beach.
Residents of this extremely affluent seaside community in California, on the other hand, can basically roll out of bed and onto their yachts in the morning (if they don’t just live on them already, that is).