Best Neighborhood's most recent analysis maps home prices by block group: an area that with an average population of about 1,500 people. Click “explore neighborhoods and cities” above to look at your own city, and you'll see that many of these maps are startling. Many cities are mapped in an even shade, meaning the home value is fairly uniform. But look at some cities and you'll see a very different story: neighborhoods with values in the top 1% right next to neighborhoods with values in the bottom 10%. Residents of these cities will quickly recognize the dividing lines between rich and poor neighborhoods, often across rivers, railways, or major freeways. Palm Beach, Florida illustrates this housing disparity well:

Palm Beach, Florida Home Values

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The following cities have the greatest disparity between the top 10% and bottom 10% of home prices. Click any city to explore the interactive map.

  1. La Jolla, CA
  2. Coral Gables, FL
  3. Greenwich, CT
  4. Palm Beach, FL
  5. New York, NY
  6. Laguna Hills, CA
  7. Harrison, NY
  8. Key Biscayne, FL
  9. Santa Monica, CA
  10. Menlo Park, CA
  11. Bronxville, NY
  12. Scarsdale, NY
  13. Newport Beach, CA
  14. Brookville, NY
  15. Avon, CO
  16. La Canada Flintridge, CA
  17. Darien, CT
  18. Tarzana, CA
  19. Hermosa Beach, CA
  20. Riverside, CT

Among the top 1,000 cities with the greatest disparity, over a quarter of the most disparate cities are in California (27.5%), andĀ half (49.5%) are in four states: California, Florida, New York, and New Jersey.