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Duarte, Calif., ranks No. 1 on Forbes' America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes list, where the median cost of a home is $4,276,462.

Beverly Hills, 90210 was so 1990s, so don’t get me started on what I think of CW’s refurbished Dylan McKay-less series of America’s most famous ZIP code. But perhaps Hollywood should shop around the idea of a new Los Angeles-based show by the name of Duarte, 91008, considering it’s the hautest spot for multimillion-dollar mansions.

Where the median cost on a house is $4,276,462, the small suburb north of downtown Los Angeles tops Forbes’ latest annual ranking of America’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes. However, Duarte’s small town numbers (pop. 1,391) and the $19.8 million mansion listed on the market may have skewed the rankings. Alpine, N.J., which boasted the No. 1 spot on last year’s list slipped to No. 4 this time around.

If the idea of living in the richest spot in America appeals to you, then act fast as there are only 12 homes currently on the market in Duarte. But hopefully you don’t mind settling for rank No. 2 and No. 3 of the richest ZIP codes: 94027 (Atherton in the Bay Area) and 90274 (Rolling Hills in Palos Verdes Hills), respectively. Not surprisingly, the West Village (10014) holds the most expensive real estate in Manhattan, where the median price of a home is $3,785,445 and ranks fifth on Forbes’ list. Our beloved Beverly Hills, 90210 falls at No. 6 where the median price for a home is $3,283,269.

But where does Miami fall on the list? Where the median cost of a house is $2,295,291, ZIP 33109, the exclusive Fisher Island, makes No. 37 spot Forbes’ America’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes. See the complete list here.

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