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Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Median home value: $1,371,172
Increase of total home sales: 116%
Population: 13,771

Dating only back to just 1939, it’s still the oldest of the four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and was designed by the Olmstead Brothers (sons of the Central Park mastermind), with 28% purposely reserved as open space. Palos Verdes Estates is known as one of the priciest places to buy a home in Southern California, with 14% of the male population comprised of top executives.

Data & Photo: Zillow.com