Celebrity Cribs: Top 10 Most Expensive Places to Live in US

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By Lianna Brinded | December 7, 2013 2:56 AM EST

Kim Kardashian (Photo: Reuters)

When buying property, it's always about 'location, location, location,' and in the US it seems that New York and California are the prime places to be, still.

IBTimes UK decided to take a snapshot look at Forbes' list of the most expensive zip codes, that's post code to us Brits, in the run up to Christmas - just in case you decided to make a very pricey purchase this festive season.

1. 07620, Alpine, New Jersey (NJ)

Jay-Z and Beyonce (Photo: Reuters)

Median Home Price for Zip Code: $4,550,000

The borough in Bergen County, New Jersey boasts the most expensive zip code in the US with the Stone Mansion costing a 'mere' $68m.

However, this is just pocket money for some of music's wealthiest performers, such as rap artists P Diddy and Jay-Z.

2. 94027, Atherton, California (CA)

Sheryl Sandberg (Photo: Reuters)

Median Home Price for Zip Code: $4,295,000

Home to the wealthiest nerds in the US, this Silicon Valley worker hub is littered with lavish estates.

If you were to wander around the local delis and hotspots, you'll most likely bump into Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and former Google executive Eric Schmidt.

3. 11962, Sagaponack, New York (NY)

Bill and Hillary Clinton (Photo: Reuters)

Median Home Price for Zip Code: $3,595,000

From Goldman Sachs's Lloyd Blankfein and Bill and Hillary Clinton, Former President and First Lady, the banking and political elite count themselves as residents of this exclusive neighbourhood.

4. 94010, Hillsborough, California (CA)

Tyson Beckford and Shanina Shaik (Photo: Reuters)

Median Home Price in Zip Code: $3,499,000

Hillsborough is one of the wealthiest communities in America and has one of the most desirable zip codes to match.

Dozens of American baseball players reside in the area as well as male model Tyson Beckford.

5. 90210, Beverly Hills, California (CA)

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (Photo: Reuters)

Median Home Price for Zip: $3,469,891

The one place that needs no introduction is Beverly Hills 90210.

With the classic, and recently revived and deceased, TV show boasting the same zip code, the area is riddled with reality TV stars, such as Kim Kardashian and actors, such as Charlie Sheen and Sharon Stone.

6. 10012, New York, New York (NY)

Median Home Price for Zip Code: $3,392,574

7. 10013, New York, New York (NY)

Median Home Price for Zip Code: $3,317,962

The neighbouring zip codes provide a powerhouse for the rich and famous with apartments possessing indoor basketball courts and private gyms.

8. 11976, Water Mill, New York (NY)

Jennifer Lopez (Photo: Reuters)

Median Home Price for Zip Code: $3,300,000

The twee zip code, with a fully functioning water mill and windmill, the area is a favourite for celebrities and public figures, such as Richard Gere and Jennifer to vacation or hole up there.

9. 93108, Montecito, California (CA)

Tom Cruise (Photo: Reuters)

Median Home Price for Zip Code: $3,099,348

This area has consistently ranked as one of Forbes magazine's wealthiest communities in the US.

The Douglas dynasty resides in area, as well as, myriad actors such as John Travolta, Tom Cruise and British actor John Cleese.

10. 11568, Old Westbury, NY

Median Home Price for Zip Code: $3,095,000

This village in Nassau County, in the US state of New York, on the North Shore of Long Island has a population of less than 5,000.

For those who want more of a quiet life, the area has a public English style park, Old Westbury Gardens .

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