The Higley 1000 website (, investigates America’s wealthiest neighborhoods and suburbs. The American dream includes living in the best of neighborhoods that provide status and luxury as well as access to the finest schools (both private and public), shopping, recreational facilities, and well patrolled safety. The data is based on the 2010 Census and analysis was compiled by Stephen R. Higley, PHD, Associate Professor of Urban Geography, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama.