Picture-perfect streets lined with majestic mansions, elegant boutiques exuding sophistication, and dining experiences tantalizing the taste buds. Those are some of the tempting extras that go right along with the most exclusive zip codes in America.

Every state has one. Those neighborhoods that proudly wear the crown as the most expensive neighborhoods in the entire state and once you step foot here, it's not hard to see why! With their picturesque surroundings and an ambiance that whispers luxury at every corner, these areas are scattered across the country that stand tall as the beacon of upscale living, and Michigan has theirs.

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In a new zip code of wealth breakdown, Family Handyman laid it all out for us to enjoy by creating a list of The Most Expensive Neighborhood in Every State.  Focusing on factors including the obvious, the median home value, the FH team gave a road map to those neighborhoods that may be a bit out of reach for most of us.

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What's the Most Expensive Neighborhood in Michigan?

According to Family Handyman, the richest zip code in Michigan is 48009. Those five little numbers add up to big cash and belong to the city of Birmingham. According to a recent census, Birmingham has a population of around 21,000+. Here's what FH has to say about the Oakland Country town, located just north of Detroit.

"Named one of the country’s “Top 20 Most Walkable Communities,” the city of Birmingham offers recreational, cultural, and urban advantages all while giving off that small-town vibe. The median home value is $502,900".

Just to compare, Realtor.Com lists the median home value of Fenton, Michigan as $357.4K, and Davison, Michigan around $240K.

If you're ready to experience the pinnacle of luxury living, look no further than Birmingham - Michigan's most expensive neighborhood and a true haven for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Be sure to check out the full list of pricey zip codes here too!

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