Greenwich isn't just another pretty town on Connecticut's Long Island Sound, or even the closest to Manhattan. It's also a magnet for hedge funds and boutique financial service companies. Many of their well-paid executives call it home for the short commute, the excellent school system and access to outdoor attractions, which include beaches, boating and golf. The town also offers its own fully professional symphony orchestra.
Bring your checkbook and your Swiss bank account. Home prices can run from half a million, all the way up to $33 million for a 15,000-square-foot estate with 15-bedrooms and 17 baths.