This NYC Neighborhood Was Just Named America’s 5th Richest Zip Code

Plus, how to visit it on a budget.
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Residents of New York City’s coveted Tribeca neighborhood have a new reason to brag about their block: It’s the fifth richest zip code in America.

A hotbed for celebrities (the notorious 443 Greenwich building alone has hosted A-list residents like Jennifer Lawrence and Blake Lively) and city dwellers with seriously deep pockets, Tribeca has officially earned a spot on Bloomberg’s annual ranking of America’s richest zip codes, beating out all other NYC neighborhoods in the process. The average annual income of residents living in Tribeca? $879,000.

Joanna Avillez’s artful Tribeca home. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOY SOHN

Don’t gasp yet: That number will feel trivial when compared to its fellow destinations. On Miami’s Fisher Island (the number one richest zip code in America), residents pull in an average annual income of $2.2 million. The uber-exclusive island is followed by two Bay Area hubs—Atherton and Palo Alto, California—and Palm Beach, Florida. 

Here’s a peek at the top five richest zip codes in America:

  1. Miami Beach, Florida – Average annual income: $2.2 million
  2. Atherton, California – Average annual income: $1.3 million
  3. Palo Alto, California – Average annual income: $1.3 million
  4. Palm Beach, Florida – Average annual income: $1.1 million
  5. New York, New York – Average annual income: $879,000
Stacie Brockman’s airy Tribeca studio. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LINDSAY BROWN FOR HOMEPOLISH

While A-listers like Goop goddess Gwyneth Paltrow, actor Jason Biggs, actress Diane Kruger, and singer/songwriter Taylor Swift have put down solid roots in New York’s richest neighborhood, other residents like Stacie Brockman make the most of their small but mighty studio apartments.

Is buying up pricey real estate not on your 2019 to-do list? Here are five things to do in Tribeca that won’t break the bank.


Stretch out at Sky Ting Yoga

If Sky Ting Yoga cofounder Krissy Jones’s 500-square-foot apartment is any indication of her classes, you’re bound to uncover the true meaning of zen. Drop-in classes at each of Sky Ting Yoga’s three NYC locations will only set you back $25.

Grab a matcha-flavored bite at Takahachi Bakery

No sugar fix should cost you an arm and a leg. This Japanese patisserie (also a gelateria and sandwich shop) is a neighborhood gem for a reason.


Embrace minimalism at Jenni Kayne’s boutique

Whether you’re there to browse or buy, Kayne’s gorgeous (and incredibly clean) downtown boutique will inspire a decluttering sesh once you return home. If you’re looking to shop on a budget, stick with smaller giftable items like sleep masks, slippers, and serving bowls.

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Stay at the Duane Street Hotel

A fitting spot for business travelers, wellness enthusiasts, and modern minimalists, Duane Street Hotel is easily the most affordable hotel in Manhattan’s priciest neighborhood. Rooms run for $249—a total steal for a short weekend getaway.

Bask in contemporary art at the Postmasters Gallery

Can’t afford a masterpiece of your own? Live out your art collecting dreams at this premier contemporary art gallery, which has a reputation for showing unusual works that conventional galleries in Manhattan would usually pass over.

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Lydia Geisel

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Lydia Geisel has been on the editorial team at Domino since 2017. Today, she writes and edits home and renovation stories, including house tours, before and afters, and DIYs, and leads our design news coverage. She lives in New York City.