11/09/2012 03:47 pm ET Updated Nov 09, 2012

America's Most Expensive Neighborhoods (PHOTOS)

The United States is a beautiful country, from sea to shining sea.

But from the Big Apple to Orange County, some zip codes (ahem, 90210) shine a bit brighter on the real estate market.

This week, investment blog 24/7 Wall Street outlined the ten most expensive neighborhoods in the country, highlighting some dramatic recoveries from the real estate crash.

"The housing recovery is benefitting from tighter inventories and eager buyers willing to pay higher prices to make a purchase," wrote 24/7 Wall Street. "Especially in these high-end markets."

And though the markets are high-end, they aren't necessarily predictable. Though two San Francisco suburbs were included, the city itself--recently named the most expensive and the most desirable in the country--isn't on the list. You'll never guess what nabbed the number one spot.

Check out the full list on 24/7 Wall Street, and see the top five in our slideshow below:

America's Most Expensive Neighborhoods