New York City's Upper East Side and the Silicon Valley towns of splendor and wealth in California dominated Forbes' 2012 Priciest ZIP Codes List. Atherton (#3), Hillsborough (#5), Los Altos Hills (#7) all managed to crack the top ten. The annual list, published on Tuesday, ranks ZIP code areas based on the median list price of homes.

And what homes indeed! This understated and totally reasonable 10-bed, 6-bath, 14,000-square-foot home in Atherton asked for $22,800,000 in May. The perfect house in which to raise a family and to strangle Alexis Carrington.

While this 5 bedroom Hillsborough house, boasting nearly 36,000 square feet as well as three separate apartments and a guest house, only costs $48,888,000. Sweet Jesus.

John Chambers, Chair of the Board and CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc., put up his Los Altos 5-bed, 8-bath, 8,280-square-foot home, which is "comprised of 3 adjoining parcels totaling over 6 acres and the property is accessed from two separate streets," for $14,800,000. Why does on e need 8 bathrooms? The answer is, why not!

The top ten:

1. 10065, New York, NY
2. 07620, Alpine, NJ
3. 94027, Atherton, CA
4. 11962, Sagaponack, NY
5. 94010, Hillsborough, CA
6. 10014, New York, NY
7. 94022, Los Altos Hills, CA
8. 10021, New York, NY
9. 90274, Rolling Hills, CA
10.10075, New York, NY

Marin County's Belvedere came it at #11, just before Beverley Hills. Congratulations to each ZIP code and its inhabitants. You're all wealthy.