5 Towns That Prove the Suburbs Aren't Always Cheap Bel Air, Los Altos Hills make the list By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Aug 19, 2016 8:49 AM CDT 7 comments Comments An entrance to the upscale Bel Air area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) (Newser) – Think moving to the 'burbs will save you money? Not in these neighborhoods. Real estate firm Engel & Völkers has identified the priciest suburb around each of America's 10 most populous urban areas, based on the median home price. The top five, per Forbes: Bel Air outside Los Angeles: $3.45 million Los Altos Hills outside San Jose: $3.45 million Bronxville outside New York City: $2.33 million Rancho Santa Fe outside San Diego: $2.12 million Westlake outside Dallas: $2 million Click for the full list or the strongest and weakest housing markets.