The Most Expensive Neighborhood in Every State

If your house looks more like a hotel then you probably live in one of these zip codes.

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Alabama: 36564

The city of Fairhope has a median home value of $542,900, according to Fairhope is a stately, desirable place offering a quaint downtown area, sweeping views of Mobile Bay, and moss-draped 100-year-old oak trees. Everyone wants their home to fly off the market but these listing photos aren’t necessarily helping things. Get a look at the 30 most ridiculous real estate photos.

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Alaska: 99516

The city of Anchorage has a median home value of $451,900. Those who can afford living in Alaska’s largest city can expect a city filled with opportunity, cultural sites, and undeniably beautiful wilderness areas with mountains nearby, including the Chugach, Kenai and Talkeetna. Here are 20 real estate-related myths that you can safely set aside.

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Arizona: 85253

Paradise Valley has a median home value of $1,588,200. The small, affluent town in Maricopa County is known for its luxury golf courses, shopping and restaurant scene. No wonder it’s called “paradise!” From hosting an open house to getting an estimate of your property’s value, these real estate tips from the experts are good to know.

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Arkansas: 72223

Little Rock has a median home value of $316,400. Affluent neighborhoods oozing with historic charm sit on the outskirts of the bustling capital, which is situated on the Arkansas River. Check out these 12 craziest things found during home inspections.

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California: 94027

With a median home value of $7,313,400, Atherton, California is the priciest zip code so far! Location is a big reason why the filthy rich move up here. The town is 45 minutes south of San Francisco, and less than 20 minutes from most of the major tech companies in Silicon Valley.

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Colorado: 81611

Aspen boasts a median home value of $4,869,200. The swanky city in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains is a ski resort town and year-round destination for outdoor recreation. Aspen is also known for its high-end restaurants and boutiques. Check out these 14 things you should know about how to price a house.

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Connecticut: 06830

Greenwich has a median home value of $2,056,900. The affluent and picturesque town in Fairfield County resides a mere 40 minutes away from New York City.

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Delaware: 19707

History and nature combine to make the charming city of Hockessin. Zillow notes the median home value as $506,400 — many featuring lush landscapes perfect for privacy.

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Florida: 33921

Palm Beach is a glittering town in South Florida with a median home value of $4.399 million. It’s known for grandiose estates, white-sand beaches, upscale boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Check out these 10 house hunting and home buying mistakes you can easily avoid.

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Georgia: 30327

The city’s capital, Atlanta, offers a median home value of $1,170,200. There’s a lot to love about the southern city, including the vibrant music scene, rich history and diverse cuisine.

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Hawaii: 96821

The capital of Hawaii, Honolulu has a median home value of $1,370,900. Located on the island of Oahu’s south shore, the Waikiki neighborhood is particularly of interest, offering dining, nightlife, shopping and its iconic crescent beach linked with palms and high-rise hotels. Here are the 50 biggest regrets first-time home buyers have.

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Idaho: 83353

In Sun Valley, Zillow reports the median home value to be $1,388,200. The city is popular among outdoor enthusiasts, as it’s a resort town where skiers and snowboarders tackle the terrain of Bald Mountain and nearby Dollar Mountain. Don’t make these 9 repair requests when buying a home.

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llinois: 60610

Known as the “Windy City,” Chicago has a median home value of $1,885,900. Among the largest cities in the U.S., even the suburbs of Chicago offer plenty of things to do and see, with some packed with attractions and others offering an escape to wilderness.

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Indiana: 46077

Zionsville offers a median home value of $364,300. The suburban town is located in the extreme southeast area of Boone County. The quaint and quiet village of Zionsville features shops lining the fabled brick main street, fine restaurants and quaint cafes. Although it’s often assumed that real estate agents are legally obligated to divulge whether someone has died in the house or not, that’s not entirely correct.

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Iowa: 51355

The city of Okoboji has a median home value of $613,000. The main attractions of the Okoboji area are the glacier-carved lakes. This beautiful chain of lakes extends from the Minnesota border southwest several miles and covers nearly 13,000 acres.

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Kansas: 66211

The city of Leawood is a family friendly area offering restaurants, shopping and sights from Towne Center Plaza to Ironhorse Golf Club. According to Zillow, it has a median home value of $644,800. Homeowner Associations, or HOAs, are prone to abuse and weird dynamics. Here are 10 horror stories of HOAs run wild.

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Kentucky: 40059

The city of Prospect combines small town charm with urban amenities. Spacious and beautiful neighborhoods, acres of natural beauty, public and private golf courses, shopping, and local boat mooring make it an appealing place to reside. Prospect’s median home value is $436,000. Check the listings on online residential real estate sites, and you’ll find six major home styles reign supreme.

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Louisiana: 70115

It’s really no surprise the “Big Easy” is the place to be, with its bustling nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and delicious cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. The city has a median home value of $521,300.

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Maine: 04074

Maine is rich in nature and small town charm, and the town of Scarborough is no exception. With a median home value of $726,100, it’s a coastal resort area located just 7 miles south of the thriving city of Portland.

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Maryland: 20815

The city of Friendship Heights is a wealthy area of Washington, D.C., located on the Maryland border, best known for its high-end shopping and variety of restaurants. The median home value is $1.151 million.

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Massachusetts: 02108

The city of Boston — the capital of Massachusetts — is rich in the country’s established history. Dating back to 1630, it’s one of the oldest cities in America, and continues to pride itself on that. The median home value is $5,136,700. Take a look at these 12 things to watch with a home appraisal.

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Michigan: 48009

Named one of the country’s “Top 20 Most Walkable Communities,” the city of Birmingham offers recreational, cultural and urban advantages all while giving off that small-town vibe. The median home value is $502,900. Here are 12 simple ways to enhance curb appeal.

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Minnesota: 55403

A major city in Minnesota that forms “Twin Cities” with the neighboring state capital of St. Paul, Minneapolis has a median home value of $1,008,100.

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Mississippi: 39110

The city of Madison has a median home value of $249,300. The city was named for James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, developed along a bustling railroad track in antebellum Mississippi.

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Missouri: 63124

Ladue, the close-in suburb just off St. Louis’ western flank, has a median home value of $820,300. The stately town has beautiful old homes and amenities like the 123-year-old St. Louis Country Club. Here are 13 things you can expect to pay for before buying a house.

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Montana: 59716

Residing 12 miles southwest of Bozeman on the Gallatin River, Gallatin Gateway is located at the mouth of the canyon on the road leading to Yellowstone National Park. Its median home value is $395,800.

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Nebraska: 68520

With a median home value of $361,300, Lincoln, the state capital of Nebraska is an ideal location for children, history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts. Did you know some states require a real estate attorney be present at every closing?

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Nevada: 89451

Incline Village is situated just outside of Reno. Located right on Lake Tahoe, it has a median home value of $1,078,900. You’ll find a swarm of boats on the sparkling lake and hikers on the mountains in Tahoe, while winter is all about hitting the slopes. If you love the cabin vibe of Lake Tahoe, you have to check out these 16 amazing cabins.

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New Hampshire: 03854

New Castle is a quaint coastal town part of the Greater Portsmouth area. The median home value is $1,224,600 and the nearby downtown offers eclectic boutiques for tax-free shopping. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy protected wetlands for bird-watching and kayaking, as well as family-friendly beaches.

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New Jersey: 07620

A borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, the city of Alpine is located just 15 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, making it an ideal suburb. According to Zillow, its median home value is $2,882,400.

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New Mexico: 87506

New Mexico’s capital, Santa Fe sits in the Sangre de Cristo foothills. With a median home value of $657,100, residents enjoy the Pueblo-style architecture and the plethora of surrounding creative arts.

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New York: 11201

It’s no surprise the “Big Apple” is an expensive place to live! Comprising five boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean, there is much to admire about this famous city, from its skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building to its sprawling Central Park. The median home value is $4,460,200. Here are 81 severe weather survival tips every homeowner must know about.

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North Carolina: 28480

This four-mile-long beach island makes up the quaint town of Wrightsville Beach. Zillow reports its median home value as being $1,387,200. Surfers, shoppers and sailors alike will enjoy this adorable area. Owning a home is part of the American dream, but there are some downsides to consider.

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North Dakota: 58503

Bismarck, the growing capital of North Dakota has a median home value of $339,600. Though frigid in winter, the summer thrives. Alongside the Missouri River, it’s rich in history, culture, outdoor recreation and shopping. Here are 14 things to know about how to price a house.

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Ohio: 45174

This small village on the East Side of Cincinnati offers a small school, church and post office. Terrace Park has stunning homes and a great sense of community. The median home value is $483,000.

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Oklahoma: 73151

Oklahoma City, the capital of Oklahoma, is known for its cowboy culture and capitol complex, surrounded by working oil wells. Its median home value is $409,500.

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Oregon: 97210

Oregon’s largest city, Portland, sits on the banks of the Columbia and Willamette rivers, with the stunning snow-capped Mount Hood above. Cycling, microbreweries and coffeehouses line streets in Portland. The median home value is $986,400. For even bigger real estate, check out these 50 islands you can buy.

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Pennsylvania: 19103

The state’s largest city, Philadelphia, has a median home value of $1,282,500. It’s notable for its American Revolutionary sites, iconic Liberty Bell and Rocky statue. And let’s not forget the authentic Philly cheesesteak! Here are 15 house painting ideas that improve curb appeal.

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Rhode Island: 02807

The smallest town in the smallest state in America, Shoreham dates back to 1672. It’s the only tow on the stunning island of Block Island. The median home value is $1,125,400. Did you know most residential real estate transactions require radon testing, and many states require radon mitigation for new construction?

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South Carolina: 29482

A town and island in Charleston County, Sullivan’s Island has a median home value of $1,834,600. It’s considered part of the Charleston metropolitan area, which is well-known as an affluent and bustling small city featuring cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses. Creating a luxury home in a modest neighborhood may not make financial sense. A real estate agent or home appraiser can make a close estimate.

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South Dakota: 57702

Rapid City, with a median home value of $242,200, lies east of Black Hills National Forest in western South Dakota. It’s best known as a gateway to Mt. Rushmore, the massive iconic sculpture of four U.S. presidents. Check out these 12 remodeling ideas.

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Tennessee: 37215

The capital of Tennessee, Nashville is home to legendary music venues like the Grand Ole Opry House. It offers the ideal mix of its historic country roots and its hipster and rock ‘n’ roll present. The median home value here is $745,800.

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Texas: 75205

This affluent residential area in Dallas County features sandwich shops, laid-back cafes, fashion boutiques, a fishing pond in Caruth Park, Southern Methodist University and more. The median home value is $1,651,700. Your house can’t talk, but it can give you hints of failure, if you pay attention. Learn what your house is trying to tell you with these silent signs.

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Utah: 84060

Situated east of Salt Lake City, Park City offers a median home value of $1,623,700. It’s bordered by the Deer Valley Resort and the huge Park City Mountain Resort, which are both known for their ski slopes. Check out these 27 instant fixes for nagging problems around the house.

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Vermont: 05672

The town of Stowe is a picturesque mountain town in northern Vermont with a median home value of $428,700. It’s best known for its trails and ski slopes, making it an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Have an old random toilet in your basement? Here’s why.

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Virginia: 22102

The median home value of McLean is $1,288,300. The unincorporated community and census-designated place in Fairfax County in northern Virginia is home to many diplomats, businessmen, members of Congress, and high-ranking government officials partially as a result of its proximity to Washington, D.C. Did you know Jackie Kennedy created a revered interior design look of the White House with a project that cost $2 million?

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Washington: 98039

With a median home value of $2,720,100, the city of Medina is a mostly residential area in Eastside, King County, Washington. It’s located on a peninsula in Lake Washington, on the opposite shore from Seattle, and is bordered by Clyde Hill and Hunts Point to the east and water on all other sides. Gone are the days of burglars randomly bursting in with ski masks. Today’s criminals will watch and wait until just the right moment before attempting a break-in.

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West Virginia: 25442

The city of Shenandoah Junction resides within the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and West Virginia, with a median home value of $302,000. The valley combines scenic beauty, natural caverns, historic sites, impeccable dining and excellent shopping. Want a sparkling home? Check out these cleaning tips for each room of the house.

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Wisconsin: 53726

The capital of Wisconsin, Madison has a median home value of $493,500. It’s best known for its domed Wisconsin State Capitol, which resides on an isthmus between lakes Mendota and Monona. Learn from experts and manufacturers how to home insulate your roof, walls, crawlspace and other parts of the house. It’s all in the details.

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Wyoming: 82009

The capital city of Wyoming, Cheyenne, is home to a number of attractions and museums that speak to the history of Cheyenne and The West, including Frontier Days Old West Museum, with exhibits about early rodeos and artifacts like 19th-century passenger wagons. The median home value is $276,500. Check out these 20 cheap landscaping fixes that look expensive.

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