7 of the 10 hottest neighbourhoods in America have a median sale price over $1 million — here's a look at the full list

seanpavone/shutterstock7 out of 10 of the year’s hottest neighbourhoods have a median home sale price above $US1 million.
  • Real estate brokerage Redfin recently announced its list of the top 10 hottest neighbourhoods for 2019.
  • The list was dominated by coastal cities, primarily on the west coast – and most of them had a median sales price north of $US1 million.
  • California accounted for the majority of the list’s entries with six neighbourhoods across the state.

The hottest places to live in 2019 are coastal cities within commuting distance of urban cores.

That’s according to a recent report released by real estate company Redfin, which notes one other prevailing commonality: These neighbourhoods, most of which have a median sales price above $US1 million, are affluent.

To compile its annual Hottest Neighbourhoods report, Redfin observes online traffic surges for neighbourhood listings over the course of one year and combines those with agent insights.Last year’s report, for comparison, proved less diverse geographically. Nine of 10 neighbourhoods were in San Jose, and the remaining was in San Francisco.

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Redfin hottest neighborhods mapAndy Kiersz/Business Insider

While California still accounted for the majority of neighbourhoods in 2019, this year’s spread is more varied, including suburbs in both the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas.

Though these marketssuch as those in San Francisco – are established, new neighbourhoods continue to appear on lists as wealthy individuals look to move away from city centres but remain within commuting distance of urban centres.

Keep reading to see the 10 hottest neighbourhoods in the US in 2019, listed in descending order. We noted the parent city for each neighbourhood, alongside its median sale price, the average sale-to-list price ratio, and per cent of homes that sold above list price.


10. Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California

Sean Pavone

Median sale price: $US981,500

Average sale-to-list-price ratio: 105.7%

Per cent of homes that sold above list price: 79%


9. Berkeley Hills, Berkeley, California

Chao Kusollerschariya/Shutterstock

Median sale price: $US1,380,000

Average sale-to-list-price ratio: 118.2%

Per cent of homes that sold above list price: 81.8%


8. Chevy Chase, Washington, D.C.

Median sale price: $US1,060,000

Average sale-to-list-price ratio: 101.3%

Per cent of homes that sold above list price: 53.7%


7. South Pasadena, California

Median sale price: $US977,500

Average sale-to-list-price ratio: 100.9%

Per cent of homes that sold above list price: 53.6%


6. Woodbridge, Bellevue, Washington

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Median sale price: $US1,087,500

Average sale-to-list-price ratio: 100.3%

Per cent of homes that sold above list price: 50%


5. San Rafael Hills, Pasadena, California

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Median sale price: $US1,210,000

Average sale-to-list-price ratio: 105.6%

Per cent of homes that sold above list price: 73.3%


4. AU Park/Tenleytown, Washington, D.C.

American University

Median sale price: $US975,000

Average sale-to-list-price ratio: 100%

Per cent of homes that sold above list price: 37.2%


3. Mission Terrace, San Francisco, California

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Median sale price: $US1,260,000

Average sale-to-list-price ratio: 116.5%

Per cent of homes that sold above list price: 81.8%


2. Merriewood/Montclair, Oakland, California

Median sale price: $US1,180,000

Average sale-to-list-price ratio: 115.8%

Per cent of homes that sold above list price: 79%


1. Bridle Trails, Bellevue, Washington

Coldwell Banker

Median sale price: $US1,300,000

Average sale-to-list-price ratio: 98.4%

Per cent of homes that sold above list price: 15.4%

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