The Most Expensive Real Estate Markets In America

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The areas around San Francisco and Silicon Alley is by far the most expensive place in the country to buy a home, according to Coldwell Banker’s new report on home listing prices around the country.Of the 19 most expensive markets in the U.S., 11 were in California, and four of the top five were in the San Francisco Bay Area. Los Altos took the top spot with an average listing price of $1.706 million.

For context, the average 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home in the United States is listed at $292,152.

To come up with the list, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#20 DARIEN, CONN: The average listing price of a home is $1.056 million.

This home is on sale for $1.49 million in Darien, Conn.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#18 MERCER ISLAND, WASH: The average listing price of a home is $1.059 million.

This home is on sale for $998,000 in Mercer Island, Wash.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#17 ORONO, MINN: The average listing price of a home is $1.07 million.

This home is on sale for $1.07 million in Orono, Minn.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#16 BOULDER, CO: The average listing price of a home is $1.084 million.

This home is on sale for $1.08 million in Boulder, CO.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#15 BELMONT, CALIF: The average listing price of a home is $1.098 million.

This house is on sale for $1.098 in Belmont, Calif.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#14 WESTON, MASS: The average listing price of a home is $1.1 million.

This home is on sale for $1.1 million in Weston, Mass.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#13 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF: The average listing price of a home is $1.132 million.

This house is on sale for $1.3 million in San Francisco, Calif.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#12 CUPERTINO, CALIF: The average listing price of a home is $1.15 million.

This home is on sale for $1.8 million in Cupertino, Calif.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#11 GREENWICH, CONN: The average listing price of a home is $1.2 million.

This home is on sale for $1.99 million in Greenwich, Conn.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#10 SAN CARLOS, CALIF: The average listing price of a home is $1.32 million.

This home is for sale for $1.1 million in San Carlos, Calif.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#9 CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, CALIF: The average listing price of a home is $1.232 million.

This home is on sale for $1.35 million in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#8 KAILUA, HI: The average listing price of a home is $1.238 million.

This home is for sale for $1.2 million in Kailua, HI.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#7 RYE, NY: The average listing price of a home is $1.3 million.

This home is on sale for $1.34 million in Rye, NY.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#6 LOS GATOS, CALIF: The average listing price of a home is $1.44 million.

This home is on sale for $1.44 million in Los Gatos, Calif.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#5 PALO ALTO, CALIF: The average listing price for a home is $1.49 million.

This home is on sale for $1.44 million in Palo Alto, Calif.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#4 MENLO PARK, CALIF: The average listing price of a home is $1.5 million.

This home is on sale for $1.5 million in Menlo Park, Calif.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#3 SARATOGA, CALIF: The average listing price of a home $1.58 million.

This home is on sale for $1.5 million in Saratoga, Calif.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#2 NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF: The average listing price of a home is $1.658 million.

This home is on sale for $1.65 million in Newport Beach, Calif.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

#1 LOS ALTOS, CALIF: The average listing price of a home is $1.7 million.

This home is on sale for $1.65 million in Los Altos.

Note: To compile its list of the most expensive real estate markets, Coldwell Banker looked at 72,000 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom properties for sale in 2,500 U.S. markets.

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