The most expensive zip codes in 15 major US cities

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The median listing price for homes on Fisher Island, Miami, is $US5,900,000. Shutterstock.com

City life is expensive — but city life in the swankiest neighbourhoods in the US can be outrageous.

The median listing price for homes in the quaint Boston neighbourhood of Beacon Hill is over $US3.7 million. And if you head to Atherton in San Francisco, the median home price exceeds $US10 million.

Online real estate site Trulia analysed the median price per square foot of homes across the biggest metropolitan areas in the US and provided Business Insider with a list of the most expensive zip codes in each.

Here, we’ve highlighted the most expensive zips in 15 major cities, ranked in order of price per square foot of real estate, the neighbourhood (or island) they’re most closely associated with, and the median listing price in each neighbourhood.

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title=”15. St. Louis, Missouri: 63124 | Ladue”
content=”Median listing price:$US889,495

Price per square foot:$US248″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d854a9dd7cc1e008be918″
source=”Google Maps”
caption=”A home in Ladue.”
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permalink=”/#14-tampa-florida-33786–belleair-beach-2″
title=”14. Tampa, Florida: 33786 | Belleair Beach”
content=”Median listing price:$US725,000

Price per square foot:$US380″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d852b9dd7cc1f008be95d”
source=”Google Maps”
caption=”A Belleair Beach home.”
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permalink=”/#13-newark-new-jersey-07078–short-hills-3″
title=”13. Newark, New Jersey: 07078 | Short Hills”
content=”Median listing price:$US1,849,500

Price per square foot:$US409″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d85149dd7cc1a008be7cd”
source=”Google Maps”
caption=”A home in Short Hills.”
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permalink=”/#12-dallas-texas-75201–arts-district-4″
title=”12. Dallas, Texas: 75201 | Arts District”
content=”Median listing price:$US862,500

Price per square foot:$US455″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d50bbbd86ef15008be512″
source=”ThunderKiss Photography/flickr”
caption=”The Arts District of Dallas.”
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permalink=”/#11-denver-colorado-80202–lower-downtown-5″
title=”11. Denver, Colorado: 80202 | Lower Downtown”
content=”Median listing price:$US574,800

Price per square foot: $US478″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d83b4bd86ef14008be889″
source=”Larry Johnson/flickr”
caption=”Downtown Denver.”
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permalink=”/#10-chicago-illinois-60603–loop-6″
title=”10. Chicago, Illinois: 60603 | Loop”
content=”Median listing price:$US895,500

Price per square foot:$US599″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d5169bd86ef0f008be678″
source=”Flickr / Steve Wright Jr.”
caption=”Cloud Gate, the famous sculpture at Millennium Park in Loop, Chicago.”
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permalink=”/#9-washington-dc-20004–penn-quarter-7″
title=”9. Washington, DC: 20004 | Penn Quarter”
content=”Median listing price:$US499,900

Price per square foot:$US609″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d820fbd86ef18008be999″
source=”Chris DiGiamo/flickr”
caption=”Penn Quarter buildings.”
credit_href=””
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permalink=”/#8-seattle-washington-98039–medina-8″
title=”8. Seattle, Washington: 98039 | Medina”
content=”Median listing price:$US2,998,000

Price per square foot: $US746″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d84b69dd7cc17008be8c4″
source=”Google Maps”
caption=”A home in Medina.”
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permalink=”/#7-san-diego-california-92118–coronado-9″
title=”7. San Diego, California: 92118 | Coronado”
content=”Median listing price:$US1,799,000

Price per square foot:$US866″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d533f9dd7cc15008be867″
source=”Vanessa Vancour/flickr”
caption=”Hotel del Coronado.”
credit_href=””
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permalink=”/#6-boston-massachusetts-02108–beacon-hill-10″
title=”6. Boston, Massachusetts: 02108 | Beacon Hill”
content=”Median listing price: $US3,750,000

Price per square foot: $US1,290″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d80edbd86ef0e008be8c5″
source=”J.Elliott”
caption=”The streets of Beacon Hill.”
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[slide
permalink=”/#5-los-angeles-california-90401–downtown-santa-monica-11″
title=”5. Los Angeles, California: 90401 | Downtown Santa Monica”
content=”Median listing price:$US2,070,000

Price per square foot:$US1,304″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d550abd86ef0f008be6ad”
source=”Alexis Fam/flickr”
caption=”Downtown Santa Monica.”
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permalink=”/#4-orange-county-california-92662–balboa-island-12″
title=”4. Orange County, California: 92662 | Balboa Island”
content=”Median listing price:$US2,950,000

Price per square foot:$US1,443″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d7ec89dd7cc17008be891″
source=”Cobber99/flickr”
caption=”Houses on Balboa Island.”
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permalink=”/#3-miami-florida-33109–fisher-island-13″
title=”3. Miami, Florida: 33109 | Fisher Island”
content=”Median listing price:$US5,900,000

Price per square foot:$US1,586″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d7f7a9dd7cc22008be948″
source=”Shutterstock.com”
caption=”Fisher Island.”
credit_href=””
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permalink=”/#2-san-francisco-california-94027–atherton-14″
title=”2. San Francisco, California: 94027 | Atherton”
content=”Median listing price: $US10,247,500

Price per square foot: $US1,669″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d84d99dd7cc1f008be959″
source=”Google Maps”
caption=”A home in Atherton.”
credit_href=””
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permalink=”/#1-new-york-new-york-10007–tribeca-15″
title=”1. New York, New York: 10007 | Tribeca”
content=”Median listing price:$US5,105,000

Price per square foot:$US2,829″
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/560d84f39dd7cc25008be8ab”
source=”Google Maps”
caption=”Tribeca, Manhattan.”
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