When choosing where to live, the cost is often one of the most significant considerations. In many cases, people want to find somewhere that is affordable. However, others want to live in exclusive areas with high property prices. Usually, this is because the most expensive areas offer the best properties and standard of living. If you can afford the high price tag, then why not live somewhere that offers you a desirable lifestyle and a stunning property? Lists of areas' wealth are ranked according to median house prices in each location. Based on this data, here are the 20 richest zip codes in the United States.
20. Los Gatos, California, 95030
Just making it into the list of the 20 richest zip codes in the United States is 95030 in Los Gatos, California. Los Gatos is in Santa Clara County, and the median listing price for properties is $2,630,000. Some factors that make this an amazing place to live are the highly-rated schools, the range of outdoor activities, the nightlife, and the activities in the area.
19. New York City, New York, 10282
There are three New York City zip codes included in this list, and 10282 is the cheapest, despite having a median property listing price of a staggering $2,660,000. Therefore, it is certainly not a cheap option. Despite the high cost of living in most parts of New York City, it does not put people off living there as almost 8.5 million people are living in this city. The city has a dense urban feel and a busy vibe.
18. Palo Alto, California, 94306
94306 is the cheaper of the two zip codes in Palo Alto, California, included in this list. Despite being the cheaper of the two locations, the median property price is still high at $2,751,000. Palo Alto is a charter city in the northwestern quarter of Santa Clara County in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it has a population of almost 67 thousand people. This town has a vibrant nightlife, excellent schools, a diverse community, and job employment opportunities in various industries.
17. Stinson Beach, California, 94970
Located in Marin County, Stinson Beach is a census-designated place on the coast of California. Fewer than a thousand people are living in this area, which is close to Bolinas. According to Stinson Beach Online, it is also only 20 miles from San Francisco. Therefore, it is an excellent location for people that want a quiet home life but need an easy commute into the city for work. It is a fantastic place to live if you enjoy the outdoors as not only is it lined by a beach, but it is also surrounded by beautiful countryside. The median sale price for property in this location is $2.8 million.
16. Corona Del Mar, California, 92625
For a house in Corona Del Mar, you can expect to pay $2.8 million, as this is the median sale price for homes in this area. Corona Del Mar is a seaside neighborhood of Newport Beach in Orange County, California. It is a beautiful place to live if you want to enjoy the beach lifestyle. As it is only 38 miles from Los Angeles, it is a commutable location for those who work in the city. There is virtually no crime in this area, the schools are excellent, and there are plenty of activities to enjoy, both in the day and at night.
15. Newport Beach, California, 92662
There are two Newport Beach zip codes in this list of the most expensive zip codes in the United States, not including Corona Del Mar, and 92662 is the cheaper of the two locations. However, this does not mean that you will find cheap properties in this area as the median house price is still $2.9 million. Its proximity to Los Angeles is appealing to those who work in the city but who want to live a quiet beach lifestyle.
14. Newport Beach California, 92661
The most expensive zip code in Newport Beach in California is 92661. You can expect to spend more than two hundred thousand dollars more for a property in this zip code, as the median sale price is $3.14 million. There are many positives to living in this Californian town. According to Niche, there are outstanding public schools, a vibrant nightlife, and plenty of activities for people of all ages to enjoy. It is also considered a safe place to live as the crime rates are low.
13. Los Altos, California, 94024
Two zip code areas of Los Altos are in this list, and of the two, 94024 is the cheapest. Although it is the cheaper of the two areas, there is still a median listing price of $3.15 million. Los Altos is a suburb of San Jose in Santa Clara County, and it has a population of more than 30 thousand people. Although the property prices and cost of living are high, it is because this area has so much to offer. There are highly-rated schools, low crime rates, lots of activities for everyone to enjoy, good transport links, and a range of employment opportunities in various sectors.
12. Medina, Washington, 98039
If you choose to live in Medina, Washington, then you can expect to pay a high price tag for a property. The median sale price in the 98039 zip code is $3.2 million. Medina is a suburb of Seattle, and it has a rural feel due to its low population of just over three thousand residents and the many outdoor spaces. It is close enough to the city to make it a great option for those who want to enjoy the job opportunities, activities, and amenities in the city, but prefer to live somewhere that is quieter and has a slower pace of life. It is a location that will appeal to affluent families, as the schools are excellent and there are plenty of activities for families to enjoy.
11. Portola Valley, California, 94028
$3.3 million is the median sale price for properties in Portola Valley in San Mateo County in California. Portola Valley is an incorporated town that was founded in 1964, and it has a population of under five thousand people. There are many beautiful outdoor spaces for those who live in this town to enjoy.
10. Ross, California, 94957
According to The Robb Report, the median sale price for a property in the 94957 zip code in Ross, California, is $3.35 million. Ross is a small incorporated town in Marin County that is north of San Francisco and is close to San Rafael. The population in this town in 2011 was 2,442. This town has many outdoor spaces and attractions to enjoy, and its proximity to the city also adds appeal. It is considered a safe area to live due to low crime rates, and the area boasts highly-rated public schools.
9. Los Altos, California, 94022
The more expensive Los Altos zip code listed is 94022, and property in this area has a median sale price of $3.45 million.
8. New York City, New York, 10013
100013 is the second-most expensive zip code in New York City. If you choose to live in this zip code, you can expect to pay around $3,315,000, as this is the median sale price for property in this location.
7. Palo Alto, California, 94301
Of the two Palo Alto zip codes included in this list, 94301 is the more expensive. To buy a home in this location, the median sale price you can expect to fork out is $3,522,000. The stunning surroundings are just one of the reasons that this is such an amazing place to live. Just two of the outdoor spaces in this area are Rancho San Antonio Preserve and Redwood Grove Nature Preserve.
6. Boston, Massachusetts, 02199
Sitting in the sixth position in this list is 02199, a zip code in Boston, Massachusetts. The median sale price for residences within this zip code area is $3,669,000. Boston is a large city with a population of almost 680 thousand people. The neighborhoods in this city vary significantly, and the 02199 is one of the most exclusive and expensive parts of the city.
5. New York City, New York, 10007
Of the three zip codes in New York City that are included in the list, 10007 is the most expensive. The 10007 zip code area has a median sale price of $3.9 million. Although New York City consistently ranks as one of the most expensive cities in which to live in the United States, people flock there for its unique vibe, the diversity of employment, its food scene, and the shopping. The 10007 zip code is in the Tribeca neighborhood of the city, close to the Financial District and the World Trade Center.
4. Beverly Hills, California, 90210
The 90210-zip code was made famous by the television series ‘Beverly Hills, 90210,’ that followed the lives and relationships of a group of young people from affluent families who lived in this expensive and star-studded area. Properties in this zip code have a median sale price of $4.08 million. This suburb of Los Angeles has more than 34 thousand residents, and it has an urban, suburban mixed feel. It is a suburb that appeals to families due to the highly-rated schools and the range of outdoor activities. On the other hand, it also appeals to young professionals as the area has a lively vibe. Beverly Hills also attracts retirees due to the range of leisure activities. The area’s many positive attributes make up for the high cost of living.
3. Santa Monica, California, 90402
Properties in the 90402 area of Santa Monica in California have a median sale price of $4.154 million. Santa Monica is a town in Los Angeles County with a population of more than 92 thousand residents. Although the property prices and cost of living are high, the area offers a fantastic lifestyle. If you enjoy living in an area with a lively vibe, then you will love the vibrant nightlife, bars, and restaurants in this town. However, it will also suit people looking for an outdoor lifestyle as there are plenty of parks and outdoor spaces to enjoy. Other positive attributes of the town are the diversity of the community and the outstanding public schools.
2. Sagaponack, New York, 11962
The second-most expensive zip code in the United States is 11962 in Sagaponack in New York. The median property price in this location is a whopping $4.3 million. Sagaponack is a tiny town in Suffolk County, with a population of just 260 residents. The low population only adds to the exclusivity of the area. Although the area has a rural and secluded feel, it is close to plenty of amenities, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Therefore, it is ideal for people who want the best of both worlds. It will also appeal to those who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle as it sits on the shore of the East End of Long Island and stunning outdoor spaces surround it.
1. Atherton, California, 94027
According to Business Insider, the richest zip code in the United States is 94027, which is in Atherton, California. You can expect to pay huge sums of money to live in this exclusive location, as the median property price is $7,050,000. The average household income in Atherton is over half a million dollars, so it is an affluent area. Atherton is an incorporated town in San Mateo County, and it has a population of almost seven thousand residents. It is known for its parks, beautiful outdoor spaces, and wineries. This town has excellent schools, great job opportunities, and a diverse community.
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