Laps of Luxury: The Priciest Neighborhoods To Buy a Home—State by State
By Evan Wyloge
Nov 14, 2023
There’s a quiet but undeniable thrill that comes from browsing photos and taking virtual tours of the most opulent properties in America. It’s a hobby less about browsing for a home and more about the fantasy—unless you’re in the richest 1% and could easily afford one of these lavish abodes.
But rest assured, there’s nothing wrong with poring over photos of luxury homes that you’ll buy when you win the Powerball/sell that screenplay you’ve been working on since high school/launch the next great tech startup. We get it! The data team at Realtor.com® found all of the poshest neighborhoods in the nation for your perusing pleasure.
We found the priciest ZIP code in every state with the highest median home list price in October, excluding areas with fewer than 25 listings. Many are upscale vacation destinations popular with the uber-wealthy.
It’s a coast-to-coast tour of extravagance, from breezy Hawaiian beaches and the dramatic shorelines of Maine to the rugged terrain of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains and Arizona’s sun-baked Sonoran Desert.
So, whether you’re in the market for a mansion or only musing, take a tour of some of the most extraordinary real estate in America.
Most expensive ZIP code: Portsmouth (03801)
Median list price: $1,066,725
Median square footage: 1,945
Most expensive listing: $4,900,000, 5,055-square-foot, 5-bedroom condo/townhome/rowhome/co-op
Most expensive ZIP code: Cashiers (28717)
Median list price: $1,958,750
Median square footage: 10,037
Most expensive listing: $9,000,000, 10,037-square-foot, 11-bedroom home
Most expensive ZIP code: Green Bay (54304)
Median list price: $729,900
Median square footage: 1,883
Most expensive listing: $1,901,900, 3,169-square-foot, 4-bedroom condo/townhome/rowhome/co-op