Top ten priciest places are in the Golden State
We recently reported on CNN Money’s “Best Places to live in 2011” list comprised of small towns evaluated and ranked. Interestingly, California didn’t win any of the top 10, 25 or even 50 spots, but the magazine has now rated the ten priciest towns from their Best Places list, with all ten top spots snatched up by the Golden State.
It is not surprising that median home sale prices in California are drastically higher than other states, but it is surprising that no New York towns or other Northeastern towns showed up in the top ten list (although they round out the top 25).
Top 10 priciest towns in America
Each town is listed with their median home prices:
- Hillsborough, CA $ 2,277,500
- Los Altos Hills, CA $ 2,273,250
- Montecito, CA $ 1,864,000
- Beverly Hills, CA $ 1,595,000
- San Marino, CA $ 1,560,000
- Tiburon, CA $ 1,425,000
- Los Altos, CA $ 1,422,500
- Manhattan Beach, CA $ 1,360,000
- Saratoga, CA $ 1,349,000
- Palos Verdes Estates, CA $ 1,339,927
In many towns across America, especially in the Midwest, these prices would buy an entire ranch or apartment building, but in California, these are the median prices of homes sold in 2010. News flash – California real estate is more expensive than yours.