Here are the top 10 most expensive places to buy a home in the US

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Some of the most expensive neighborhoods in America are exactly where you might think they'd be: by the sunny beaches of California or among the high-rises of New York City. But, according to new analysis from financial website GOBankingRates, a few places make the list that aren't so obvious, too.

Using data from real-estate site Zillow, GOBankingRates looked at the median home value of single-family residences in December 2017 for every ZIP code in the country. The U.S. median home value, overall, is $210,200. In the following places, it can be more than 30 times that much.

Based on the GOBankingRates-Zillow, data, here are the top 10 most expensive places to buy a home in the United States:


ZIP code: 94027
City: Atherton
Median home value: $7,313,400

A mansion-style home in Atherton, Calif. According to a recent survey by, the small town in the heart of Silicon Valley has been called the most expensive ZIP Code, 94027, in the nation.
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ZIP code: 02108
City: Boston
Median home value: $5,136,700

Boston waterfront
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ZIP code: 81611
City: Aspen
Median home value: $4,869,200

Source: CNBC

New York

ZIP code: 11201
City: Brooklyn
Median home value: $4,460,200

A Brooklyn brownstone, reportedly owned by Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort stands along a residential street in Carroll Gardens.
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ZIP code: 33480
City: Palm Beach
Median home value: $4,399,000

President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach is seen from West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., as Trump prepared to return to Washington after a weekend at the estate, March 5, 2017.
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New Jersey

ZIP code: 07620
City: Alpine
Median home value: $2,882,400

Front view of the Stone Mansion in Alpine, N.J.
Source: Noble Black / Douglas Elliman


ZIP code: 98039
City: Medina
Median home value: $2,720,100

Medina beach park, Bellevue, Washington
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ZIP code: 06830
City: Greenwich
Median home value: $2,056,900

Copper Beach, 51-acre waterfront estate in Greenwich, CT sold for $120 million in April.


ZIP code: 60610
City: Chicago
Median home value: $1,885,900

Source: Nitram242 | Wikimedia Commons

South Carolina

ZIP code: 29482
City: Sullivan's Island
Median home value: $1,834,600

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