What reigns supreme in your neck of the woods?

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
February 26, 2019

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which neighborhood is fairest of them all?

When it comes to real estate, you may have a sense of where the nicest enclaves are, but if you've ever wondered what the most expensive area in your state is, Realtor.com has taken a deep dive into the answer. In a recent post titled "The Most Expensive Neighborhood in Every State in America," the popular real estate platform took a look at the poshest of posh places.

"To track down each state's priciest place, our data team calculated the median listing price for every ZIP code in the U.S. in 2018," explains writer Allison Underhill of the Realtor.com data's team methodology. "ZIP codes with fewer than an average of 30 listings per month were eliminated, to make sure the results weren't skewed by a few big-ticket listings."

Below, see the most expensive neighborhood in the U.S. for every Southern state. (Neighborhood names are given where applicable, otherwise ZIP codes and cities only are listed.)

  • Alabama: Mountain Brook, Birmingham, 35223  — median home list price: $611,612
  • Arkansas: Fayetteville, 72703 — median home list price: $417,265
  • Delaware: Westover Hills, Wilmington, 19807 — median home list price: $890,829
  • Washington, D.C.: Georgetown, District of Columbia, 20007 — median home list price: $1,246,663
  • Florida: Fisher Island, Miami Beach, 33109 — median home list price: $3,592,981
  • Georgia: Sea Island, 31561 — median home list price: $2,786,717
  • Kentucky:Goshen, 40026  — median home list price: $545,298
  • Louisiana: Lakeview, New Orleans, 70124 — median home list price: $511,027
  • Maryland: Potomac, 20854 — median home list price: $1,346,967
  • Mississippi: Madison, 39110 — median home list price: $397,004
  • Missouri: Ladue, 63124 — median home list price: $1,202,740
  • North Carolina: Charlotte, 28207 — median home list price: $1,260,133
  • Oklahoma: Arcadia, 73007 — median home list price: $683,152
  • South Carolina: Sullivan's Island, 29482 — median home list price: $2,281,404
  • Tennessee: Franklin, 37069 — median home list price: $893,418
  • Texas: University Park, Dallas, 75205 — median home list price: $1,623,790
  • Virginia: McLean, 22101 — median home list price: $1,609,905
  • West Virginia: White Sulphur Springs, 24986 — median home list price: $701,507

For the full list of the most expensive neighborhood in every state in America, read the original post on Realtor.com here.

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