Top 10 most expensive ZIP codes from the US in 2010

If a neighborhood was featured in Forbes’ list of America’s 500 Most Expensive ZIP Codes, it meant buyers spent big bucks to get their dream home there. Every year Forbes magazine makes a list with the top ZIPs from the US and in 2010, as usual, Los Angeles is still leading the chart since it has always been home to some of the world’s most expensive real estate.

But forget about Beverly Hills, 90210, because this year a new Zip from Los Angeles takes the hot spot for multimillion dollar mansions! You’ll see it at the end of course. So, here are the the top 10 most expensive ZIP codes from the US in 2010 according to Forbes.

10. 93108 – Santa Barbara, California

Median home price: $3.15 million

This stucco home located in Montecito, California, featuring four bedrooms, four bathrooms, cathedral ceilings, two fireplaces, a pool and a beautiful interior design is on sale now for $3.25 million.

9. 10012 – New York

Median home price: $3.22 million

This simple downtown home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two terraces and a couple of other useful amenities is currently on sale for $1.5 million.

8. 94920 – Belvedere, California

Median home price: $3.28 million

This Spanish-style stucco home is located in the section of Belvedere that’s neighboring Tiburon, California and it’s a 4,347-square foot residence. The house has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a fireplace, a quite attractive interior but the most important… it offers spectacular views to the surroundings. It’s on sale for $3.2 million.

7. 10065 – New York

Median home price: $3.63 million

A two bedroom, two bathroom condominium like the one from this image located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and featuring only a few goodies, it’s selling for $975,000 at the moment. If a two bedroom unit costs almost $1 million you can just imagine how expensive a bigger and more luxurious home is in this neighborhood.

6. 90210 – Beverly Hills, California

Median home price: $3.68 million

One of the most popular ZIP codes comes only in the 6th place in this year’s most expensive ZIPs of the US. This five bedroom, four bathroom 4,700 square-foot home is now listed for sale for $3.7 million. It was built in a Mediterranean-style and apart from being really luxurious, this property also attracts with it’s amazing views of the surrounding mountains.

5. 10014 – New York

Median home price: $3.78 million

The most expensive ZIP code from New York is 10014, a neighborhood with a great position in Manhattan. Most buildings have amazing views of the city and even small apartments are priced really high. This one-bedroom, two bathroom, 1,500 square foot loft in Manhattan’s West Village is on sale for $2.05 million.

4. 07620 – Alpine, New Jersey

Median home price: $3.81 million

Located at less than 9 miles from Manhattan… Alpine is an area where probably everyone would dream to own a home. This seven-bedroom, five bathroom, colonial-style home features an impressive design, a double height foyer, a three car garage and the list of goodies might go on for a while. It’s currently on the market for $3.95 million.

3. 90274 – Rolling Hills, California

Median home price: $3.89 million

Almost every home located in the Rolling Hills, California, offers beautiful panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. This wonderful hilltop property with five bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4,320-square foot with a beautiful interior design is now listed for sale at almost $4 million.

2. 94027 – Atherton, California

Median home price: $4.01 million

Located in San Mateo County, the quiet, scenic town of Atherton boasts gorgeous views of the local forest land and the San Francisco Bay. The town is one of America’s wealthiest communities and some of the most expensive homes in the world are located here. This redesigned midcentury four 4,010 square-foot ranch features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, cathedral ceiling, fireplace, media room, a two car garage and beautiful gardens and it’s listed for $4.49 million.

1. 91008 – Duarte, California

Median home price: $4.28 million

The new hot spot for multimillion dollar mansions in America is Duarte, a small suburb northeast of downtown LA, near the Los Angeles national forest. The 91008 ZIP code also includes the city of Bradbury and homes in this beautiful area sell for a median cost of $4,276,462 which makes it the most expensive housing market in the country. This nine-bedroom, nine bathroom, 10,486-square foot mansion from Bradbury with two swimming pools, a spa, gym, library with wine cellar and many other goodies is on the market for $4.68 million.

[Via Forbes]

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