Special Report

Most Expensive Cities to Buy a Home

50. Pacifica, California
> Median home value: $882,800
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,115 — 83rd highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 73.9% — 363rd highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 70.7% — 459th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $125,500 — 81st highest of 1,774 cities

49. Lexington, Massachusetts
> Median home value: $889,700
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4,000+ — the highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 65.3% — 702nd lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 81.7% — 138th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $186,201 — 9th highest of 1,774 cities

48. Culver City, California
> Median home value: $892,000
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $2,957 — 107th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 69.3% — 745th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 52.2% — 483rd lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $95,044 — 315th highest of 1,774 cities

47. Potomac, Maryland
> Median home value: $893,800
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,893 — 30th highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 66.1% — 769th lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 87.6% — 36th highest of 1,774 cities
> Median household income: $195,884 — 7th highest of 1,774 cities

46. San Clemente, California
> Median home value: $906,100
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,564 — 48th highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 71.3% — 565th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 68.0% — 557th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $110,434 — 151st highest of 1,774 cities