Special Report

Most Expensive Cities to Buy a Home

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30. Santa Barbara, California
> Median home value: $1,051,500
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,193 — 74th highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 63.1% — 528th lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 40.7% — 138th lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $76,606 — 601st highest of 1,774 cities

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29. South Pasadena, California
> Median home value: $1,071,000
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,740 — 38th highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 72.0% — 516th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 47.4% — 308th lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $104,308 — 216th highest of 1,774 cities

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28. Campbell, California
> Median home value: $1,079,000
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,616 — 45th highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 73.7% — 370th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 50.7% — 420th lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $124,525 — 86th highest of 1,774 cities

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27. Danville, California
> Median home value: $1,091,900
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,946 — 27th highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 78.8% — 124th highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 83.8% — 92nd highest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $160,808 — 23rd highest of 1,774 cities

26. Arcadia, California
> Median home value: $1,097,600
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,441 — 56th highest of 1,774 cities
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 60.5% — 374th lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 59.5% — 833rd lowest of 1,774 cities (tied)
> Median household income: $93,574 — 333rd highest of 1,774 cities