Special Report

Most Expensive Towns to Buy a Home in the Nation

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50. Orinda, California
> Median home value: $1,464,400
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4000+ — 1st highest of 8,484 towns (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 70.5% — 1,889th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 90.1% — 622nd highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $223,217 — 37th highest of 8,486 towns

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49. Darien, Connecticut
> Median home value: $1,471,700
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4000+ — 1st highest of 8,484 towns (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 73.1% — 1,331st highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 86.6% — 997th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $232,523 — 29th highest of 8,486 towns

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48. Bunker Hill Village, Texas
> Median home value: $1,490,300
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4000+ — 1st highest of 8,484 towns (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 53.1% — 2,199th lowest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 96.1% — 108th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $247,188 — 18th highest of 8,486 towns

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47. Highland Park, Texas
> Median home value: $1,508,900
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4000+ — 1st highest of 8,484 towns (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 48.1% — 1,377th lowest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 83.0% — 1,487th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $211,136 — 56th highest of 8,486 towns

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46. Paradise Valley, Arizona
> Median home value: $1,516,200
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4000+ — 1st highest of 8,484 towns (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 55.9% — 2,813th lowest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 93.1% — 335th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $211,393 — 54th highest of 8,486 towns

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