Special Report

Most Expensive Towns to Buy a Home in the Nation

45. La Cañada Flintridge, California
> Median home value: $1,518,000
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4000+ — 1st highest of 8,484 towns (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 73.6% — 1,238th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 90.8% — 547th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $175,788 — 119th highest of 8,486 towns

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44. Kiawah Island, South Carolina
> Median home value: $1,532,800
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4000+ — 1st highest of 8,484 towns (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 46.4% — 1,182nd lowest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 96.8% — 79th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $193,750 — 76th highest of 8,486 towns

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43. Hermosa Beach, California
> Median home value: $1,542,900
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4000+ — 1st highest of 8,484 towns (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 73.4% — 1,276th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 47.4% — 726th lowest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $136,702 — 324th highest of 8,486 towns

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42. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
> Median home value: $1,550,600
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,500 — 226th highest of 8,484 towns (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 43.7% — 873rd lowest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 57.0% — 2,035th lowest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $98,188 — 1,153rd highest of 8,486 towns

41. Old Greenwich, Connecticut
> Median home value: $1,561,200
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4000+ — 1st highest of 8,484 towns (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 70.4% — 1,915th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 84.1% — 1,319th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $222,794 — 38th highest of 8,486 towns

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