Special Report

Most Expensive Towns to Buy a Home in the Nation

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30. Laguna Beach, California
> Median home value: $1,771,600
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4000+ — 1st highest of 8,484 towns (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 65.2% — 3,307th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 64.3% — 3,570th lowest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $129,983 — 408th highest of 8,486 towns

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29. Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina
> Median home value: $1,773,100
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4000+ — 1st highest of 8,484 towns (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 60.8% — 3,964th lowest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 82.7% — 1,519th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $136,528 — 327th highest of 8,486 towns

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28. Saddle River, New Jersey
> Median home value: $1,779,500
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4000+ — 1st highest of 8,484 towns (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 64.5% — 3,490th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 86.3% — 1,037th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $213,958 — 51st highest of 8,486 towns

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27. Spring Lake, New Jersey
> Median home value: $1,818,500
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $3,645 — 194th highest of 8,484 towns
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 36.2% — 364th lowest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 78.9% — 2,068th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $86,200 — 1,701st highest of 8,486 towns

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26. Old Westbury, New York
> Median home value: $1,856,900
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $4000+ — 1st highest of 8,484 towns (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 54.4% — 2,471st lowest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 94.1% — 254th highest of 8,488 towns (tied)
> Median household income: $220,048 — 40th highest of 8,486 towns

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