Special Report

Metro Areas Where Families Pay the Most for Housing

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5. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
> Est. annual housing costs: $28,032
> Median family income: $116,181 — 6th highest of 376 metros
> Homeownership rate: 61.7% — 75th lowest of 376 metros
> Median home value: $461,500 — 17th highest of 376 metros

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4. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
> Est. annual housing costs: $28,488
> Median family income: $89,549 — 59th highest of 376 metros
> Homeownership rate: 52.3% — 9th lowest of 376 metros
> Median home value: $610,300 — 9th highest of 376 metros

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3. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
> Est. annual housing costs: $36,252
> Median family income: $109,931 — 8th highest of 376 metros
> Homeownership rate: 60.3% — 66th lowest of 376 metros
> Median home value: $787,000 — 3rd highest of 376 metros

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2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
> Est. annual housing costs: $36,612
> Median family income: $145,548 — the highest of 376 metros
> Homeownership rate: 56.6% — 29th lowest of 376 metros
> Median home value: $1,041,800 — the highest of 376 metros

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1. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
> Est. annual housing costs: $42,636
> Median family income: $131,087 — 2nd highest of 376 metros
> Homeownership rate: 55.0% — 19th lowest of 376 metros
> Median home value: $888,500 — 2nd highest of 376 metros

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