Special Report

Towns With the Most Expensive Rent

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5. Westlake Village, California
> Median monthly rental cost: $3,226
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 29.2% — 2,511th highest of 5,275 towns (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 20.0% — 389th lowest of 5,275 towns
> Median home value: $974,800 — 51st highest of 5,198 towns

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4. Hickam Housing, Hawaii
> Median monthly rental cost: $3,251
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 46.2% — 105th highest of 5,275 towns (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 100.0% — the highest of 5,275 towns (tied)
> Median home value: N/A

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3. San Marino, California
> Median monthly rental cost: $3,500+
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 19.5% — 82nd lowest of 5,275 towns (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 15.5% — 157th lowest of 5,275 towns
> Median home value: $2,000,000+ — the highest of 5,198 towns (tied)

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2. Scarsdale, New York
> Median monthly rental cost: $3,500+
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 25.7% — 1,225th lowest of 5,275 towns (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 13.4% — 82nd lowest of 5,275 towns
> Median home value: $1,473,200 — 18th highest of 5,198 towns

1. Topanga, California
> Median monthly rental cost: $3,500+
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 36.3% — 623rd highest of 5,275 towns (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 25.1% — 785th lowest of 5,275 towns
> Median home value: $1,124,200 — 38th highest of 5,198 towns

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