America’s 10 Most Expensive Places to Buy a House


We recently took a look at 10 of the least expensive places where someone can purchase a home in the United States. The four top finishers were all in the Midwest, more specifically, from Michigan and Ohio, areas that have seen tough economic times and where decreasing population levels have put a damper on house prices.

In contrast, the most expensive areas are not necessarily places where there are many homes being sold, or even locations that are being boosted by economic upturns. Rather, these are locales associated with wealth, luxury, and opulence, and they certainly represent neighborhoods where people are buying their dream homes. It will come as no surprise that many of the top spots are found in California, where corporate executives and movie stars alike have found homes suitable to their tastes.

Without any further ado, let’s take a look at the 10 most expensive areas in the country where someone can buy a house, based on Coldwell Banker data.