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10 Hottest Neighborhoods in the U.S.

Expensive coastal hubs remain the most coveted places to live, but neighborhoods in Baltimore and Philadelphia are gaining popularity as the most desired, affordable neighborhoods in 2019, according to “Hottest Affordable Neighborhoods” a new report from Redfin.

Neighborhoods in Chicago, the Portland, Oregon and Boston metro areas and San Antonio also show up in the rankings. The report determines the hot neighborhoods that are affordable for the average homebuyer by incorporating a price cap of $294,000, the national median home price.

Below are the top-10 hottest-neighborhoods, based on median sale price, average sale-to-list price ratio and percent of homes that sold above list price from data gathered in November 2018

1.McKinley Park, Chicago,

Median sale price: $270,000
Median sale price for metro area: $230,000
Average sale-to-list price ratio: 97.9%
Percent of homes that sold above list price: 35.1

2. East Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA

Median sale price: $200,000
Median sale price for metro area: $199,000
Average sale-to-list price ratio: 98%
Percent of homes that sold above list price: 28.1%

3. Parkville, Baltimore, MD

Median sale price: $204,900
Median sale price for metro area: $270,000
Average sale-to-list price ratio: 98.2%
Percent of homes that sold above list price: 24%

4. Hamilton, Baltimore, MD

Median sale price: $159,500
Median sale price for metro area: $270,000
Average sale-to-list price ratio: 98.5%
Percent of homes that sold above list price: 31.6%

5. Fircrest, Vancouver, Washington(Portland, Oregon metro area)

Median sale price: $282,500
Median sale price for metro area: $385,000
Average sale-to-list price ratio: 100.1%
Percent of homes that sold above list price: 20

6. Bustleton, Philadelphia, PA

Median sale price: $248,250
Median sale price for metro area: $199,000
Average sale-to-list price ratio: 98.1%
Percent of homes that sold above list price: 29.4%

7. Linthicum, Baltimore, Md.

Median sale price: $271,000
Median sale price for metro area: $270,000
Average sale-to-list price ratio: 99.4%
Percent of homes that sold above list price: 37%

8. Lowell, Boston, Mass.

Median sale price: $249,250
Median sale price for metro area: $471,100
Average sale-to-list price ratio: 102.5%
Percent of homes that sold above list price: 38.9%

9. Fox Chase, Philadelphia

Median sale price: $219,000
Median sale price for metro area: $199,000
Average sale-to-list price ratio: 98.4%
Percent of homes that sold above list price: 30.2%

10. Beacon Hill, San Antonio, Texas

Median sale price: $213,264
Median sale price for metro area: $220,000
Average sale-to-list price ratio: 98.5%
Percent of homes that sold above list price: 46.2%

 

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