LendingTree Reveals the Cities with the Highest Share of Million-Dollar Homes

West coast cities dominate the top 10 while Northeast have the lowest concentration of million-dollar homes

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2, 2018 - LendingTree®, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, today released a study on the cities with the highest share of homes over $1 million.

Homes over $1 million are rare, but some cities do have larger concentrations of them. LendingTree analysts set out to find out where those million-dollar homes are located and ranked the top 50 cities by the share homes valued over $1 million as recorded in the My LendingTree property value database, which is a collection of real estate data for more than 155 million U.S. properties. The study also includes the median home values.
 
Key Findings:
  • California is home to the top three places with the highest concentration of million-dollar homes. San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego are also four of the only five metros where more than 10 percent of homes are valued over $1 million.
  • Most cities in the top 10 are on the coasts, with the exception of Denver, which is the farthest inland.
  • The cities in the top 10 are known for having expensive housing markets in general. They all have median values over $300,000, except for Miami.
  • Rust Belt cities dominate the 10 places with the smallest concentration of million-dollar homes. These are also generally more affordable cities and have median values below $200,000, with the exception of Hartford, Conn.
  • Buffalo, N.Y. has the lowest share of homes over $1 million with only one out of every 1,000 homes passing the threshold.
 
Cities with highest share of million-dollar homes
#1 San Jose
  • Share of million-dollar homes: 53.81%
  • Median value of $1 million-plus homes: $1,505,000
  • Median value overall: $1,069,000
#2 San Francisco
  • Share of million-dollar homes: 40.03%
  • Median value of $1 million-plus homes $1,409,000
  • Median value overall: $891,000
#3 Los Angeles
  • Share of million-dollar homes: 17.23%
  • Median value of $1 million-plus homes: $1,419,000
  • Median value overall: $622,000

 
Cities with lowest share of million-dollar homes
#48 Hartford, Conn.
  • Share of million-dollar homes: 0.18%
  • Median value of $1 million-plus homes: $1,252,000
  • Median value overall: $223,000
#49 Pittsburgh
  • Share of million-dollar homes: 0.17%
  • Median value of $1 million-plus homes: $1,207,000
  • Median value overall: $149,000
#50 Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Share of million-dollar homes: 0.10%
  • Median value of $1 million-plus homes: $1,280,000
  • Median value overall: $141,000
 
 
To view the full report, visit: https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/lendingtree-reveals-cities-highest-share-million-dollar-homes/.
 
Rank Metro Share of Million-Dollar Homes Median Price All Homes Median Price Homes Over $1 Million
1 San Jose, Calif. 53.81% $1,069,000 $1,505,000
2 San Francisco 40.03% $891,000 $1,409,000
3 Los Angeles 17.23% $622,000 $1,419,000
4 New York 11.81% $454,000 $1,384,000
5 San Diego 10.55% $563,000  1,326,000
6 Seattle 9.90% $461,000 $1,269,000
7 Boston 7.95% $459,000 $1,329,000
8 Washington 5.27% $395,000 $1,254,000
9 Miami 3.79% $267,000 $1,454,000
10 Denver 2.65% $391,000 $1,232,000
11 Austin, Texas 2.16% $282,000 $1,310,000
12 Portland, Ore. 1.95% $378,000 $1,237,000
13 Sacramento, Calif. 1.72% $386,000 $1,239,000
14 Houston 1.52% $192,000 $1,401,000
15 Nashville, Tenn. 1.52% $235,000 $1,283,000
16 Phoenix 1.51% $242,000 $1,368,000
17 Providence, R.I. 1.32% $266,000 $1,340,000
18 Dallas 1.31% $213,000 $1,395,500
19 Chicago 1.30% $223,000 $1,231,000
20 Riverside, Calif. 1.12% $332,000 $1,339,000
21 Baltimore 1.07% $270,000 $1,214,000
22 Charlotte, N.C. 1.02% $187,000 $1,295,000
23 Jacksonville, Fla. 0.92% $179,000 $1,302,000
24 Raleigh, N.C. 0.91% $222,000 $1,247,000
25 Tampa, Fla. 0.90% $190,000 $1,286,000
26 Minneapolis 0.88% $260,000 $1,283,000
27 Atlanta 0.85% $191,000 $1,297,000
28 Las Vegas 0.80% $239,000 $1,354,000
29 Orlando, Fla. 0.78% $216,000 $1,332,000
30 Salt Lake City 0.74% $308,000 $1,238,000
31 Philadelphia 0.69% $220,000 $1,234,000
32 New Orleans 0.65% $181,000 $1,239,500
33 Virginia Beach, Va. 0.55% $221,000 $1,256,000
34 Birmingham, Ala. 0.50% $143,000 $1,225,000
35 Milwaukee 0.50% $206,000 $1,278,000
36 Richmond, Va. 0.50% $218,000 $1,236,000
37 St.Louis 0.48% $154,000 $1,296,000
38 Detroit 0.44% $149,000 $1,301,500
39 San Antonio 0.41% $191,000 $1,319,000
40 Kansas City, Mo. 0.39% $169,000 $1,289,000
41 Cincinnati 0.34% $158,000 $1,315,000
42 Oklahoma City 0.33% $140,000 $1,339,000
43 Louisville, Ky. 0.30% $157,000 $1,249,000
44 Columbus, Ohio 0.30% $174,000 $1,300,000
45 Memphis, Tenn. 0.28% $130,000 $1,290,000
46 Indianapolis 0.27% $127,000 $1,306,000
47 Cleveland 0.19% $131,000 $1,368,500
48 Hartford, Conn. 0.18% $223,000 $1,252,000
49 Pittsburgh 0.17% $149,000 $1,207,000
50 Buffalo, N.Y. 0.10% $141,000 $1,280,000
 
Methodology
To determine the cities with the highest share of million-dollar homes, LendingTree looked at home value data in the 50 largest core-based statistical areas in the U.S. The analysis uses figures pulled on June 26, 2018 from the My LendingTree property value database. The database includes estimated home values for more than 155 million properties in the U.S., based on public tax, deed, mortgage and foreclosure data, as well as proprietary local data used to power home financing recommendations for My LendingTree users. LendingTree determined the concentration of million-dollar homes by dividing the number of homes in the area valued at $1 million or higher by the total number of homes in the CBSA.
 
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