Cracking the ZIP Code
Every city has good neighborhoods and bad neighborhoods, but some ZIP codes are so exclusive that “good” is no longer an accurate description. In a lot of places, you’d get laughed out of the realtor’s office if you walked in with $1 million and asked about buying something in the most exclusive neighborhood in town. Using data from Realtor.com, Cheapism drafted a list of the most expensive neighborhoods in every state and the typical home values there according to the Zillow Home Value Index. From the ritziest enclaves in already posh districts to private islands with six-figure membership dues, here are the ZIP codes that attract big-money buyers.