27 April 2005
Return to Busted Flush Estates
(First trip is here.)
The Forbes list of the most expensive ZIP codes in the country, to no one's surprise, is heavily loaded with New York and California locations. (94027 Atherton, California is at the very top; the median home price in Atherton in 2004 was a startling $2,496,553.)
I did run down the entire list of 150 in the hopes of finding something starting with a 7, and found one: 72201, in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. Little Rock? I might have believed Bentonville, full of Wal-Lords, maybe, but Little Rock? Yet there it is, with a median home price of $801,500, good for 148th place. [The preceding has been, um, rendered inoperative; see Comments.] (Where are the Texans, fercryingoutloud?)
And if you want to live around my neck of the woods, the price of entry runs a modest $96,226.
Posted at 4:16 PM to Dyssynergy
Yep it is.
I'm not too surprised at Little Rock. There's quite a few fancy estates there. Not to mention real estate's at a premimium in certain neighborhoods.
If I had to guess, I'd say the average price of a home here was around $200K. There's not that many outrageously expensive houses, mostly because that kind of thing is frowned on by the local culture.
200 acre 'farms' & $100K tractors yes. Big fancy houses no.
Where are the Texans, fercryingoutloud?
We're too busy putting all our spare change into Hummers. And Hummer gas tanks.
Now dispayed at the bottom of the pages:
Editor's note: Owing to an error in the data, a previous version stated that 72201, in Little Rock, Ark., ranked 148 in the 150 Most Expensive ZIP Codes. A correction has been made. The new 148 is 10128 in Manhattan.
Well, I'll be dipped in [fill in name of unwanted substance].
I did, out of curiosity, dial over to Realtor.com, where I learned that there are some condos under construction in 72201 that do actually approach these lofty price points.