212 Fifth Avenue may be the considered the ultimate New York address, but zip codes 10012 and 10013 are the city’s most coveted. Forbes has just released their annual list of the 500 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in the nation, and amongst the top zips were the two that make up parts of the West Village, Soho, Tribeca and the Lower East Side. However, 10012 and 10013 were the only New York City digits to break the top 10. California actually counted the most spots on the list this year, including #1. Is NYC passé?
According to Crain’s, Manhattan zip codes dominated last year, nabbing six of the top 10 spots. The switch, according to Betsy Schiffman, who compiled the list for Forbes, is likely due to all the action going down in Silicon Valley. “California is just seeing this insane economic boom driven by tech,” she said.
To compile its list, Forbes looked at the median listing sales price for 29,500 zip codes across the country; 10012 saw a median listing price of $7.3 million, while 10013 recorded a $6.1 million figure.
Here are the top 20 cities, according to their findings:
And you can check out the other 480 zip codes here.
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