For the fifth straight year, the Bay Area had the most expensive ZIP code in the country in 2021. Which got us wondering, what does the least expensive home sold in 2021 look like in a place where the median sold price is the highest in the country? We’ve gathered the three least expensive sales in the Bay Area’s most expensive ZIP codes — Atherton (94027), Ross (94957) and Los Altos (94022) as well as the three least expensive homes listed right now in each of these exclusive markets.
Atherton is hardly alone in the Bay Area when it comes to America’s most expensive real estate. PropertyShark’s analysis of the nation’s 100 most expensive ZIP codes in 2021 shows that the Bay Area is home to almost half of those: 47 of the nation’s most expensive ZIP codes are in the Bay Area. In San Francisco, the city has the highest concentration of pricey ZIP codes in one city in all of the U.S. (as of 2021, New York City has dropped out of the top 20).