Money's list of America's best small towns


Pricey homes
Here are towns from the Best Places database with the highest median home price.
Rank City Median home sale price 2008
1 Beverly Hills, CA $1,695,000
2 Nantucket, MA $1,630,000
3 Coronado, CA $1,215,000
4 Burlingame, CA $1,164,500
5 Hermosa Beach, CA $1,135,000
6 Harrison, NY $1,075,000
7 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA $950,000
8 Corte Madera, CA $947,500
9 San Anselmo, CA $929,000
10 Millbrae, CA $900,000
11 San Carlos, CA $897,000
12 Larkspur, CA $825,000
13 Belmont, CA $823,500
14 Solana Beach, CA $800,000
15 Edwards, CO $787,650
16 South Pasadena, CA $766,000
17 Seal Beach, CA $725,000
18 Pismo Beach, CA $725,000
19 El Segundo, CA $718,500
20 San Francisco, CA $699,763
21 Capitola, CA $699,500
22 Half Moon Bay, CA $691,000
23 Sierra Madre, CA $680,000
24 Wyckoff, NJ $669,500
25 Ridgewood, NJ $667,467
From the August 2009 issue
Source: Onboard Informatics, Actual sales collected from county and municipal assessors' offices. Only includes sales within town boundaries. Only towns where there were more than 100 home sales in 2008 were considered.
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