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American Dream homes: Prices in 9 cities

According to Coldwell Banker, Americans aspire to own a four-bedroom, two-bath home with roughly 2,200 square feet of space. What you'll pay, however, varies dramatically: from an average of $60,000 in Redford, Mich., to $1.7 million in Los Altos, Calif.

Rye, N.Y.

gallery american dream homes rye
  • Average listing price in area: $1.31 million
  • This home: $1.35 million
  • Description: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths; 2,880 square feet

This leafy Westchester suburb is only a 40-minute train ride from midtown Manhattan, making it a prime choice for commuters looking for more space and tranquility than the big city can provide. Located on the Long Island Sound, boating, fishing and other water sports are also right at hand.

Many multi-million dollar estates dot Rye's coastlines, but even to get a more modest taste of the American Dream it will easily cost you a cool million.

This $1.3 million home, for example, is a rambling Colonial on a half-acre lot that is close to schools, tennis courts and golf courses. It has cathedral ceilings, a formal dining room and a fireplace.

For further information: Trulia

Source: Coldwell Banker
  @CNNMoney - Last updated December 13 2012 07:03 PM ET

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