The most expensive zip codes in America have been revealed, and Suffolk County made it to the number 2 and number 3 slots on the annual Property Shark ranking. But Long Island can lay claim to only the third-place Suffolk. Sagaponack, a perennial power in these rankings, came in at number 3 for 2021, while Boston—which has its own Suffolk County to call home—finished at number two. In the top spot was Atherton, in California’s San Mateo County.
The list was created by calculating median home sale prices during this eye-popping year in real estate across the country, Property Shark states. Encompassing residential transactions that closed between January 1 and October 22, 2021, including condos, co-ops and single- and two-family homes, the resulting list itself set a record with a total of 127 zip codes represented, due to a number of ties. Staying on that record-setting theme, the report states that for the first time, all zip codes in the top 10 topped a median sale price of $4 million.
Although Sagaponack’s 11962 reported a 29% year-on-year increase in median sale price, jumping from $3,875,000 to $5 million, and was the only zip code in New York state to crash the national top 10, the Hamptons area that Jimmy Fallon and other A-Listers call home fell one notch from the second-place finishes it enjoyed from 2018 through 2020. The state’s next highest zip was Water Mill’s 11976—good enough to rank #13 nationally—where the $3,745,000 median sale price was 51% higher than last year.
Rounding out the New York state top 10, Long Island’s East End had a strong showing. Bridgehampton’s 11932 was #5 statewide at $2,960,000, (good enough to hit #31 nationally, falling from #7 in the USA last year), followed at #6 by Wainscott’s 11975 at $2,750,000, Amagansett’s 11930 at #8 and a median sale price of $2,640,000 and Quogue’s 11959 and its $2,590,000. In Nassau County, 11568 in Old Westbury came in #62 in America with a $1,950,000 million median sale price
Although New York City held statewide ranks of #3, #4, #7 and #10 costliest zip codes, the challenges faced by the Big Apple market are notable in the fact that no Manhattan zip was among the top 20 nationally (2020 marked the first time that had ever happened), although 10013 came in at #22 with a $3,212,000 median sale price, and 10007 finished #25 with a median sale price of $3,125,000. Four other NYC zip codes fell within the top 100 this year.
Read the full list of 2021’s most expensive zip codes in America at propertyshark.com.