One Washington state ZIP code made the list of top 10 most expensive i…

One Washington ZIP code made the 2021 list of the most expensive ZIP codes in the country.

The ZIP code — 98039 — located in Medina, took the No. 10 identify on the list of the priciest ZIP codes in the U.S., according to the report from PropertyShark.

With an average home price of $4 million, the ZIP code was up 24% year-over-year, the highest it’s ever been. 

Last year, Medina ranked 9th on the list with a median sale price of $3.23 million. This is also the sixth consecutive year that Medina’s 98039 was the undisputed leader of expensive real estate in the Pacific Northwest.

Medina has played great number to some well-known names over the years, including some of the richest people in the world. Jeff Bezos and Bill and Melinda Gates call the neighborhood home.

Also returning to the list this year was fellow King County ZIP code 98040. The ZIP code — located on Mercer Island and a favorite of tech executives and high-profile sports figures and media personalities — landed at number 82 and posting a $1,795,000 median sale price.


To come up with the list, researhers examined all residential transactions closed between Jan. 1 and Oct. of this year. Due to several ties, this year’s rankings included a total of 127 ZIP codes. And for the first time ever, the country’s top 10 most expensive ZIP codes all surpassed $4M. 

The report also found that California accounted for 70% of the priciest housing markets, with 37% concentrated in the Bay Area alone.

“Unsurprisingly, California continued to provide the bulk of the country’s most expensive ZIP codes: The Golden State originated 70% of all of the zip codes on this list, including six of the top 10 priciest. And, as usual, New York came in second, providing 17 zip codes in our ranking,” the report said.

Gibson Island in Maryland also had an unheard of 97% price surge, raising its ZIP code to the 23rd identify in the rankings, the highest any Maryland ZIP code has ever had.

Keep reading to see the other ZIP codes that made the top 10.

Docks in Medina with Mount Rainier mountain in the background. 

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10. Medina, Washington (98039)

Median sale price in 2021: $4,000,000

Looking SW to the Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Altos High School, Los Altos, Northern California and surrounding neighborhoods

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9. Los Altos, California (94022)

Median sale price in 2021: $4,052,000

Downtown Santa Monica, California and the coastline of the Pacific Ocean.

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8. Santa Monica, California (90402)

Median sale price in 2021: $4,058,000

Beachfront homes line Miramar Beach in Montecito in Santa Barbara County on the Central Coast of California

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7. Santa Barbara, California (93108)

Median sale price in 2021: $4,103,000

Beverly Hills is an upscale city in Los Angeles known for its celebrity living style. Rodeo excursion is the centerpiece.

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6. Beverly Hills, California (90210)

Median sale price in 2021: $4,125,000

Miami Beach

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5. Miami Beach, Florida (33109)

Median sale price in 2021: $4,475,000

The rolling hills of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County at sunset with the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean and fog rolling in

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4. Ross, California (94957)

Median sale price in 2021: $4,583,000

Sagaponack, New York. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

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3. Sagaponack, New York (11962)

Median sale price in 2021: $5,000,000

Historic townhouses on Commonwealth method in Boston, MA.

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2. Boston, Massachusettes (02199)

Median sale price in 2021: $5,500,000

ATHERTON, CA – As seen here in 2005, had long held the title of most expensive ZIP code. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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1. Atherton, California (94027)

Median sale price in 2021: $7,475,000



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