Any zip that isn’t in the Top 50 shouldn’t qualify for Real Bay Area (RBA) status, right? Here are the Bay Area zips in Forbes Magazine’s Most Expensive Zip Codes #51 through 100. Since these aren’t good enough to have made the cut, we can assume any city featured here is no longer fit to inhabit the RBA. So enjoy reading about these loservilles, that are still more expensive than most anywhere else in the country.
In case you missed the previous entries in this series, the Top 25 appear here, and #26-50 can be found here. I encourage you to check them out, as obviously they are better places to live than what you’ll find in this article.
#53 – 94920 Tiburon
- Median Home Price: $2,046,939
- Median Price Change: -22%
- Average Days On Market: 126
- Inventory: 116 properties
- Median Household Income:$106,492
Yeesh, down 22%. No RBA for you, Tiburon. Wait, we already saw this zip. It’s also #8. So, um, they split Belvedere from Tiburon?
Well, well, well, there are 39 properties for sale in Belvedere (median home price, $3.28 million), and 116 here. And yet both places have (what a surprise) the exact same median household income.
You blew it again, Forbes. Am I going to have to rewrite that entire article for you?
#59 – 94588 Danville
- Median Home Price: $1,922,523
- Median Price Change: NA
- Average Days On Market: 276
- Inventory: 4 properties
- Median Household Income: $92,644
Be sure to check out this East Bay interloper: the idiots at Forbes got the wrong map. They can’t tell Danville from Dublin. And with only 4 properties on the market, they have no idea if it’s up or down.
Maybe those East Coast provincials ought to be told they’ve managed the equivalent of confusing Westhampton Beach with Levittown.
#62 – 94904 Kentfield
- Median Home Price: $1,911,822
- Median Price Change: 6%
- Average Days On Market: 99
- Inventory: 40 properties
- Median Household Income: $82,528
This Marin County city is right next to Ross and may even manage to get more precipitation. Why people would want to live here when they could buy a palace in San Jose is beyond me. Plus San Jose only gets 11 inches of rain a year.
And San Jose is so much closer to Google! Priorities, people!
#69 – 94970 Stinson Beach
- Median Home Price: $1,790,196
- Median Price Change: -7%
- Average Days On Market: 232
- Inventory: 27 properties
- Median Household Income: $88,184
Stinson Beach can’t be in the RBA, it’s down 7%, and next to Bolinas, home of the high-priced water meter.
First one to make a joke about this zip code’s ranking and “Sex on the Beach” is going to be asked to leave the room.
No, I do not want to hear about what that peninsula with Seadrift Road looks like. You all have filthy minds. Yes, especially you.
#71 – 94024 Los Altos
- Median Home Price: $1,746,928
- Median Price Change: -6%
- Average Days On Market: 91
- Inventory: 67 properties
- Median Household Income: NA
Down 6%, and another zip-splitter.
Seriously, is there anything funny to say about Los Altos? Other than the featured listing that’s running tomorrow, that is?
Well, that and the dude with the cellular antenna farm.
And the fact that this same zip in Los Altos Hills is ranked so much higher at #18. And that Forbes couldn’t tell the difference between the two and showed houses from Los Altos when featuring The Hills Hills. And yet, 67 properties here, 15 properties there. Household income, not available here, not available there. Oh, oh. They match.
#73 – 94301 Palo Alto
- Median Home Price: $1,730,889
- Median Price Change: -6%
- Average Days On Market: 128
- Inventory: 58 properties
- Median Household Income: $97,758
We already knew this zip code wasn’t in the RBA anymore. Its low ranking merely proves it. As does this listing which hasn’t sold in more than 2 years.
Didn’t we all agree not to talk about Palo Alto anymore? Anyone? Bueller?
Oh yeah, Steve Jobs lives here!
#74 – 94611 Piedmont
- Median Home Price: $1,709,577
- Median Price Change: -3%
- Average Days On Market: 96
- Inventory: 23 properties
- Median Household Income: $68,853
Down 3%, and suspiciously Bradburylike. Oakland, I tell you, it’s surrounded by Oakland!
And a freeway runs through it! Just like Oakland!
And this place hasn’t sold yet. And neither has this one. This city is FAIL: 100% of its listings on burbed unsold!
#83 – 95070 Saratoga
- Median Home Price: $1,652,013
- Median Price Change: -1%
- Average Days On Market: 124
- Inventory: 177 properties
- Median Household Income: $138,206
Down 1%. That’s borderline for remaining in the RBA, but coming in at #83 just cannot be allowed.
Can anyone remember why Saratoga used to be in the RBA? What exactly did it do to get there in the first place? Why should a city with seven different school districts thinks it’s real anything?
I say no, not until they manage to sell this house.
#84 – 95030 Monte Sereno
- Median Home Price: $1,647,239
- Median Price Change: -34%
- Average Days On Market: 142
- Inventory: 84 properties
- Median Household Income: $117,564
Stop me if you’ve seen this zip code before.
Down 34%. Wait, it’s right next to Saratoga. Plus borrowing Los Gatos’ zip code. 84 properties? WTF? In a town of 3,483? And only 53 properties listed in Los Gatos (#38), population 28,592? That’s a real knee-slapper! Now can you tell me the one about the Santa Claran, the San Joseite, and the Saratoger?
#92 – 94123 San Francisco
- Median Home Price: $1,609,753
- Median Price Change: 9%
- Average Days On Market: 58
- Inventory: 63 properties
- Median Household Income: $84,710
burbed, voted best real estate blog in San Francisco, would like to welcome 94123 to the list of Most Expensive Zip Codes! This is the first zip in San Francisco to make the cut. And that is really awful, because several New York City and Los Angeles zips have already shown up. Congrats, you losers.
Up 9%. This is the Marina District and includes some of Billionaire’s Row. Yes, including the place selling for $45 million.
#93 – 94506 Blackhawk
- Median Home Price: $1,604,976
- Median Price Change: 19%
- Average Days On Market: 143
- Inventory: 51 properties
- Median Household Income: $142,459
Up 19%. Wait, this is the East Bay. Prices don’t go up in the East Bay. The proper expression is “Blackhawk down.”
Seriously, this is a developer-designed golf-course community that didn’t even exist before 1980. Having this zip appear right after one full of history, architecture, design, and taste is just wrong.
#94 – 94022 Los Altos
- Median Home Price: $1,600,139
- Median Price Change: -28%
- Average Days On Market: 87
- Inventory: 53 properties
- Median Household Income: NA
Wait, is today Groundhog Day? Didn’t I just say something about Los Altos Hills, and that we already saw this zip, and that… someone must have hit me over the head, because I’m seeing double. Los Altos Hills in this same zip is #15 on this list, with a median home price of $3.04 million. And (what a coincidence), 58 properties. Sloppy work, Forbes, very sloppy.
This place doesn’t even have the cell phone antenna farm!
And that’s it for the Also Rans of the Most Expensive Zip Codes in the Whole Fracking Country. Except… the list goes to 500 zips. If you don’t want to see anymore of these Bing Maps, commence whining.
Next installment in this thrilling series: The Most Expensive Zip Codes, Volume 714,