4 Massachusetts towns named among top 25 ‘hottest zip codes’ in America

ANDOVER, Mass. — Four Massachusetts towns have been ranked among the top 25 “hottest zip codes” for people to move to in the United States.

Realtor on Thursday announced its ninth annual “Hottest Zip Codes in America” list and people in those zips are paying a pretty penny to live there.

The suburbs of five major metropolitan areas -- Boston, New York, Chicago, Detroit, and St. Louis -- are represented on Realtor’s list for the first time in five years.

Affordability isn’t the only priority for American homebuyers in 2023. Proximity to cities is now key as many companies call workers back to the office, according to Realtor.

“As many companies continue to call employees back to the office, we’re seeing a surge in home shoppers who are seeking a desirable combination of cost and convenience within commuting distance of major metropolitan areas,” said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for Realtor.com. “In addition to affordable markets, this year’s list also features some higher priced areas close to large urban cores, which will likely appeal to buyers who are concerned with finding the right mix of size and amenities within reach of a nearby city center.”

Andover checked in at No. 4 on the list with a median home listing price of $1,117,000 as of June 2023, the report showed. Data also indicated that homes in Andover are on the market for about 19 days with an average of 3.3 property views before a sale is made.

Of the top 50 hot zips, only Livermore, California, had a higher median home listing price of $1,410,000.

Attleboro ranked 20th on Realtor’s list, Westfield was 21st, and Shrewsbury was 22nd.

Four communities in Connecticut and one in Maine also cracked Realtor’s top 50.

The top 10 hottest zips ranked as follows:

  1. 43230, Gahanna, Ohio
  2. 06489, Southington, Conn.
  3. 07450, Ridgewood, N.J.
  4. 01810, Andover, Mass.
  5. 18064, Nazareth, Pa.
  6. 46322, Highland, Ind.
  7. 48183, Trenton, Mich.
  8. 06851, Norwalk, Conn.
  9. 14534, Pittsford, N.Y.
  10. 63021, Ballwin, Mo.

Check out Realtor’s full list here.

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