The Bay Area’s 3 Cheapest Home Sales in the 3 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in 2021

For the fifth year in a row, the Bay Area had the most expensive ZIP code in the country in 2021. Which led us to wonder what the cheapest house sold looks like in 2021 in a place where the median sale price is highest in the country? We’ve rounded up the three cheapest sales in the most expensive Bay Area ZIP Codes – Atherton (94027), Ross (94957) and Los Altos (94022) along with the three lowest priced homes currently listed in each of those exclusive markets.

Atherton isn’t alone in the Bay Area when it comes to America’s most expensive real estate. PropertyShark’s analysis of the 100 most expensive ZIP codes in the nation in 2021 shows that the Bay Area is home to nearly half of them: 47 of the most expensive ZIP codes in the nation are in the Bay Area. In San Francisco, the city has the highest concentration of expensive ZIP codes in a city in all of the United States (in 2021, New York dropped out of the top 20).

Real estate marketing company Point2.com used an algorithm that included MLS, local brokerage and listing websites to identify the lowest price list of each postcode identified as among the top 100 of the year the most expensive markets, so we can imagine what it’s like to grab a “bargain” in one of the three most expensive ZIP codes in the Bay Area.

These listings are the lowest priced properties currently on the market in Atherton (San Mateo County), the most expensive in the nation. at Ross (Marin County), the most expensive No. 4 in the country; and in Los Altos (Santa Clara County), the most expensive No. 9 in the country.

The cheapest home you can buy in Atherton right now is the one asking for $9.85 million at 10 Atherton Ave. This new construction home spanning nearly 5,000 square feet features five bedrooms and six bathrooms. It also has a swimming pool.

This home at 10 Atherton Ave. is asking for $9.85 million. It is listed by Compass Realty.

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The house has plenty of space to live inside and outside.

The house has plenty of space to live inside and outside.

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The cheapest home for sale in Ross right now is 3 Thomas Court, asking for $3.45 million. It’s on a cul-de-sac in the Ross Apartments and features three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

3 Thomas Court in Ross is asking for $3.45 million and is listed by Vanguard Properties.

3 Thomas Court in Ross is asking for $3.45 million and is listed by Vanguard Properties.

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It is a 2455 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

It is a 2455 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

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In Los Altos, the cheapest home you can buy is this condo at 150 West Edith Ave., #3, priced at $950,000. It is in the downtown area of ​​the city and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

This condo listed by Realty One is asking for $950,000.

This condo listed by Realty One is asking for $950,000.

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It's 1,086 square feet.

It’s 1,086 square feet.

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Looking back, here are the three cheapest sales in the Bay Area’s three most expensive zip codes in 2021.

The cheapest home sold in Atherton in 2021 was 1175 Osborn Ave., which sold for $2.18 million. Inside the 1,731 square feet there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

1175 Osborn Ave.  sold for $2,175,000.

1175 Osborn Ave. sold for $2,175,000.

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Inside 1175 Osborn Ave.  are 3 beds, 2 baths and 1,731 square feet.

Inside 1175 Osborn Ave. are 3 beds, 2 baths and 1,731 square feet.

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In Ross, 20 Redwood Dr. sold for $1.81 million and offered two beds, one bath, and 1,246 square feet.

20 Redwood Drive sold for $1.81 million and featured two beds, one bath, and 1,246 square feet.

20 Redwood Drive sold for $1.81 million and featured two beds, one bath, and 1,246 square feet.

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Finally, 38 3rd St. No. 200 was the lowest priced home sold in Los Altos this year. It’s a one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo that sold for $385,000. Given that it was estimated to sell closer to $800,000, this was likely an outlier sale.

A one-bed, one-bath condo in Los Altos has sold for $385,000.

A one-bed, one-bath condo in Los Altos has sold for $385,000.

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Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the perspective of the tenant and the new buyer, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert.