Atherton tops most expensive real estate list

Mountain View ranks 50th in U.S. with median home price of $1.85 million

For the second year in a row, Atherton topped the list for most expensive residential real estate in the country, according to real estate website PropertyShark.

Atherton topped the list of the 100 priciest ZIP codes, with a median home sale price of $6.7 million in 2018. The town's median home sale price increased 35 percent from last year, when it was $4.95 million, according to PropertyShark.

Los Altos is in the top 10, and homes in Mountain View's 94041 ZIP code are ranked 50th with a median of $1.85 million, followed by 94040 in 51st place with a median of $1.84 million. The city's 94043 ZIP code trails in 66th place with a median home price of $1.65 million.

Silicon Valley is home to 30 of the country’s priciest ZIP codes. The region has the highest concentration of expensive ZIP codes on PropertyShark's list, which was released last month.

Midpeninsula cities on the PropertyShark list

1 - Atherton 94027, $6.7 million median sale price

6 - Palo Alto 94301, $3.75 million

7 - Los Altos 94022, $3.5 million

8 - Portola Valley 94028, $3.3 million

9 - Los Altos 94024, $3.25 million

28 - Menlo Park 94025, $2.36 million

35 - Redwood City/Woodside 94062, $2.15 million

50 - Mountain View 94041, $1.85 million

51 - Mountain View 94040, $1.84 million

66 - Mountain View 94043, $1.65 million

78 - Redwood City 94061, $1.57 million

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19 people like this
Posted by Reader
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2018 at 12:01 pm

Hooray Atherton!

Still the richest.

I feel like that should be their town motto.

5 people like this
Posted by Another zip code
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2018 at 12:13 pm

How can a town without a grocery store be the most expensive.
Just saying.

24 people like this
Posted by Reader
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2018 at 12:28 pm

Grocery shopping? That's what the hired help is for.

16 people like this
Posted by We said no
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm

It's where people go to rattle around in their huge empty house, then drive to some other town to get some sort of community interaction.
No thanks, there's a trade off for everything, even if you can afford "the most".

2 people like this
Posted by Los Altos Local
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2018 at 2:25 pm

Los Altos Local is a registered user.

I find it strangely ironic in these times of political correctness and renaming schools and streets, that Atherton and Hillsborough were originally formed specifically without retail downtowns (no shops, restaurants, services), and big lots, to keep minorities out, and particularly Italians. Now they are two of the most expensive towns in the US and quite diverse. Please, please do not rename these towns. Leave history alone to repair itself.
Of course, I am partial to Los Altos.....but then.....

4 people like this
Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2018 at 2:32 pm

I wish I could afford to live there to avoid the noise and congestion. Most neighbors are also bothersome.

4 people like this
Posted by Slow news day???
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Dec 3, 2018 at 11:33 pm

And your point is?? Oh yes, let’s celebrate obscene wealth. I would think the ‘Mountain View Voice’ could come up with stories relevant to issues facing our city. Must be a very slow news day.

45 people like this
Posted by Radical
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Dec 4, 2018 at 5:41 am

Haha, everyone has advice for the other guy. You should start your own paper, then you can decide what is important. I thought this was locally interesting.

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Posted by member
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Dec 4, 2018 at 7:36 pm

Atherton has no charm for such an expensive price tag.

3 people like this
Posted by PV Resident
a resident of another community
on Dec 4, 2018 at 10:10 pm

Wow! Lots of bitter comments! Some people seem upset (more like jealous?). Anyways I applaud Atherton even though our town was only #8 on the list. We’re all neighbors—no need to be outraged over a trivial list.

2 people like this
Posted by LOL
a resident of Castro City
on Dec 4, 2018 at 10:24 pm

Hahaha imagine being the above poster.and pretending online to be a resident of Portola Valley. Sad!

1 person likes this
Posted by SG
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Dec 4, 2018 at 11:35 pm

SG is a registered user.

Is there rent control in Atherton? The owner of my rented RV wants to move it from Mountain View to Atherton and increase my rent by $50. Is that even legal???

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