Boston Had Largest Increase In Median Home Price; Pittsburgh Airport Seems to Mock Our Situation
Boston, MA — New York, San Francisco, & Washington D.C. - These are the cities that most people think of when they speak about the most expensive cities in the U.S.A., but Boston has been joining those ranks at an ever-increasing rate. A sign at the Pittsburgh Airport makes that point in a clear and succinct fashion, showing the median list price of 3-bedroom homes in various cities throughout the nation.
The chart goes from most affordable to most expensive, beginning with Cleveland and Pittsburgh on the left at $134,900 and $159,900 per 3-bedroom home, respectively, ending with Boston at $439,000.
In a sarcastic post that got tens of thousands of views and over a thousand 'likes,' the original poster wrote, "A nice farewell from the Pittsburgh airport flying back to Boston," cracking-wise about travels back Boston.
Certainly, Boston does not have the most expensive housing in America, though.
According to research from Kiplinger, six of the top ten most expensive housing areas are in California. In fact, Boston does not appear on the list until position #10. With that said, however, Boston actually topped the list for largest increase in median home price for 2017.
|Salt Lake City, Utah||$301,000||14.5||53.5||84.8||7|
|San Jose, Calif.||$1,000,000||13.7||26.9||96.5||10|
|Las Vegas, Nev.||$240,000||13.6||-31.4||105.4||8|
|Santa Rosa, Calif.||$600,000||12.1||2.1||92.8||10|
|Port St. Lucie, Fla.||$188,000||10.2||-18.6||89.9||8|
|Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif.||$320,000||9.4||-20.1||87.6||10|
|San Francisco, Calif.||$750,000||9.3||9.7||105.4||10|
Nonetheless, travelers flying from Pittsburgh to Boston now can enjoy a friendly reminder that Boston is one of the country's least affordable places to live!