Home sales of $5 million or more are common in these wealthy zip codes across the United States
Miami Beach, Fla. (33139)
- Sales of $5 million or more: 42
- Price of this home: $5.9 million
Prices for prime waterfront properties in Miami Beach have doubled over the past couple of years as buyers from all over the world flock to this Florida hotspot for its exciting mix of cultures, nightlife and great weather, according to agent Jill Hertzberg.
One of the most exclusive neighborhoods in town, this zip code recorded 42 sales of $5 million or more and 11 sales of $10 million or more during the 12 months ended June 30, 2013.
This house is in a gated island community located a few minutes from the restaurants, clubs and shopping on South Beach. The living room features 20-foot-plus ceilings and a window wall with views of Biscayne Bay.
There’s 60 feet of waterfront and a 300-square-foot dock. Tall trees and lush plantings keep the quarter-acre lot cool and comfortable. There’s also a poolside patio.
Naples, Fla. (34102)
- Sales of $5 million or more: 31
- Price of this home: $4 million
A prosperous tourist hub on Florida’s West Coast, Naples is known for its art galleries, pristine white sand beaches and nearby wildlife sanctuaries.
This romantic Mediterranean style home, which is a relative bargain at under $4 million, is in a private enclave near the shore in the town’s best zip code. It has three levels of outdoor living spaces — deep balconies with arched and columned openings — that are great spots to entertain guests.
There’s a grand stone entryway into a foyer decorated with a large, round fountain. The formal living room features wood paneling, a fireplace and a wet bar. A master suite, complete with office, occupies the third floor.
The grounds are landscaped and feature a private courtyard and pool, summer kitchen and rear gate access to the beach.
Palm Beach, Fla. (33480)
- Sales of $5 million or more: 28
- Price of this home: $5.3 million
This elite zip code occupies a narrow 16-mile long barrier island that forms the town of Palm Beach.
Palm Beach’s roots started in the Gilded Age, when it began as a luxury resort started by Henry Flagler, the Standard Oil mogul who also founded Miami.
This extravagant tiled-roof palazzo has direct access to the ocean beach but its grounds also hold a loggia-flanked swimming pool. There are stone patios, fountains and terracotta planters.
Several French doors open up the grounds to the luxurious interior with its ceramic tile and hardwood floors, classical columns and wrought iron staircases. Upstairs is a master suite and four other bedrooms, all with private baths.