courtesy of PropertyShark

courtesy of PropertyShark

State’s richest zip codes are all in East King County, according to home value study

Medina zip code ranks among top 10 most affluent in the nation.

Washington’s most affluent zip codes this year are all on King County’s Eastside, according to a study from PropertyShark.

The study was compiled by calculating median home sale prices based on closed transactions between Jan. 1, 2021, and Oct. 22, 2021, in each zip code.

Not only were Washington state’s median home values ranked across zip codes, but the expensiveness of homes were ranked in zip codes across the country.

The most affluent zip code in Washington, 98039, or Medina, not only has the most expensive median home sale value in the state with a median value of $4 million, but it also ranks as the tenth-most pricey zip code in the entire nation. According to the study, the median home value in this zip code has increased by 24% from the year before.

Behind Medina is Mercer Island, 98040, which ranks as the 82nd most expensive median home sale value in the U.S. with a median value of $1,795,000. At third place in the state, but not ranked within the top 100 of the nation, is Sammamish, 98075, with a median home sale value of $1,513,000.

At fourth place in the state is the Bellevue zip code, 98004, with a median home sale value of $1,498,000, followed by the Kirkland zip code, 98033, with a median home value of $1,305,000. Woodinville’s 98007 is tied at the same median home value.

Bellevue and Sammamish both had two zip codes ranked in the top 10 priciest in Washington.

According to the study, California accounts for 70% of the priciest housing markets, with 37% concentrated in the Bay Area alone. The most expensive in the country is in Atherton, California, with a median home value of $7,475,000, for reference.

As a testament to what has become an increasingly hot housing market, not just in our region but across the nation, PropertyShark said the country’s top 10 most expensive zip codes all surpass $4 million for the first time ever, and 30 of the 100 priciest zip codes in the country feature medians higher than $3 million, more than double the areas in 2020.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@seattleweekly.com.

More in News & Comment

Dr. Faisal Khan. Courtesy of King County.
Dr. Faisal Khan appointed as next King County health director

Dennis Worsham will continue to serve as interim director until September 6.

Tsr
Renton spa manager accused of trying to coerce woman into prostitution, posing nude

Quyen T. Nguyen, 39, has been accused of attempted promotion of prostitution… Continue reading

Teaser
King County experts discuss extreme heat mitigation plan

The plan includes improving infrastructure and communications to prevent future disasters.

King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterburg (File Photo)
King County Prosecuting Attorney vows to protect reproductive freedom

Dan Satterberg joins over 80 prosecutors from around the country in their pledge.

Teaser
King County approves emergency grant after U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Washington is expecting an influx of people seeking abortions from out of state.

Fedor Osipov, 15, flips into Steel Lake in Federal Way during last year's heatwave on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Heatwave expected to hit King County

Temperatures will likely reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, June 26, and Monday, June 27.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
JUDGED BY XII: Examining Auburn police officer’s grim tattoos

Episode 5 in special podcast series that explores Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

t
Des Moines Police arrest murder suspect in Kent | Update

Medical examiner identifies body found June 20 in Duwamish River

Photo courtesy of King County.
Officials urge caution when swimming this summer

Cold spring temperatures and larger than normal snowpack have created dangerous conditions

Most Read