July 2009 sales: 20
July 2010 sales: 24
Increase: 20 percent
This neighbor of Boston to the west saw median home prices in July increase by 14.5 percent to $1.145 million. Year-to-date sales have spiked 63 percent over last year, from 59 to 96.
Pictured: The S.S. Pierce Building at Coolidge Corner.
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