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Vacation home hotspots for (Greater) Bostonians

Posted by Scott Van Voorhis May 22, 2013 07:24 AM

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Ever wonder where your neighbors are headed on vacation? If you live in Greater Boston, it's a good bet they aren't headed very far.

Trulia today is releasing its list of the top vacation home destinations for each major metro market, as well as nationally, based on a tally of searches on the real estate portal.

Of the top ten most popular vacation home destinations for buyers from Greater Boston, nine are on Cape Cod.

In fact, the only break from the pattern is Wells, Maine. Sorry New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island, you are out of luck.

Let's not get big heads here, though. Sure, we love the Cape, though I'd argue traffic and overdevelopment is close to wrecking the place. Just get off Route 6 in Hyannis and take a scenic drive down Route 28.

But the rest of America is not so enamored with our favorite vacation playground.

Only one Massachusetts zip code managed to make it onto Trulia's list of the top 20 vacation home destinations across the country.

And that happens to be Nantucket, which ranks at a distant No. 20 in popularity.

The most popular vacation home destination in America, at least according to Trulia, is not Chatham or Provincetown, but rather Cape May in New Jersey, and specifically, Oceanwood, where the median price is $525,000.

Here's Trulia list:

Where Bostonians Search for Vacation Homes

# ZIP Code Town    State         Median Asking Price
1 02649 Mashpee  MA             $419,900
2 02639 Dennisport MA            $224,900
3 02540 Falmouth MA              $549,950
4 02554 Nantucket MA             $1,799,999
5 02536 Teaticket   MA             $379,000
6 02633 South Chatham MA     $815,000
7 02657 Provincetown MA         $596,500
8 02631 Brewster MA               $439,000
9 02642 Eastham MA               $445,750
10 04090 Wells ME                  $256,670


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Scott Van Voorhis is a freelance writer who specializes in real estate and business issues.

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