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Greater Boston's hottest towns?

Posted by Scott Van Voorhis February 26, 2014 10:35 AM

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Boston and a growing number of suburbs all have one thing in common now - home values that are once again at peak levels.

At a median value of $418,300, Boston has blown past the prior pricing peak set during the bubble years. So have Cambridge ($541,800), Brookline ($591,500), Newton ($793,100), Watertown ($425,000), Wellesley ($1,012,000) Winchester ($789,000), Cohasset ($748,900) and Somerville ($435,800).

All told, 22 out of 156 communities surveyed by Zillow in Greater Boston are back at peak pricing levels. (Zillow blends assessed values with prices.)

And of course, I have forgotten to mention Belmont, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln - you get the picture.

For the most part, we are talking the usual suspects, though Weston just missed the cut, as did Hingham and Hamilton.

Still, I was also surprised to find Natick, my hometown, on the list of communities back at peak at $435,900, as well as Reading ($457,000).

Another 28 suburbs are within 6 percent of their last peak, a group includes up and comers like Burlington, Medford, Woburn and Dedham.

Happy Wednesday!

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

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