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.
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