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Weston has 97th most expensive zip code on Forbes list

Posted by Your Town  October 26, 2010 08:28 AM

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The town of Weston is getting still more attention for its pricey housing, ranking 97th in the US in Forbes Magazine's annual list of most expensive zip codes.

Weston's 02493 zipcode is the highest Massachusetts zipcode on the Forbes list. In all, there were 13 Massachusetts zipcodes on the list, including 02481 in Wellesley Hills, 02030 in Dover, 02468 in Waban, 02142 in Cambridge and 01773 in Lincoln.

Forbes reported the median price of a home in Weston is $1,564,537, an increase of 5 percent over the last year. It said the median household income in Weston was $153,918.

Earlier this year, a Globe analysis found the Weston had the highest average property tax bill in the state in fiscal 2010, at more than $15,000. And Boston Magazine ranked Weston High as the best in the state.

The most expensive zip code in the US was Duarte, CA, where the median cost of a house was $4,276,462, according to Forbes' analysis which listed the 500 most expensive zip codes.


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