Skip to main content

Orlando Tops List of Most-Searched Neighborhoods of 2014

Dec 29, 2014

Most potential homeowners in search of a new residential property seem to desire Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter as their nearby neighbors, according to Realtor.com’s new survey of the most-searched neighborhoods by ZIP Codes during 2014.

ZIP Code 32801 in downtown Orlando was the most-searched neighborhood of the year – a fact that Realtor.com found surprising, considering this is an overwhelmingly renter-driven community, with only 28 percent of the residents identified as homeowners. The median home price for this neighborhood is $276,000.

In second place was ZIP Code 89138, the Summerlin North community within Las Vegas. With median home prices of $380,000 and a 77 percent homeownership rate, it is among Sin City’s most affluent and family-friendly neighborhoods.

In third place was something of a surprise, considering the state of housing in the surrounding area: ZIP Code 70124 in the Lakeview section of New Orleans, where the median home price is $398,000 (nearly double the $200,000 range for the city as a whole) and approximately three-quarters of the residents own their own homes.

Rounding out the top five are ZIP Codes 76109 in Fort Worth and 31401 in Savannah.

“The hyper-local markets on this list demonstrate the wonderful diversity of real estate demand across the country,” said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for Realtor.com, who noted all of the markets had a high number of two-income married couples and most of the home searches in those areas were for homes with a median list price of $400,000, which is nearly double the national median home price of $214,000. “This underscores that we are clearly in recovery mode.” 

About the author
Published
Dec 29, 2014
CMG Acquires Norcom Mortgage's Retail Side

The 25-branch addition will enhance CMG’s northeastern presence from Maryland to Maine.

Apr 12, 2024
CFPB Weighs Title Insurance Changes

The agency considers a proposal that would prevent home lenders from passing on title insurance costs to home buyers.

NEXA Begins Search For New CFO

NEXA CEO retires the president position after Mat Grella's termination.

Apr 01, 2024
Recessions: Know What’s What

Volatile components present few indications about subsequent growth

Mar 28, 2024
Co-Founder Mat Grella Terminated From NEXA

NEXA CEO Kortas states negotiations regarding the buyout will continue.

Mar 27, 2024
Comings And Goings At AmeriHome

Chief Operating Officer John Hedlund announced his retirement on Thursday in a LinkedIn post.

Mar 22, 2024