94954 Listed By Realtor.com is #17 of Hottest ZIP Codes in Nation

Photo above is North McDowell Commons Under Construction to help meet demand
by SCOTT MANCHESTER/ARGUS-COURIER STAFF



Melrose
Melrose, MA

As reported by Bloomberg Business on August 13, 2015, out of 32,000 zip codes covering all U.S. locales, Realtor.com says that Petaluma’s 94954 rises higher than the rest in their Top 50 hottest zip codes for housing ranking #17, with Melrose, MA ranking #1 (For period of Jan – June 2015). Making the list are ZIPs that are distinguished by healthy housing dynamics, strong local employment and neighborhood. ┬áIt factors the time it takes properties to sell and how frequently homes are viewed in each zip code (high demand and fast moving).

Jonathan Smoke chief economist for Realtor dot com
Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist for Realtor.com

The criteria for being chosen to be on their Hottest Zip code includes key trends driving housing this year including healthy local economics, job opportunities and affordability. Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for Realtor.com said in the report, “For the first-time home buyers, these communities provide great opportunities to enter the housing market, build a career, and raise a family; older generations are able to build wealth and enjoy a variety of lifestyles.” Here are the top 50

Top 50 Hottest ZIP Codes Midyear 2015 (by rank)*
Rank ZIP Code Name                   Rank ZIP Code Name
1    02176    Melrose, Mass.         26   50010    Ames, Idaho
2    43085    Columbus, Ohio         27   20151    Chantilly, Va.
3    80122    Littleton, Colo.       28   28273    Charlotte, N.C.
4    75023    Plano, Texas           29   97214    Portland, Ore.
5    48375    Novi, Mich.            30   67212    Wichita, Kan.
6    78247    San Antonio, Texas     31   94503    American Canyon, Calif.
7    63126    Saint Louis, Mo.       32   97078    Beaverton, Ore.
8    78729    Austin, Texas          33   62629    Chatham, Ill.
9    58103    Fargo, N.D.            34   48103    Ann Arbor, Mich.
10   92010    Carlsbad, Calif.       35   95687    Vacaville, Calif.
11   94115    San Francisco, Calif.  36   80501    Longmont, Colo.
12   07028    Glen Ridge, N.J.       37   95661    Roseville, Calif.
13   37210    Nashville, Tenn.       38   03110    Bedford, N.H.
14   14625    Rochester, N.Y.        39   68701    Norfolk, Neb.
15   66214    Overland Park, Kan.    40   98112    Seattle, Wash.
16   91354    Valencia, Calif.       41   30269    Peachtree City, Ga.
17   94954    Petaluma, Calif.       42   23233    Henrico, Va.
18   59102    Billings, Mont.        43   06092    West Simsbury, Conn.
19   95008    Campbell, Calif.       44   49534    Grand Rapids, Mich.
20   80603    Brighton, Colo.        45   21042    Ellicott City, Md.
21   02048    Mansfield, Mass.       46   68144    Omaha, Neb.
22   27560    Morrisville, N.C.      47   46804    Fort Wayne, Ind.
23   14221    Buffalo, N.Y.          48   01772    Southborough, Mass.
24   93433    Grover Beach, Calif.   49   93004    Ventura, Calif.
25   40205    Louisville, Ky.        50   32792    Winter Park, Fla.

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