Real Estate Study: The Most Loved Neighborhoods in the U.S.

Posted on Feb 14 2019 - 3:11pm by Jameson Doris
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The Oaks, a luxury gated community in the Los Angeles metro area, is the nation’s most loved neighborhood, according to Zillow. Several other gated communities, as well as a number of other upscale areas, made up the majority of Zillow's list of the most-favorited U.S. neighborhoods.

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Zillow, which focused on the 35 largest metros in the country, defines each region’s "most loved" neighborhood as "the one having the highest rate of net user saves (saves minus un-saves) per household—indicated as a clickable heart icon on a given home’s details page on Zillow."

Affluent neighborhoods weren’t, however, the only ones to get love. Several hot vacation/retirement spots and areas experiencing revitalization also made the list.

Ellisville, a small community near Cape Cod, got more love per home than any other neighborhood in the Boston metro area. Also, Manayunk, a traditionally working class neighborhood in Philadelphia which has redefined itself as trendy and is attracting young, upper-middle class professionals, topped the list for the Philly metro area.

The Oaks, however, was a clear winner. The gated community—located in Calabasas—is home to a number of celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez and Ozzy Osbourne.

Below is an infographic highlighting the top 35 metro areas in the country, including the most loved neighborhood in each:

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Credit: Zillow

To view the full report and for a breakdown of Zillow’s methodology, click here.