BRIGHTON, N.Y. (WROC) — The Town of Brighton is the nation’s hottest place for new homebuyers, according to realtor.com.
According to the digital real estate website, in Zip Code 14618, homes sell in just six days and receive four times more views from prospective buyers than the standard U.S. listing.
Brighton’s location outpaces other zip codes thanks to its median home price of $275,000, which ranks in the lower third of all other states. In the first half of the year, nearly 41% of buyers viewing listings in 14618 were located outside of the Brighton Zip Code.
“Brighton’s close proximity to the city of Rochester, easy access to shopping and restaurants, and a variety of home styles and price points make it a perennially high-demand area of our region,” Lanie Bittner, local real estate agent and President of the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors, said.
Analysts with Realtor.com say 14618’s homeownership rates compared to the nation’s average are higher among millennials (56.9% vs. 51.3%) and overall (70.8% vs. 65.2%).
Buffalo also cracked the top 50 at No. 45. Brighton and Buffalo were among the only locations to represent New York State within the rankings.
The top 10 hottest home markets in the country, according to realtor.com, are as follows:
- 14618 Brighton, N.Y.
- 03062 Nashua, N.H.
- 43085 Worthington, Ohio
- 03038 Derry, N.H.
- 04062 Windham, Maine
- 18017 Bethlehem, Penn.
- 37604 Johnson City, Tenn.
- 03106 Hooksett, N.H.
- 02760 North Attleboro, Mass.
- 04210 Auburn, Maine