What Towns Are On The West Coast Of Florida

Naples, Fla., was the top-ranked market for the quarter, followed by North Port, Fla.; Kahului, Hawaii; San Luis Obispo, Calif.; and San Jose, Calif.

Three other Florida markets—Cape Coral, Punta Gorda and Sebastian, a city on the state’s east coast—also made the top 20.

U.S. home sales rose to a 15-year high in 2021 as home-buyer demand surged because of low mortgage-interest rates. As more employees opted to work remotely, they were willing to move farther from their jobs in search of a lower cost of living or different lifestyle.

Downtown Naples. The market's median home-sale price increased 20% last year.

Florida has been a major beneficiary of this migration, and economists expect home-buying demand in the state to remain strong. Zillow Group Inc. named Tampa its hottest housing market for 2022, and Redfin Corp.’s list of the 10 hottest neighborhoods for 2022 included eight in Florida.

The Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com Emerging Housing Markets Index identifies the top metro areas for home buyers seeking an appreciating housing market and appealing lifestyle amenities.

The top-ranked markets in the fourth quarter had faster home sales and more shopping interest from international buyers than the market as a whole, said Danielle Hale, chief economist at Realtor.com. News Corp, parent of The Wall Street Journal, operates Realtor.com.

The WSJ/Realtor.com Emerging Housing Markets Index Winter 2022

Metro areas are ranked according to real-estate market data and economic health. Ranking is as of January 2022.

RANKCHANGEAREASTATE
1Naples-Immokalee-Marco IslandFL
2North Port-Sarasota-BradentonFL
3Kahului-Wailuku-LahainaHI
4San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo GrandeCA
5San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA
6Cape Coral-Fort MyersFL
7Fort WayneIN
8HuntsvilleAL
9RaleighNC
10BurlingtonNC
11YumaAZ
12Elkhart-GoshenIN
13Santa Cruz-WatsonvilleCA
14Vallejo-FairfieldCA
15Punta GordaFL
16WacoTX
17Rapid CitySD
18Colorado SpringsCO
19Sebastian-Vero BeachFL
20Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA
21Durham-Chapel HillNC
22FresnoCA
23Tampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL
24TopekaKS
25KnoxvilleTN
26Kingsport-Bristol-BristolTN-VA
27Visalia-PortervilleCA
28Lakeland-Winter HavenFL
29La Crosse-OnalaskaWI-MN
30Manchester-NashuaNH
31Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN
32Port St. LucieFL
33The VillagesFL
34Charlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC-SC
35Hickory-Lenoir-MorgantonNC
36ChattanoogaTN-GA
37DecaturAL
38Fayetteville-Springdale-RogersAR-MO
39Elizabethtown-Fort KnoxKY
40Johnson CityTN
41Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-BeaufortSC
42Orlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL
43Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-ArcadeCA
44ColumbiaSC
45Santa Maria-Santa BarbaraCA
46Killeen-TempleTX
47Homosassa SpringsFL
48ModestoCA
49GainesvilleGA
50SpartanburgSC
51BillingsMT
52Lafayette-West LafayetteIN
53San Diego-CarlsbadCA
54Jefferson CityMO
55SavannahGA
56BakersfieldCA
57WilmingtonNC
58LongviewTX
59YakimaWA
60SpringfieldMA
61Las Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV
62Bowling GreenKY
63PrescottAZ
64Palm Bay-Melbourne-TitusvilleFL
65Olympia-TumwaterWA
66OcalaFL
67JoplinMO
68BoulderCO
69RenoNV
70ColumbusOH
71Bremerton-SilverdaleWA
72PuebloCO
73TylerTX
74SpringfieldMO
75Austin-Round RockTX
76Athens-Clarke CountyGA
77Stockton-LodiCA
78Dallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX
79Phoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ
80Ogden-ClearfieldUT
81Spokane-Spokane ValleyWA
82Salt Lake CityUT
83Denver-Aurora-LakewoodCO
84JacksonvilleNC
85Greensboro-High PointNC
86WorcesterMA-CT
87Wichita FallsTX
88AppletonWI
89Winston-SalemNC
90EvansvilleIN-KY
91Rocky MountNC
92FayettevilleNC
93Green BayWI
94Canton-MassillonOH
95Oshkosh-NeenahWI
96Janesville-BeloitWI
97MemphisTN-MS-AR
98GreenvilleNC
99DaytonOH
100Eureka-Arcata-FortunaCA
101Yuba CityCA
102BellinghamWA
103ColumbiaMO
104Indianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN
105EugeneOR
106Pensacola-Ferry Pass-BrentFL
107WausauWI
108RochesterNY
109AlbuquerqueNM
110Louisville/Jefferson CountyKY-IN
111SalinasCA
112Greenville-Anderson-MauldinSC
113Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond BeachFL
114ConcordNH
115AbileneTX
116TucsonAZ
117Seattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA
118Santa FeNM
119LynchburgVA
120SpringfieldOH
121ClarksvilleTN-KY
122Charleston-North CharlestonSC
123South Bend-MishawakaIN-MI
124San Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA
125Santa RosaCA
126Chambersburg-WaynesboroPA
127Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle BeachSC-NC
128AkronOH
129JacksonvilleFL
130RoanokeVA
131Grand JunctionCO
132AmarilloTX
133Eau ClaireWI
134Portland-South PortlandME
135Hagerstown-MartinsburgMD-WV
136Norwich-New LondonCT
137Providence-WarwickRI-MA
138Allentown-Bethlehem-EastonPA-NJ
139Blacksburg-Christiansburg-RadfordVA
140Boise CityID
141Coeur D'AleneID
142Provo-OremUT
143RochesterMN
144Grand Rapids-WyomingMI
145MonroeMI
146RacineWI
147ChicoCA
148Little Rock-North Little Rock-ConwayAR
149LancasterPA
150MadisonWI
151AshevilleNC
152Atlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA
153RichmondVA
154Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA-NC
155Kennewick-RichlandWA
156Riverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA
157GreeleyCO
158Sioux CityIA-NE-SD
159Harrisburg-CarlislePA
160Hartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT
161FlorenceSC
162Lake Havasu City-KingmanAZ
163SalemOR
164ReadingPA
165WichitaKS
166Boston-Cambridge-NewtonMA-NH
167LaredoTX
168Burlington-South BurlingtonVT
169SpringfieldIL
170MercedCA
171LubbockTX
172LebanonPA
173State CollegePA
174York-HanoverPA
175GainesvilleFL
176Los Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA
177Claremont-LebanonNH-VT
178Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-DestinFL
179JohnstownPA
180Florence-Muscle ShoalsAL
181Portland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR-WA
182Sioux FallsSD
183Traverse CityMI
184PottsvillePA
185BloomingtonIN
186JacksonMS
187Augusta-Richmond CountyGA-SC
188Omaha-Council BluffsNE-IA
189New Haven-MilfordCT
190Panama CityFL
191MontgomeryAL
192Cedar RapidsIA
193BloomingtonIL
194MonroeLA
195Fort SmithAR-OK
196Auburn-OpelikaAL
197MorgantownWV
198Kalamazoo-PortageMI
199Oklahoma CityOK
200Ann ArborMI
201San Antonio-New BraunfelsTX
202CharlottesvilleVA
203AlbanyGA
204ReddingCA
205College Station-BryanTX
206CincinnatiOH-KY-IN
207Birmingham-HooverAL
208St. CloudMN
209MaconGA
210Terre HauteIN
211SaginawMI
212TulsaOK
213BangorME
214DothanAL
215DuluthMN-WI
216HiloHI
217Brownsville-HarlingenTX
218Barnstable TownMA
219TexarkanaTX-AR
220Bridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT
221ColumbusGA-AL
222TallahasseeFL
223Warner RobinsGA
224Washington-Arlington-AlexandriaDC-VA-MD-WV
225Las CrucesNM
226Fort CollinsCO
227Niles-Benton HarborMI
228Milwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisWI
229Waterloo-Cedar FallsIA
230Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--HazletonPA
231MuskegonMI
232Huntington-AshlandWV-KY-OH
233SalisburyMD-DE
234LincolnNE
235RockfordIL
236Battle CreekMI
237ToledoOH
238DoverDE
239Lexington-FayetteKY
240TuscaloosaAL
241Kansas CityMO-KS
242Daphne-Fairhope-FoleyAL
243Minneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN-WI
244MobileAL
245Houma-ThibodauxLA
246Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL
247Youngstown-Warren-BoardmanOH-PA
248Bend-RedmondOR
249WheelingWV-OH
250Lansing-East LansingMI
251Detroit-Warren-DearbornMI
252TorringtonCT
253EriePA
254Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX
255East StroudsburgPA
256Cleveland-ElyriaOH
257New Orleans-MetairieLA
258Mcallen-Edinburg-MissionTX
259TupeloMS
260Urban HonoluluHI
261St. LouisMO-IL
262MedfordOR
263Gulfport-Biloxi-PascagoulaMS
264Des Moines-West Des MoinesIA
265LafayetteLA
266HattiesburgMS
267Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara FallsNY
268AnchorageAK
269BismarckND
270Baltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD
271PittsfieldMA
272Corpus ChristiTX
273FargoND-MN
274CharlestonWV
275Baton RougeLA
276PeoriaIL
277Utica-RomeNY
278BinghamtonNY
279Ottawa-PeruIL
280Iowa CityIA
281El PasoTX
282SyracuseNY
283Lake CharlesLA
284Shreveport-Bossier CityLA
285MidlandTX
286Beaumont-Port ArthurTX
287Atlantic City-HammontonNJ
288TrentonNJ
289Champaign-UrbanaIL
290Chicago-Naperville-ElginIL-IN-WI
291Philadelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA-NJ-DE-MD
292FlintMI
293Albany-Schenectady-TroyNY
294Davenport-Moline-Rock IslandIA-IL
295OdessaTX
296KingstonNY
297AlexandriaLA
298JacksonMI
299PittsburghPA
300New York-Newark-Jersey CityNY-NJ-PA

In the Naples area, which has a population of about 393,000 residents, home sales in 2021 rose 26% from a year earlier, according to the Naples Area Board of Realtors. The median home-sale price for the year rose 20% to $445,000.

Naples and nearby cities in southwest Florida are known for their golf courses, water sports and miles of white sandy beaches.

“Naples was always a luxury area, but it was, I think, a well-kept secret,” said Realtor Denny Bowers, at Compass in Naples. “That secret is out, obviously.”

Florida Gulf Coast Dominates U.S. Luxury Housing Market in Latest WSJ/Realtor.com Rankings

Source:Mansion Global

Florida Gulf Coast Dominates U.S. Luxury Housing Market in Latest WSJ/Realtor.com Rankings

This is the best town to live in on the East Coast, according to data

Source:MSN

This is the best town to live in on the East Coast, according to data

Top Cities Where Homeownership Has Grown The Most Over The Last Five Years

Source:Forbes

Top Cities Where Homeownership Has Grown The Most Over The Last Five Years

Deal alert: West coast cities to Orlando under $300 round-trip

Source:MSN

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