U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 05-27-2015, 09:32 AM
3,751 posts, read 3,476,972 times
Reputation: 3491


Originally Posted by nei View Post
Not really cheap, but on Long Island once you're at least 30-35 miles from Manhattan you can get a detached home for $300,000, definitely under $400,000. Not going to be that large or with that much land, but the home and area will be decent. Only comparable part of the Bay Area is sections of East Bay; for NYC it's true of most suburbs further out. Not sure about Los Angeles but home prices appear higher across the metro. Yes, property tax differences make the difference smaller, though property taxes on cheaper NY homes aren't as extreme.
Yeah and utility costs and tax burdens are surprisingly high on the West Coast, too. There are still plenty of cooling and heating days. I've heard Midwestern utilities are not much more expensive than utilities here in Oregon and can even be cheaper in many cases.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 05-27-2015, 09:55 AM
1,564 posts, read 1,008,221 times
Reputation: 496
Yeah the Los Angeles metro is where things get really expensive because Orange county is a Monster, Also the geographic location weighs in on the price,In California your paying for the weather, how close to the beach,shopping malls & etc etc, In Manhattan you're paying for a top 5 world class city,San Francisco is the technology capital & is basically the Manhattan of the West
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-27-2015, 10:10 AM
Location: Denver
6,628 posts, read 12,112,091 times
Reputation: 4051
Originally Posted by Kobe25 View Post
Los Angeles, London & San Francisco are in a league of their own in the real estate market.

Can't forget about the luxury homes in Florida also, They're beautiful.
When it comes to top-end, Manhattan may be on its own level though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-27-2015, 10:47 AM
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
11,543 posts, read 17,880,077 times
Reputation: 10686
Bizzare thread. It's like everyone is arguing about who is getting punished the most by their parents and then wearing it like a badge of honor.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top