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Quick facts:

*  33109 in Miami Beach is Florida’s #1 most expensive zip code and the 4th most expensive nationally
*  Florida’s top 3 zip codes boast seven-figure median sale prices
*  Miami and Fort Lauderdale are home to the highest number of zips – 6 each

Home to some of the hottest real estate markets in the country, Florida is no stranger to sky-high residential prices.  Low inventory levels are pushing home prices higher across the Sunshine State and sales volumes have increased in Q1 2017 compared to the year ago figure, while state unemployment levels have continued to drop.

Although the state’s real estate scene has become more and more a seller’s market, at the top end buyers are still in control. Florida’s luxury inventory expanded by 13.1 percent in 2016, as large amounts of inventory surplus came online (again). Prices in the luxury segment have continued to drop over the last year – a trend that is expected to gain traction well into 2018. Even Florida’s most expensive home for sale right now, the jaw-dropping Gemini estate, has had its whopping $195 million initial asking price slashed by $30 million recently.

With a median sale price of $3.4 million, Miami Beach’s 33109 is Florida’s #1 most expensive zip code. Located in the exclusive community of Fisher Island, 33109 also ranks as 4th most expensive zip in the country in 2016. A long-time chart-topper of expensive zip codes, Fisher Island is located on an eponymous barrier island, accessible only by boat. Once a one-family residence of the Vanderbilt family and later U.S. Steel magnates the Moores, the island was also partially owned by President Richard Nixon. Nowadays Fisher Island is home to stately mansions, a private marina, hotel and some high-end apartment developments. Residents have included Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Boris Becker and Mel Brooks and the island remains a popular real estate market with CEOs, financiers and ultra-high net worth individuals and families.

Sporting a median sale price of $1,290,000, Florida’s 2nd priciest zip code is 33921. It covers the exclusive island community of Boca Grande, located on Gasparilla Island, off of Southwest Florida’s Gulf shores. The highly exclusive and affluent community has been a haven for the rich and wealthy for decades now – Katherine Hepburn often retreated here to escape the media frenzy of Hollywood, joining influential families such as the Astors, Rockefellers and du Ponts on the island. Other notable residents include George H. W. Bush’s family, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harrison Ford.

With a year-round population of 1,700, the island is also a coveted snowbird destination, as well as a summer holiday hotspot for high-end travelers. The charming Old Florida town is home to a bevy of stately mansions and historic structures. In fact, the entire island is under the protection of the Gasparilla Island Conservation District Act, which bans buildings taller than 38 feet. A fishing hotspot, the island has some of the best tarp fishing in the world. Furthermore, in 2016 a local conservation group purchased 30 acres of waterfront property – the $20+ million holding will raze all existing structures and convert it into a nature sanctuary.

Located just one mile from Miami International Airport, Doral is home to 33122, the 3rd most expensive zip code in Florida in 2016.  Homes here trade for a median $1,094,100. One of the fastest-growing cities in South Florida, the resort town of Doral is considered one of the most livable cities in the U.S., thanks to its excellent weather and great cost of living. Boasting world-class golf courses, and easily accessible from downtown Miami and Miami Beach, Doral’s many shops and restaurants pamper both year-round residents as well as tourists and snowbirds. But Doral isn’t just a lifestyle destination – the city also has a vibrant financial and business sector as well.

3551 Main Highway © EWM Realty International
Home to some of the most luxurious real estate in the country, a picture of Florida’s most expensive zip codes wouldn’t be complete without also taking a look at the largest residential transaction of 2016. Located at 3551 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, the 6.9-acre estate built in 1920 and known as La Brisa traded for a whopping $34.6 million back in late June of last year. Initially listed for $65 million in 2014, the luxurious estate was bought by neighbor Ransom Everglades School.

The sale is considered the highest price ever to be paid for a home in Coconut Grove and one of the top 10 most expensive residential transactions in the history of Miami-Dade County. The waterfront estate features a 16,500-square-foot Mediterranean main residence, a 2-bed Key West-style guest cottage, lush landscaping and an observation deck with ocean and Biscayne Bay views.

Check out the most expensive zip codes in Florida below:

1 33109 Miami Beach $3,400,000 Miami-Dade County
2 33921 Boca Grande $1,290,000 Lee County
3 33122 Miami $1,094,100 Miami-Dade County
4 33149 Key Biscayne $904,500 Miami-Dade County
5 34216 Anna Maria $900,000 Manatee County
6 34102 Naples $848,000 Collier County
7 33146 Miami $755,000 Miami-Dade County
8 33957 Sanibel $699,375 Lee County
9 33924 Captiva $695,000 Lee County
10 32461 Inlet Beach $680,000 Walton County
11 34228 Longboat Key $672,500 Sarasota County
12 33158 Miami $660,000 Miami-Dade County
13 34108 Naples $626,000 Collier County
14 33154 Miami Beach $610,000 Miami-Dade County
15 34103 Naples $600,000 Collier County
16 33036 Islamorada $581,250 Monroe County
17 32963 Vero Beach $562,500 Indian River County
18 34242 Sarasota $550,857 Sarasota County
19 34236 Sarasota $535,000 Sarasota County
20 33332 Fort Lauderdale $522,000 Broward County
21 33786 Belleair Beach $520,000 Pinellas County
22 34215 Cortez $520,000 Manatee County
23 33051 Key Colony Beach $507,500 Monroe County
24 33473 Boynton Beach $505,000 Palm Beach County
25 33040 Key West $501,250 Monroe County
26 33076 Pompano Beach $500,000 Broward County
27 33133 Miami $438,750 Miami-Dade County
28 33037 Key Largo $488,350 Monroe County
29 34145 Marco Island $487,500 Collier County
30 34217 Bradenton Beach $485,000 Manatee County
31 33140 Miami Beach $482,000 Miami-Dade County
32 33432 Boca Raton $475,000 Palm Beach County
33 33483 Delray Beach $471,250 Palm Beach County
34 33042 Summerland Key $470,250 Monroe County
35 33480 Palm Beach $465,000 Palm Beach County
36 33327 Fort Lauderdale $440,000 Broward County
37 33070 Tavernier $439,500 Monroe County
38 33767 Clearwater Beach $435,000 Pinellas County
39 34134 Bonita Springs $430,000 Lee County
40 33606 Tampa $425,000 Hillsborough County
41 32459 Santa Rosa Beach $425,000 Walton County
42 33316 Fort Lauderdale $425,000 Broward County
43 33629 Tampa $425,000 Hillsborough County
44 33134 Miami $415,375 Miami-Dade County
45 33330 Fort Lauderdale $413,900 Broward County
46 32814 Orlando $410,000 Orange County
47 33331 Fort Lauderdale $407,250 Broward County
48 33449 Lake Worth $405,800 Palm Beach County
49 33301 Fort Lauderdale $400,000 Broward County
50 33129 Miami $400,000 Miami-Dade County