Ever heard of Cory Lake Isles? Apparently a lot of folks have because by one measure the New Tampa community is the city’s most popular neighborhood.
In the first three months of this year, listings on Zillow for homes in Cory Lake Isles, St. Petersburg’s Yacht Club Estates and Clearwater’s Country Club Estates drew more page views than listings in other parts of Tampa Bay’s three largest cities, Zillow says.
Cory Lake Isles, bordering the Lower Hillsborough River Wilderness Preserve, topped all neighborhoods with a total of 3,948 page views on homes there.
"Wow, that’s great," said Realtor Jerilyn Rush, herself a resident. "We have a 165-acre ski lake and in my opinion it’s the most affordable ski lake community in the Tampa Bay area and certainly the most high-end luxury community in the New Tampa area."
Rush said the neighborhood, with a median listing price of $559,450 is especially popular with physicians and professors because of its proximity to the University of South Florida, the Moffitt Cancer Center and other area hospitals.
Yacht Club Estates, with an $800,000 median price, came in second with 3,415 page views followed by Country Club Estates with 3,193 views and a median of $249,900.
Zillow’s analysis included only neighborhoods with at least 10 active listings in the first part of the year.
The most expensive neighborhoods were in Tampa. Davis Islands, where homes had a median listing price of $970,300, was the city’s second most popular and Culbreath Isles, with a median of $1.37 million, ranked third. Parkland Estates in South Tampa came in seventh with a median of $929,900.
But Tampa also had two of the most affordable neighborhoods —- # 5 East Ybor ($126,248) and # 9 Palmetto Beach ($139,950).
The priciest neighborhoods on the other side of the bay were Clearwater Beach ($825,000), Clearwater’s fifth most popular; and Yacht Club Estates ($800,00), tops in St. Petersburg.
The least expensive neighborhood in the three cities: Mission Hills ($74,900), which ranked ninth in popularity in Clearwater.
No Florida neighborhood made Zillow’s list of the 20 most popular nationwide. Among that group were 15 along the West Coast in either California or Washington with the remaining five in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and New York.
"For the most part, these neighborhoods are among the toniest in some of the most expensive cities in the country," Zillow said in a release. "While this doesn’t show a likelihood that more people will be buying homes and moving in, it does show how many people wish they could, or are curious about the neighborhood."
The typical for-sale listing in The Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles has received almost 13,000 page views so far this year, compared to 365 page views on the typical U.S. home listing.
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