Golden Zip Codes

By: Mary Clare Glover

Think a Georgetown address is more expensive than one in Howard County?  Think again.

Here’s a look at the ten area neighborhoods with the highest median sales prices in 2006. Two Zip codes broke the $1-million mark: Glenelg in western Howard County and Great Falls in Fairfax. Both used to be farm communities and offer spacious houses on big lots. Georgetown didn’t crack the top ten. The median price there was $739,000, the 14th-highest in the area.

Glenelg, Howard County (21737)—$1,218,288
Great Falls, Fairfax (22066)—$1,140,000
Potomac, Montgomery County (20854)—$920,000
McLean, Fairfax (22101)—$875,000
Chevy Chase, Montgomery County (20815)—$865,000
Fairfax Station, Fairfax (22039)—$859,000
Bethesda, Montgomery County (20816)—$825,000
Fulton, Howard (20759)—$804,365
Chevy Chase, DC (20015)—$800,000
Ashton, Montgomery County (20861)—$790,000

Source: First American Core Logic