During the summer months, it often seems as if all of Boston is trying to cross the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges every Friday afternoon.
Turns out, it may not be your imagination. According to newly released data from Trulia, when it comes to finding vacation properties, Bostonians prefer Cape Cod to any other part of the country, including the rest of New England.
With Memorial Day weekend approaching, Trulia today released its latest list of the top vacation areas around the country. It looked at the most popular searches nationally for vacation homes, as well as compared data in 20 major metropolitan areas, including Boston.
Only one zip code in Massachusetts made the national top 20 list; Nantucket came in at #20, with a median vacation home price of $1.79 million.
However, when comparing counties nationwide, Barnstable County, which encompasses the Cape, ranked #2 with a 3.9 percent share of all U.S. vacation home searches. (Cape May in New Jersey ranked #1 as the county with the most searches for vacation homes.)
When Trulia broke down the data by metro area, the majority of all vacation home searches by Bostonians are for Cape Cod properties.
The top five zip codes where Bostonians are looking for those vacation homes include:
Town: Median Listing Price:
#1 Mashpee $419,000
#2 Dennis Port $224,900
#3 Falmouth $549,950
#4 Nantucket $1,799,999
#5 Teaticket $379,000
*Trulia based searches on zip codes. Because Nantucket has only one zip code, the entire island is counted as a single town.
Only one area outside of Cape Cod made the top 10 list of searched vacation home hotspots by Bostonians and that is in Wells, Maine. The other remaining four towns where Bostonians search for vacation homes included South Chatham, Provincetown, Brewster, and Eastham.
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