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Redfin Predicts the Hottest Neighborhoods of 2016

Chicago’s Ukrainian Village Expected to be the Nation’s Hottest Neighborhood

93 Neighborhoods in 31 Metropolitan Areas Were Selected Based on Page Views and Favorites on Redfin.com

SEATTLE — Jan. 28, 2016 — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced its annual list of neighborhoods across the country it predicts will be the hottest this year, topped by Ukrainian Village in Chicago. To rank the neighborhoods that have recently grown the most in popularity, the company analyzed hundreds of millions of pageviews to Redfin.com and homes that users favorited to monitor for price and status changes. The analysis also takes into account insights from Redfin real estate agents who specialize in neighborhoods across these 31 major U.S. metros.


Neighborhood (Metro)

Median Sale

Days on Market


Ukrainian Village (Chicago, IL)




Eastwood (Nashville, TN)




Ericsson (Minneapolis, MN)




Hyde Park (Austin, TX)




Mount Pleasant (Washington, DC)




Midtown (Ventura, CA)




El Camino Real (Irvine, CA)




Hampden (Baltimore, MD)




Powderhorn Park (Minneapolis, MN)




Roosevelt (Seattle, WA)



Common themes across the 2016 list are access to public transit, affordability as well as homes and neighborhoods with charm.

Affordability tops buyers’ list of concerns, and many who dropped out of the market last year because of it are back with more experience under their belts. They’ve done their research on the market and identified those pockets that are still affordable but also offer the stores, coffee shops and short rides to downtown that make communities livable. This increasingly rare combination can be found in Ukrainian Village in Chicago, Eastwood in Nashville, Ericsson in Minneapolis and other hot neighborhoods across the country.

Redfin agents report that many buyers are bypassing “cookie cutter” homes in neighborhoods that didn’t make this year’s list for the charming architecture and tree-lined streets that lend personality to neighborhoods like Ukrainian Village in Chicago and Mount Pleasant in Washington, D.C.

Last year’s migration patterns have also notably shaped this year’s ranking.

“For the first time, the San Francisco Bay Area is absent from Redfin’s top 10 hottest neighborhoods list,” said Nela Richardson, Redfin’s chief economist. “After the median sale price surpassed a million dollars in March and inventory dropped to historic lows, San Franciscans have been feeling uninspired by local housing prospects. In fact, one in four Bay Area users of Redfin.com are now searching for homes in other cities. San Diego and Los Angeles, home to some of the the nation’s highest real estate prices, also failed to make the top ranks this year.”

To view the full report, complete with analysis and rankings for the top three hottest neighborhoods in 31 metros, click or paste the following link: https://www.redfin.com/blog/2016/01/redfin-predicts-the-hottest-neighborhoods-of-2016.html.

Customizable data on all of the metros Redfin tracks in this report is available to view and download on Redfin’s Data Center.

About Redfin
Redfin (www.redfin.com) is a next-generation real estate brokerage that represents people buying and selling homes. Founded by technologists, Redfin employs a team of experienced, full-service real estate agents who are advocates for their clients, earning customer-satisfaction bonuses, not just commissions. Redfin.com features all the broker-listed homes for sale, as well as for-sale-by-owner properties that don’t pay brokers a commission. Redfin also offers online tools, built by its own software engineers, that make the entire process of buying or selling a home easier. The company serves more than 80 major markets across the U.S. and has closed more than $25 billion in home sales. In 2014, Redfin was included in CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list as an innovator that is revolutionizing the real estate industry.