Orange County Business Journal

OC Lands Outsized Share of Priciest Zip Codes List

Monday, November 5, 2012

Orange County accounts for 17 of the top 500 U.S. zip codes in terms of median home prices, according to a recent list compiled by Forbes magazine.

OC’s share of the list came to 3.4%, about triple its share of the national population. The county’s population is slightly more than 3 million compared with an estimated 314 million for the entire U.S.

Newport Beach—including the Corona del Mar and Newport Coast sections—accounted for a little more than 1% of the Forbes list.

The 92657 zip code in Newport Coast was top ranked for OC and No. 25 nationally, with a median price of $2.98 million.

Other OC zip codes on the list:

92651 in Laguna Beach, at No. 2 in OC and No. 47 nationally, with a median price of $2.27 million; 92662 in Newport Beach (3/49-$2.21 million); 92625 in Corona del Mar 4/52-$2.15 million); 92661 in Newport Beach (5/65-$1.98 million); 92603 in Shady Canyon in Irvine (6/105-$1.58 million); 92663 in Newport Beach (7/113-$1.52 million; 92660 in Newport Beach (8/118-$1.49 million); 92861 in Villa Park (9/181-$1.21 million); 92629 in Dana Point (10/238-$1 million); 92624 in Capistrano Beach in Dana Point (11/306-$882,000); 92679 in Coto de Caza (12/344-$828,000); 92648 in Huntington Beach (13/380-$773,000); 92705 in Santa Ana (14/400-$744,000); 90720 in Los Alamitos (15/403-$733,000); 92675 in San Juan Capistrano (16-422-$705,000); 92649 in Huntington Beach (17/467-$617,000.

The top zip code on the list overall was 10065 in New York, with a median price of $6.53 million.