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S/O What is considered "upscale" where you live?

Posted by on Jul. 5, 2014 at 3:16 PM
Jes
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Do you know what the average home cost in your state? In your area what is considered an "upscale" price and what would be considered "middle class"?

Do certain things matter when choosing those labels for a neighborhood?

2013 Statistics:
Top Ten Most Expensive States to live (based on home cost & cost of living):
10. Maryland - $583,838
9. Rhode Island - $386,097
8. New Hampshire - $389,899
7. New Jersey - $551,284
6. Massachusetts - $482,267
5. Alaska - $395,133
4. California - $820,479
3. Connecticut - $597,977
2. Hawaii - $742,651
1. New York - $1,358,917
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Seasidegirl
by Gold Member on Jul. 5, 2014 at 3:20 PM
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I live in Florida. Practically anything outside of a trailer park is considered upscale. In some areas, if people have paid 120,000 or more for their house, they consider themselves to be upscale. It's amazing to witness, coming from # 10 above. 

MonarchMom22
by Member on Jul. 5, 2014 at 3:22 PM

We are on the above list, with the average price in our state over $500,000, for a typical 3 bedroom/2 bath older home - not new construction or luxury appointments.  

An "upscale" home in my immeadiate area would be in 1.5 - 2 million range, with lots of homes going for more than that.


lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on Jul. 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM
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This house is very close to mine. If this house were in Indianapolis, IN, for example, it would probably be $250,000...it all depends on the state and city. 

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/390-Albion-St-Denver-CO-80220/13395274_zpid/

NDADanceMom
by on Jul. 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM
Minnesota and outside Minneapolis and St. Paul the average home is $150k. 300 and up is upscale here. In Minneapolis in a decent area it's about 300,000 for a small and older house. The same house in my county would be $60,000.
turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Jul. 5, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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IMO....upscale is old money.   Established areas with large homes and large surrounding land, close to the city and on the beachfront.  A average home in these locations would set you back a couple of mil, 

Where I live the average home is about 400K  This would be a 4 brm, 2 bath home with double garage on 2 acres.

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jul. 5, 2014 at 3:32 PM
I have family that lives near Pensacola... Seriously never seen so many trailer parks until we visited them LOL!

Quoting Seasidegirl:

I live in Florida. Practically anything outside of a trailer park is considered upscale. In some areas, if people have paid 120,000 or more for their house, they consider themselves to be upscale. It's amazing to witness, coming from # 10 above. 

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D-Town
by Silver Member on Jul. 5, 2014 at 3:33 PM
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Those are average prices for the area. That would not constitute an "upscale" area. That would be your basic middle class neighborhoods. 


Just because you paid more than you should for a house doesn't make it "upscale." 

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jul. 5, 2014 at 3:33 PM
Ouch. o_O

Quoting MonarchMom22:

We are on the above list, with the average price in our state over $500,000, for a typical 3 bedroom/2 bath older home - not new construction or luxury appointments.  

An "upscale" home in my immeadiate area would be in 1.5 - 2 million range, with lots of homes going for more than that.

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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jul. 5, 2014 at 3:34 PM
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This is what I think as well.

A home that would have cost us near $750,000 in CA would cost us $250,000 in TX.

The housing market is crazy.


Quoting lizzielouaf:

This house is very close to mine. If this house were in Indianapolis, IN, for example, it would probably be $250,000...it all depends on the state and city. 

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/390-Albion-St-Denver-CO-80220/13395274_zpid/

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hershey6
by Member on Jul. 5, 2014 at 3:35 PM
I live in Colorado and upscale in my part of the state (Denver suburbs) is probably $800s and up. However, in some of the mountain areas you wouldn't hit upscale until plenty over a million. Then in more rural areas that are in norther or southern parts of the state, you can hit upscale around $400s or lower.
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