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Top Homes in America’s Top Cities

Austin, TX, San Diego, CA, Scottsdale, AZ and Raleigh, NC make the list as the top major cities to live in. Now that we know which cities are the BEST, Homes.com looked at homes for sale to find our favorite home in each top city.


Austin, Texas

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and we agree with this home! This 9,760 square-foot Italian palazzo home is our favorite because of its unique Italian architecture; including the domed rotunda in the center of the home. The home has 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, pool, boathouse and waterfront views of Lake Travis. With Austin, TX having a great economy and low unemployment rates, no wonder homes like this one are built!


San Diego, California

San Diego, known for its perfect weather, holds this charming historic Tudor style home that made the top of our list for San Diego homes. We love this home because it has a front row seat of the beautiful beach! The home has a covered front patio; perfect for enjoying the outdoors, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and two kitchens. San Diego has multiple restaurants and bars, with many in Mission Bay; right down the street from this home.


Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale, AZ is known for being a wealthy suburb and that can be seen well with this elegant home. This Spanish Colonial Revival home is full of timeless details including French limestone flooring, vaulted ceilings, French doors, and limestone columns. The home includes a 2 story kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, library, as well as a pool and lush green outdoors. We love this home for the high ceilings and lush green outdoors; giving this home true elegance.


Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC is known as the TOP MAJOR CITY to live. The city focuses well on education, and has a high percentage of graduates with a bachelor’s degree. The city also holds this home which makes our list as the top home in the top city. This home is elegant, private and is located in the heart of Raleigh; making a trip to one of Raleigh’s many restaurants, bars, or museums, very much possible. The home has 6 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms, a chef’s dream kitchen, wine cellar, terraces, and pool. We love this home because of its historic appeal and location!


We think these homes have what it takes to be the top homes in these top cities, whether it is their architecture or their location. Each home has its own unique appeal and style making these homes quite different. Which one of these homes is your favorite?

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Hi! I’m Maria, the Marketing Coordinator for Homes.com. I am part of a dream team that is dedicated to running this awesome blog along with Homes.com’s social channels. If I am not busy writing blogs and socially sharing for Homes.com, you can find me painting, drinking tea with my friends, and doing DIY projects!

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