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Brighton has nation’s ‘hottest’ real estate ZIP Code

Brighton has nation’s ‘hottest’ real estate ZIP Code

ZIP Code 14618 in Brighton is the country’s “hottest” real estate market, according to (Photo by Kevin Oklobzija)

The town of Brighton is home to the nation’s most in vogue real estate market.

ZIP Code 14618 was named the hottest ZIP Code in America in the annual metrics study by The rating comes eight months after financial technology firm Smart Asset declared Brighton was the country’s healthiest housing market. cited 14618’s popularity with millennials, views per listing and median days on the market (just six from listing to sale) in declaring it No. 1.

“Brighton’s close proximity to the city of Rochester, easy access to shopping and restaurants, and a variety of home styles and price points make it a perennially high-demand area of our region,” Lanie Bittner, president of the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors, said in a news release.

“The region as a whole has become a popular relocation destination due to the affordability of real estate relative to other metro areas, recent job growth in the medical, optics, imaging, and tourism industries, and the vast number of recreational activities that are within a two-hour drive or less. Not to mention, the natural beauty of Rochester and the Finger Lakes.”

Nashua, N.H. (03062), Worthington, Ohio (43085), Derry, N.H. (03038) and Windham, Maine (04062) rounded out’s top five.

The online housing marketplace analyzed listing data on over 29,000 ZIP codes to determine its Hottest ZIP Code rankings, which are based on January-June 2022 averages of: 1) demand, as measured by unique viewers per property on; 2) the pace of the market as measured by the number of days a listing remains active on; limited to one ZIP Code per metropolitan area and ZIP Codes with at least 15 active listings each month.

“Our 2022 Hottest ZIPs ranking illustrates how many Americans are redefining their priorities to achieve homeownership while building their careers, by trading downtown life for relatively affordable areas with reasonable part-time commutes to big cities,” Danielle Hale, chief economist for, said in a news release

The Irondequoit ZIP Code of 14617 ranked No. 2 on the list last year and No. 3 in 2020.

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