New York continues to have one of the largest number of million dollar properties, including Northshire in the town of North Salem (above), which is one of the highest price properties on the market for $18.5 million.
This nugget of housing information was repeated again this morning in a data-filled blog post from Point2Homes, which adds that more than 2.5 million people own homes that are worth $1 million or more.
California tops the national list with nearly 809,000 homes worth at least $1 million or more. New York comes in second with 426,202 properties that are worth at least $1 million followed by Florida with 226,842 and Massachusetts with 98,113 properties.
The top ten counties in New York are New York (NYC), Westchester, Suffolk, Kings, Nassau, Queens, Bronx, Rockland, Richmond and in the western part of the state Onondaga.
Now some would say that for $1 million you can get more house and property in Ohio than in New York. But the draw of the nine counties in the New York City area remains strong, and particularly in Westchester and Rockland counties.
In Westchester, for instance there are 709 active home listings that fall into the luxury category, according to www.luxuryportfolio.com.
Listings include a four-story brownstone townhouse at Hudson Harbor in Tarrytown for $1,469,000 and Northshire, a 26-acre estate that includes a 9,000-square-foot brick home build in 1934 for the Woolworth heir Richard Woolworth.