Markets & Economy

Submarkets, suburbs contain ‘hottest’ ZIP codes for housing

Rankings determined by how long it takes properties to sell, how often listings are viewed

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Takeaways: Most of the “hottest” ZIP codes for housing encompass submarkets or suburbs of larger metros. 02176 in Melrose, Massachusetts -- a submarket of Boston -- is the hottest ZIP for housing in the nation. The rankings are determined by the time it takes properties to sell and the frequency in which homes are viewed in each ZIP code. Most of the “hottest” ZIP codes for housing encompass submarkets or suburbs of larger metros. According to a recent hotness ranking compiled by Move Inc.'s realtor.com, 02176 in Melrose, Massachusetts -- a submarket of Boston -- is the hottest ZIP for housing in the nation, followed by 43085 (Worthington, Ohio) and 80122 (Centennial, Colorado). The latter ZIP codes are submarkets of Columbus, Ohio, and Denver, Colorado, respectively. The rankings are determined by the time it takes properties to sell and the frequency in which homes are viewed in each ZIP code. Move Inc. notes that Centennial, Colorado, has t...