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Redfin Names the Best Neighborhoods to See Holiday Lights Redfin Real Estate Agents Identify Top Five Neighborhoods in 17 Cities, and Top Five Neighborhoods in the Nation

SEATTLE, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Technology-powered real estate broker Redfin (www.redfin.com) today announced the best neighborhoods to see holiday lights across the nation. The top five neighborhoods in the U.S. include Dyker Heights in Brooklyn, "Miracle on 34th Street" in Baltimore, Peacock Lane in Portland, Oregon, 37th Street in Austin, and South 13th Street in Philadelphia. Redfin also named the top five neighborhoods in 17 metropolitan areas across the nation. The homeowners in these neighborhoods go all-out with lights, decorations, statues, inflatable characters, and music. For those who want to join the festivities permanently, Redfin has also provided median home prices, a list of homes sold in the past year, and current homes for sale in each area.

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The list is based on input from Redfin real estate agents, who go on dozens of home tours a month, requiring them to drive through most neighborhoods in their region.

"Redfin agents know their neighborhoods like the back of their hands," said Scott Nagel, head of real estate operations at Redfin. "Not only are they the best folks to tell us where to find the best holiday lights displays, but they can advise us on what it means to buy or sell there."

Driving around neighborhoods to look at holiday lights is a time-honored tradition for many families. Over the past decade organizations such as zoos, parks, and speedways have stepped in with elaborate displays that draw crowds by the thousands, but for those looking to see traditional home displays, it can be difficult to know where to go. The list of the top five neighborhoods in each region is a guide for families who want to keep the tradition alive.

This information can also be helpful for those in the market for a new home. Redfin agents advise clients to research how festive the neighborhood can get during the holidays. "Some neighborhood associations restrict the types of holiday decorations you can put up, but in some neighborhoods, like those in South Philadelphia, your neighbors will encourage you to participate," said Blakely Minton, Redfin real estate agent in Philadelphia. "If you're shopping around for a new home, you should check out the neighborhood this time of year; even if you don't decorate, if you live next to a Griswold, you'll have to deal with a lot of street traffic at all hours of the night."

Redfin agents also suggest evaluating home decor choices for those trying to sell their home. "If you're the kind of person that goes all out with holiday displays, you may want to scale it back a bit if you're trying to sell your home," said Jeff Bale, Redfin real estate agent in Portland. "While simple, classic holiday decor can make your home seem warm and friendly, inflatable Santas and over-the-top lights can turn off potential buyers. That said, if you live in one of these top five neighborhoods, it's expected that you'll join your neighbors in the holiday festivities."

The Top Five Neighborhoods to See Holiday Lights in the U.S.

  1. Brooklyn, New York – Dyker Heights
  2. Baltimore, Maryland – Miracle on 34th Street
  3. Portland, Oregon – Peacock Lane
  4. Austin, Texas – 37th Street
  5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - South 13th Street

The Best Neighborhoods to See Holiday Lights In Each City

Atlanta Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Alpharetta

Mint Julep Christmas Display,

311 Julep Ct

$183,500 (31 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Kennesaw

Meckley Family Xmas,

4291 Edgewater Dr

$152,100 (24 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

New Manchester

Illuminate New Manchester,

Addresses on website

$86,000 (110 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Canton

Holly Springs Lights,

600 Spring Mill Ct

$109,000 (41 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Gainesville

The Berry Christmas Light Show,

5980 Nichols Ln

$135,000 (50 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Austin Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Hyde Park

37th Street Lights,

Between Guadalupe and Home St

$500,000 (46 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Cedar Park

Anna Court,

Anna Ct, off Nelson Ranch Rd

$285,500 (20 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Circle C

Pete's Trail of Lights,

10708 Rigsbee Ct

$339,500 (26 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Govalle

Calle Limon,

Between Springdale & Airport

$162,000 (20 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Georgetown

Spindler Family Christmas Light Show

2441 Candle Ridge Trail

$149,350 (42 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Baltimore and Washington D.C. Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Hampden

Miracle on 34th Street,

700 block of 34th, between Chestnut Ave and Keswick Rd

$173,000 (41 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Fell's Point

Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats,

Fell's Point and Inner Harbor

$342,500 (94 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Cheswolde

The Chanukah House,

6721 Greenspring Ave

$250,000 (21 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Vienna

Annual Luminaria Night Celebration

303 Race St

$75,000 (15 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Chesapeake City

Winterfest,

Both sides of the C&D Canal

$172,500 (22 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Boston Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Saugus

Lynn Fells Parkway,

Around Forest St

$310,000 (51 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Tewksbury

Rockvale Road,

Off Shawsheen St

$332,450 (26 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Westborough

Landroche Home,

210 East Main St

$330,000 (72 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Quincy

Violette Family's Christmas Light Display,

11 Dayton St

$310,000 (50 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Oxford

Christmas on Pine Street,

4 Pine St

$150,000 (21 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Chicago Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Sauganash

Sauganash Park,

Devon Ave west of Edens Expressway

$470,000 (54 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Schaumburg Park District

Holiday House Decorating Contest,

505 N. Springinsguth Rd

$220,000 (36 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Lincolnwood

Lincolnwood Towers,

South of W. Pratt Ave, east of North Central Ave

$445,000 (55 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Elburn

Larsen's Christmas Light Show,

42W891 Beith Rd

$223,000 (37 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Logan Square

The Christmas House,

2656 West Logan Blvd

$385,000 (44 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Dallas Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Highland Park

Highland Park Holiday Lights,

Armstrong Pkwy and Preston

$739,000 (71 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Arlington

Interlochen Lights Display,

Randol Mill Rd & Westwood

$165,000 (35 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Plano

Deerfield Holiday Lighting,

Between Preston & Coit Rd

$354,950 (22 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Kessler Park

Kessler Park Holiday Light Ceremony,

W. Colorado & Lausanne

$329,950 (67 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Frisco

Frisco Christmas,

4015 Bryson Dr

$199,900 (35 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Denver Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch Christmas,

3175 W White Oak Ln

$280,000 (33 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Lafayette

Controllable Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease,

2510 Blue Heron Circle

$466,500 (22 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Parker

Happy Holidays!,

17259 Silver Mound Ln

$186,250 (60 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Castle Rock

Rockin Christmas,

1021 Neptunite Pl

$374,450 (56 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Wheat Ridge

Candy Cane Lane

4712 Dover St

$178,250 (36 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Las Vegas Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Henderson

Quiver Point Avenue,

1700 block

$210,000 (37 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

North Las Vegas

Devoe Residence,

3016 Judson Ave

$40,750 (34 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

North Spring Valley

7040 Darby Ave,

Near Desert Inn Road & Rainbow Blvd

$258,250 (38 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Downtown

Twisted Vegas,

1941 Houston Dr

$51,251 (34 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Mesquite

Mystikallights

381 Harrier Ln

$270,000 (23 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Long Island/New York Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Dyker Heights

Dyker Lights,

11th Ave to 13th Ave & from 83rd to 86th St

$700,000 (327 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Baychester

Garabedian Family's Christmas House,

1605 Pelham Pkwy N.

$350,000 (76 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Bayside

Santa's Corner,

166th St & 23rd Ave

$587,500 (68 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Lindenhurst

Lindy Christmas House,

405 N. Broadway

$270,000 (33 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Park Slope

Holiday Light Spectacular

310A 22nd St

$980,000 (749 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Los Angeles County

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Altadena

Christmas Tree Lane,

Santa Rosa Ave, between Woodbury Ave & Altadena Dr

$460,000 (48 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Burbank

Dick Norton's Winter Wonderland,

513 N. Florence St

$635,000 (52 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Hastings Ranch

Holiday Light Up,

Streets off of Michillinda Ave

$903,375 (44 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Woodland Hills -Tarzana

Candy Cane Lane,

Lubao Ave & Oxnard St

$495,000 (45 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Torrance

Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza,

Robert Rd., off Pacific Coast Hwy

$699,000 (71 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Orange County/Southern California

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Laguna Hills

Orange County Christmas Lights

25473 Nellie Gail Rd

$1,009,925 (42 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Moorpark

Candy Cane Lane,

Pinedale, Clearwood & Cedardale Rd

$432,500 (22 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Rancho Penasquitos

Christmas Card Lane,

Ellingham, Oviedo & Renato St

$609,500 (68 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Rancho Santa Margarita

Candy Cane Lane,

El Corzo, off Las Fieras

$600,000 (20 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Tustin

Ranchwood Road,

13181 and 13191 Ranchwood Rd

$547,500 (21 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Philadelphia Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

South Philadelphia

South 13th Street,

1600 Block

$266,000 (26 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

South Philadelphia West

Smedley Street,

Between 16th & 17th, Moyamensing and Oregon Ave

$163,000 (31 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Drexel Hill

Fairfax Road,

700 Block

$150,000 (42 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Willow Grove

Valenza Christmas Lights,

Brendan Circle & Terwood Rd

$265,000 (23 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Schwenksville

Lights on Stallion,

215 Stallion Ln

$239,500 (24 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Phoenix Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Mesa

West Natal Circle,

Near intersection of Guadalupe and Extension

$177,500 (23 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Ahwatukee Foothills

Festival of Lights in Ahwatukee,

E. Chandler Blvd from Desert Foothills Pkwy to 24th St

$299,950 (62 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Tempe

Christmas Spectacular,

8535 S. Stanley Pl

$493,500 (22 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Laveen

Tasker Residence,

8211 S 63rd Ave

$91,000 (20 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Glendale

Ruiz Family,

19303 N. 62nd Dr

$216,000 (62 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Portland Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Hawthorne

SE Peacock Lane,

Between SE Stark and SE Belmont

$362,500 (20 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

West Hills

Pittock Mansion

3229 Northwest Pittock Dr

$575,000 (35 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Starkwood

Starkwood Neighborhood,

North on SE 111th St off SE Stark St

$160,000 (46 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Tualatin

Kawanda Court,

95th and Avery

$246,205 (36 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Gladstone/ Milwaukie

SE Ridgewood Drive,

Off of Webster Rd

$205,000 (29 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Sacramento Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Rocklin

Pebble Creek Lights,

Pebble Creek Dr & Strand Rd

$262,000 (76 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Roseville

Twinwood Loop,

Near intersection of Pleasant Grove Blvd and Roseville Pkwy

$260,000 (52 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Arden

Rosie's Toy Drive,

3961 Fair Oaks Blvd

$485,000 (41 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

East Sacramento

East Sacramento Christmas Lights

42nd St between J St & Folsom Blvd

$800,750 (22 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Elk Grove

Elk Grove Community,

9120 Rizes Wy

$278,500 (28 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

San Francisco/Bay Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Alameda

Christmas Tree Lane,

3200 Thompson Ave

$628,000 (34 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Palo Alto

Christmas Tree Lane,

1700 and 1800 blocks of Fulton St

$2,275,000 (64 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Novato

Rombeiro's Christmas House,

34 Devonshire Dr

$550,000 (35 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

San Jose

Glacier Lights,

1401 and 1405 Glacier Dr

$612,500 (28 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Castro Hill

Tom & Jerry Christmas Tree,

3650 21st St

$1,883,750 (20 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Seattle/Puget Sound Area

Neighborhood

Must-See Home/Street

Median Home Price

Map/Homes for Sale

Ravenna

Candy Cane Lane,

NE Park Rd, off Ravenna Blvd

$576,500 (60 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Greenwood

Olympic Manor,

NW 85th St & 23rd Ave NW

$445,000 (23 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Queen Anne

Queen Anne Hill/Kerry Park,

211 W. Highland Dr

$757,500 (20 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

West Seattle

Menashe Family,

5600 block of Beach Dr

$385,000 (28 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Kirkland

The McConnell House

13837 101st Pl NE

$389,950 (33 sales)

Map of the area and homes for sale nearby

Median Price Methodology:

  1. Set browser window size to 1280x1024
  2. Center Redfin map on neighborhood / home
  3. Change search settings to view 1 year of sold SFH and townhomes
  4. Zoom out until number of sales is ≥ 20 homes
  5. Record # of sales & median price
  6. *For Dallas, prices represent last list price of homes, not sale price since sale prices are not public record in Texas.

About Redfin
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