Greener BeeGreen TipsRedfin Unveils Top 10 Neighborhoods for Green Homes


With Earth Day just around the corner, today Redfin (,
a full-service real estate brokerage, released a list of 10
neighborhoods across the U.S. with the largest number of green homes,
and a list of the top green neighborhoods within 20 major metropolitan
markets. To compile the list, Redfin data scientists searched through
homes for sale on
to find those with “green” features mentioned in the listing.

Green features include solar panels, low-flow faucets, dual-pane
windows, energy-efficient appliances, environmental ratings such as
ENERGY STAR® and LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design, and green home building projects like “Built
” in Colorado or “Green
” in Washington. The ranking is based on the proportion of
“green” listings out of total listings in the neighborhood over the past
two years.

Here are the 10 neighborhoods with the largest number of green homes:


















Metropolitan Area




% of Listings with Green Features





Valley View




Chicago, IL













Austin, TX









Carpenter Village




Raleigh, NC









Downtown Bellevue




Seattle, WA









Downtown Denver




Denver, CO









Downtown Woodstock




Atlanta, GA













Austin, TX









Columbia City




Seattle, WA













Portland, OR









Briar Chapel




Raleigh, NC






Austin, Raleigh and Seattle each had two neighborhoods on the top 10
list, showing just how prevalent eco-friendly homes are in those areas.
The analysis also revealed:

  • Green homes sell for more: Overall, the median sale price of
    homes with green features was $47,600 higher than for homes without
    green features.
  • Green homes aren’t always new homes: Many downtown areas have
    newly constructed condo buildings that are LEED certified, which may
    be why four downtown areas made the top 10 list. But while green homes
    for sale are on average six years newer than non-green homes, the
    majority of green homes were not new construction.
  • Seattle came out on top: Seattle had 20 neighborhoods where 10%
    (or more) of the homes for sale had green features, followed by
    Austin, with seven neighborhoods, and Houston, with six.

Redfin also determined the neighborhoods with the largest number of
green homes in 20 major metropolitan areas. In some cities there was no
distinguishable second or third place, in which case only the top
neighborhood was named:




Metropolitan Area





AZ | Phoenix

1. Moon Valley

2. Dobson Ranch





3. McCormick Ranch

CA | Los Angeles

1. Yucca Corridor

2. Route 66





3. Portola Springs

CA | Riverside




1. Monterey Country Club

CA | Sacramento




1. Downtown Sacramento

CA | San Diego

1. University Commons

2. Leucadia





3. Allied Gardens

CA | Ventura




1. RiverPark

CO | Boulder




1. Palo Park

CO | Denver

1. Downtown Denver

2. Hale





3. Lowry

DC | Washington

1. Braddock Road Metro

2. Shirlington





3. Baileys

GA | Atlanta

1. Downtown Woodstock

2. Grant Park





3. Ormewood Park

IL | Chicago

1. Valley View





2. Humboldt Park

MA | Boston

1. Belvidere

2. Roslindale





3. Jamaica Plain

MD | Baltimore




1. Hickory Ridge (Columbia)

NC | Raleigh

1. Carpenter Village

2. Briar Chapel





3. Village Square at Amberly

NV | Las Vegas




1. Del Webb Anthem

OR | Eugene

1. Santa Clara Community





2. Fox Hollow

OR | Portland

1. Overlook

2. Pearl District





3. Concordia

PA | Philadelphia

1. Byberry

2. Somerton





3. Fishtown

TX | Austin

1. RMMA/Mueller

2. Galindo





3. Rosedale

TX | Houston

1. Cottage Grove

2. Downtown Houston





3. Eagle Springs

WA | Seattle

1. Downtown Bellevue

2. Columbia City





3. Willow-Rose Hill


“This is a list every homeowner can have an effect on by upgrading their
home with eco-friendly features,” said Julie Jacobson, a Redfin real
estate agent in Los Angeles. “Examples include low-flow faucets,
showerheads and toilets, which dramatically reduce indoor water use;
dual-pane windows and insulation, which reduce energy use by helping to
seal in conditioned air; and ENERGY STAR appliances, which save both
water and energy. All of these features reduce your home’s impact on the
environment. Going green also means saving money on monthly bills,
especially when you take advantage of the various rebates and tax
incentives available; it can really be a win-win.”

For more information on how to make your home more green, check out the
following guest post from Jacobson:

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About Redfin

Redfin (
is a technology-powered real estate broker that represents people buying
and selling
. Founded and run by technologists, Redfin has a team of
experienced, full-service real
estate agents
who are advocates, not salespeople, earning
customer-satisfaction bonuses, not commissions. features all
the broker-listed homes for sale, as well as for-sale-by-owner
properties that don’t pay brokers a commission. Redfin also offers online
that make the entire process of buying or selling a home
easier and more fun. The company serves 23 U.S. markets and has closed
more than $13 billion in home sales. In 2012, Redfin was named one of
The DIGITAL 100: World’s Most Valuable Private Tech Companies by
Business Insider.



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