Earlier this year on Trulia Insights, we learned that house hunters aren’t searching for their dream home at all hours of the day – instead they concentrate most of their efforts during work hours (guess Facebook isn’t the only distraction that employers need to watch out for). And now that 2011 is coming to a close, we thought it would be fun to take a look and see where most of this window shopping activity in 2011.

Drum roll, please…..and here are the top house hunter cities of 2011…along with an example of what you can get for the average listing price in that city!

1) Chicago, IL

Market Stats (as of 12/22)

  • Average Listing Price: $372,382
  • # of properties on the market: 26,959
  • Median Sales Price: $190,000

Chicago, IL

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2) Brooklyn, NY

Market Stats (as of 12/22)

  • Average Listing Price: $625,018
  • # of properties on the market: 12,829
  • Median Sales Price: $520,000

Brooklyn, NY

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3) Manhattan, NY

Market Stats (as of 12/22)

  • Average Listing Price: $1,942,560
  • # of properties on the market: 12,864
  • Median Sales Price: $1,085,000

New York, NY

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4) Los Angeles, CA

Market Stats (as of 12/22)

  • Average Listing Price: $944,735
  • # of properties on the market: 15,480
  • Median Sales Price: $294,500

Los Angeles, CA
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5) Philadelphia, PA

Market Stats (as of 12/22)

  • Average Listing Price: $222,436
  • # of properties on the market: 13,575
  • Median Sales Price: $115,000

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6) Miami, FL

Market Stats (as of 12/22)

  • Average Listing Price: $509,373
  • # of properties on the market: 21,835
  • Median Sales Price: $145,000

Miami, FL

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7) Las Vegas, NV

Market Stats (as of 12/22)

  • Average Listing Price: $227,804
  • # of properties on the market: 30,768
  • Median Sales Price: $113,000

Las Vegas, NV

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8 ) Phoenix, AZ

Market Stats (as of 12/22)

  • Average Listing Price: $218,365
  • # of properties on the market: 16,309
  • Median Sales Price: $88,900

Phoenix, AZ

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9) Orlando, FL

Market Stats (as of 12/22)

  • Average Listing Price: $244,620
  • # of properties on the market: 9,289
  • Median Sales Price: $110,000

Orlando, FL

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10) San Diego, CA

Market Stats (as of 12/22)

  • Average Listing Price: $503,404
  • # of properties on the market: 10,348
  • Median Sales Price: $301,275

San Diego, CA

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NOTE: This list is not the same as the Metro Movers Report, which bases popularity on the number of inbound versus outbound searches to any given metro area.