Whether you’re looking for an affordable spot in the sunshine state or an L.A. mansion with a waterfall, February was a good month for house hunting. We put together a list of our most searched-for homes in the last month, and it includes a listing for just about any budget. Best part? These popular homes are still on the market, so they could become yours.
Orlando – $104,900
If you’re looking for a community where you can relax, play, and host a dinner party without touching a car, check out this outer-Orlando neighborhood. You’ll find a clubhouse, pool, playground, and more all right outside your door. When you do venture out, you’re just a 10-minute drive from a many beloved, local restaurants, like Zeytin Turkish Cuisine to DaJen Eats Cafe and Creamery, a Caribbean-flavored vegan place. And of course, no Orlando neighborhood is too far from some of the biggest fun on the planet: You’re less than 30 miles from both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.
This stylish and spacious three-bedroom home has modern design touches, like tiled backsplashes in the kitchen and two bathrooms. And you don’t even have to worry about any wear and tear—this place is a brand new construction.
Overbrook in Philadelphia – $159,900
Will Smith named his production company, Overbrook Entertainment, after this Philadelphia neighborhood and its high school, from which he, Wilt Chamberlain, Solomon Burke, and other luminaries graduated. In addition to its proximity to Philly proper, the neighborhood has lots to offer on its own, including historic homes, locally-owned restaurants and markets, and sprawling Morris Park. Through our survey residents’ insights, What Locals Say, neighbors agree it’s a quiet community with a suburban feel. One resident1 says Overbrook “would be a nice place to raise a family and grow old with family.”
This well-appointed townhome is the pinnacle of Overbrook living. It’s situated in one of the early-20th-century row houses that dominate the neighborhood, but the interior is all 21st-century class.
Cedar Crest in Dallas – $188,000
One What Locals Say resident2 describes Dallas‘s Cedar Crest neighborhood as a “funky, up-and-coming neighborhood” with a “unique vibe.” Restaurants abound, ranging from catfish joints to Mexican to barbecue. And the Pan-African Connection gallery and bookstore serves as a cultural center for the local community.
This brand-new home offers spacious living in the heart of Cedar Crest, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and some truly impressive closets. And the large, fenced backyard is ready to be turned into your own little outdoor paradise.
Encino in Los Angeles – $7,795,000
The Encino neighborhood has been home to all sorts of stars ranging from Johnny Carson to Johnny Cash, who are drawn to the neighborhood’s spectacular homes and proximity to downtown Los Angeles. However, with numerous restaurants, nightspots, and markets on busy Ventura Boulevard (yes, Tom Petty lived here too), there’s almost no need to even venture outside the neighborhood. What’s more, locals say their neighbors are quiet and friendly.
If your home budget is on the roomier side, this 10,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom estate might be for you. The infinity pool and 12-foot waterfall are just the beginning. Inside there are high ceilings, a glass-enclosed wine cellar, and moveable walls that invite the outdoors inside.
Canarsie in Brooklyn – $399,000
Brooklyn‘s Canarsie community has a remarkable and dynamic history, from its early days as a resort and fishing town to its post-WWII growth as a residential neighborhood. Today it’s a vibrant, multicultural community, which you can tell from its dining options alone: Restaurants range from Haitian to Middle Eastern to Caribbean to Chinese. The neighborhood also has charming local landmarks like the Guarino-Seddio house, well-known for its extravagant annual Christmas light display. “I’ll always love it here,” says one resident3, who has lived in Canarsie most of her life. “On every block I lived on it was always easy to find neighbors that feel like family or people that’ll look out for you.”
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse packs a lot of charm into 832 square feet. Built in 1930, it reflects Canarsie’s historic character with warm, welcoming touches, like its gorgeously maintained hardwood floors.
Pelham Bay in Bronx – $520,000
Although there’s no actual bay in the Bronx‘s Pelham Bay neighborhood, the community is still just a stone’s throw from Long Island Sound and Pelham Bay Park. It’s also a solid working-class neighborhood where locals praise their friendly neighbors and good schools. The mix of local cuisine—numerous pizza and Italian restaurants alongside Latin eateries—reflects the strong Italian and Latinx communities here.
Someone has certainly been keeping up this lovely 1920 home. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom house sports new hardwood floors and a cozy deck overlooking the backyard.
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1. Coy H., August 2018: “Awesome neighborhood would be a nice place to raise a family and grow old with family. Neighborhood is very nice and quiet ”
2. Bradkilgore, June 2018: “Funky up and coming neighborhood that has many new developments planned and already under construction. Unique vibe. “
3. KissaraDB, January 2019: “I lived in Canarsie most of my life, in various areas. I’ll always love it here. On every block I lived on it was always easy to find neighbors that feel like family or people that’ll look out for you. When you’re a good citizen, it pays off. ”