Just because 2018 is winding down doesn’t mean your chance to nab one of the most popular listings on Trulia is over for the year. We tracked our most-viewed properties of the past twelve months, and some of them are still available. And while a few of the most popular listings are sheer eye candy for most of us (like a Beverly Hills estate for $4.25 million), we also found many with surprisingly affordable asking prices (like a three-bedroom in West Palm Beach, Florida for just $129,000).
Even better: These great homes of 2018 are in great neighborhoods. We use our unique What Local Say surveys to gather feedback from residents about what it’s like to live in their communities, and results for these hot properties include big endorsements. Who knows? Maybe 2018 is still your year for finding your dream home.
Yonkers, New York
Locals rave that their neighborhood of Woodstock Manor, just north of New York City. One resident says it “has a diverse population and is easily accessible to Mott Haven and Harlem, both which have plenty of cool things to do.” Others love that it’s a great place for raising kids. The neighborhood is on the east side of the Hudson River, and it’s a quick commute to Midtown Manhattan on the Metro-North Railroad. It’s also home to the Hudson River Museum, which has a planetarium and historic treasures.
This lovely 1915 Craftsman-style five-bedroom home is perfect for historic home enthusiasts with details like built-in cabinetry, French doors that open to a formal dining room, and a working fireplace. The kitchen is brand-new with marble countertops, and the backyard is huge—perfect for kids at play or adults who love to lounge.
Dallas is a vast city, and the Cedar Crest neighborhood is right near its geographical heart. Locals love its friendly and helpful neighbors. One resident calls it “an up-and-coming neighborhood with a unique vibe. Many new developments are planned and under construction here.”
There are plenty of BBQ joints, as could be expected in Texas, but locals rave about a star vegan restaurant, Recipe Oak Cliff, saying that the “pulled-pork” jackfruit is outstanding, even to meat-lovers. Cedar Crest’s Glendale Park is beloved by runners for its scenic trails and by families for its many playgrounds and sports fields.
This adorable five-bedroom bungalow was recently renovated by an owner with great taste. It is modern and sun-filled, and it’s within walking distance of a DART Rail station, so your commute could be utterly traffic-free.
West Palm Beach, Florida
Right next to the Grassy Waters Preserve, the exclusive Pineapple Park – Ibis neighborhood is quiet and peaceful—and perfect for those who adore bird-watching and nature walks. It is close to the city center and convenient to a top-quality Publix supermarket.
Golfers will love the Club at Ibis, a world-class country club with a top-rated New American restaurant and wine bar, Panache. Families will appreciate the safe, well-lit sidewalks throughout the neighborhood.
This well-maintained three-bedroom home features a first-level master suite with a whirlpool bath, as well as new carpeting and fresh paint throughout. Plus, the golf clubhouse is a just a quick walk away.
The Belle Meade neighborhood is beloved for its scenic roadways, gorgeous homes, and quick access to downtown Nashville. It’s also home to famous residents like former vice president Al Gore and country-music star Vince Gill. It’s as safe as they come, too: Belle Meade has its own police force that offers home-check services for residents when they are out of town.
The locals take pride in their area’s green spaces. The lush Parmer Park lies entirely within Belle Meade, and the northern border of Percy Warner Park—home to a nature center, bike trails, an equestrian center, and golf courses—is also in the neighborhood. Active people love the area for activities both outdoor and in, as it’s home to the top-rated Iron Tribe fitness center and Restore Yoga.
Unsurprisingly, this stunning six-bedroom, eleven-bathroom home was our top Nashville listing in 2018. Set on six manicured acres, the property’s interior features hand-carved woodwork, a chef’s kitchen, an enormous wine cellar, and a spa-like master bath.
The Ironwood Ridge neighborhood of Tucson is set in the scenic Oro Valley known for its passionate fandom of the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks varsity high school football team. This safe and quiet area is just a quick ride away from downtown Tucson.
The community, named for its native ironwood trees, is close to Pima College and the I-10 freeway. The nearby 188,619-acre Ironwood National Forest is a delight for both nature lovers and history buffs: It’s home to endangered plant and animal species and contains more than 200 sites of archaeological interest, including those from Hohokam and Paleo-Indian societies, dating back to between 600 and 1450 AD.
This 2,570-square-foot, six-bedroom contemporary home comes with a gorgeous backyard, stunning views of the Catalina Mountains, and an in-ground pool—the perfect spot to while away a hot desert afternoon.
Los Angeles, California
The neighborhood of Beverly Hills is so incredibly luxe and celeb-filled that almost everyone knows its zip code: 90210. And set within the hills of Beverly is the even-more-exclusive community of Beverly Crest, of which one local boasts, “The architecture and the income bracket makes my neighborhood unique. We know we are in a discerning location and have the best at our fingertips.”
That is for sure. You can dine out at the cozy and atmospheric Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill and Jazz—where fine Italian and American cuisine is served with a side of live jazz singers and instrumentalists. Then you can burn off the carbs you ate hiking through the breathtaking Stone Canyon Overlook park, and wind down the day with one of the famous almond croissants and a latte at local favorite Jayde’s Market.
Naturally, the homes in Beverly Glen are as high-end as its residents. This beautiful, ten-bedroom estate known as Heather House is Hollywood-mogul-ready, recently remodeled by master craftsmen. Originally built in 1937, the French Regency main house includes an original Art Deco 16-seat screening room, a tennis court, an Olympic-size swimming pool, and lavish Moroccan-style spa. Naturally, there’s also a vast wine cellar and a ventilated cigar room.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Residents of the South Middle River neighborhood are justifiably proud of their neighborhood. As one local says, “It’s an up-and-coming area with tremendous community involvement. It is close to downtown and the beach, and the property prices are the most reasonable in Ft. Lauderdale.” Plus, it’s very dog-friendly, yards are well-kept, and the neighbors are known to be very nice.
Plenty of amenities are available within South Middle River—and many of them are within walking distance. Local dining options include the rave-review-garnering Tacosaurus food truck and the flavor-filled Venise Caribbean Cuisine.
This super-cute, bright three-bedroom home was built in 1953, but it’s also been freshly renovated. The cottage has a relaxed, beachy feel—appropriate, since it’s just a few minutes from the ocean. Out back is a private yard, a pool, and beautiful landscaping.
The Cedar Ridge neighborhood is well-established, safe, lovely, and lush. The community is comprised mostly of single-family homes set on large lots. It’s very dog-friendly, and residents report that there is a Texas-size amount of holiday spirit.
The Art Center Waco is the pride of the neighborhood. The visual-arts center hosts rotating exhibits of work by local artists, as well as educational programs for adults and kids. Cedar Ridge has restaurants that are both classic Texan (Jon Lillies Steakhouse is a new spot that’s a hit with the locals) and Mexican (at Taqueria El Mexicano Grill, the margaritas and tacos el cabrón come highly recommended).
Built in 1939, this Cape Cod–style four-bedroom home has had extensive renovations that respect its classic design. The hardwood floors throughout the home gleam, and the modernized kitchen includes all new stainless steel appliances. Set on more than two acres, this is a house that offers plenty of privacy and room to play.
Savannah’s beautiful and culture-rich South Historic District is just the place for people who love to leave their car at home and hit the town. One resident says, “It’s great being downtown. You can walk everywhere.” Plus, the beach is just 20 miles away.
A museum in Southern Gothic writer Flannery O’Connor’s childhood home is a wonderful neighborhood feature: It offers tours and fascinating details of the beloved author’s life. Fantastic restaurants abound, including Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room, which serves up classic southern food like fried chicken, mac-and-cheese, and collard greens family style.
Set just across the street from Savannah’s picturesque Forsyth Park is this impeccable six-bedroom Georgian Revival estate, built in 1908. It features parquet floors, period moldings, pocket doors, and a lovely poolside garden veranda. This home has been modernized where it counts: It has a gourmet chef’s kitchen with commercial-grade appliances, as well as an elevator for convenience.
Mount Vernon, New York
The neighborhood of Mount Vernon Heights is ideal for commuters who work in Manhattan—the office-centric Midtown is a mere 30-minute trip away. One local says, “It’s quiet and a nice place to raise a family. I would totally recommend this neighborhood.”
Sidewalks are plentiful here, and many of the shops and restaurants—including soul-food spot King’s Southern Delight—are within walking distance, as is the Metro-North Railroad station.
This Craftsman-style five-bedroom has great bones—the parquet-hardwood floors and built-in cabinetry are gorgeous. Come summertime, you will love sitting on the wrap-around porch in front, and gardening in the vast backyard.
Curious about other 2018 listings that are still available? See homes in your favorite neighborhood, right here on Trulia.