To celebrate Pride Week, we pulled together a list of our favorite homes in America’s most expensive gayborhoods.
Pride Week is just around the corner, and this year, it’s time to celebrate. (But not necessarily for the reasons you might think.)
This year, Trulia’s annual report on gayborhoods found that some areas have increased in price by an average of 23% in the last three years. Ka-ching!
House hunting? If you’re flush, you might want to snag one of these eight homes for sale in the country’s most expensive gayborhoods — before they’re gone (and prices rise even higher)!
Looking for a place to settle down in the Golden Gate City? This cozy condo in funky Noe Valley is tucked away from the bustle of center city but still within walking distance to the wild Pride Week parties happening on Castro and Market streets.
The one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo features hardwood floors throughout and two bay windows — one in the bedroom and one in the formal dining room. Escape the traffic Pride Week brings and take the 20-minute cable car ride down Market Street before the parade begins, then invite your friends back to your private patio and garden for a summer soiree.
Thinking about settling down with your partner and starting a family? This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in Dallas’ vibrant Oak Lawn neighborhood offers ample room for your growing family, without sacrificing style or nearby nightlife options. Located 1 mile from the Dallas Pride Week festivities in September, the home is also within blocks of the 15 neighborhood gay bars.
But when you’re at home, you’ll appreciate the minimalist, clean look the home offers. With wide plank white oak wood floors, the home is satisfying in its simplicity. Even the back patio offers a soft geometric design, with grass peeking through square tiles and a covered rectangular nook, perfect for enjoying a drink on a hot Dallas day.
Every year, you’re dressed up, ready to sing karaoke at the top of your lungs at Pride parties downtown, and then take it to the streets. This year, however, you’re thinking of a more intimate celebration and hosting a group of friends over for drinks poolside in your new backyard.
This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in sunny Palm Springs is perfect for entertaining, any time of year. Open all the windows and let the Southern California air sweep through this breezy home while you prep in the chef’s kitchen. Your guests will enjoy their time in the pebble-tech saltwater pool and spa, admire the fountain out front, and spend time by the fire pit.
And don’t worry about stopping the party before it gets too late. Your overnight guests will feel at home in the attached guest casita.
A steal compared with San Francisco homes that can exceed $1,000 per square foot, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood of Detroit blends vintage charm with Tudor details.
Arched entranceways will lead you to the foyer, living room, and dining room, which feature hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows.
With unique features throughout, including a rustic, wood-and-metal powder room sink and an outdoor fireplace, this home is a decorator’s paradise. And green thumbs are more than welcome in this neighborhood — the area is known for its well-kept properties and tree-lined streets.
Located on bustling Commercial Street in Provincetown, MA, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home has housed a number of successful businesses since the 1800s and currently maintains 800 feet of commercial space on the street level.
If exposed beams and a historic location aren’t enough to charm you, the home is also central to Pride festivities all year long in Provincetown. In the summer, rainbow banners line the street, and you’ll have a prime location to watch and take part in the colorful Carnival festival in August.
Sure, it’s slightly above $1 million, but this three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 4,200-square-foot home is worth the money, with its gigantic wraparound deck and stunning views of Rehoboth Bay and the ninth hole at the Rehoboth Beach Golf Course.
With its stunning 28-foot ceilings and a gourmet kitchen with a 10-burner countertop (seriously!), your friends will beg to spend summers at your new place — especially with gay-friendly Poodle Beach just 4 miles away.
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in the luxe neighborhood of West Hollywood is the definition of postmodern comfort. Sharp, clean geometric lines and bold colors highlight the complex’s exterior and courtyard, while soothing white walls and countertops mesh with stainless steel appliances and dark hardwood floors in the interior.
When you’re not enjoying dinner alfresco on the porch (prepped with Sub-Zero appliances in the oversized Boffi kitchen), you’ll find no shortage of activities in West Hollywood to keep you entertained and busy. From gay tennis clubs and softball rec leagues to 13 gay bars and nightclubs, you’ll have no trouble finding your niche.
Take a deep breath and think Zen as you step from this three-bedroom, three-bathroom home’s master bedroom into the backyard gardens. Don’t miss the home’s other unique touches, like the stained-glass window over the (his-and-his or hers-and-hers) double vanity.
And if you love this Wilton Manors home’s color-blocked kitchen, leather couches, and eccentric decor? You can negotiate it all into the sale.