Baseball season is here and, with interest rates on the rise, perhaps it's also time for a bit of home shopping. That may well be the idea behind a new report from Estately analyzing home prices around the nation's 29 Major League Baseball stadiums.
Of those ballparks, Dodger Stadium has the fourth-highest sale prices within two miles of the field (though perhaps the relatively inexpensive ticket prices help to make up for that, if you're the type of person who bases your homebuying decisions on proximity to live baseball).
According to the report, the median sale price near the stadium is $640,000. That's just a little less than the $671,083 that homes near Citi Field (home of the New York Mets) command, but well under the prices around Boston’s Fenway Park and San Francisco’s AT&T Park.
Homes around the latter venue net an impressive $1.197 million, which is more than twice what homes go for around Anaheim’s Angel Stadium (number seven on the list). All three of Southern California’s ballparks wound up in the top ten, with homes near San Diego’s Petco Park fetching $635,000.
Meanwhile, Kansas City Royals fans are lucky enough to have witnessed a recent World Series title while enjoying median home prices of just $100,000 in the area.
But, getting back to Chavez Ravine, what exactly does $640,000 get you around Dodger Stadium? Let's take a quick look.
↑Located just off Stadium Way, this recently-built house is certainly convenient to the ballpark. At 1,624 square feet, it includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a large open kitchen and living area. Asking price is $639,900.
↑At $650,000, this live-work type residence is a little over the median sale price in the area, but it does come with a “podcast capable studio,” according to the listing. Featuring one bedroom and one bathroom, the 1,152-square-foot home also has an updated kitchen and a large backyard with gardens, seating areas, and a fire pit.
↑Here’s one for well under the median sale price near Dodger Stadium. Located on Figueroa Terrace, the little bungalow was built in 1914 and includes hardwood floors and built-in shelving, along with an updated kitchen. At 738 square feet, it has just one bedroom and one bath. But with an asking price of $599,000, baseball-minded buyers will save some cash for Dodger Dogs.
Which house near Dodger Stadium would you choose?
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