GREENVILLE, N.C. (Stacker.com) — Purchasing a home is one of the most important investments there is.

More than a place to live, homeownership is an asset with the potential to tremendously rise in value. Given the current state of the real estate market, housing affordability plays a determining role for buyers. As of May 4, 2022, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate sits at 5.73%. As a result of higher mortgage rates across the board, home prices have risen significantly. According to the National Association of Realtors, the national median home price is $375,300—up from just over $356,000 this time last year.

Although home prices have inflated all across the U.S., there are definitely certain areas that have a higher price tag than others. Location, size, age, and condition are all contributing factors to home value. Whether you choose to hold off your home-buying plans in hopes of the market cooling down or are looking to buy ASAP, it’s good to educate yourself on the market in different cities.

Stacker compiled a list of cities with the most expensive homes in Greenville, Jacksonville, New Bern, Rocky Mount and Goldsboro using data from Zillow. Cities are ranked by the Zillow Home Values Index for all homes as of March 2022. Cities with at least three years of historical data were included. The charts in this story were created automatically using Matplotlib.

After you see the latest numbers, see how much they’ve changed from the ones published last September.

Greenville area

#10. Fountain, NC

– Typical home value: $108,975
– 1-year price change: +26.1%
– 5-year price change: +56.3%

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#9. Bethel, NC

– Typical home value: $112,335
– 1-year price change: +25.7%
– 5-year price change: +90.3%

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#8. Grifton, NC

– Typical home value: $148,063
– 1-year price change: +25.1%
– 5-year price change: +61.0%

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#7. Ayden, NC

– Typical home value: $153,019
– 1-year price change: +27.2%
– 5-year price change: +71.0%

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#6. Farmville, NC

– Typical home value: $162,138
– 1-year price change: +22.8%
– 5-year price change: +59.1%

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#5. Simpson, NC

– Typical home value: $178,400
– 1-year price change: +24.1%
– 5-year price change: +62.3

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#4. Stokes, NC

– Typical home value: $182,962
– 1-year price change: +25.5%
– 5-year price change: +73.0%

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#3. Greenville, NC

– Typical home value: $196,140
– 1-year price change: +23.3%
– 5-year price change: +56.8%

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#2. Grimesland, NC

– Typical home value: $241,511
– 1-year price change: +23.1%
– 5-year price change: +53.8%

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#1. Winterville, NC

– Typical home value: $243,273
– 1-year price change: +23.9%
– 5-year price change: +53.8%

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Jacksonville area

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#10. Maysville, NC

– Typical home value: $182,203
– 1-year price change: +18.5%
– 5-year price change: +61.2%

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#9. Jacksonville, NC

– Typical home value: $199,382
– 1-year price change: +18.6%
– 5-year price change: +53.9%

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#8. Richlands, NC

– Typical home value: $206,904
– 1-year price change: +18.2%
– 5-year price change: +57.4%

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#7. Midway Park, NC

– Typical home value: $210,118
– 1-year price change: +18.1%
– 5-year price change: +52.0%

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#6. Maple Hill, NC

– Typical home value: $211,072
– 1-year price change: +21.8%
– 5-year price change: +58.2%

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#5. Hubert, NC

– Typical home value: $216,344
– 1-year price change: +18.1%
– 5-year price change: +49.4%

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#4. Holly Ridge, NC

– Typical home value: $291,058
– 1-year price change: +22.7%
– 5-year price change: +59.9%

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#3. Swansboro, NC

– Typical home value: $297,517
– 1-year price change: +21.6%
– 5-year price change: +50.1%

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#2. Sneads Ferry, NC

– Typical home value: $319,818
– 1-year price change: +24.0%
– 5-year price change: +58.7%

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#1. North Topsail Beach, NC

– Typical home value: $441,234
– 1-year price change: +30.9%
– 5-year price change: +79.0%

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New Bern area

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#24. Hobucken, NC

– Typical home value: $55,493
– 1-year price change: +14.7%
– 5-year price change: +82.4%

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#23. Mesic, NC

– Typical home value: $74,418
– 1-year price change: +13.5%
– 5-year price change: +23.4%

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#22. Vandemere, NC

– Typical home value: $94,351
– 1-year price change: +16.8%
– 5-year price change: +29.2%

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#21. Bayboro, NC

– Typical home value: $112,264
– 1-year price change: +15.2%
– 5-year price change: +28.1%

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#20. Trenton, NC

– Typical home value: $112,358
– 1-year price change: +20.8%
– 5-year price change: +48.3%

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#19. Dover, NC

– Typical home value: $114,665
– 1-year price change: +19.7%
– 5-year price change: +11.0%

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#18. Grantsboro, NC

– Typical home value: $123,404
– 1-year price change: +19.0%
– 5-year price change: +46.9%

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#17. Stonewall, NC

– Typical home value: $123,848
– 1-year price change: +14.6%
– 5-year price change: +35.4%

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#16. Pollocksville, NC

– Typical home value: $149,089
– 1-year price change: +19.3%
– 5-year price change: +36.1%

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#15. Arapahoe, NC

– Typical home value: $149,399
– 1-year price change: +15.4%
– 5-year price change: +40.0%

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#14. Alliance, NC

– Typical home value: $149,560
– 1-year price change: +16.7%
– 5-year price change: +42.4%

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#13. Vanceboro, NC

– Typical home value: $156,212
– 1-year price change: +17.9%
– 5-year price change: +45.6%

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#12. Cove City, NC

– Typical home value: $161,462
– 1-year price change: +22.6%
– 5-year price change: +34.2%

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#11. Bridgeton, NC

– Typical home value: $172,638
– 1-year price change: +30.8%
– 5-year price change: +73.0%

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#10. Havelock, NC

– Typical home value: $181,078
– 1-year price change: +18.0%
– 5-year price change: +38.5%

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#9. Ernul, NC

– Typical home value: $193,031
– 1-year price change: +24.3%
– 5-year price change: +64.8%

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#8. New Bern, NC

– Typical home value: $222,565
– 1-year price change: +19.5%
– 5-year price change: +48.3%

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#7. River Bend, NC

– Typical home value: $240,914
– 1-year price change: +19.2%
– 5-year price change: +46.4%

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#6. Neuse Forest, NC

– Typical home value: $258,962
– 1-year price change: +20.0%
– 5-year price change: +42.3%

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#5. Fairfield Harbour, NC

– Typical home value: $277,956
– 1-year price change: +23.6%
– 5-year price change: +42.2%

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#4. Minnesott Beach, NC

– Typical home value: $288,675
– 1-year price change: +14.9%
– 5-year price change: +38.1%

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#3. Merritt, NC

– Typical home value: $293,486
– 1-year price change: +17.1%
– 5-year price change: +43.1%

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#2. Trent Woods, NC

– Typical home value: $304,030
– 1-year price change: +18.6%
– 5-year price change: +43.9%

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#1. Oriental, NC

– Typical home value: $350,648
– 1-year price change: +16.7%
– 5-year price change: +34.2%

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Rocky Mount area

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#14. Princeville, NC

– Typical home value: $57,442
– 1-year price change: +19.5%
– 5-year price change: +22.8%

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#13. Pinetops, NC

– Typical home value: $101,414
– 1-year price change: +17.5%
– 5-year price change: +35.4%

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#12. Tarboro, NC

– Typical home value: $110,444
– 1-year price change: +14.9%
– 5-year price change: +34.9%

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#11. Macclesfield, NC

– Typical home value: $114,916
– 1-year price change: +18.8%
– 5-year price change: +47.2%

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#10. Whitakers, NC

– Typical home value: $137,000
– 1-year price change: +10.8%
– 5-year price change: +40.7%

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#9. Rocky Mount, NC

– Typical home value: $150,023
– 1-year price change: +23.3%
– 5-year price change: +56.2%

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#8. Castalia, NC

– Typical home value: $180,116
– 1-year price change: +22.7%
– 5-year price change: +58.7%

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#7. Spring Hope, NC

– Typical home value: $180,761
– 1-year price change: +28.8%
– 5-year price change: +58.6%

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#6. Momeyer, NC

– Typical home value: $192,848
– 1-year price change: +27.8%
– 5-year price change: +60.9%

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#5. Nashville, NC

– Typical home value: $219,932
– 1-year price change: +23.6%
– 5-year price change: +57.7%

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#4. Middlesex, NC

– Typical home value: $220,157
– 1-year price change: +34.4%
– 5-year price change: +84.3%

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#3. Bailey, NC

– Typical home value: $221,248
– 1-year price change: +30.0%
– 5-year price change: +83.1%

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#2. Dortches, NC

– Typical home value: $268,589
– 1-year price change: +22.1%
– 5-year price change: +53.8%

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#1. Red Oak, NC

– Typical home value: $286,146
– 1-year price change: +20.5%
– 5-year price change: +48.3%

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Goldsboro area

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#10. Fremont, NC

– Typical home value: $107,107
– 1-year price change: +31.3%
– 5-year price change: +0.5%

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#9. Mount Olive, NC

– Typical home value: $129,492
– 1-year price change: +20.3%
– 5-year price change: +51.0%

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#8. Dudley, NC

– Typical home value: $133,966
– 1-year price change: +22.7%
– 5-year price change: data not available

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#7. Eureka, NC

– Typical home value: $134,167
– 1-year price change: +43.8%
– 5-year price change: data not available

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#6. Seven Springs, NC

– Typical home value: $143,706
– 1-year price change: +19.1%
– 5-year price change: +50.3%

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#5. Elroy, NC

– Typical home value: $166,368
– 1-year price change: +18.8%
– 5-year price change: data not available

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#4. Mar-Mac, NC

– Typical home value: $167,768
– 1-year price change: +22.9%
– 5-year price change: data not available

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#3. Goldsboro, NC

– Typical home value: $189,073
– 1-year price change: +20.4%
– 5-year price change: data not available

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#2. Pikeville, NC

– Typical home value: $221,475
– 1-year price change: +19.1%
– 5-year price change: data not available

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#1. Walnut Creek, NC

– Typical home value: $404,119
– 1-year price change: +13.7%
– 5-year price change: data not available