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Department DUNNELLON, FLORIDA NAPLES, FLORIDA HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, ARKANSAS DOUGLASSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA FLORENCE, OREGON Cost of living index: 102 Average temperature: 70 Cost of living index: 160 Average temperature: 74 Cost of living index: 105 Average temperature: 62 Cost of living index: 107 Average temperature: 51 Cost of living index: 99 Average temperature: 52 It's a fact: The average price per square foot is $60. It's a fact: The average listing price is $756,889. It's a fact: The average house size is 2,446 square feet. It's a fact: The median price per square foot is $142. Hot home: Surrounded by lakes and equestrian trails, this $1.19 million property is designed to be enjoyed as much on the outside as it is on the inside. A large walled garden sits in the huge backyard, which is accessed through a wall of sliding doors. A covered veranda houses a full outdoor kitchen and resortstyle pool and spa. Inside, a master wing includes an oversized bedroom and spa. Hot home: With its Treasure Cove canal views, this $19.9 million home is a boater's paradise, allowing unobstructed aquatic access from a private dock. Even those not inclined to sail can enjoy the water views from an extravagant sunning deck. An outdoor living room features multiple doors that open up to the breezeway. In the front, a master-planned garden welcomes guests before they're ushered inside. It's a fact: The median sales price is down 25.9%, or $64,000, from this time last year. SUN CITY, ARIZONA NORTH FORT MYERS, FLORIDA RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA GREEN VALLEY, ARIZONA EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK Cost of living index: 117 Average temperature: 73 Cost of living index: 106 Average temperature: 75 Cost of living index: 152 Average temperature: 74 Cost of living index: 108 Average temperature: 64 Cost of living index: 184 Average temperature: 52 It's a fact: The median list price is $129,675. It's a fact: The number of properties sold this year is 810, down just 1 percent from last year. It's a fact: Listings sold with a price cut make up 31.6  of % the market. It's a fact: The average price per square foot is $98. It's a fact: The average listing price is $2,385,992. Hot home: High up in the canyons sits a 13,320-square-foot stateof-the-art property with unique features such as an English pub, exercise room with tanning beds, a 15-car showroom with turntable, rose garden, outdoor kitchen and kiln, and an award-winning 15-person theater. Details such as crown molding and fixtures are all high-end to match the luxury found throughout the $7.9 million house, which exudes an Old World ambiance. Hot home: It rarely gets more opulent than this. Topping September's price list is a $58.5 million mansion with 20,000 square feet of living space. The entrance opens to a double staircase and stained glass skylight. Among the many illustrious amenities: a resort-style pool and spa, tennis courts, gym, wine cellar, theater, sauna, koi pond, dock, and a kitchen designed with its own separate prep zone and bakery. Hot home: Jeff Moorad is known for his high-end sports clientele, such as Manny Ramirez, but has also made a name for himself consulting on sports films like For Love of the Game. Now his 16,153-square-foot estate is for sale in Paradise Valley, near Sun City. The eight-bedroom, 11-bath home features basketball and tennis courts and a swimming pool. Originally on the market for $28 million, it's now listed for $15 million. Hot home: Situated close to the Caloosahatchee River, this $3.25 million property looks like something from a Hemingway novel. The estate has all the must-have amenities plus some, such as a media room, glass-enclosed sun room, and a game room with pool table and a full bar surrounded by hand-carved wood detail. The classically composed abode also features deep-water dockage for large watercrafts and provides easy access to the nearby Useppa Island. Hot home: Homebuyers who've always wanted to own their own island now have a chance. Sitting on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs National Park, this $2.6 million property boasts water views from almost every room. It's located across the way from Garvan Woodland Gardens, a beautiful natural park featuring waterfalls and ravines. Inside the house, a gourmet kitchen is fit for entertaining. Outside, a walkout deck leads to the small isle in the center of the bay. Hot home: Designed by architect David Prest, this $16.5 million home sits atop a mountaintop, providing incredible views of the valley below. The main house is more than 12,000 square feet, with a separate guesthouse sporting a full kitchen and living room. A huge patio and outside kitchen, complete with an infinity pool and firepit, allow for al fresco living. Inside, floor-to-ceiling glass throughout the house provides views of the idyllic landscape. Hot home: Welcome to the Glendel Farm, established in 1757. This truly one-ofa-kind property, listed for $1.99 million, features a barn, four-car garage, and 73 acres of farmland. Inside, special features include a two-story library and window-lined living area. A fully modernized kitchen still channels the charm of the home's historic nature. The original wood-beam ceiling remains in most of the rooms throughout the interior. Hot home: With a cascading water feature that flows from the house all the way down to the lakefront, this estate also boasts a private dock and boathouse, sewing room, gym, wine room, oversized patio, private dressing room, game room, home theater, woodshop, and even an elevator. The $1.95 million lodge-style property provides an expansive cook's kitchen with a walk-in pantry, perfect for entertaining a large crowd. 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