A recent study by a real estate brokerage found Dunwoody houses were the most expensive in Georgia and the 513th most expensive in the country.

After comparing the listing price of more than 72,000 four-bedroom, two-bath homes across the country, Coldwell Banker Real Estate determined the home would cost $360,819 in Dunwoody, compared with $120,195 in Stone Mountain, which the study called the “most affordable” place in Georgia.

Nationally, the average listing price of that four-bedroom, two-bath home was $301,414, Coldwell Banker said in a press release on its 2013 Home Listing Report. The country’s most affordable community was said to be Cleveland, Ohio, where the four-bedroom, two-bath house $63,729.

Dunwoody homes were more expensive than comparable ones in Austin, Texas; Philadelphia, Pa.; and Phoenix, Ariz., the study found.

Other communities ranked with Dunwoody as the top five most expensive in Georgia were: Decatur, Alpharetta, Roswell and Marietta. Nationally, the top five most expensive communities all were in California, Coldwell Banker said.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.