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Washington, D.C

Address: 12307 Lima Dr., Silver Spring, Md.

Price: $370,000

Square feet: 1,940

Cost per square foot: $191

This colonial is located in Silver Spring, a close-in suburb just north of Washington. Although it's one of the most expensive homes in our survey, it's also one of the largest, so the cost per square foot falls right in the middle. There are four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a sun room, living room, dining room, laundry room, family room, recreational room, utility room, workshop and kitchen. The kitchen has new standard appliances and standard countertops. Hardwood floors are featured throughout. And the basement is heated and partially finished. It's in walking distance of a park with tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields and pools.

Listing agent: Rick Murdock, Weichert Realtors; 301-610-6444.