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Want to live beside Zuckerberg? Here are 15 very expensive pads for sale nearby

Unsurprisingly, Palo Alto dominates the list.

PRICES FOR HOMES in Northern California are notoriously steep, with tech money contributing to a somewhat inflated real estate market.

According to a recent report by real estate information service DataQuick, luxury home sales in the area continue to grow, with 2,604 homes selling for more than $2 million last year. This was a 28 per cent jump from 2012 and the highest number ever recorded.

The team at Point2Homes helped us gather data on the most expensive homes for sale in eight Silicon Valley cities: Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Campbell, Monte Sereno, Los Altos, San Jose and Mountain View.

Palo Alto — home to tech giants Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer, and Mark Zuckerberg — completely dominated the list with seven of the 15 priciest homes on the market.

Want to live beside Zuckerberg? Here are 15 very expensive pads for sale nearby
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  • 13220 Peacock Court, Cupertino

    3.99 million dollars for this home on 6.5 acres of land. It boasts a huge pool, sport court, putting green and easy access to hiking trails. Source: MLS Listings
  • Silver Creek, San Jose

    4 million dollars for this San Jose home with its eight bedrooms, full gym, bowling alley, dance studio, and parking for 7 cars.Source: Homes and Land
  • 1131 Hillslope Place, Los Altos

    The listing for this 4.298 million dollar five-bed says there is a downstairs bedroom ideal for an au pair. Source: Sereno Group
  • 16291 Withey Road, Monte Sereno

    4.78 million dollars for this five-bed that looks out over the valley. Source: Paymon's Real Estate Group
  • 18685 Serramonte Drive, Monte Sereno

    5.695 million dollars for this six-bed south of San Jose.Source: Coldwell Banker
  • 953 Roble Ridge Road, Palo Alto

    6.998 million dollars for Casa Roble. Source: Sotheby's International Realty
  • 5922 Alpine Road, Portola Valley

    7.7 million dollars for this three-story home on more than nine acres of land. Oh, and the wine cellar holds 11,000 bottles. Source: Kavanaugh Real Estate
  • 249 Lowell Ave, Palo Alto

    This 4-bed doesn't look like much but it actually costs 7.95 million dollars.Source: MLS Listings
  • 221 Kingsley Avenue, Palo Alto

    9 million dollars for this 6-bed in the Professorville neighbourhood, so named because of the many Stanford professors who built homes there at the turn of the twentieth century.Source: Sotheby's International Realty
  • 1870 University Avenue, Palo Alto

    9.995 million dollars which includes wallpaper in the dining room that was supposedly printed in 1834 and was once used in the White House. Source: Alain Pinel Realtors
  • Undisclosed, Palo Alto

    14.99 million US dollars for this home, which features a large wine cellar, private screening room and a hillside fire pit. A FIRE PIT. Source: Sotheby's International Realty
  • 435 Coleridge Avenue, Palo Alto

    5.95 million dollars for this 5,882-square-foot house has its own pool, spa, sport court and detached pool house.Source: Sotheby's International Realty
  • 11801 Dorothy Anne Wy, Cupertino

    18 million dollars for several detached buildings with 12 bedrooms, 11 baths, stables and orchards.Source: Sotheby's International Realty
  • 215 Lowell Avenue, Palo Alto

    23 million dollars for the 1916 7-bed with pool and tennis courts. Source: Alain Pinel Realtors

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