Tania says: March 28, 2014 at 3:57 PM Detroit has a ton of financial problems right now, very depressed economy. Entire abandoned neighborhoods, I’m not surprised. The Bay area has a ton of financial services and high tech companies. Any city that has big money industries that require intellectual talent will have very high real estate prices (supply and demand). So, I’m not surprised there either. Also explains NYC. Foreign investors/part of the year residents will also drive prices up. I used to work a lot in the Bay area. Very interesting! I wish Honolulu was included. I personally like small spaces better in vibrant neighborhoods with good available jobs so the less space per $ doesn’t bother me so much.