"Location, location, location" is the real estate mantra. But some home buyers are looking for "listening, listening, listening." They want smart homes, the sort of place where they can settle in and control the heat, lights, TV, and more by pressing a button or saying a few words.
People are working from home more than ever before, so they’re expecting more out of their homes and the areas immediately surrounding them, as PCMag’s own Best Work-From-Home Cities 2022 research can attest. Buying a fully functioning smart home is a huge selling point. American Home Shield went through Zillow listings across the United States to find out where smart homes prevail. Check out the interactive graphic below.
The state with the most smart homes for sale is Florida, with 2,242 listings. American Home Shield says a typical listing, like one it found in Palm Coast, has a full security system including locks, lights, cameras, and video recording, as well as whole-home mesh Wi-Fi, a smart thermostat, a lighting system, connected fans, and a watering system.
Only five other states had over 1,000 smart homes available: Texas (2,090), South Carolina (1,714), North Carolina (1,454), California (1,120), and Iowa (1,018).
When it comes to cities, the majority of smart home (or, more likely, smart apartment) listings showed up in New York (615), San Antonio (252), Chicago (204), Houston (176), and Los Angeles (169). But that lineup changes when considering the number of smart homes available per 1,000 listings. Those cities are Madison, Wisconsin (149); North Las Vegas (74); Aurora, Colorado (72); Indianapolis (63); and Colorado Springs (57).
Of course, you don’t have to buy a smart home that someone else decked out. PCMag has an entire guide to every type of smart home gadget you could want, with reviews for all of them.
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