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Boston vs. Atlanta: How the Super Bowl cities’ luxury housing compares

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This Mediterranean-style spread in Atlanta is asking $11.5 million.

The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will face off in Super Bowl 51 this Sunday, and so what better time to compare the luxury housing markets in the two teams’ host regions.

Maybe it’s just our Northeastern real estate snobbery, but it turns out that Atlanta’s higher-end prices are pretty darn hefty—even compared with the monstrous tags that Bostonians, Cantabrigians, etc., often confront.

The 10 most expensive market-rate condos for sale in Atlanta right now range from $3.2 million to $7.7 million, according to an analysis that real estate research site NeighborhoodX did for Curbed Boston. On a per-square-foot basis, that’s $727 to $1,172.

"To put these Atlanta condo prices into Boston terms,” according to an email from NeighborhoodX co-founder Constantine Valhouli, “the per-square-foot pricing ranged from the upper end of East Boston ($698 a square foot) to South Boston ($1,098 a square foot), respectively.”

Houses-wise, the 10 most expensive in Atlanta range from $7.5 million to a stonking $48 million. You would have to go deep into Boston’s western suburbs to find a tag like that.

As Valhouli notes, however, these houses are large by Boston standards. That $48M listing, for instance, is for a 17,776-square-foot, 18-acre manor in North Atlanta (they don’t have our density).

On a per-square-foot basis—and excluding that 18-acre property as well as one of 10 acres because the land value will skew the housing value higher—these Atlanta houses range from $480 to $771 a square foot. For comparison, the average asking price for houses in Cambridge is $647 a foot.

Have a ball scrolling through the interactive charts below. If you toggle over and click the addresses, you can see the listings themselves.