America’s Greenest Cities

America’s Greenest Cities (yes, Chicago made the list)

(via and originally posted on the Coldwell Banker blog)

Mother Nature Network (MNN) recently ranked the top 10 greenest cities in America based on several key measurements. This green ranking got me curious about current homes for sale, so I went window shopping on to find some amazing green homes.

Austin, Texas ranked No. 10 on MNN’s greenest cities list.

Single story David Weekley "Dodie" Green Home with a relaxing fr

9550 Savannah Ridge Dr #10, Austin, TX. Listed by Dorie & Gene Dillard. Coldwell Banker United, Realtors.

This craftsman style home is certified under the Environments for Living Program for optimum energy and meets Energy Star certification.

Austin, TX 2

206 Timberline Rd, Georgetown, TX. Listed by Lisa Hassel. Coldwell Banker United, Realtors.

This new construction home has a hot water recirculating system, not to mention a huge kitchen.

Chicago, Ill. ranked No. 9 on the greenest cities in America list.


Chicago 2

206 Timberline Rd, Georgetown, TX. Listed by Lisa Hassel. Coldwell Banker United, Realtors.

This Old Town neighborhood eco-friendly home even has a green roof over the garage.

No. 3 greenest city was Boston, Mass.


15 Sagamore Lane, Boxford, MA. Listed by Judith Horne. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Twenty-five miles north of Boston in Boxford, Mass., you’ll find this eco-friendly home equipped with geo-thermal heating.

Albuquerque, N.M. isn’t on the list but this home was too amazing not to show and tell.


13405 La Arista Place NE, Albuquerque, NM. Listed by Claudia Brown. Coldwell Banker Legacy.

This custom certified EPA Energy Star Home by renowned green builder Durano has amazing views of the canyon.

Another Energy Star certified home located in Aiken, S.C. for your viewing pleasure.

Aiken SC

2111 Solstice Meadow Lane, Aiken, SC. Listed by Kay Byrnes. Coldwell Banker United, Realtors.

This home with its tin roof and wrap-around porch has a contemporary yet old South feel.