You know you are in rarefied air when the median listing price in your neighborhood is a whopping $1.2 million. Such is the case in tony Gladwyne, where the median sales price comes in at $820,000. The Montgomery County community is frequently included on lists of most expensive zip codes in the country, and with good reason. These three homes fall between median listing and closing prices for the neighborhood  — ostensibly representing the middle of the real estate ground in 19035 — and feature luxury finishes and sprawling grounds.

1400 Lafayette Road 
Monthly taxes: $1,285 
Tell me all about it: This five-bedroom home sits on two acres and includes high-impact features such as cathedral ceilings with exposed timbers and a full in-law suite. We love the cobblestone courtyard and the area surrounding the equally lovely in-ground pool. Plus, we're a sucker for a dramatic entryway.

1315 Club House Road 
Monthly taxes: $1,661 
Tell me all about it: If it's possible to have curb appeal from a vantage point that doesn't involve a curb, this five-bedroom home has it. The view of the 4,300-square-foot home from the landscaped, tiled deck surrounding an in-ground pool and spa is impressive. Inside, we love the family room with soaring ceilings and fireplace as well as the en-suite baths in two of the bedrooms.

1334 Youngsford Road 
Monthly taxes: $1,006 
Tell me all about it: This three-bedroom home has been recently renovated with a completely rehabbed interior. We love the open floor plan and the large back yard. The first-floor master suite is a bonus, including an oversized bathroom with separate shower and soaking tub.