City Park, a 308-unit, Class A community in Houston was sold in May. Photo provided by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P

In the first half of 2014, the hottest apartment sales markets were, coincidentally, among the hottest places in the country. With Los Angeles leading the pack and Orange County and San Diego round out the Top 10, Southern California was well represented in the first half of 2014, according to New York research firm Real Capital Analytics. Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs were also strong, finishing second and third, respectively.

The 10 Most Active Markets of the First Half

Los Angeles $3,195 -39%
Manhattan $2,889 -42%
NYC Boroughs $2,588 108%
Dallas $2,277 22%
Houston $2,058 12%
Seattle $1,935 55%
Atlanta $1,932 8%
Denver $1,354 28%
Orange County $1,163 264%
San Diego $1,142 104%