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In a standard set of Monopoly, the first 2 properties are either Dark Purple or Brown, depending on how recent the set is.

These properties begin the journey around the Monopoly Board. In a traditional US board, the first is Mediterranean Avenue, followed by Community Chest and Baltic Avenue. It is impossible to land on Mediterranean Avenue on a player's first turn. Baltic Avenue is the better of the 2 brown properties.


According to The Monopoly Companion, these properties rank in 10th out of 10 in terms of visitation frequency. With Hotels, approximately 13.6% of the investment is paid off each time one opponent passes Go. These properties rank 9th out of 10 in payoff percentage. For access to both Brown Properties, go to that category.

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