A record five New Jersey zip codes made the list of the top 100 priciest places to buy a home in the U.S., according to an annual study by Property Shark, a real estate data company.
They are: Alpine with a $2.9 million median sales price; Avalon at $2.29 million; Sea Girt at $2.24 million; Deal at $2.1 million; and Short Hills with a $1.92 million median sales price.
Alpine reclaimed its title as the most expensive zip code in New Jersey after being unseated by Deal last year. Alpine had a 35% increase in the median sales price, according to Property Shark, landing it as the 28th most expensive zip code nationwide.
That’s the highest Alpine has appeared on the list of 100 priciest zip codes. Its previous high was No. 33 in 2018.
Alpine, a 9-square mile town in Bergen County, can frequently be found on lists of expensive homes. It had the highest priced home sale in New Jersey last year, when a 12 bedroom, 19 bathroom, 30,000-square-foot home sold for $27.5 million. And it has the fifth most expensive home on the market in New Jersey right now.