The Most Expensive Zip Codes in New Jersey – Alpine, Short Hills and Stone Harbor Maintain Lead, While Deal Surges

Quick facts:

  • Alpine’s 07620 remains the #1 most expensive zip in New Jersey
  • Short Hills ranks as the #93 priciest zip code in the U.S.
  • Deal was the setting for the largest sale of the year
  • Median sale price above $600,000 in New Jersey’s top 50 zips
  • Bergen County features 12 zips among New Jersey’s top 50, followed by Monmouth County with 8

New Jersey real estate prices have remained below the historic highs of the mid-2000s, but steady growth has occurred throughout the state. Although economic indicators remain positive, and most New Jersey residents consider their immediate communities good places to live, there is growing dissatisfaction. According to the 2018 State of the Garden State report, a whopping 75% of New Jersyans are dissatisfied with government spending and the cost of living, and 3 out of 10 would like to live somewhere else.  When it comes to Millennials, more than a third want to leave the state completely.

From a real estate perspective, New Jersey median home prices trended upwards in 2017, with more than half of the state’s top 50 priciest zip codes posting higher figures than in 2016. The bottom threshold also increased, with the #50 priciest zip code – 07733 in Holmdel – featuring a median sale price of $615,000. In 2016, that position had a median of $604,500.

At the top of our ranking, 2016’s top three most expensive zip codes – Alpine, Short Hills and Stone Harbor – held onto their positions in 2017, although Alpine and Short Hills saw median home prices decrease.

Alpine’s 07620 remained the #1 most expensive zip code in New Jersey yet again, with a median sale price of $1,800,000 – a significant drop from 2016’s median of $2,050,000. New Jersey’s most exclusive zip slid in national rankings as well, dropping from 44th in 2016 to #50 among the top 100 priciest zips codes in the country in 2017.

07078, New Jersey’s #2 most expensive zip code, also saw its median sale price drop. Sliding from 2016’s $1,430,000, last year’s median sale price decreased less dramatically in Short Hills’ 07078 than in Alpine, clocking in at $1,417,500. As a result, Short Hills slid in the national ranking as well, but still remained among the 100 most expensive zip codes in the country at #93.

Also unchanged from last year’s position, Stone Harbor’s 08247 was the #3 most expensive zip code in New Jersey in 2017. Unlike Alpine and Short Hills however, Stone Harbor saw 2017’s median sale price expand to $1,300,000. 2016’s median clocked in at $1,110,000. Stone Harbor was also the setting for the #2 priciest residential sale of the year. Sold one year ago, 1 110 Street, Stone Harbor traded hands for $10,000,000.  The 4,994-square-foot waterfront property was built in 2006 and boasts Atlantic Ocean views, and lush landscaping just mere steps from the beach.

Ranking as New Jersey’s #4 most expensive zip code, Deal’s 07723 gained six positions in 2017 over the previous year, registering the largest median price growth. The Monmouth County community closed 2017 with a median sale price of $1,207,500 – more than $300,000 higher than in 2016. Allenhurst’s 07711 registered as the #1 fastest rising zip code overall, climbing from #40 in 2016 to #19 in 2017 with a median price of $802,500.

Deal was also the setting for the #1 most expensive residential sale of 2017 in New Jersey. Closed in early October, 2 Beringer Road, Deal traded hands for $14,200,000. The 8-bed, 9-bath property sits 1.5 oceanfront acres and boasts a 7,268-square-foot home, a private tennis court, and an outdoor pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Check out 2017’s top 50 most expensive zip codes in New Jersey below:

RankZip codeLocationLocationMedian sale Price 2017Median sale price 2016
107620AlpineBergen County$1,800,000$2,050,000
207078Short HillsEssex County$1,417,500$1,430,000
308247Stone HarborCape May County$1,300,000$1,110,000
407723DealMonmouth County$1,207,500$883,500
508202AvalonCape May County$1,120,000$985,000
607632Englewood CliffsBergen County$1,080,000$1,050,000
707976New VernonMorris County$1,056,000$1,037,500
808738MantolokingOcean County$989,000$980,000
907417Franklin LakesBergen County$957,300$880,000
1007021Essex FellsEssex County$915,000$849,000
1107760RumsonMonmouth County$895,750$800,000
1207931Far HillsSomerset County$885,000$884,375
1307458Saddle RiverBergen County$865,000$945,000
1407717Avon By The SeaMonmouth County$847,500$840,000
1508750Sea GirtMonmouth County$830,000$790,000
1607901SummitUnion County$829,500$765,000
1707627DemarestBergen County$825,000$810,000
1807928ChathamMorris County$819,500$815,000
1907711AllenhurstMonmouth County$802,500$650,000
2007046Mountain LakesMorris County$780,000$825,000
2107041MillburnEssex County$769,750$785,000
2208403LongportAtlantic County$767,500$690,000
2307670TenaflyBergen County755,000$780,000
2407423Ho Ho KusBergen County$751,000$730,000
2507704Fair HavenMonmouth County$745,000$721,250
2608006Barnegat LightOcean County$720,000$628,000
07043MontclairEssex County$720,000$710,000
2708558SkillmanSomerset County$716,500$723,750
2807030HobokenHudson County$710,000$685,000
2907450RidgewoodBergen County$707,000$712,500
3008008Beach HavenOcean County$701,000$700,000
3107924BernardsvilleSomerset County$700,000#N/A
07722Colts NeckMonmouth County$700,000$650,000
3207677Woodcliff LakeBergen County$695,675$685,000
3308248StrathmereCape May County$690,000$755,000
3407028Glen RidgeEssex County$680,000$615,000
3508212Cape May PointCape May County$678,000$660,000
3607090WestfieldUnion County$675,000$670,000
3707481WyckoffBergen County$670,000$700,000
3807641HaworthBergen County$661,000#N/A
3907302Jersey CityHudson County$660,000#N/A
4007059WarrenSomerset County$652,500$685,000
4107945MendhamMorris County$650,000$675,000
4207626CresskillBergen County$647,750#N/A
4308502Belle MeadSomerset County$635,350$629,500
4407940MadisonMorris County$635,000$699,500
4508243Sea Isle CityCape May County$630,000$633,250
4607934GladstoneSomerset County$627,500#N/A
4707086WeehawkenHudson County$625,000$604,500
4807079South OrangeEssex County$620,800$639,625
4908550Princeton JunctionMercer County$620,000#N/A
5007733HolmdelMonmouth County$615,000#N/A

Methodology:  In order to determine which were the most expensive ZIP codes in New Jersey, we looked at all residential transactions closed in 2017, taking into account condo, co-op, single- and the two-family homes. All package deals were excluded.


Eliza Theiss

Eliza Theiss

Eliza Theiss is a senior writer reporting real estate trends in the US. Her work has been cited by CBS News, Curbed, The Los Angeles Times, and Forbes among others. With an academic background in journalism, Eliza has been covering real estate since 2012. Before joining PropertyShark, Eliza was an associate editor at Multi-Housing News and Commercial Property Executive. Eliza writes for both PropertyShark and CommercialEdge. Reach her at [email protected]

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