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Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City, New Jersey, literally less than a five minute train ride away from lower Manhattan on the PATH, might as well be New York City’s sixth borough. Garden State’s most populous city after Newark, Jersey City has become a very desirable place to live, given it’s not-as-unreasonable real estate prices, diversity, burgeoning night life scene, and proximity to Manhattan—even if it’s considered to be on the “wrong” side of the Hudson River.
But, as these things go, the area has become increasingly more expensive over the years, with home prices going head to head with those found in Brooklyn. Take this Greek Revival townhouse in Paulus Hook, arguably one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the 21-square-mile city.
Built in 1837 and recently renovated, the 25-foot-wide brick home boasts all the usual amenities associated with Brownstone Brooklyn: five enormous bedrooms on four full floors measuring a total of 4,300 square feet, 12-foot ceilings, multiple fireplaces, original woodwork and molding, and a private garden with separate grilling patio. The chef’s kitchen and bathrooms are all new, and so are the American oak hardwood floors.
But, as you probably guessed, it’s going to cost you: $3,000,000, to be exact. For a little perspective, the townhouse—located at 103 Grand Street—last sold in 2012 for just over $1,000,000, according to Zillow. So, if you were hoping to set up shop here after being priced out of the Big Apple, you might want to start looking elsewhere.