If you had to guess what the most expensive zip code in New Jersey is, what would you guess? I was able to guess this correctly because I'm a big This is Us fan and I used to marvel at Randal's home early on in the show...it was a breathtaking property in Alpine, New Jersey and that is yet again the top zip in our state.  The average cost of a home is $2 million dollars.  There are two more zip codes, one at the Jersey Shore and one in South Jersey...can you guess those?

Actually, three New Jersey zips were mentioned in Property Shark's real estate report as some of the highest-priced neighborhoods.

Alpine is number on the list for New Jersey and it has its perks...it is just 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan which is perfect for the NYC commuter. Nationally, Alpine was number 58 on the highest zip code list.

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The other two most expensive and desirable zip codes are closer to home...they are Jersey beach communities.

Monmouth County’s Sea Girt is number 70 on the national list with a median price of $1,892,000.

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Landing on the 92nd spot of the most expensive zip code list is Cape May County’s Avalon. The median price there is $1.67 million.

Photo credit: Listing courtesy of Richard Mashura Ocean View Realty

Well, as Adam Sandler would say, "that's not too shabby".  All three New Jersey zip codes ranked in the top 100 most expensive and desirable places to live in the country.

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