New York City Is Home to Three of America’s Priciest Zip Codes

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It’s no secret that New York City is home to some of the country’s most expensive homes, but when it comes to pockets of these ridiculously pricey abodes, how does NYC stack up against other cities in the U.S.? It turns out that California has us beat by a long shot, for better or worse. Forbes just released its list of the 500 most expensive zip codes in America, and New York City has three in the top 20: 10012 (Nolita, Soho, and Greenwich Village); 10013(Soho, Lower East Side, and Tribeca); and 10065 (Upper East Side). That pales in comparison to California, which registered nine zips in the top 20—and of course, many of those are in Northern California, home to San Francisco’s terrible real estate market. So what exactly will you find in New York City’s priciest zip codes, in terms of homes? Let’s find out.

10012: Greenwich Village, Soho, Nolita

With a median sale price of $7,302,117, this downtown zip is New York City’s most expensive neighborhood. So let’s look at some of the more outrageous listings, shall we?

The priciest home in the 10012 zip code is undoubtedly Penthouse I at the Puck Building, which is still sitting on the market for $66 million. It’s a duplex with more than 12,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor space.

For slightly less money (but still a cool $14 million), there’s this townhouse on MacDougal Street, which was built in 1844 and faces a private garden. But it could be a dump on the inside: the listing says to “bring your architect to imagine all the possibilities.” (Hmm.)

Slightly closer to the median price is this loft atop 644 Broadway, also known as the Manhattan Savings Institution Bank building. It was gut renovated several years ago, and is now available for the comparatively affordable sum of $7 million.

10013: Lower East Side, Soho, Tribeca

This zip code covers three very different neighborhoods, with a median sale price of $6,076,018. Here are some of the more interesting properties on the market:

Yes, it’s $50 million, but you get to live in the Staple Street skybridge. How cool is that?


↑ For $15.5 million, you could live in a three-bedroom townhouse on Centre Market Place, right in the heart of Little Italy.


↑ And for $6 million, which is closer to the actual median price of 10013, there’s this Tribeca loft. It’s equipped with only the fanciest amenities, including heated limestone floors in the bathroom, a sub-zero refrigerator, and a “70-foot gallery-sized art wall that spans the length of the apartment.” Ah, to be rich.

10065: Upper East Side

Though it’s been overtaken by downtown neighborhoods, this chunk of the Upper East Side—which spans 59th to 69th Streets, between Fifth Avenue and the East River—is still posh enough, with a median sale price of $4,406,262. And some of its most unbelievable homes are…

↑ This $120 million, three-townhouse combo unit is one of, if not the most expensive home in the city. It’s big. It’s fancy. It’s incredibly expensive (main image illustrating this article).

↑ But not all prices in 10065 are completely ridiculous: This East 66th Street townhouse, available for $11.9 million, has four bedrooms and faces Jones Wood Garden, a semi-private enclave accessible to only a few Upper East Side houses.


↑ And much closer to that median price range, there’s this penthouse apartment on East 64th Street, which has more than 2,000 square feet of space and is asking $4.95 million.


  1. Yes! Finally someone writes about zip codes.

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