February 17, 2017 | Number of The Day
Alpine — the most-expensive ZIP code in NJ

The now-famous injunction to “follow the money” wasn’t uttered about New Jersey real estate, but it could have been, given a new list of the Garden State’s 50 most expensive ZIP codes from PropertyShark.

At the peak of the pyramid — Alpine’s 07620, home and haven to superstar musicians Stevie Wonder, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, and Alicia Keys, as well as more anonymous residents. In case you’re thinking of buying in, the median home price is $2,050,000.

If that’s a bit steep, you may want to settle for Short Hills’ 07078, with a median home price of $1,430,000. The community landed the top spot on “Time” magazine’s list of the 10 Richest Towns in America in 2014.

Too rich for your blood? Then try Stone Harbor’s 08247, with a median home price of $1,110,000. “The New York Times” described it as featuring “block after block of gleaming McMansions and elegant shops.”