In 2012, Forbes listed Alpine as America’s most expensive ZIP code to live in, with a median home price of $4.25m. In previous Forbes listings, Alpine was ranked #4 in 2010 and #1 in 2009. Alpine was also tied with Greenwich for ABC News list of most expensive zip codes in 2006 and 2007. Additionally, New Jersey Monthly magazine listed Alpine as its 15th best place to live in its 2008 publication.
Alpine is a very private community of wealthy estates and the residents put great value on their privacy. Most lots are very large (with no neighbor in view) and local mail is delivered in the town center. Although there are very few public transportation options, Alpine is conveniently located just 12 miles from New York City.