Madison, New Jersey, is one of the top suburbs that has long beckoned New Yorkers looking for more room. And like nearby Maplewood, another sought-after destination that the New York Times once described as “Brooklyn West,” these areas became even more desirable during the pandemic.
You could argue that you get the best of both city and suburb here: A lively, walkable downtown area, well-rated public schools, and outdoor amenities. Plus you don’t have to give up on the city entirely: You’re a 50-minute ride from Penn Station.
Downtown you find Madison Station, The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Shakespeare Theater plus local stores and eateries like L’Allegria, The Prospect Tavern, and Osteria Trevi. Drew University, The Mall at Short Hills, and Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge are also nearby.
When it comes to buying a house here, the median sales price is $850,000, according to Realtor.com. Right now there are Colonials and new construction on the market, and many are within walking distance of downtown. Most houses have large backyards, garages, and space for a home office—all ideal if you’re still working from home.
So if living in Madison sounds like a fit, check out these five houses for sale in the area including a 1740-era two bedroom.
This two bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $549,000. The 1740 house features hardwood floors, moldings, two wood-burning fireplaces, beamed ceilings, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, built-ins, exposed brick, a shed, and new plumbing, electrical, and roof.
This three bedroom, one and a half bath is listed for $699,000. The Colonial has hardwood floors, moldings, a wood-burning fireplace, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans, recessed lighting, central air, walk-in closets, a partially-finished basement, and patio.
This five bedroom, three and a half bath is listed for $880,000. The Colonial has refinished hardwood floors, built-ins, moldings, a wood-burning fireplace, a finished basement, patio, and detached two-car garage.
This four bedroom, three and a half bath is listed for $1,495,000. The new construction features 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, moldings, millwork, recessed lighting, a fireplace, stainless steel appliances, central air, an attached garage, deck, shed, and mudroom.
This six bedroom, five and a half bath is listed for $2,099,000. The house has moldings, millwork, hardwood floors, fireplaces, built-ins, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, central air, a finished basement, balcony, mudroom, large deck, and attached three-car garage.