5 Castles That Cost Less Than a NYC Apartment

NYC is notorious for being pricey and when you see what you can get for the less than the cost of an apartment there, you might just be blown away. We’re talking 45-bedroom castles in Belgium that are cheaper than a one-bedroom apartment in NYC. With the average cost of rent in New York at a staggering $3,000/month it’s no wonder these castles look just a little more appealing (source). However, living in The Big Apple means the bright lights of Broadway, the thriving energy of the city, and the homeland of the delicious cronut. Which will it be for you – bright lights and big city, or gothic castle in the Highlands?

Check out 5 castles that cost less than an NYC apartment here…

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  • Midi Pyrenees Castle 2 of 12
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    Kick back and relax in this stunning 13,993-square-foot castle with study rooms, two garages, and even a chapel for $1,621,200.
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    Photo Credit: Moulin.

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    For only *cough* $1,650,000 you can get this lovely, tiny 1 bedroom with 1.5 bath apartment off East 30th Street in NYC.
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    Photo Credit: Zillow

  • Normandy Castle 4 of 12
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    At $2,325,956 you can live in this 10-bedroom castle in Normandy. It also comes with a dining room that seats more than 60 people, two greenhouses, and a vaulted cellar.

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    Photo Credit: Moulin

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    Think the castle is nice? Why not spend a little more - $2,550,000 - to get this 4-bedroom townhouse in Brooklyn with a "potential" backyard. Sounds like a winner to me.

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    Photo Credit: Craigslist

  • Vienne 6 of 12
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    Live in this 19th-century castle in Vienne for $2,609,939. Bring your horses along too to stay in the brand new barn.
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    Photo Credit: Moulin

  • Vienne to Crown Heights Apartment 7 of 12
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    Castle, shmastle, live in this 80 x 120 foot lot in Crown Heights. The possibilities are endless, except for the fact that it will cost you even more since it starts at $2,999,000.
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    Photo Credit: Zillow

  • Touraine, France 8 of 12
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    Go big or go home, right? Spend $3,782,800 to get this beautiful 12-bedroom castle with more than 42-acres of land.
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    Photo Credit: Moulin

  • France to Bronx Apartment 9 of 12
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    Forget the castle and move the family to this 5-bedroom townhouse in the happy-go-lucky Bronx for $4,890,000.
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    Photo Credit: Craigslist

  • Belgian Arden Castle 10 of 12
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    Last, but certainly not least, the 45-bedroom Belgian Arden castle for $5,066,250.
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    Photo Credit: Moulin

  • Greenwhich Village to Belgian Arden 11 of 12
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    Seriously though, skip the castle and go for the 4-bedroom townhouse in Greenwhich Village for $5,495,000.
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    Photo Credit: Street Easy

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    Check out how much this castle costs and see the New York City apartment that costs even more! While you're at it, you might want to check out 29 Gorgeous Castles from Around the World and 7 Famous Apartments you can Buy/Rent
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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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