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?
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Midi Pyrenees Castle 2 of 12
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. Find out more at Buzzfeed. Photo Credit: Moulin.
Pyrenees to NYC Apartment 3 of 12
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. Find out more at Buzzfeed. Photo Credit: Zillow
Normandy Castle 4 of 12
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.
Live in this 19th-century castle in Vienne for $2,609,939. Bring your horses along too to stay in the brand new barn. Find out more at Buzzfeed. Photo Credit: Moulin
Vienne to Crown Heights Apartment 7 of 12
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. Find out more at Buzzfeed. Photo Credit: Zillow
Touraine, France 8 of 12
Go big or go home, right? Spend $3,782,800 to get this beautiful 12-bedroom castle with more than 42-acres of land. Find out more at Buzzfeed. Photo Credit: Moulin
France to Bronx Apartment 9 of 12
Forget the castle and move the family to this 5-bedroom townhouse in the happy-go-lucky Bronx for $4,890,000. Find out more at Buzzfeed. Photo Credit: Craigslist
Belgian Arden Castle 10 of 12
Last, but certainly not least, the 45-bedroom Belgian Arden castle for $5,066,250. Find out more at Buzzfeed. Photo Credit: Moulin
Greenwhich Village to Belgian Arden 11 of 12
Seriously though, skip the castle and go for the 4-bedroom townhouse in Greenwhich Village for $5,495,000. Find out more at Buzzfeed. Photo Credit: Street Easy