Bruce Springsteen’s ties to New Jersey run deep, and as of earlier this month, a piece of his personal history has just been passed along to the next generation. According to The Asbury Park Press, the two-family home where Springsteen grew up and lived for seven years was recently sold for $255,000. The two-story home, which was originally listed in November 2017, was built in 1905; Springsteen and his family lived there from 1955 to 1962.
Springsteen remembers his time living in the Freehold, New Jersey, home fondly – in his 2016 autobiography, Born to Run, the legendary singer recalled being in the house at age seven in 1956, where he watched Elvis Presley perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, a poignant moment for the young singer-to-be. Springsteen also posed next to a tree outside the home for a photo that appeared in the Born in the U.S.A. tour book. And most recently, he talked about what it was like growing up in Freehold at the Tony Awards on June 10.
In his adult life, Springsteen previously lived in a mansion in Rumson, New Jersey, but sold it for $3.2 million back in March 2017. The home spanned 6,000 square feet and featured an outdoor pool and separate guest house. The Georgian-style house, which he bought in 1983, was also where he raised all three of his children with wife Patti Scialfa. It was also not the only Rumson property that he owned. In 2016, he sold a four-acre property in the same borough to NBA player Randy Foye for $1.737 million. His primary residence remains his horse farm in Colts Neck, New Jersey; he and Scialfa also still own a property in Benedict Canyon in Beverly Hills, California.