Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ Beachside Home Is Selling for $299,000
This quaint cottage may not look like the refuge of a rock n’ roll great, but this little house is indeed special for one particular reason: Bruce Springsteen wrote “Born to Run” while living here. According to the Daily News, the 828-square-foot abode at 7 1/2 West End Court in Long Branch, NJ, is back on the market for just under $300K. Springsteen, who took up the space at a wee 25 years old, celebrated the 40th anniversary of the famed album’s release this year and has said in interviews that he wrote every ballad—from the title track to “Jungleland”—within the home’s four walls during his stay from ’74 to ’75
The home, which sits just 1.5 blocks from the beach, was built in 1920 and keeps two modest bedrooms, one bathroom and a cozy porch. The property last sold six years ago for $280,000 to three Springsteen fans who wanted to save the rock relic from being demolished. Over the years, the trio has outfitted the home with a new roof, new wood floors and vinyl siding. Now they’re hoping another Springsteen devotee will take the helm and care for the house that still draws fans from across the globe; they’re also hoping that Bruce himself might consider snapping it up and turning it into a tourist destination. The rocker currently lives in nearby Rumson in this massive mansion.