As any good New Jerseyan knows, The Boss loves living low-key at the Shore. From his days rocking the Stone Pony (where he’ll still make the occasional surprise appearance) to his time living in this little beach bungalow, Bruce Springsteen has never been one to adopt a high-profile lifestyle. This is further evidenced by the suburban house in which he lived during the 1970s and ’80s. Yes, it’s a bit of a mansion, but it’s located in the unassuming community of Holmdel, and when he took up residency there in 1976, he was only paying $700 a month. It was here that he wrote and rehearsed with the E Street Band much of the “Darkness on the Edge of Town” and “The River.” After listing previously as a $5,000/month rental, the farmhouse at 7 The Summit is now asking $3.2 million, according to the Asbury Park Press.
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