The Most Expensive Homes In All 50 States
Everybody would love to have an expensive home like the ones we saw on MTV’s ‘Cribs’, which had indoor pools, tennis courts, private theaters, and more luxurious accommodations. The following list includes some of the expensive and amazing houses in every state plus Washington D.C. You might end up living in one of these mansions soon!
The price of this house is estimated at $6.995 million, and it’s located in Birmingham. It is 7,584 square feet in size with 4 beds and 5 baths, and the grounds that cover 3.9 acres. Its special features include a resort-style pool, five fireplaces, several chandeliers, a game room, a wine cellar, home theater, as well as wrought iron railings and antique hardware with amazing gardens that can be seen from the courtyard.
Anyone would love to live here, especially because the state of Alabama has several interesting facts. When it comes to college football, they have 17 national championships – 15 for the University of Alabama and 2 for Auburn University. However, if you don’t like sports, then you might remember that the classic American novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ was based on Alabama. Other pop culture characters such as Forrest Gump, Edward Bloom, and Peejoe Bullis.
The price of this house is estimated at $3.9 million, and it’s located in Anchor Point. It is 4,322 square feet in size with 5 beds and 3 baths, and the grounds that cover 5.6 acres. Its special features include a golf course nearby, floor-to-ceiling windows, an ocean beachfront, and Italian floor tiles. The great thing about living in this state is that most people choose to live there. No one just stumbles upon it, and everyone has an interesting story to tell.
Another awesome thing about Alaska is that there is constant sunshine during the summer season, which happens between mid-May to August. People take the opportunity to explore the wondrous wilderness during those months. Therefore, if you love hiking, there is nothing like this place, where you can buy a map in almost any city, and everywhere is surrounded by amazing views. Furthermore, you can take a 30-minute drive away from Alaska city and taste real glacier water directly from the mountains.
The price of this house is estimated at $32 million, and it’s located in Scottsdale. It is 15,534 square feet in size with 8 beds and 10 baths, and the grounds that cover 3.17 acres. Its special features include a hot tub with views of the desert, a home study, many huge fireplaces, a wine room, a game room, and a bar. Arizona has some of the best places to visit such as the Grand Canyon, which you can reach driving through the Arizona State Route 64.
This landmark is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Another interesting thing to do in Arizona is going to Old Tucson Studios, which is a western movie set. More than 300 films, as well as television programs, have been recorded there. Tourists can tour the 75 fake buildings that make up the “town”.
The price of this house is estimated at $10.9 million, and it’s located in Fort Smith. It is 18,367 square feet in size with 5 beds and 5 baths, and the grounds that cover 20 acres. Its special features include a big kids’ playroom complete with an indoor treehouse, a game room with a bar, Baccarat chandeliers, marble floors, wrought iron rails over a butterfly staircase, and Italian mantles. An important detail to know about Arkansas is that Razorback football is part of daily life.
They schedule their lives around game days. On another note, Arkies love “float trips”, which consist of sitting in a tube and being carried down to the creek. Any food lover would know that these people take their meat and pork seriously. Their tenderloin cuts are some of the biggest in the country, and the sandwiches are a dream. The juicy cuts always overflow, and everyone loves more.
The price of this house is estimated at $245 million, and it’s located in Bel Air. It is 25,000 square feet in size with 11 beds and 18 baths, and the grounds that cover 6.5 acres. Its special features include a 5-bed guesthouse, a tennis court, a wine cellar with a 12,000-bottle collection, beautiful gardens, a 40-vehicle “car gallery”, and a huge pool. California is popular around the world thanks to Hollywood and Disneyland, but there are several other interesting sites to see.
The Pacific Coast Highway is the best drive ever with its amazing view of the coastline. Additionally, it connects San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Also, the weather and landscape in this state are perfect for all taste because they go from redwood forests to desert climates. People that love natural environments will get a kick living there. Furthermore, California is home to all kinds of people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and races.
The price of this house is estimated at $37million, and it’s located in Aspen. It is 14,000 square feet in size with 7 beds and 8 baths, and the grounds that cover 8.6 acres. Its special features include a couple of armor statues, 2 hot tubs, a wine tasting room, a billiards room, a full bar, a home theater that accommodates 11 people, and it’s right above the X Games’ SuperPipe. Aside from the snowy parts of Aspen, there many things about Colorado that you should know about if you want this house.
If you order food “Colorado Style”, it will definitely contain green chili peppers. They are known for great Mexican food, and people started adding the spicy chili to other things like pizza and burgers. Meanwhile, you might be interested to know that according to several statistics, the people of Denver are the seventh most satisfied state in the bedroom. The sale of contraceptives is 189% higher than the average in American. Is there something in the air?
The price of this house is estimated at $120 million, and it’s located in Darien. It is 13,107 square feet in size with 9 beds and 6 baths in the main home, and the grounds that cover 63.5 acres. Its special features include a 19th-century farmhouse and a manor house aside from the main one. You are in your own island with a mile of coastline. There is also a guest house, white sandy beaches, an 18-stall stable, and a dock big enough for a 100-foot yacht.
This state is the perfect mixture of city and country. It has amazing views of the sea as well as lighthouses that make it more romantic than anyone imagines. During autumn, their trees are worthy of many Instagram moments. Furthermore, the best pizza in the country can be found in New Haven at Frank Pepe Pizzeria. The cherry blossoms bloom in spring and all the streets are covered in their beauty. It’s the perfect place during every season.
The price of this house is estimated at $14.9 million, and it’s located in Rehoboth Beach. It is 7,800 square feet in size with 7 beds and 5 baths, and the grounds that cover 0.93 acres. Its special features include a fountain, travertine tiles, a big kitchen, wood-burning fireplaces, tile floors, and a view of the ocean. Not many people know that the first people in the region were the Lenni Lenape and the Nanticoke, two tribes that created the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape association.
Meanwhile, this state was the first to ratify the Constitution on December 7, 1787, and in 2002, a group of school children asked to their nickname “The First State” become official. Unfortunately, they didn’t get a National Monument until 2013 with the First State National Monument in honor of President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden. Meanwhile, Delaware is also known as the “Diamond State” because Thomas Jefferson once called it a “jewel”.
The price of this house is estimated at $109.5 million, and it’s located in Palm Beach. It is 28,399 square feet in size with 8 beds and 9 baths, and the grounds that cover 2.03 acres. Its special features include Roman columns made out of marble, a huge pool, a courtyard, and lots of space. Furthermore, it’s located on the coveted “Billionaire’s Row”. Meanwhile, while people all over the world know this state due to Disney World, there are several other facts to learn about it.
Miami is the only big city in the US founded by a woman. She was named Julia Tuttle and saw it for the first time in 1875 when her father became a homesteader in the region. Tuttle moved there herself and bought a lot of lands. Soon enough, the city became a tourist location when millionaire Henry M. Flagler extended his railroad line. The founder wanted the city to become the trade center between North America and South American, and she succeeded.
The price of this house is estimated at $21 million, and it’s located in Atlanta. It is 34,688 square feet in size with 7 beds and 9 baths, and the grounds that cover 17 acres. Its special features include a basement with cool ceilings, the view of the Chattahoochee River, a guest house, a wine cellar, a 2-story study, an indoor pool, a spa, a professional gym, an infinity pool, and a ballroom. Furthermore, there are many facts about Georgia that will make you want to live in this state.
It’s the home of Coca-Cola, the biggest brand in the world. It dates back to 1886 when John S. Pemberton founded it. If you love classic films, ‘Gone with the Wind’ was set in dear old Georgia. Additionally, many musicians hail from this region such as Ray Charles, James Brown, Little Richard, The B-52s, REM, and more. There are landscapes for all kinds of tastes with beaches, highlands, flatlands, and wetlands.
The price of this house is estimated at $52 million, and it’s located in Kailua-Kona. It is 12,584 square feet in size with 10 beds and 11 baths, and the grounds that cover 1.56 acres. This special place is actually part of six properties, which include pools, handmade fixings, a shoreline, and it is also completely secretive. People who want to purchase have to sign NDAs to view a video and photos of the estate.
Hawaii is a popular tourist location around the world, and it’s 2,500 miles from away from the nearest landmass. People who spend a lot of time at the beach enjoy it in different ways than just swimming and surfing. Their culture is filled with more than just luaus, contrary to popular opinion. There is an intense history and a strong connection to nature, which some call “The Aloha Spirit”.
The price of this house is estimated at $21.5 million, and it’s located in Ketchum. It is 10,067 square feet in size with 7 beds and 9 baths, and the grounds that cover 292 acres. Its special features include a guest house, a tennis court, walls made out of glass, a floating fireplace, modern furniture, and a private mountain view. You might already know this state by their famous potatoes, but it’s actually known as “The Gem State”.
More than 72 different gemstones have been found in the region. One, in particular, is garnet, which is plentiful in Idaho and India. Furthermore, most of America’s trout comes from this state. Meanwhile, you might be wondering what the name “Idaho” means. George Willing, a campaigner, said that it meant “gem of the mountains” or “the sun comes from the mountains”. We wonder if we could find some precious stones during a quick trip.
The price of this house is estimated at $45 million, and it’s located in Chicago. It is 25,000 square feet in size with 6 beds and 7 baths, and the grounds that cover 0.61 acres. Its special features include a big study, a full bar, a movie-worthy staircase, a garden pavilion, a pool, several fountains, and the lot extends over 8 city lots. Meanwhile, the state was named after the native Illiniwek people, and it means “ordinary speaker”.
They are best known for growing pumpkins but are also the second-biggest corn farmers. Also, there are several debates within the state about whether ketchup belongs on a hot dog or not. Of course, it does! Furthermore, if you are in Chicago, you have to try a jibarito, which is a sandwich made by the Puerto Rican immigrants. Instead of bread, they use fried plantains and fill them with steak, tomato, mayo, and even cheese.
The price of this house is estimated at $5.8 million, and it’s located in Indianapolis. It is 20,710 square feet in size with 6 beds and 8 baths, and the grounds that cover 3.1 acres. Its special features include a huge kitchen, a tennis court, a pool house, a garden with a waterfall, oak floors, a walnut library, chandeliers, antique fireplaces, and it was originally made in the 1930s. Not many people know about it, but the comic strip and animated show ‘Garfield’ was based in Muncie.
Creator Jim Davis went to college there. Meanwhile, the state is known for limestone and other minerals. Their limestone has been used to make important buildings in America such as the Pentagon, the Empire State Building, the National Cathedral, and others. Another interesting fact is that the gasoline pump was invented in Fort Wayne on September 5, 1885, by Sylvanus Freelove Bowser.
The price of this house is estimated at $2.95 million, and it’s located in Marion. It is 7,934 square feet in size with 5 beds and 5.5 baths, and the grounds that cover 26.69 acres. Its special features include a complete bar, an outdoor fireplace, two garages, a pool house, a catwalk, several patios on different stories, a huge pool, and a gym. This is another state in the U.S. that was named after a native tribe called the Ioway. However, the actual meaning of “Iowa” is still being debated.
Some believe that it was said for the first time by the natives, who exclaimed, “Iowa, Iowa, Iowa.” That would mean “beautiful, beautiful, beautiful”. Another version claimed that it comes from the French “Ayuhwa”, meaning “sleepy ones”. Apparently, this was said by the Dakota Sioux tribe about the Ioway. On a cool note, this is the place where Ozzy Osbourne allegedly ate a bat. The rock star thought it was fake at first and had to be rushed to the hospital right after.
The price of this house is estimated at $8.5 million, and it’s located in Mission Hills. It is 12,360 square feet in size with 5 beds and 6.5 baths. Its special features include a home theater, a game room, outdoor cooking area, and the whole estate has a French style with five fireplaces. You might be surprised to learn that Kansas had many native tribes that live there way before Francisco Vázquez de Coronado came in 1541. Meanwhile, its name comes from the Kansas River, which was itself named after the Kansa tribe.
The most popular city in this state is Wichita, but the capital is actually Topeka. Furthermore, it has several nicknames such as Sunflower State, the Jayhawk State, the Midway State, and the Wheat State. While Kansas was being developed, there was a debate about whether it would be a free state or a slave state, and the citizens could vote. This conflict led to lots of fighting, and New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley called it: “Bleeding Kanas”. This happened several years before the Civil War.
The price of this house is estimated at $25 million, and it’s located in Whitesville. It is 27,000 square feet in size with 14 beds and 12 baths, and the grounds that cover 750 acres. Its special features include two tennis courts, a big pool with a pool house, docks, picnic garden, a lake, a tenant house, and even a commercial building due to how the big the estate is. Some might remember the popular frontiersman Daniel Boone, who established Fort Boonesborough in 1775. He was captured by the Shawnee Indians and sent to Chillicothe, which is now Ohio.
Boone eventually earned the trust of the tribe and joined their tribe. But, he escaped six months later with a stolen horse. His journey back to Fort Boonesborough lasted five days. Another interesting fact about Kentucky is that none of the battles from the War of 1812 were in the state, but most of the soldiers that died did come from Kentucky. Furthermore, Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis were born very near this state.
The price of this house is estimated at $8.25 million, and it’s located in New Orleans. It is 12,365 square feet in size with 8 beds and 8 baths. Its special features include parking for 15 cars, huge closets, and it’s right in the French Quarter, where the best parties are located. The region was conquered by Robert Cavelier de La Salle in 1682, and he named it after King Louis XIV. In French, “La Louisiane” stands for “Land of Louis”. However, the U.S. government wanted it for themselves later on and first offered $5 million.
They later offered $10 million for New Orleans and a place called West Florida. Napoleon countered the offer, asking for $15 million for the whole state. That would be $233 million nowadays. A city everyone should definitely visit – aside from New Orleans - is Breaux Bridge, which is located in St. Martin Parish. It’s known as “the Crawfish Capital of the World”; so, you bet there are awesome crawfish stews. Meanwhile, the town of Rayne is known as the “Frog Capital of the World”, and they hold a Frog Festival every year.
The price of this house is estimated at $12.5 million, and it’s located in Bar Harbor. It is 15,000 square feet in size with 8 beds and 9 baths, and the grounds that cover 9 acres. Its special features include hand-painted murals, antique fixings, a marble foyer, Ionic columns, 14-foot ceilings, and the view of a manse on the Frenchman Bay built in 1910. One interesting detail about Maine is that no one knows exactly where its name originated. Some people think that it’s short for “mainland” and was used by sailors, but others believe that it comes from the French province of Maine.
It was thought that the coastline of this state extended for 250 miles, but new satellite images actually reveal that it’s 3500 miles. That rises to 5500 miles with the islands nearby. While the main attraction is the sea, Maine also has a desert which is located on the outskirts of Freeport and occupies 40 acres. It has recently become a tourist attraction, although it was initially meant to be an over-farming region. Another interesting place in this state is that Acadia National Park. The Cadillac Mountain located there is the highest point on the East Coast, and it was named after Antoine Laumet de la Mother, Sieur de Cadillac. Notably, the car company was also named after him.
The price of this house is estimated at $22.5 million, and it’s located in Chevy Chase. It is 13,900 square feet in size with 7 beds and 7 baths, and the grounds that cover 1.91 acres. Its special features include hand-painted glass windows, gorgeous ceilings, a 1920s-themed pool, a grand ballroom, a mahogany library, a music room, and this estate is more than 100 years old. An interesting detail regarding Maryland is that lawyer Francis Scott Key wrote the national anthem – ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ – after seeing the attack on Fort McHenry located at the Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812.
Another notable fact about this state is that Maryland was the first one to prohibit companies from requesting passwords to social media from their employees. Meanwhile, we should be thankful to this state for a Rihanna song, Mary Poppin’s traveling system, and a plot point on ‘How I Met Your Mother’: the umbrella. Of course, they also help avoid the rain. This device was invented by German artisan Francis T: Beehler, who founded the Beehler Umbrella House in Baltimore in the 1880s.
The price of this house is estimated at $45 million, and it’s located in Boston. It is 13,256 square feet in size with 8 beds and 12 baths. Its special features include a wave-pattern ceiling, great seating areas, modern art, a bar, and a rooftop deck with amazing views of the Boston Harbor. One great thing about Massachusetts is that America’s first subway was built in Boston in 1897. It was a short route of 3.5 minutes, but a huge help. Meanwhile, Boston was founded in 1630, but initially known as “Shawmut” by the natives.
They changed it to Boston after a town in Lincolnshire, England, when people from that area settled in the New World. You might have thought that Fig Newton cookies were named after Isaac Newton, but that’s not that case. They were named after the town of Newton, Massachusetts. The company was located in Cambridge and originally called Kennedy Biscuits. They would also call their products after nearby places like the Shrewsbury, the Harvard, and the Beacon Hill. The business was later renamed Nabisco, and the Newtons are still popular.
The price of this house is estimated at $10.55 million, and it’s located in Bloomfield Township. It is 10,108 square feet in size with 6 beds and 8 baths, and the grounds that cover 1.79 acres. Its special features include a tower in the courtyard with a spiraling staircase, a bar, a sauna, murals on the walls and ceilings, a movie theater, a gym, a two-story library, and an 8-car garage with a car wash. Michigan was settled by the French in the 17th century, and the name might have originated from the Ojibwe word “meshi-gami” that translates to “big lake”.
In Muskegon, Michigan, they love to “snurf”, which is an early version of snowboarding. Detroit has its own money system called “Cheers”, which come in 3-dollar bills with a picture of the Spirit of Detroit monument. The Mackinac Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the Western part of the world. Some call it “Mighty Mac” as it joins two peninsulas. It opened in 1957 after 3 years of construction. On its inauguration, 83 white convertibles drove through with beauty queens from the different counties.
The price of this house is estimated at $14.895 million, and it’s located in Deephaven. It is 18,007 square feet in size with 5 beds and 7 baths, and the grounds that cover 1.81 acres. Its special features include a big bar with a 2-island kitchen, a gym, a movie theater, a half-court indoors, a music club, an indoor golf simulator, an indoor bowling alley, and it was built on the highest point close to Lake Minnetonka. The land in the state was bought by the government in the Louisiana Purchase, a deal made by President Thomas Jefferson which increased the size of the U.S. significantly.
Other places were bought before in the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Minnesota was the 32nd state to join the union on May 11, 1858. They were an important part of the Civil War, but no battles were fought there. More than 25,000 people registered to fight when President Abraham Lincoln made the regiment request. They fought in the Confederate army. Meanwhile, around 100 African-American men also joined, but at the time, there were only 259 African-Americans including women and children.
The price of this house is estimated at $6.5 million, and it’s located in Pass Christian. It is 21,297 square feet in size with 15 beds and 11 baths, and the grounds that cover 7.88 acres. Its special features include beautiful staircases, huge rooms, a plantation-style designed with views of the Gulf of Mexico, and of course, all the Southern charm you can imagine. Most people know that “Teddy Bears” were named after President Theodore Roosevelt, but they don’t know that it happened because, during a hunting trip in Mississippi, the late president didn’t want to kill a bear.
Another interesting fact is that the first human lung transplant was performed at the University Of Mississippi Medical Center in 1963 by Dr. James Hardy. Many important celebrities were born here such as Jim Henson, Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey, Tennessee Williams, B.B. King, Jimmy Buffet, and William Faulkner. Just like other 20 states, Mississippi also considers milk the state drink. There is an interesting crime in Mississippi which says that it’s illegal to entice a woman over 18 with the promise of marriage. If the man is found guilty, he could be in jail for five years.
The price of this house is estimated at $12.5 million, and it’s located in Steelville. It has 3 beds and 2 baths, and the grounds that cover 1.910 acres. It might not be exactly a home, but its special features include a 5-mile railroad and steam engines. In fact, it has a train museum and a 3-story train station. It also consists of a gas station, observation towers, and shooting houses. There is the main cabin, a lake house, a main lodge, a caretaker’s house, and more. The name of this state comes from the Sioux Indians, which were called Missouris. Some people think it translates to “muddy water”, but it really means “town of the large canoes”.
There are two different ways to pronounce it: “Missouree” or “Missouruh”. Some politicians will use both to bring in the crowds because people will say it differently depending on where they live. However, some people think we should be calling it the “Read Me State” because famous writers such as T.S. Eliot, Maya Angelou, Mark Twain, and Sara Teasdale come from Missouri. Meanwhile, it could also be known as the “Cave State” because there are more than 6,000 in the region.
The price of this house is estimated at $25 million, and it’s located in Big Sky. It is 8,219 square feet in size with 5 beds and 5 baths, and the grounds that cover 491 acres. Its special features include 2-story fireplaces, custom woodwork, the unparalleled views of the mountains, and acres of privacy. Furthermore, it was built on the Big Sky Resort. An interesting detail about Montana is that in the 19th century, the residents became rich because a lot of gold was found there. Four prospectors found the Last Chance Gulch, which is known part of Helena.
For the next 20 years, people would mine the area looking for more and around $3.5 billion worth of gold was found. In 1888, Helena had more millionaires than any other place in the world. On another note, if you ever pass through Montana, you have to visit the Yellowstone National Park, which was established in 1872. It’s also the first national park in America, but it was first preserved by the U.S. Army until 1918 when the National Park Service was placed.
The price of this house is estimated at $3.75 million, and it’s located in Elkhorn. It is 10,572 square feet in size with 5 beds and 10 baths, and the grounds that cover 13.05 acres. Its special features include a billiards room, a movie theater, a wine bars, three bars, an infinity pool, a gym, and a sauna. There might also be certain hunting trophies. A fact about Nebraska is that their people debate that the Reuben sandwich originated in Omaha and was created by Lithuanian-born Reuben Kulakofsky. But, most people link the tasty corned beef, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing, and sauerkraut delight with New York City.
However, another food product that hails from Nebraska is Kool-Aid, which was invented by Edwin Perkins, the son of a general store owner. He also created other things like the Fruit-Smack and the Nix-o-Tine to stop tobacco addiction. But, Perkins made Kool-Aid around 1927 in his mother’s kitchen in Hastings. It was first written as “Kool-Ade”, but they changed it to the current name in 1934.
The price of this house is estimated at $75 million, and it’s located in Crystal Bay. It is 16,232 square feet in size with 8 beds and 10 baths, and the grounds that cover 5.14 acres. Its special features include a big movie theater, 13 fireplaces, a wine cellar with a huge bottle collection, two elevators, buoys, two funiculars for viewing the mountains, and many gardens. Nevada might be known around the world for Las Vegas and gambling, but the state got its population thanks to silver ore. In 1859, they discovered the Comstock Lode, and people started moving there.
Additionally, it became an important state in the Civil War, for which they got the nickname “The Battle Born State”. California is considered the nation’s “Golden State”, but most gold in America originates from Nevada. Their name in Spanish means “snow-capped”, but the locals don’t pronounce like Spanish-speakers. Instead, they do it like “Nev-AD-a”. Several Native America Tribes like there such as the Paiute, Shoshone, and the Washoe. The first settlers, however, were the Mormons.
23. NEW HAMPSHIRE
The price of this house is estimated at $7.49 million, and it’s located in Barrington. It is 14,918 square feet in size with 4 beds and 5 baths, and the grounds that cover 600 acres. Its special features include a trophy room with a desk that belonged to Rupert Murdoch, an elevator, a game room, a solarium, an Olympic-sized pool, and a great kitchen. New Hampshire was apparently once of the first 13 states to declare themselves free from Great Britain’s rule. They did it several months before the Declaration of Independence was signed.
On another interesting fact, the 14th President of the United States, Franklin Pierce, came from this state, which is also known as “the Granite State”. At the time, he was the youngest person, 48, ever elected for office. However, several others have been younger since then: Ulysses S. Grant (46), Grover Cleveland (47), Theodore Roosevelt (42), John F. Kennedy (43), Bill Clinton (46), and Barack Obama (47).
22. NEW JERSEY
The price of this house is estimated at $36 million, and it’s located in Alpine. It is 30,000 square feet in size with 12 beds and 15 baths. Its special features include two art galleries, a saltwater pool, a tennis court, an indoor basketball court, his and her libraries, a martini bar, and a ballroom. Also, it’s right on the outskirts of Manhattan. An interesting detail about this state is that Napoleon’s older brother escaped to New Jersey after his problems with the King of Spain. So, Joseph Bonaparte settled in Bordentown. Unfortunately, his mansion was burnt down in 1820, but his neighbors helped save the art collection and other important items.
In a letter, he wrote, "This event has proved to me how much the inhabitants of Bordentown appreciate the interest I have always felt for them; and shows that men, in general, are good, when they have not been perverted in their youth by a bad education." On another note, Grover Cleveland is the only U.S. president that comes from New Jersey, specifically Caldwell.
21. NEW MEXICO
The price of this house is estimated at $13.65 million, and it’s located in Santa Fe. It is 13,779 square feet in size with 6 beds and 5 baths, and the grounds that cover 16.61 acres. Its special features include a library, old Jerusalem stonework, and 13 fireplaces. Furthermore, it has views of the Sangre de Cristos, and it was built in a Mediterranean style. Meanwhile, Santa Fe is considered the highest capital city as it stands at 7,000 feet over sea level. Oddly, most roads in the state are made out of dirt or caliche, and the roads with less traffic are the paved ones.
Another interesting fact is that the roadrunner is the state bird of New Mexico, and they also have an official state question: “Red or green?” It’s a reference to chili, but most locals spell it like Spanish-speakers, “chile”. In 2010, the U.S. Census recorded that 9.4% of the locals were Native American, which makes it the 2nd-largest state with natives. Alaska is the first with 14.8%.
20. NEW YORK
The price of this house is estimated at $145 million, and it’s located in Southampton. It is 20,000 square feet in size with 12 beds and 12 baths, and the grounds that cover 42 acres. Its special features include a koi pond, a tennis court, a pond for kayaking, a pool with a privacy wall, European hardware, French parquet floors, and Italian marble fireplaces. Also, it was built by Henry Ford II. An interesting detail about New York is that several Hall of Fames are located there such as the one in Cooperstown that honors baseball.
However, in East Harlem, they have the Stickball Hall of Fame, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame is located in Canastota. According to data from 2011, more than 50 million tourists visited New York that year. They spent around $34 billion. On another note, their subway system has 656 miles of track underground, but if you add the New York City Transit's yards, shops, and storage areas, there are 842 miles.
19. NORTH CAROLINA
The price of this house is estimated at $10.75 million, and it’s located in Asheville. It is 16,221 square feet in size with 5 beds and 8 baths, and the grounds that cover 2 acres. Its special features include a four garages, a movie theater, an oak bar, a wine room, a Roman spa, thick limestone walls, and the whole is shaped like a castle. One interesting detail about North Carolina is that Carl Sandburg, the famous poet, released several of his works from his house in Flat Rock. He lived there for 22 years.
Meanwhile, his wife, Lillian has prize-winning dairy goats that were raised where the National Historic Site is located now. On another note, Archaeologist found the wreckage of Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, on November 21, 1996, off the coast of Morehead City. Speaking of pirates, every year in August, the town of Beaufort hosts the Beaufort Pirate Invasion. It’s a celebration where everyone dresses up as pirates and has swords. They even have a motto: “It takes a village to pillage.”
18. NORTH DAKOTA
The price of this house is estimated at $4 million, and it’s located in Fort Ransom. It is 3,100 square feet in size with 5 beds and 4 baths, and the grounds that cover 510 acres. Its special features include a place where hunting is the main attraction. It has a cabin-style designed, and the grounds have a fishing pond, as well as land with blinds, tree stands, and deer stands. There are also several plots for alfalfa, beans, and corn. North Dakota was considered the happiest state in the U.S. in 2013, by the Gallup poll.
On another interesting fact, this state is the second-largest producer of oil. In 2014, they made around 1 million barrel per day. Aside from that, most of the country’s flaxseed comes from North Dakota, 75% of canola, and 31% of sunflower oil as well. Furthermore, due to the energy boom, they have more new millionaires than other states. In 2013, 1,800 rich households joined their population.
The price of this house is estimated at $12.875 million, and it’s located in Aurora. It is 16,734 square feet in size with 7 beds and 15 baths, and the grounds that cover 2.1 acres. Its special features include a 3-story master suite with 2 master baths and 3 walk-in closets. Also, it’s in the Barrington Estate right next to the Jack Nicklaus golf course. The name Ohio comes from the Iroquois word “ohi-yo” that translates to “great river”. However, this region wasn’t a state until 1953, at least, officially. It was declared in 1803, but they didn’t have the presidential stamp.
President Dwight Eisenhower had to back-date his signature so that the state would still have been founded in 1803. On another interesting note, Ohio is nicknamed “the Buckeye State” due to the buckeye trees located all over the Ohio River Valley. These trees make nuts that look like deer eyes, and allegedly, having one in your pocket brings good fortune.
The price of this house is estimated at $7.9 million, and it’s located in Inola. It is 29,000 square feet in size with 8 beds and 11 baths, and the grounds that cover 27 acres. Its special features include a 2-story foyer, an art gallery, mirrored bathrooms, indoor pool, bar area, archways, and marble tiles. Also, it was built in 1989. Interestingly, Oklahoma’s state meal is black-eyed peas, chicken-fried steak, okra, squash corn on the cob, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, strawberries, and pecan pie. We hope all that doesn’t come in one serving!
People might need several Tums after eating it, but all kidding aside, this was established in 1988 by the House Concurrent Resolution 1083. Additionally, due to all those food products, the shopping cart was invented in Oklahoma by Sylvan Goldman, who owned Piggly Wiggly supermarket. He came up with the “folding basket carrier” in 1937. On another note, Big Foot has apparently been spotted several times in the state, and therefore, they created the yearly Big Foot Festival to celebrate.
The price of this house is estimated at $15 million, and it’s located in West Linn. It is 16,359 square feet in size with 14 beds and 9 baths, and the grounds that cover 34.5 acres. Its special features include a pool, a bar, a dining room, a movie theater, a 3-range kitchen, a gym, and a vineyard. An interesting detail about Oregon is that most people wouldn’t even be reading this article if not for an important invention: the mouse. It was patented in 1970 by scientist Douglas Engelbart. Another Oregon-born creation is the hacky sack.
The makers, Mike Marshall and John Stalberger, came up with it in 1972 when Stalberger suffered a knee injury and wanted a distraction. After Marshall died, Stalberger sold it to Wham-O toy company in 1983. On another note, Oregon’s Crater Lake is the deepest in the country with 1,943 feet below the surface. It was created after the collapse of the Mount Mazama volcano.
The price of this house is estimated at $15 million, and it’s located in Foxburg. It is 10,000 square feet in size with 5 beds and 5 baths, and the grounds that cover 1,200 acres. Its special features include a sugar house, a green house, an alpaca barn, an equestrian court, an aviary, and it was built in 1828. It’s also called the Riverstone Estate. William Penn settled in Pennsylvania after he was given land by King Charles II of England in 1681. It was meant to be a safe space from people who had been persecuted for their religion.
He was a Quaker but open to other religions. Penn also worked on universal education, votes for all men not just landowners, a better penal code, and hoped for no more military. Meanwhile, the state is also known for having Amish people, who are known for refusing modern technology. There is even a computer for them that has no Internet, video, or music. It only allows word processing, spreadsheets and such.
13. RHODE ISLAND
The price of this house is estimated at $39 million, and it’s located in Newport. It is 7,200 square feet in size with 7 beds and 6 baths, and the grounds that cover 45.75 acres. Its special features include 49 windows in the main house and a 3,000-square-foot guest house. It also has a pavilion for parties big enough for more than 1,000 people. There are 24-foot ceilings and a 2-story fireplace. The official name of the state is State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. They even had a vote in 2009 on whether they should officially shorten it, but the vote said to keep it.
Rhode Island is very tiny with only 48 miles north to south and 37 miles east to west, and it’s the smallest state in the U.S. with a population of 1,050,292. Another interesting fact is that the first Baptist church in America was created in Providence in 1638 by Roger Williams. Meanwhile, the oldest synagogue in the country is located in Newport. Touro Synagogue was built back in 1763.
12. SOUTH CAROLINA
The price of this house is estimated at $20 million, and it’s located on Kiawah Island. It is 10,500 square feet in size with 9 beds and 9 baths, and the grounds that cover 2 acres. Its special features include huge windows, indoor balcony, and an east wing that is all about the master suite. This is a modern house with views right to the ocean. When they created the state government of South Carolina, John Rutledge was the first leader. At the time, they called them presidents instead of governors, and only two men in history ever held the title of “President of South Carolina”.
Meanwhile, they changed it to "governor" in 1779, and John Rutledge was the first governor too. South Carolina is known as “The Palmetto State”, but it was once nicknamed “Iodine State”. License plates even had that name. Another interesting fact is that the first opera to perform in the U.S. did in Charleston in 1735. It was the comic ballad opera ‘Flora’. On another note, the tap dancer Clayton “Peggy Leg” Bates was born in Fountain Inn. He was famous because he lost a leg as a leg and still became a dancer who even got to perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’.
11. SOUTH DAKOTA
The price of this house is estimated at $2.1 million, and it’s located in Sioux Falls. It is 8,164 square feet in size with 5 beds and 5 baths, and the grounds that cover 1.16 acres. Its special features include massive windows and modern interior design on this ranch estate. An interesting fact is that the town of Clark in South Dakota has a yearly event dedicated to potatoes. Around the end of August, they hold cooking competitions, decorating contests, potato car races, and mashed potato wrestling matches, which are the main event.
Another random fact is that the 2nd largest cave system in the country is in Custer County. It was discovered in 1900, and the Jewel Cave became a national monument in 1908. But, the full exploration of the dark tunnels started in the 1960s because they expand for 1,273 acres and have 166 miles of passageways. Most people might know about this state because Mount Rushmore is located there. Meanwhile, many television hosts were born there such as Bob Barker from ‘The Price Is Right’, Mary Hart’ from ‘Entertainment Tonight’, Tom Brokaw’ from NBC's ‘Nightly News’, and others.
The price of this house is estimated at $17.9 million, and it’s located in Franklin. It is 22,743 square feet in size with 6 beds and 8 baths, and the grounds that cover 4 acres. Its special features include a royal theater, an elevator, a gym, a steam room, a wine cellar, 9 fireplaces, a ballroom equipped with a stage, 3 bars, and 3 kitchens. Tennessee is a great state to live in because they have the Great Smoky Mountains, which is considered America’s most-visited national park. Furthermore, the state also has the 3rd-most-visited house in the U.S. - after the White House and Biltmore Estate – Graceland Mansion, the former house of Elvis Presley.
Meanwhile, you might want to visit the Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum & Smoky Mountain Spices in Gatlinburg where you can purchase creative dinner table shakers in all shapes such as frogs or even The Beatles. On another note, in Greeneville, Tennessee there is a monument that honors the Union and the Confederate Armies, which is the only one in America. In fact, they were never much for taking sides. The state gave both groups many troops during the war.
The price of this house is estimated at $30 million, and it’s located in Houston. It is 26,401 square feet in size with 8 beds and 8 baths, and the grounds that cover 2.33 acres. Its special features include a hair salon, a music room, a sun room, a movie theater, Roman columns and statues, a rotunda, and a reception hall. Texas is the 2nd-largest state in America with 268,602 square miles. Alaska is the largest with 663,300 square miles. Furthermore, there are 26.06 million citizens in Texas, which also lands it on the 2nd spot with the biggest population going to California (38.04 million).
But, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio are on the top ten most populated cities in the country. The biggest part about Texas is their food as they have a Guinness World Record for the largest Frito Pie. It was made at the Texas State Fair in 2012 and weighed 1,325 pounds. Meanwhile, they also had the world’s largest pecan pie made by the El Paso Diablos Baseball Club in 1999. It had a diameter of 50 feet and weighed 21 tons. They also have the largest bowl salsa, which weighed 2,672 pounds.
The price of this house is estimated at $25 million, and it’s located in Springville. It is 49,568 square feet in size with 6 beds and 5 baths, and the grounds that cover 165 acres. Its special features include an indoor swimming pool with slides, a waterfall with plants that make it look like a jungle, a foyer with butterfly staircase, a trophy room, an indoor shooting range, an elevator, and indoor basketball court. The name “Utah” comes from the Ute tribe, and it means “people of the mountain”. Meanwhile, 60% of the residents of Utah are Mormons.
Another interesting fact is that the Great Salt Lake is the largest in the Western Hemisphere. It constitutes what is left of a prehistoric lake known as Lake Bonneville, which extended over most of the state. You might also be happy to learn that the Jell-O is their official state snack, and Salt Lake City has the highest consumption of the treat in the world.
The price of this house is estimated at $10.95 million, and it’s located in Stowe. It is 17,218 square feet in size with 11 beds and 16 baths, and the grounds that cover 68.5 acres. Its special features include a tower suite with a lounge and a gym. The footbridge connects to an artist’s studio with a stream and waterfall feature below. The name “Vermont” comes from the French “vert mont”, which translates to “green mountain”. This region became the 14th state in 1791 as it was the first after the 13 colonies.
However, before joining, it was an independent country founded in 1777 and known as the Vermont Republic. It had a post office, a different currency called Vermont coppers, and they even abolished slavery. Furthermore, they are the largest producers of maple syrup in American with more than 500,000 gallons a year. People who love pancakes need to remember that it takes 40 years for sugar maples to be big enough to tap, and even then, you need 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup.
The price of this house is estimated at $62.95 million, and it’s located in McLean. It is 48,900 square feet in size with 9 beds and 13 baths, and the grounds that cover 3.2 acres. Its special features include a wine cellar, a 3D media room, a 30-car garage, 2 kitchens, and a mahogany library with a wet bar. Furthermore, a house in the estate was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. An interesting fact about this state is that on Tangier Island, some people might still speak a language from Restoration England, which came right after Shakespeare’s time. Therefore, some of these locals might seem like native English people.
Virginia is the state with the highest count of presidents with 8 born in the region: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson. Some of them were even the firsts to lead the country. Another fact is that the nation’s first commercial crop of peanuts was produced in Virginia in the 1800s. These were used for oil and as food for livestock.
The price of this house is estimated at $28.5 million, and it’s located in Medina. It is 10,755 square feet in size with 4 beds and 6 baths, and the grounds that cover 2.18 acres. Its special features include an indoor pool and a waterfront with views of the Seattle. The state of Washington is known for exporting apples as more than 100 million boxes are picked annually. They also make most of America’s hops and mint. This state is known for its floating bridges, and the first one was made over Lake Washington because the bed was too soft for a suspension bridge.
Furthermore, they have four out of the five longest floating bridges in the world; the first one is the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge which measures 7,579 feet. If you have traveled through Seattle, you have might have seen the Space Needle, which was made for the 1962 World’s Fair. It took only 400 days to make and is the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River.
4. WASHINGTON D.C.
The price of this house is estimated at $18.75 million, and it’s located in Georgetown. It is 11,000 square feet in size with 7 beds and 7 baths, and the grounds that cover 0.61 acres. Its special features include a 45-foot living room, a chef’s kitchen, a catering kitchen, 2 laundry rooms, a billiards room, and an elevator. The capital of the United States is not a state in itself. D.C. stands for District of Columbia, and it is located near Maryland and Virginia. Another interesting fact about this region is that the famous Capital was actually designed by a British doctor, William Thornton.
On a parallel note, the White House was also designed by a foreigner: the Irish James Hoban. Also, the Smithsonian was named after James Smithson, who was English, and never even visited America. Another interesting fact is that the people of D.C. couldn’t vote for presidents until the 23rd amendment was changed in 1961. Herbert Hoover and John Quincy Adams were known for keeping alligators at the White House.
3. WEST VIRGINIA
The price of this house is estimated at $13 million, and it’s located in Charleston. It is 19,000 square feet in size with 8 beds and 9 baths, and the grounds that cover 24.7 acres. Its special features include a 2-story study, a gym, a game room, a big pool, 6 chimneys, a tennis court, and a wine room. West Virginia became a state in 1863, but Benjamin Franklin and other friends wanted it to be a colony called Vandalia around 100 years earlier. Vandalia comes from Queen Charlotte, King George III’s wife, whose ancestors were from the Vandal tribe.