What Would Batman’s Batcave Sell For?

by Chicago Agent

Batman's home would be pretty sweet…but would he throw in the Batmobile, as well?

By Stephanie Sims

Since The Dark Knight Rises opened Friday in theaters, we thought this infographic from Movoto about how much Batman’s home would be worth in today’s market was appropriate.

Using a game from the ’90s, Movoto estimated the size of the estate, number of bedrooms and bathrooms and its value: if it were on the market today, Wayne Manor would be worth $32,100,000. It would include 11 bedrooms, 7 baths, and have a total square footage of 42,500. The amenities include a pool,gym, library,ballroom, gallery and, of course, the Batcave, the multi-leveled, high-tech hideout for Batman with cave-front water access.

And while Batman lives in the fictional city of Gotham City (and when the comic first came out, he actually lived in New York City until it was changed to Gotham), the folks at Movoto believe that Gotham City is more like Chicago than New York:

“Just because Gotham City was formerly New York City doesn’t mean it has to be New York City,” the blog says. “Many will point out that Gotham represents the underbelly of New York City, and that it’s indeed located in New Jersey. [But] Gotham City is a massive, nasty city with daunting and powerful architecture. It’s a massively corrupt city with back alleys. Chicago gives us this vibe. Perhaps it’s because of Chi-town’s history of over-the-top criminals such as serial killer H.H. Holmes and gangsters Al Capone and John Dillinger. Or, maybe it’s because the Windy City has an impressively long list of corrupt politicians.”

We guess Chicago should feel…flattered? We’re a bit unsure. Regardless, check out Movoto’s Batcave infographic below for how they found the Batcave’s value.


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