Mahwah is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey formed by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1944. The township was originally formed as Hohokus Township in 1849, from portions of Franklin Township.
Ranked by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as the 9th best place to live in NJ, the township is also better known as Bergen County’s Parkland. It has hosted several state and county parks that offer snowboarding, swimming and hiking, along with other recreational facilities that can be used for activities such as soccer, la crosse, nature walks and skating.
Mahwah is the largest municipality in Bergen County, thus it has more open space to accommodate million-dollar mansions, condominium communities and stately historic homes. Large corporations such as Jaguar, Seiko, Sharp and UPS have also made Mahwah their corporate home.
Mahwah Station provides rail services to Newark, Hoboken Terminal and Secaucus Junction on the Bergen County Line and Main Line. Short Line Bus offers services to intermediate locations and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.
Both commercial and residential residents enjoy great security with Mahwah’s excellent police force and dedicated emergency service volunteers. The professional municipal government staff, high quality educational system and diversified recreational program all allow residents to have a high quality environment to live and work in. Notable figures have also made Mahwah their home, and they include Les Paul, Carl “Spider” Lockhart, Chris Wragge, Maria Pitillo, Bill McCutcheon and Ernst Lieb.
Population change since 2000: +7.6%
Zip code: 07430, 07495
Median Family income: $98,581
Median House Value: $537,166
Median Real Estate Property Taxes: $9,764
Ancestries: Italian (24.0%), Irish (14.5%), German (10.6%), Polish (5.9%), English (4.1%), Russian (3.2%), United States or American (3.0%)
Land area: 25.9 square miles
Population density: 1,006 people per square mile
Median resident age: 41.0 years
Public high school in Mahwah:
Mahwah High School
Public elementary/middle schools in Mahwah:
Lenape Meadows Elementary School
Betsy Ross Elementary School
George Washington Elementary School
Joyce Kilmer Elementary School
Ramapo Ridge Middle School
Private schools in Mahwah:
Young World Day School
Vocational schools in Mahwah
Lincoln Technical Institute
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