Wyckoff, NJ neighborhood spotlight

Neighborhood Guide: Wyckoff, NJ

July 27, 2017 in Neighborhood Spotlights

Featuring the zip code of 07481, Wyckoff, NJ is a township located in Bergen County. Wyckoff was created from portions of Franklin Township, Mahwah, and Ridgewood Township. Bordering eight different communities, the borough got its name from the Lenape word ‘wickoff’ which refers to high ground. Wyckoff has an interesting history where it was originally inhabited by the Lenape Indian, and the early settlers were recorded as John and William Van Voor Haze. Are you planning to explore Wyckoff? Here’s what the neighborhood has in store for you.

Living in Wyckoff, NJ

For starters, Wyckoff is an affluent neighborhood that features top-notch schools, pretty tree-lined streets, quaint downtown areas, proximity to transit to New York, and not forgetting terrific places to live. Nice homes abound and you can easily find Tudors, colonials, older Victorians, and McMansion in varying sizes. The township has a population of more than 17,000 and comprises of four constituent neighborhoods. A majority of the workforce here is employed in white-collar jobs. That’s why it is the perfect place for urban sophisticates to live. Notable ancestries of people in Wyckoff include Polish, English, German, and Irish. Also, the spoken languages here include English, Spanish, and Korean.

Dining Spots

  • Blue Moon Mexican Cafe

Located on 327 Franklin Ave, your cravings for Mexican food can be satisfied at the Blue Moon Mexican Cafe. The dining spot is perfect for diners who want feel like trying something new whilst dining somewhere that is close to home. The staff at the eatery is known to be very attentive and accommodating. In addition, their Californian avocado wedges are to die for. If you are looking for a quick recommendation, consider trying their Aztec Steak for entrees or get a filling meal with their dinner combination platters.

  • The Brick House

Located on 179 Godwin Ave, The Brick House operates as a restaurant and event venue. Since its inception, it is a leading steakhouse restaurant that serves high quality and great-tasting cuisine. Diners will be able to enjoy delicious food in a beautiful setting. The Brick House is able to host weddings, special events, and private parties. What’s more, their chickens are organically grown Bell & Evans; beef is certified Black Angus; and fish arrives daily fresh from the New Fulton Fish Market.

Points of Interest

  • A. McFaul Environmental Center

  1. A. McFaul Environmental Center is a wildlife sanctuary that offers a variety of nature programs and workshops. Located on 150 Crescent Ave, the wildlife sanctuary was founded in 1967. The site features natural science exhibits, memorial gazebos, nature trails, a boardwalk, bird shelters, and a waterfowl pond. The main building of J. A. McFaul Environmental Center also overlooks the waterfowl pond and comes complete with nature exhibits, a browsing library, and an auditorium. Free Tuesday films and other special events are held throughout the year.
  • Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve  

Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve is a public nature reserve that offers opportunities for passive recreation. The 147-acre nature reserve offers activities such as small boating, picnics, walking, jogging, hiking, bird watching, and fishing. If you plan to fish, you need to get a fishing license beforehand. With that, the common catches include catfishes, giant carps, sunfishes, yellow perches, pickerels, black crappies, and largemouth bass fishes.

If you are looking to purchase a property in Wyckoff, and want to know more about the amenities and options available here, do not hesitate to contact us or check out the latest Wyckoff listings!

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