Why Ho-Ho-Kus is a Great Place to Live…

September 30, 2013By 0 Comments

By now, many of you have seen that article in New Jersey Monthly from 2011, listing Ho-Ho-Kus as the #1 town to live in New Jersey:

Drive north on Route 17 in Bergen County beyond the bustling shopping corridor of Paramus, and suddenly everything grows serene. Welcome to Ho-Ho-Kus, a sleepy little corner of New Jersey overshadowed by its busier neighbors. This affluent hamlet, with its stately homes, commitment to education, relatively palatable taxes and low crime rate, is the number 1 town in New Jersey Monthly’s 2011 Top Towns survey.

 The 4,078 residents here enjoy the experience of living in a small town, but also benefit from an easy commute to Manhattan and easy access to the restaurants and shopping of larger neighboring towns—especially Ridgewood to the west.  Established in 1698, little Ho-Ho-Kus has no shortage of charm, with tree-lined streets, large yards, a town green with a gazebo, and a small but lively downtown shopping district. And Ho-Ho-Kus maintains its bucolic appeal despite straddling busy Route 17.

It was that small-town feel that draws many families to this town.

When asked what they loved most about Ho Ho Kus here are some of the answers from a few other Contemporary Club members and residents of Ho-Ho-Kus:

“We moved to Ho-Ho-Kus because it was very family oriented and it’s close to everything. We moved here before we had a family but knew that we made the right choice because our neighbors were great and so was the community. We also like the fact that we saw nature every day from deer and chipmunks to different birds and turkey. Ho-Ho-Kus is a great place to live and I couldn’t have been prouder then when it was named the #1 town to live in in NJ by New Jersey Monthly magazine.”  – Christine McIndoe Devereaux

“Ho-Ho-Kus is a beautiful town with a close knit community. We have our own little downtown yet it’s not overwhelming or taken over by out of towers. I’ve always felt HHK is our own little diamond in the ruff amidst the crazy hustle and bustle or northern Bergen county. Don and I truly feel so fortunate to be raising our daughters here!”  -Laura Kiernan Seltmann

“I love that it has a strong community feel.  Coming from the city where you never meet your neighbors, I was ready to move to a place where we could get to know our neighbors and develop friendships.”  – Molly Hermann

What do YOU and YOUR families love about living in Ho-Ho-Kus?  Share your comments below!

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