Besides having a memorable name, the borough of Ho-Ho-Kus in Bergen County also boasts the distinction of being one of New Jersey’s most desirable places to live.
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It topped New Jersey Monthly’s “Best Place to Live”listin2017, beating more than 500 other New Jersey municipalities. The borough also bagged the number 1 spot in 2011.
It may be small – no more than 1.8square miles in size and with just over 4,100 residents – but Ho-Ho-Kus has plenty to offer. The borough continues to draw attention from buyers looking for a great home in a warm, family-friendly community.
It is also well known for being one of the most affluent communities in the state, with an estimated median household income of $162,386 in 2015. Its diverse population includes a significant number of management, sales, and business professionals.
Ho-Ho-Kus’ neighborhoods are peaceful and tree-shaded and residents enjoy convenient access to top-rated local schools. A 30 to 35-minute drive is all it takes for residents to get to Jersey City to the south or to Manhattan to the southwest.
There’s convenient public transportation as well. An NJ Transit station provides railway access to the Bergen County Line and the Main Line, which connects to New York via the Secaucus Junction.
Ho-Ho-Kus real estate
Ho-Ho-Kus homes include a variety of grand manors and mini-estates on large, acre-size lots. Colonial architecture is the most ubiquitous house style, especially in the luxury home market.
There are affordable single-family homes in the borough as well, though they are getting rarer. These come in more diverse styles such as ranch, Cape Cod, and split-level. Smaller colonials are also available.
Schools in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
The Ho-Ho-KusSchool District serves students from the pre-kindergarten level through the eighth grade.
Secondary school students in Ho-Ho-Kus attend the acclaimed Northern Highlands Regional High School. They join fellow high school students from the communities of Allendale, Upper Saddle River, and Saddle River.
The Midward Park High School and the Bergen County Technical Schools also accommodate Ho-Ho-Kus high-schoolers.
Must-visit attractions in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
- Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern – This upscale restaurant serves classic American fare and award-winning wines. Its mouthwatering menu aside, this destination is notable for its location. The Inn operates within the Zabriskie House, a late 1700s home listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- The Hermitage – A historic house museum that dates all the way back to the mid-1700s, the Hermitage was originally a stone farmhouse that hosted several important personages during the Revolution (including Washington, Lafayette, and Hamilton). In the mid-1800s, architect William Ranlett renovated the structure in its current Gothic Revival style.
- Taste of Ho-Ho-Kus – Held every June, this community event gathers local restaurants and merchants for a grand festival that draws not just residents but visitors from neighboring areas as well. The event is held in and around the downtown shopping and dining district.
Ho-Ho-Kus homes for sale
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