This charming and mostly residential borough is rich in history and culture.

House Hunting in Ho-Ho-Kus?

What to Know Before You Go

You often hear the term “small-town feel” as a selling point when it comes to the real estate market, but with a population just over 4,000 people, Ho-Ho-Kus is the true definition of the term. Significantly smaller than its neighbors Waldwick and Ridgewood, this charming and mostly residential borough is rich in history and culture, while also cultivating a strong sense of community that is constantly adapting. Style-wise, it’s largely Cape Cods and Colonials, but there are exceptions like the Cheelcroft section of town, named after the architect who designed the homes there, where you can find some Tudor styles. 
This tightknit town is home to just one public elementary school which houses students in pre-k through eighth grade, ensuring a holistic approach to education with high parent involvement and consistent standards and expectations throughout all grades. It also means families with children in multiple grades only have one drop off and pick up for the day, and high school students are bused to nearby Northern Highlands Regional H.S. in Allendale.
Route 17 essentially splits Ho-Ho-Kus into two areas and provides quick access to a plethora of businesses and stores in neighboring towns. A trip by car to Manhattan takes about thirty minutes with bus and train route options ranging from forty to ninety minutes.
If commuting isn’t part of your daily routine, you’ll have plenty of places to visit in and around town. The historical Hermitage House was a literal crossroads of the American Revolution and is now a 250-year-old mansion and museum with special events and rotating exhibits. You can lose track of time window shopping in the picturesque downtown or grab a bite at Albert’s Cafe, a drink at the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, or an upscale dinner at St. Eve’s.
Residents can also enjoy an array of local activities throughout the year set up by the town’s Contemporary Club, including events for Easter and Halloween, an annual Taste of Ho-Ho-Kus culinary celebration, and various fundraisers.
Many current residents have been living in this quaint town their whole lives, and some through many generations. If Ho-Ho-Kus sounds like your perfect place to live, be sure to reach out to Maryanne Elsaesser and the Home Navigators Team for a truly excellent real estate experience.

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Overview for Hohokus, NJ

4,248 people live in Hohokus, where the median age is 43.2 and the average individual income is $112,573. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Hohokus, NJ

Hohokus has 1,444 households, with an average household size of 2.94. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hohokus do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,248 people call Hohokus home. The population density is 2,442.2 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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