Mahwah

You’re sure to find Mahwah on the list of the best places to live in New Jersey, and with good cause. It’s lush greenery, quaint neighborhoods, and proximity to New York make it an attractive place to plant your roots. Its name comes from the Lenape word meaning meeting place or place where paths meet and that’s quite fitting for several reasons.

Make the Move to Mahwah

You’re sure to find Mahwah on the list of the best places to live in New Jersey, and with good cause. It’s lush greenery, quaint neighborhoods, and proximity to New York make it an attractive place to plant your roots. Its name comes from the Lenape word meaning meeting place or place where paths meet and that’s quite fitting for several reasons.

 

Routes 287, 17, and 202 all converge in Mahwah for easy access across the border to New York in less than 10 minutes, and neighboring towns like Ramsey, Oakland, and Allendale in under 20. You can catch a train from Mahwah Station to NYC in a little over an hour or take about a forty-five-minute drive to commute. 

 

Are walking paths more you speed? Mahwah has plenty of those, too. At over 26 square miles, it’s the largest municipality in Bergen County, and almost a third of that area is state and county parkland. Hiking trails, mountaintop vistas, reservations, even ski slopes await you in this picturesque nature-rich setting nestled in the Ramapo Mountains. Needless to say, there’s something for everyone!

 

And if it’s a literal meeting place you’re looking for, head to Longfellow’s for a wide variety of coffee, tea, smoothies, and specialty treats. For happy hour cocktails paired with a bite, you must try Mahwah Bar & Grill for American fare, or Sangria Tapas for a more European menu. 

 

There’s also a house for everyone, with distinct neighborhoods that vary in architectural style, as well as budget. You’ll find everything from colonials to condominiums in Mahwah. Add in a stellar school system and a police department ranked in the top 3% of the country, and you’ve got the perfect place to live. Navigating the housing market can be daunting, but with an excellent real estate agent like Maryanne Elsaesser and her Home Navigator Team, it’s smooth sailing from start to finish.

 

About Maryanne:

Maryanne Elsaesser is known for individualized strategic planning and solving complex matters with calmness. Her clients say she is a "brilliant negotiator," tenacious, helpful, smart, creative, focused and has an amazing ability to read people. Consistent hard work puts Maryanne in the top 1% of brokers in the country. Maryanne is well-versed in contractual elements and understands the intricacies of navigating the most profitable net gain in each transaction. She can be reached at 551.206.9264 or [email protected].

Overview for Mahwah, NJ

14,915 people live in Mahwah, where the median age is 45.4 and the average individual income is $67,956.55. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,915

Total Population

45.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$67,956.55

Average individual Income

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Demographics and Employment Data for Mahwah, NJ

Mahwah has 5,357 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mahwah do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,915 people call Mahwah home. The population density is 2,710.56 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,915

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

45.4

Median Age

49.88 / 50.12%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
5,357

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$67,956.55

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Mahwah, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Mahwah. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Academy Of Saint Paul
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Eric S. Smith Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
John Y Dater Elementary School
PUBLIC
4th - 5th
No rating available
Don Bosco Preparatory High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Wesley D Tisdale Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
5/5
Mary A. Hubbard Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
5/5
Green Twig School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Goddard School For Early Childhood
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
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