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Ho-Ho-Kus is a tight-knit community with excellent community services and activities, ranging from holiday activities to youth recreational programs. Ho-Ho-Kus residents of all ages participate in the community’s activities. Ho-Ho-Kus is located close to Paramus and shopping options are plentiful, as most of the borough is within fifteen minutes of five different malls.

Ho-Ho-Kus is located in northern Bergen County, approximately 45 minutes from Manhattan. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 4,060. Ho-Ho-Kus is a residential community that ranks in the top twenty municipalities in New Jersey in terms of per capita income. It has an interesting history, beautiful properties a variety of community activities available to residents year-round.

Ho-Ho-Kus was formed on October 15, 1908 from what had originally been the Borough of Orvil. Orvil was formed on March 8, 1905. Respectful of its colonial heritage, Ho-Ho- Kus claims the distinction of being one of the oldest communities in New Jersey. Many homes in Ho-Ho-Kus are on the National Register of Historic Places, reflecting the community’s commitment to preserving its history.

Today, Ho-Ho-Kus is a small town with diverse architecture and meticulously maintained greenery. Most of its structures are turn-of-the-century or earlier. The last major housing development, called “Cheelcroft”, was built around the time of the depression.

The Ho-Ho-Kus Public School serves all students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
The school has recently built a million-dollar addition to accommodate its growth in recent years, due to an influx of young families settling in the borough. High School Students attend Northern Highlands Regional High School in neighboring Allendale.

Ho-Ho-Kus is unique and special. With access to the 3 metropolitan airports, is dissected by route 17, has direct train & bus service to NYC, is a few minutes from the NY State Thruway, and has the Garden State Parkway in its backyard. However, the prime location and the transportation conveniences do not diminish or interfere with the serene, halcyon atmosphere evident throughout the town. It is residential in nature, has no major industries, but does have a number professional offices, attractive stores, & businesses. Its development began as a community in the 1700's when homes were built and farms were cultivated. As time progressed, and by 1725, one could find the existence of a church formed under the name "low Dutch Reformed Church" and due to the insistence of the sturdy Dutch influence, a school was started as well.

 

General Information:

Town Name:

Ho-Ho-Kus

City Hall:

Ho-Ho-Kus Borough Hall

Address:

333 Warren Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus NJ 07423

Phone Number:

201-652-4400

Land Area:

Distance to NYC:

24 miles

Town Website:

http://www.ho-ho-kusboro.com/

Library Website:

http://www.bccls.org

Water Service:

Borough Owned

Gas & Electric:

P.S.E.&G.

 

Demographics:

Population:

4,101

Population Density / Mile:

2,355

Median Age:

42.29

Number of Households:

1,425

Average Household Size:

3

Households with Children:

585

Median Household Income:

$167,713

Median Years in Residence:

6

Annual Residential Turnover:

10

Median Dwelling Age:

47