The 4,078 residents of Ho-Ho-Kus 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. This affluent hamlet, with its stately homes, commitment to education, relatively palatable taxes and low crime rate, was the #1 town in New Jersey Monthly's 2011 Top Towns survey.
Shopping & DiningHo-Ho-Kus's small business district includes two pharmacies, a handful of high-end restaurants (including the Sicilian Sun, which former President Richard Nixon frequented when he lived in nearby Saddle River), and a few antique stores and gift shops, among other businesses. Residents must hit the neighboring towns for groceries; there are no supermarkets in Ho-Ho-Kus. On the other hand, there's plenty of downtown parking.
Getting AroundNew Jersey Transit offers train service to New York's Penn Station on two lines - Bergen County Line and Main Line. as well as bus service to the Village. Short Line provides service between the borough and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan from a stop at Route 17 and Hollywood Avenue, with limited service offered at a stop at Franklin Turnpike and Maple Avenue.
EducationHo-Ho-Kus students consistently perform well on state tests at all grade levels. There is only one school for grades K-8. High school students attend the highly regarded Northern Regional High School in Allendale, a few miles northwest.
CommunityHo-Ho-Kus hosts a surprisingly diverse population, representing a multitude of backgrounds, religious beliefs and recreational pursuits. Many of the citizens, young and old, share a deep and common interest in bettering the Borough, such as serving on a municipal or school board, an emergency services group or various youth and community organizations.
Parks & RecreationA key recreation area is 16 Acres, a nature preserve that provides open space in the center of Ho-Ho-Kus. Now a national landmark, The Hermitage is a stunning Gothic revival home that briefly served as Washington's wartime headquarters and was also the residence of Aaron Burr. It is open to the public as a museum.
Borough of Ho-Ho-KusWorth-Pinkham Memorial Library
Ho-Ho-Kus Recreation Commission
Ho-Ho-Kus School District
Northern Highlands Regional High School
Ho-Ho-Kus Chamber of Commerce
Ho-Ho-Kus Youth Activities Council
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Updated: 25th March, 2023 8:55 PM (UTC).