Mahwah is in northeastern New Jersey and hugs the New York state line, roughly 11 miles north of Paterson and approximately 24 miles north of Newark. The town is situated in Bergen County and is considered part of the Bergen-Passaic metropolitan area. Mahwah apartments for rent offer an excellent way to join the growing population of more than 24,000 people spread across the 26.7 square miles of land.
The township is bordered by the towns of Upper Saddle River, Ramsey and Allendale, and major roads like Ramapo Valley Road, state highway Route 17 and Interstate 287. Residents also enjoy close proximity to air and rail transportation as well as all the attractions of New York City, which is just 30 miles away.
The land on which Mahwah is located today was originally inhabited by the Ramapough Mountain Indians and was part of Franklin Township before separating into the new township of Hohokus. On November 7, 1944, the area was reincorporated as the township of Mahwah.
Mahwah has gained the nickname of "Bergen County's Parkland" due to its abundance of county and state parkland, which allow residents access to prime rural living. According to the township website, Mahwah is the largest municipality in Bergen County, with more open space than any other town. People looking for apartments in Mahwah will find a wide array of housing options, including majestic historic homes, townhomes and condominiums and million-dollar mansions. Residents particularly enjoy a safe environment to live and work, and the township touts an excellent police force, emergency service volunteers, exceptional education system and a diversified recreational program.
Mahwah is home to several state and county parks, such as Campgaw Mountain Reservation. Residents and visitors can find amenities for hiking, skiing, snowboarding, biking, archery, swimming and fishing. The municipal recreational facilities allow for football, soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, tennis and basketball, among other activities.
There are a number of restaurant and shopping areas that residents particularly enjoy, and the town also hosts an annual Mahwah Day at Commodore Perry Field. Mahwah Day offers residents a chance to join together and celebrate the town's history and the community, and it features a kick-off parade, dog show, magician, rides for children, live music and a fireworks display.
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