New Jersey Monthly recently released the September 2017 issue with their bi-annual ranking of the best places to live in New Jersey. Our own Ho-Ho-Kus in Bergen County has been ranked number one.  Split by Route 17, Ho-Ho-Kus is a 1.74 square-mile municipality in Bergen County and its 4,100 residents now have another reason to celebrate.

It comes as no surprise that Ho-Ho-Kus came in number one. It held the same honor back in 2011 as well. It’s well-regarded schools, low crime, affordable property taxes, and increasing home values make it a desirable place to live

New Jersey Monthly’s 2017 Top 100 Towns list was created by an independent research firm, Leflein Associates out of Ringwood.  To earn a spot on the list they considered five different categories across the 565 municipalities: property taxes, crime rate, home values, lifestyle factor, and school performance.  Those towns with a population under 1,500 were not included in the study due to lack of significant statistical data. 

Other Bergen County municipalities that ranked in the top 10 include Glen Rock, which came ranked number three on the list, and Montvale which came in number seven. See if your municipality made The Top 100 Towns list here.