Ridgewood is a spectacular place to live, and as the home community of Tarvin Realtors, it holds a special place in our heart. The "perfect community" in many ways, the village of Ridgewood is an ideal place to find one of those picture-perfect houses you've always dreamed of. That being said, many of the lovely residential communities near Ridgewood are equally as beautiful and friendly, and you may be slightly less familiar with them. Within these boroughs and townships you can find a wealth of gorgeous single-family homes with all the charm and outdoor space that you can imagine. Don't let these amazing places go unnoticed during your home search — give yourself as much choice as you can! To help you get started, we'll introduce you to six of the most commendable communities in Bergen County in which you just might find the home of your dreams.
Saddle River and Upper Saddle River real estate belong to a swanky, sought-after community named for its serene riverside location. With a distinctly rustic flavor, Saddle River is defined by lush trees, groomed estates, and refined culture. The homes here are a mix of elegant heritage ranches, Dutch Colonial homes, and expansive poolside manors with endless green space, offering the illusion of solitude. This luxurious borough is unyieldingly picturesque and though it is undeniably affluent, its homes offer incredible value when it comes to cost-per-square-foot. The prestigious community's rolling green hills and pastoral allure are complemented by a strong sense of community and a rich, notable history. If you're looking for a Ridgewood-esque community with a rural flair and an attractive, long-established social scene, Saddle River might be the perfect fit for you.
Allendale is a classically scenic community known for its spacious homes, lovely natural spaces, and timeless suburban feel. This family-friendly area has great amenities including highly regarded schools, restaurants, boutiques, and natural areas. The charming downtown resembles a historic village center, with its bricked clock tower and quaint storefronts. Small but esteemed local businesses define the landscape in the downtown area. The residential side of Allendale is characterized by large wooded lots, palatial traditional homes, and quintessentially New England houses. Due to the demand in this idyllic community, new developments are also being created.
This naturally stunning and formerly pastoral slice of Bergen County was prime for the development of extra-large, gorgeously styled estates as well as those lovely 20th century homes known for their leafy lots, large lawns, and spacious interiors. The area blends a rural atmosphere with swish homes and respected businesses. One of the country's most exclusive addresses, Franklin Lakes is a cozy and pristine hamlet that's ideal for those looking for unmatched professional opportunities locally or in the city, those who love unspoiled nature, and those looking for the perfect community in which to live long-term.
An ideally sized community of less than 12,000, Glen Rock is Ridgewood's slightly quieter neighbor, offering many similar perks in terms of culture, lifestyle, and recreation. Homes are beautifully crafted in many of the same architectural styles as those in Ridgewood — Dutch Colonial and English Tudor, as well as more modest established bungalows and split-levels. The Glen Rock lifestyle is defined by its close-knit group of locals and family-oriented environment. Recreational amenities are extensive and local traditions are abundant.
Here at Tarvin Realtors, Ho-Ho-Kus is one of our favorite specialty areas. This sister community to Ridgewood boasts gorgeous creekside parks and greenbelts, striking trails, delectable eateries, and top-notch education. Welcoming and community-focused, Ho-Ho-Kus is timeless and chocolate-box in its appearance, yet it maintains an air of trendy contemporary appeal as well. Life here is focused on communal development, with many active clubs and organizatons and ongoing events — you'll see familiar faces every day. The real estate market is seemingly bulletproof, and the homes here come in options for every budget; they range from modest dwellings to impressive multi-million dollar nobility lodgings. Owners of every type of home come together to focus on community development and year-round social enjoyment.
Mahwah is a beautiful place to live and is Bergen County's largest municipality in terms of area alone. The juxtaposition of this tranquil, meadow-like locale against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the New York City skyline makes it one of the most unique destinations in the world. Mahwah real estate has something for every buyer but is mainly recognizable for its wealth of traditional single-family homes. However, the community also has a selection of stylish luxury townhouses and condos. Find homes within gated communities and along peaceful suburban roads, or explore Mahwah's private regal mansions and equestrian estates. Whichever type of home you choose, you'll positively love the calming natural surroundings, cosmopolitan convenience, and sense of belonging that you'll find in this first-class community.
Stay tuned to read about the next six Bergen County communities that Tarvin Realtors recommends! For more information about real estate in any of these world class areas, simply get in touch with our expert team today.