Located within New Jersey, United States, the township of Mahwah is situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
People who prefer a calm ambience will enjoy Mahwah. Access to green spaces, such as Ramapo Reservation and Riverside Park, is easy from most locations within the township and there are approximately 10 of them close by for residents to relax in. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is also reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several noisier sections, especially closer to the railway line or Interstate 287.
In Mahwah, about half of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and townhouses are the main housing types in the rest of the housing stock. The average year of construction for buildings in this township is 1983. This township also has a selection of housing size options - it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 85% of the population of this township own their home while the rest are renters.
There are only a few high schools and primary schools in Mahwah and therefore they can be an extended walk away. Residents have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. Regarding eating, a portion of home buyers in Mahwah may be able to do their groceries by walking in one of approximately 10 stores, while others will need another means of transportation. Residents can enjoy over 50 restaurants and cafes as well.
Mahwah is very car friendly. It is very convenient to park. However, the public transit service in Mahwah is quite bad. Thankfully, house owners can count on the Mahwah Station with access to the Main-Bergen County Line and Port Jervis Line. No bus routes pass through the township. Walking is not very feasible for residents in Mahwah as many daily needs are impractical to meet on foot.