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Welcome to Mahwah


What You Would Love About The Community:

  • Mahwah is appealing to those who love nature and outdoors activities. With a community rich in activities for the whole family to indulge in, Mahwah is more than it’s 5,000+ acres of beautiful protected parks
  • (“Mahwah” derives from the Lenape language “mawewi” which means “Meeting Place” or “Place Where Paths Meet” - thought it was interesting)
  • Low taxes

Getting Involved In The Community:

  • Mahwah Board & Commission - If you’re interested in getting involved with shaping the future of Mahwah, you can apply for one of Mahwah Township’s Boards, Commissions or Committees.
  • Mahwah EMS - Support Mahwah by committing to support the community and aid in the squad’s vital services. 
  • Township of Mahwah Page - Informative live guide with resources to town permits, event calendar, and other links to help navigate around Mahwah.
  • Mahwah Library - Updated library promoting literacy and innovation through community with events and enrichment classes for all ages.
  • Mahwah Alliance -A support center partnered with the police department to assist kids in making the right decisions and offering them a chance for community involvement. MMA works by finding ways to inspire children to exercise personal courage and to stay active.

Dining & Shopping:

  • Novino - Cozy BYO restaurant and pizza place with a nice atmosphere cheffing up quality Italian food and Neapolitan style pizza.
  • Mahwah Bar & Grill - Casual pub fare style restaurant offering immense outdoor seating, live music and a plentiful beer selection.
  • Sangria Tapas Restaurant - A variety of tapas and dishes influenced by Spain, made with local and imported ingredients with a full bar and different Sangrias to choose from.
  • Mason Jar Family Restaurant and Bar - lively bar and BBQ restaurant. After hours live bands, and Sunday brunch
  • Roxanne's - Traditional Italian restaurant offering family style portions
  • RP PRIME Steakhouse - fine dining steakhouse
  • Novino Ristorante - Brick oven pizza and pasta restaurant

Healthier Living: 

  • Mahwah Stigma Free - Mental health hub assisting with counseling services and resources.
  • Adult Recreation - Stay active by joining one of the many sports teams and recreational activities within the township. 
  • Powerhouse Gym Mahwah - A spacious and immaculate facility with plenty of machines offering Crossfit, hot yoga and other workout areas. 
  • Longfellow’s Coffee - Warm and welcoming cafe with great coffee, fresh juices, smoothies, and baked goods showcasing art by local artists
  • Mom's Kitchen - Healthy options to go
  • Nagoya Restaurant - Japanese food
  • Prime No. 7 Korean BBQ & Tofu - traditional Korean restaurant

Entertainment, Fun & Leisure:

  • Mahwah Municipal Pool - Home to the Mahwah Marlins Swim & Dive Team while also offering swim lessons and life guard certification 
  • Ramapo Valley County Reservation - also known as Ramapo Reservation and consists of 4,000 acres. Bergen County’s largest park area with a beautiful, vibrant ecosystem, several ponds, the Ramapo River and plenty of trails to hike the hills. During the winter months, cross-country skiing is available, while during the cooler and warmer months, camping and fishing with a permit are allowed. 
  • Campgaw Mountain - Located in the Ramapo Reservation, this mountain is site to snow activities in the winter, such as skiing and snow tubing for the little ones. 
  • Secor Farms - an attraction with apple and pumpkin picking. Endless beds of flowers with an indoor and outdoor greenhouse. Secor farms is a family owned and operated hidden hem offering seasonal plants and produce. 

Notable People From Town:

  • First Lady Jill Biden
  • Bill McCutcheon (1924–2002), Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor


  • Lenape Meadows Elementary School (PK, K-3)
  • Betsy Ross Elementary School (K-3)
  • George Washington Elementary School (K-3)
  • Joyce Kilmer Elementary School (4-6)
  • Ramapo Ridge Middle School (6-8)
  • Mahwah High School (9-12)

For Seniors:

  • Mahwah Senior Activity Center - Realizing the importance in keeping our seniors healthy and active, this center provides plenty of programs and services. Some classes include meditation, jazzercise, Zumba, line dancing and more. 
  • 55+ Community Townhouse/Condo - ‘Pond Meadow’

Commute times

  • Car, 30 min
  • Train, 1 hr+
  • Bus, ShortLine Hudson, 50 min

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Overview for Mahwah, NJ

26,225 people live in Mahwah, where the median age is 42.3 and the average individual income is $55,032.85. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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