Bergen County Luxury Real Estate
Northern New Jersey has a fantastic Spring market that suits the needs of any home buyer. If you’re searching for your dream Bergen County home, Ana Moniz can assist you through the home buying process with her local knowledge and experience. You can get started by visiting http://www.anamonizrealestate.com/ and performing custom home searches or set alerts for your favorite areas. This post features luxury properties for sale in two Bergen County boroughs, Park Ridge and Oakland. If you’re new to Northern New Jersey or interested in learning more about the area, be sure to explore Bergen-County-RealEstate.com to view posts about local dining, shopping, golfing, events, and much more!
Oakland, New Jersey Luxury Real Estate
As you drive west along Route 208/287 approaching the Ramapo River, it is hard to imagine that 300 years ago this interstate highway may have been a quiet tree-lined path in a little valley used by the Minsi Indians of the Lenni Lenape tribe. The first Dutch settlers, who were stopped by the Ramapo River at the end of the path that is now Franklin Avenue, became so enamored of the area that they bought some 5,500 acres of it. The Minsi enjoyed these fertile valleys, hunted in the woods and fished in the “Ramapaugh” or “river of many round ponds”. Thus, the Dutch called their settlement “De Panne” or the “The Ponds”. Throughout the 18th century, Oakland evolved into a serene farming and lumbering area with numerous mills powered by the waters of the Ramapo River and numerous streams. In 1870 the town’s name was changed from “The Ponds” to Oakland. After World War II, Oakland began its rapid development of permanent residents as commuting time to work became less and country living became more desirable. In the 1950’s, Oakland was a non-farm community earning its title as “The Valley of Homes”. – See more at: NJMLS.com
Park Ridge, NJ Luxury Real Estate
Park Ridge taxes have stabilized over the past 7 years and with the residential (single family), townhouse (120 units in bears nest village), and an assisted living care facility planned for construction in the next 2-4 years, taxes should remain stable for some years to come. In 1991, Park Ridge had the 44 lowest effective tax rate in Bergen county; In 1996 the borough had jumped 25 places and now has the 19th lowest effective rate in Bergen County. Park Ridge operates its own electric utility and residents enjoy the lowest electric rates in New Jersey. Park Ridge also has its own water utility. Water rates are 20% lower than the rates charged by United Water Resources. Park Ridge operates a K-12 school system with about 1100 students. There are two elementary schools (K-6) with 600 students, and a Junior/Senior High School (7-12) with 500 students. In 1992, Park Ridge was rated in the top 10% of public high schools in New Jersey based on S.A.T. scores and attendance at the nation’s best colleges. – See more at: NJMLS.com