The Township of Mahwah is a 26.7 square mile ideal suburban community situated to take advantage of the natural beauty of the picturesque Ramapo Mountains and the crystal clear Ramapo River on its northwestern border. The historic Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202) as well as State Highway Route 17 and Interstate Highway 287 cross through its boundaries. Mahwah is a natural route northward from New York City, a mere 30 miles away, has easy access to air and rail transportation, and is bordered by the towns of:
- Franklin Lakes
- Ringwood, New Jersey
- Suffern, New York
- Upper Saddle River
Mahwah better known as "Bergen County's Parkland" hosts several State and County Parks and Reservations, on almost 5,000 acres of county and state parkland, offering:
List of Parks
For a listing of the parks and open spaces in Mahwah Township, view the Township of Mahwah and County Parks (PDF).
Mahwah also has many municipal recreational facilities utilized by our residents for:
- Bike paths
- Nature walks
The Largest Municipality in Bergen County
As the largest municipality in Bergen County, Mahwah has more open space than any other town in Bergen County. It has a wide range of housing including charming Cape Cods, stately historic homes, townhouse and condominium communities, and million-dollar mansions. The bucolic campus of Ramapo College is also located in the Township.
Mahwah has been able to keep its small-town character while attracting commercial enterprises. Many large corporations have chosen Mahwah as their corporate home, corporations such as:
Mahwah provides its residential and commercial residents with an excellent police force, dedicated emergency service volunteers, professional municipal government staff, a progressive and diversified recreational program, and a high-quality educational system, all creating a safe, secure, and comfortable environment in which to live and work.