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Passaic County

Passaic is a county located in northeastern New Jersey.  It forms part of the New York Metropolitan Area and according to recent census estimates, has a population of 492,115 residents.  Thanks to its location, right across the Passaic River from New York City, Passaic County is a popular choice for those who work in the city but prefer to live in smaller, quieter communities.

There are many wonderful communities in Passaic County, many of which boast spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and the Passaic River. You will find many quiet shady neighborhoods that are ideal for families with children as well as retirees and professionals who work in the city.

Passaic schools rank among the best in New Jersey as well as the nation as a whole. While the average per-pupil expenditure in the US is $6,058, schools in Passaic County spend an average of $9,059 for each student; considerably higher than the national average. It is this dedication to educational excellence that makes Passaic a great county in which to raise children.

There are many different entertainment options in Passaic County and even more so just across the river in New York City. Everything from arts galleries, museums and theaters to a variety of different dining options, dance clubs and cafes are no more than a short drive away. Also, being so near to New York City offers residents a myriad of shopping opportunities.

Those who love the outdoors will also love Passaic County. Though winters here tend to be cold compared to more southern climates, there are many recreational options ranging from ice skating and sleigh riding to ice hockey and ice fishing. But when spring rolls around is when recreational options multiply. There are numerous state parks, fields and recreational centers where residents can practice their favorite sports as well as many lakes and pools where they can cool off when the weather gets too hot.

Real estate in Passaic County ranges from apartments and condos, to townhomes, single-family homes and luxury homes. Because the average home in Passaic County was built about 50 years ago, there are several beautiful historic homes on the market at any given time of the year; some which have been completely refurbished and some which interested parties can buy and restore themselves to suit their tastes.

If you would like to find out more about real estate in Passaic County, New Jersey, please contact us to schedule an appointment. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling real estate in Passaic County, my extensive experience with the Passaic County real estate markets can help you be successful.