Highlights about Wyckoff
This serine town has been seeing an influx of young couples for primarily two reason: First, the peacefulness of this beautiful leafy Bergen county township and secondly the small population, high living standard and proximity to New York!
A lovely tree-lined residential community is perfect for any new couple or even a bachelor looking for a job in NY or studying there! The town was incorporated in 1926, according to folklore the name in “Wyckoff” is a derivation of the Indian word “Wyckoff” meaning high ground or “Wyckoff” meaning water. Some other sources say that the name comes from Brooklyn judge Pieter Claesen Wyckoff.
Interestingly enough the first known settlers of the town were The Lenni Lenape Native Americans. It was also a site of the Sicomac, “Happy Hunting Ground” where many of the Leni-Lenape were buried. Most of the early settlers were Dutch who used most of the land for farming.
Not only does the town have a historical background as of the 2010 Census, Wyckoff ranked 55th in highest-income places in the United States with a population of at least 10,000 at $103,614 HHI. Some of the most famous businesses operating near Wyckoff include American Express, Goldman Sachs, Thomson Reuters, Johnson and Johnson. Along with these big business small resident owned businesses are also thriving in Wyckoff. A 19-year old Entrepreneur started a baking business called Kara Kakes, thanks to her aesthetically decorated cakes she’s become famous overnight. As you can imagine, Bergen County kitchen remodeling is on fire in this beautiful town given how it is a community build around thriving and beautiful individuals.
The reason for town’s economic success lies in the higher education system. The local high school boasts an excellent number of students who go to college. Since New York is so close you have numerous options for college including the Ramapo College of New Jersey, the Passaic County Community College, the William Paterson University of New Jersey, and the Bergen Community College. You can find some other options in New York too.
Like Woodcliff Lake, this town promises a nearly perfect lifestyle has a lot to offer for your recreation!
George Washington Bridge – A wonder, this bridge is the perfect place to stand on and watch the amazing Manhattan skyline. Go to the central state park after this to have a small picnic.
Bergen County Zoological Park – A “New World” Zoo, exhibiting wildlife from North and South America. Exhibits include rare and unusual species including Baird’s Tapirs, Andean Condors, American Alligators, Golden Lion Tamarins and South American Pampas. Plan your visit today!
Hartung Lake – A brunch in front of the lake with magnificent mountains in the background, there nothing more I need to say.
Sicomac Church – People believe the church was founded as early as 1710 when the early dutch settlers were living there. The Wyckoff Historical Society is working on preserving many other historical places such this church and much more.
Glen Rock Arboretum – A serene oasis, the only break you need from your urban lifestyle! The arboretum is a wetland forest, with nature trails, gardens, a spring fed pond, and a sparkling brook. There something to do for everyone!
High Mountain Golf Course – For the golfers, this is one of the best golf courses in north America.
Metropolitan Museum of Art – Art lovers and historians, you better make this drive on the weekend!
Zeigler Pond – Another famous water body around Wyckoff that’s famous among families is this pond! You can also go to Rambaut Lake, Spring Lake and Maple Lake.
Always try taking a break from your routine life and enjoy your town!