Paramus, in New Jersey’s Bergen County, is quintessentially suburban but without a main street downtown lined with stores and restaurants and maybe a theater.
Still, the borough is a good place for house hunters seeking a community close to Manhattan with small-town warmth, moderate property taxes, high-end shopping and good schools, said Mayor Richard LaBarbiera, who was born in Paramus.
If there is a downside, longtime residents say, it is expensive housing. About 88% of residents owned their homes from 2010 to 2014; median household income in 2014 was $96,454, according to the U.S. Census.
“I’m 70 years old and I love it here,” said Fred Rohdieck, president of the Paramus Chamber of Commerce. “But I’ve had a number of friends who have recently retired and moved out of Paramus. The price of housing is still expensive in Bergen County. And our children starting out can’t afford to live [in the county].”
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