Emerson, NJ

About Emerson, NJ Real Estate Market

A small suburb located in the New York City Metropolitan area, Emerson is a small borough in Bergen County in New Jersey state. It is the most southern town in the Pascack Valley, one of the most scenic valleys in Bergen County.

Emerson was founded in 1903 by including the portions of the Washington Township. Initially, it was named the borough of Etna after the name of a railroad station in the county. In 1909, the town's name was changed from Etna to Emerson after a renowned author belonging to the town, Mr Ralph Waldo Emerson. It is often referred to as ‘the family town’, as many small families are residing happily in various small-sized New Jersey houses.

Around 7,500 people live in this small town, which has a total area of 2.42 square miles. Emerson shares its borders with other boroughs of Bergen County, such as Harrington Park, Closter, Oradell, Haworth, Washington Township, River Vale, Paramus and Westwood.

Apart from the Emerson Woods, which cover almost 19 acres of land along Main Street in the Oradell Reservoir, Emerson has many parks. The list includes Ackerman Park, Centennial Park, Hillman Park, Rosengart Park, Veteran’s Park and Washington Park. All these parks in the town are good spots that serve as picnic areas.
Population:  7,401
Total Housing Units:  2,552
Single Family Homes:  2,316
General Tax Rate (2021):  2.969%
Effective Tax Rate (2021):  2.471%
Compare To Other Towns

Emerson Market Indicators


Average Price* (12mo):  $730,267
Homes Sold* (12mo):  64

Emerson, NJ
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General Tax Rate (2021):  2.969%
Effective Tax Rate (2021):  2.471%

Emerson Schools & Libraries

Patrick M Villano

Public - Grade: 3 - 6

175 Linwood Ave, Emerson, NJ 07630
Tel: 201-262-4049


Public - Grade: PK - 2

Haines Ave, Emerson, NJ 07630
Tel: 201-599-7580

Emerson Jr Sr High School

Public - Grade: 7 - 12

Main St, Emerson, NJ 07630
Tel: 201-262-4447

Assumption Academy

Private - Grade: PK - 8

35 Jefferson Ave, Emerson, NJ 07630
Tel: 201-262-0300

Emerson Public Library

20 Palisade Ave, Emerson, NJ 07630
Tel: 201-261-5604
Real estate inventory
Homes : $649,000 - 1,049,000 6 avail
Condos : -
Co-ops : -
Twnhs : -
2-4 Fam : -
5+ Fam : -
Land : -
Rentals : -
Mixd Use : -
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Fort Lee 26 buildings
Edgewater 29 buildings
Cliffside Park 6 buildings
North Bergen 6 buildings
Guttenberg 2 buildings
West New York 4 buildings
Union City 1 buildings
Weehawken 5 buildings
Hoboken 10 buildings
Jersey City 9 buildings


office: 201-760-1100
84 E Ridgewood Ave, Suite 201
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-760-1100 (office)
201-760-1102 (fax)

Contact Info


Managing Partner
Broker Associate
646-279-8233 (cell)

Madisom Adams Broker Associate Helena Lobo-Zagorski

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Average Price reflects the average price of single family homes sold in particular town. It is calculated based on the twelve month moving average (geometric mean).

General Tax Rate is used to determine the amount of real estate tax levied upon a particular property. This rate is used to compute the tax bill.

Effective Tax Rate is used to compare of one district to another district based on the assumption that all districts are at 100% valuation. This rate has been computed by the State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury using County Equalization Average Ratios. This rate is NOT to be used to compute the tax bill.

Homes Sold is the number of single family homes sold in a particular district in the past 12 month period.

Data Source: US Census 2010, NJ MLS, State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury