Spread over 6.54 square miles, Secaucus has a population of over 16,000 and is present within the New Jersey Meadowlands. This town from Hudson County in New Jersey state derives its name from the Algonquian words for ‘black’ and ‘snake’, which makes its literal translation as ‘place of snakes’. It has this name due to the presence of Snake Hill in the southern part of the town, near the New Jersey Turnpike.
While most of the parts of Secaucus have light manufacturing and retail outlets, this town also has a large number of small-sized and large-sized single-family houses. The town is partially surrounded by the Hackensack Meadowlands, which have a lot of marshlands with common sightings of birds and other wildlife.
Secaucus shares its borders with municipalities like North Bergen, Kearny and Jersey City from Hudson County, and Rutherford, Carlstadt, East Rutherford and Lyndhurst from Bergen County. Some of the prominent lanes and places of Secaucus include Harmon Cove, County Avenue, Laurel Hill, Little Snake Hill, Harmon Meadow, Secaucus Junction, North End, Riverbend, Snake Hill and Secaucus Plaza Central Business District. Among these places of interest, North End is one of the oldest residential areas of Secaucus, with it having houses of a majority of the upper-class population forming a part of New Jersey real estate.
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