In my opinion, Wyckoff is in the area that is the best distance from NYC. As others said, there are a few options for trains and buses in Ridgewood, Waldwick, Mahwah, etc. Also, depending on what time you are leaving, the drive in isn't too bad. If you are leaving just before rush hour, the best route is over the GWB and then down either the FDR or West Side Highway. I worked in NYC for 12 years so I know the commute as well as many areas around northern NJ. Let me know if you need anymore information or want me to show you some houses in the area.
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