NJ Licensed Real Estate Broker
JK Realty, is a New Jersey Licensed Real Estate Agency, with over 25+ years of experience. Founded by John Klukowicz (Broker/Owner) along with Rickey Di Maria (Broker/Manager), together have maintained the highest standard of professionalism and practices in the Real Estate Industry.
Total service in Real Estate has won the professionals at JK Realty the respect of homeowners, business people and municipal officials throughout the area. Conveniently located in Clifton, their full service staff of realtors doesn’t merely plant For Sale signs; they serve the needs of the people. They are interested in representing you in the best possible manner, to the maximum of their professional abilities and expertise. The licensed Realtors at JK Realty are familiar with all details indispensable to the Real Estate profession. They have developed an acute sense of Real Estate needs. They successfully market residential properties, including single-families, townhomes and condominiums, as well as acreage, investment and commercial Real Estate in Clifton.
Whatever Real Estate transaction you seek, rely on this outstanding agency. Experience, integrity and total service are all in your corner when you list with the people-oriented professionals at JK Realty. We will be here when you are ready!
City Hall: Address: 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton NJ 07013
Phone Number: 973-470-5800
Land Area: 11.40 sq miles (29.52 sq km)
Distance to NYC: 19.8 miles
Town Website: http://www.cliftonnj.org
Library Website: http://www.cliftonpl.org
Water Service: Passaic Valley Water Commission
Gas & Electric: PSE&G
In 1824, New Jersey gave its stamp of approval for the Morris Canal, and idea invented by George P. McCullough a Morristown businessman. McCullough conceived of a canal descending from Great Pond (Lake Hopatcong) to the Delaware River on the west and to the Passaic River on the east to transport goods from the coast to inland cities.
Coal was the main commodity shipped on the canal. Other products included grains, wood, cider, hay, iron ore, lumber and fertilizer. Richfield farmers required the later commodity and also used the waterway for drainage. Tolls were charged for freight and passengers. Although tolls were charged, the Morris Canal was never a financial success.
The Morris Canal provided Clifton residents with many recreational opportunities. The waterway was a popular place to paddle a canoe, take a refreshing plunge on a warm summer day, catch a fish or two, or join a skating party during the winter months. After the turn of the century, the Morris Canal's commercial value was nearing it's end. The waterway could never compete against the railroads, which transported good much faster and were operational year round. In 1924, Navigation on the canal came to an end and the canal was drained.
In 1917, residents voted to incorporate as the City of Clifton, former name was Acquackanock Township. The next day, Finkle Sr. becomes interim mayor. January 1, 1918 George F. Schmidt becomes Clifton's first elected mayor. Today Clifton is a large booming town.