BERGEN COUNTY

County Offices
One Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack 201-336-6000
www.co.bergen.nj.us

Chamber of Commerce
205 Route 46 West
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org

Major Highways
Interstates 80, 287, and 95; Garden State Parkway; New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 4, 9W, 17 and 208

Situated in the extreme northeastern corner of New Jersey, bustling Bergen County features 70 developed municipalities, each with a unique personality and distinctive characteristics. Bounded on the east by the majestic Hudson River, the county boasts a diverse topography, from the Ramapo Mountains region in the west with its natural lakes and steep ridges to the 25-miles stretch of Jersey Meadowlands between Perth Amboy and Hackensack. Serving as the state’s economic leader, Bergen County is a powerhouse of vitality and productivity.

In addition to an ideal location and unparalleled transportation efficiencies, Bergen County offers the most concentrated consumer population in the nation. Nearly half of the nation’s population and an even larger percentage of America’s buying power are located within a 500-mile radius. Regardless of the endeavor, Bergen County tends to lead the way. Paramus boasts one of the most intense concentrations of retail centers in the nation, while diverse manufacturing companies generate billions of dollars in revenue each year. With an outstanding financial system, a strong service sector, and a growing number of high-tech industries, Bergen County is a place where corporate giants thrive beside small businesses and entrepreneurs.

 

Services
Bergen County schools, whether public or private, have long enjoyed a reputation for being some of the finest in the nation. Education is valued on every level, including vocational and career programs as well as preparation for college and professional programs. Residents can choose from a number of outstanding institutions of higher education close to home including Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, Felician College in Lodi, the state-supported Ramapo College of New Jersey, St. Peter’s College branch campus in Englewood Cliffs, and Bergen County Community College in Paramus. Within a reasonable commute from the county is a long list of respected and even prestigious institutions that include the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Columbia University, New York University, Rutgers University, Princeton University, and Seton Hall University.

Newcomers will discover state-of-the-art healthcare facilities and services throughout the county, anchored by such leading institutions as Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus. The three hospitals within this system provide more than 1,185 beds and a wide variety of specialized services to make up one of New Jersey’s largest healthcare systems. Hackensack University Medical Center is the county’s largest employer, offering a comprehensive healthcare complex affiliated with the highly acclaimed University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. This comprehensive teaching hospital complements such fine institutions as Englewood Hospital, known for developing some of the top specialties in the nation. The 420-bed Valley Hospital in Ridgewood is the most frequented hospital in the county. Home health, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, long-term care, family practice clinics, same-day surgery, specialists in private practice, and emergency care centers are included in the strong network of supportive facilities.

 

Lifestyle
Quality of life may represent the real trump card for Bergen County, beginning with unparalleled transportation facilities for commuters. Although the glittering “Big Apple” with all of its cultural, artistic, and tourism magnets is just across the famous George Washington Bridge, the county offers its own dynamic attractions. Distinguished galleries, museums, science and environmental centers, and unique performing arts venues like Englewood’s John Harms Center are scattered throughout the municipalities. Two of New York’s most popular professional franchises play their home games in Bergen County: East Rutherford’s Meadowlands Sports Complex includes Giants Stadium, the home of the NFL Giants and the New York Jets. The Continental Airlines Arena is home to the NBA New Jersey Nets and the New Jersey Devils hockey team. This sprawling complex also encompasses one of the finest thoroughbred and standard bred racetracks in the world. Among the major events held annually at the Meadowlands Racetrack, the Hambletonian is the most prestigious event in harness racing.

Recreational opportunities abound in beautiful county parks that offer more than 8,000 acres of lush greenery and first-rate facilities. Picnic spots, tennis courts, swimming areas, riding trails, golf courses, and skiing trails can all be found in the vast park system. The picturesque and popular Hudson River adds to the opportunities for fishing, boating, and water sports. Golfers can look forward to perfecting their backswing on more than a dozen challenging courses. For weekend getaways, New Jersey’s internationally famous Atlantic Ocean beaches and resorts are little more than an hour’s drive.
Newcomers can look forward to a diverse and attractive housing selection. Primarily owner-occupied, homes in Bergen county range from towering high-rises that reflect the early morning sunlight on the banks of the Hudson River to comfortable suburban subdivisions on quiet, tree-lined streets. Lovely wooded estates, meticulously refurbished historic homes, and stately mansions add classic style, elegance, and charm to traditional neighborhoods. For those who prefer newer construction, both single-family developments and multi-family developments of townhouses or condominiums are available. With its strategic location, diverse economy, outstanding schools, and exceptional recreational amenities, Bergen County blends a pleasing mix of urban and suburban flavors to offer just the right atmosphere for an enviable lifestyle.

 

Allendale, Mahwah, Ramsey
Municipal Offices
Allendale 201-818-4400
www.allendale.org
Mahwah 201-529-5757
www.mahwahtwp.org
Ramsey 201-825-3400
www.ramseynj.com

Chamber of Commerce
Mahwah 201-529-5566
www.mahwah.com

 

Allendale offers a small-town atmosphere with a strong appeal to commuters. The borough features a convenient shopping district with restaurants, office, and specialty shops. The entire community enjoys Crestwood Park, a 71-acre recreational facility with a lake, three beaches, and a barn pavilion. Numerous recreational programs and sports leagues take advantage of this beautiful facility. Mahwah Township has developed in five distinctive sections and covers 26 square miles, characterized as a suburban community that is well situated to take advantage of picturesque views of the Ramapo Mountains and the Ramapo River on its northwestern border. The township provides tranquil, tree-shaded neighborhoods as well as a swimming lake and a golf course. Mahwah is better known as “Bergen County’s Parkland” and encompasses several state and county parks and reservations that cover nearby 5,000 acres. Nearby Ramsey Borough offers a friend, small-town atmosphere with a strong community spirit. Major thoroughfares that serve this area include Interstate 287, Route 17, and the Garden State Parkway. Commuter bus and train service are available to New York City.

 

Alpine, Norwood, Rockleigh
Municipal Offices
Alpine 201-784-2900
www.alpinenj07620.org
Norwood 201-767-7200
www.norwoodboro.org
Rockleigh 201-768-4217
www.rockleighnj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org

Alpine is a small rural community that offers prestige and privacy, an easy commute to the world’s financial capital of New York City, and an excellent school system. An extraordinary sense of community pride prevails in Alpine, and the average home value is ranked among the highest in the nation. Norwood is characterized as an attractive, well-balanced community with limited industrial activity. In addition to opportunities for local employment, residents enjoy the convenience of shops and services. Rockleigh Borough retains a remarkable rural character with strong ties to an agricultural past. Several 18th and 19th-century Dutch farmsteads have been relatively untouched by urban development, and approximately half of the eastern portion of the borough is included on the National Register of Historic Places. An upscale industrial park covers another large tract of land and the borough is home to a lovely 27-hole golf course.

 

Bergenfield, Dumont, New Milford
Municipal Offices
Bergenfield 201-387-4055
www.bergenfield.com
Dumont 201-387-5022
www.dumontnj.gov
New Milford 201-967-5044
www.newmilfordboro.com

Chamber of Commerce
Paramus 201-261-3344
https://paramuschamber.org/

Nestled in central Bergen County, these three communities of similar population and size share a number of common elements. Among them are close proximity to major urban amenities, a small-town spirit, quiet neighborhoods along tree-lined streets, and limited industrial and commercial activity. Each of these primarily residential communities provide a pleasing housing selecting of well-kept older homes situated in established neighborhoods as well as newer construction in a variety of architectural styles. Expanded amenities and services and some of the finest shopping in the nation are available in nearby Paramus. Transportation efficiencies include access to Route 17, Route 4, and the Garden State Parkway. Commuter bus service is available to New York City and Hackensack. In addition to the public and private sports facilities in this area, local parks and recreation departments offer a wide range of recreational programs, sports leagues, and supervised activities for all ages.

 

Closter, Demarest
Municipal Offices
Closter 201-784-0600
www.closterboro.com
Demarest 201-768-0167
www.demarestnj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org

The neighboring boroughs of Closter and Demarest are long-established residential communities that offer a small-town setting in a highly urbanized region. Although Closter has two shopping centers to meet daily retail needs, the expansive shopping facilities in Hackensack and Paramus are easily accessible. The borough centerpiece for community events and sports and recreation is Veteran’s Memorial Park on Harrington Avenue. Picturesque Demarest is widely recognized for its educational system, library facilities, and impressive recreational facilities. More than 55 acres of wooded property offer scenic nature trails with an additional eight acres of land devoted exclusively to parks and recreation activities. Transportation efficiencies are guaranteed by the New Jersey Turnpike and Interstate 80 as well as commuter bus service to New York City and key points in New Jersey. Lush local parks, acres of conservation area, playgrounds, athletic fields, sports leagues, tennis courts, swimming pools, skating rinks, and a golf course provide recreation.

 

Cresskill, Tenafly
Municipal Offices
Cresskill 201-569-5400
www.cresskillboro.com
Tenafly 201-568-6100
www.tenaflynj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org

Cresskill offers a close-knit community atmosphere and has developed a number of commercial conveniences for its residents, many of whom are commuters. Quiet neighborhoods of well-kept older homes create a tranquil setting that harmonizes with newer construction along tree-lined streets. Many active organizations form a strong bond between residents, including scouts, children’s programs, veterans groups, and hobby enthusiasts. The primary residential community of Tenafly boasts a distinctive charm. The borough’s street plan and overall development were largely determined by rolling hills, green valleys, and towering trees. Both communities look to nearby Paramus for expansive shopping. Transportation efficiencies include Route 9W and commuter bus service to New York City. Recreational amenities combine lush local parks with playgrounds, athletic fields, team sports, tennis courts, swimming pools, a golf course, a youth center, a nature center, and ice-skating facilities.

 

Elmwood Park, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock
Municipal Offices
Elmwood 201-796-1457
www.elmwoodparknj.us
Fair Lawn 201-796-1700
www.fairlawn.org
Glen Rock 201-670-3956
www.glenrocknj.net

Chamber of Commerce
Fair Lawn 201-796-7050
www.fairlawnchamber.org

These classic bedroom communities offer commuters a small-town atmosphere and excellent transportation amenities. Of the three communities, Elwood Park has slightly more industrial and commercial development. Even with the availability of shops and services close to home, residents look to the malls of Paramus for expanded shopping. Civic involvement characterizes this long-established area where well-kept older homes and newer construction harmonize in architectural diversity, graced by manicured lawns and bright flower beds. Interstate 80 and 287 as well as Routes 4 and 208 serve this area, although residents have an opportunity to take advantage of commuter bus and train to New York City. Recreational amenities include a youth center in Elmwood, lush local parks, sports fields and courts, playgrounds, county parks, golf courses, hiking trails, and opportunities to enjoy nature.

Emerson, Haworth, Oradell
Municipal Offices
Emerson 201-262-6086
www.emersonnj.org
Haworth 201-384-4785
www.haworthnj.org
Oradell 201-261-8200
www.oradell.org

Chamber of Commerce
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org

Convenient to both Newark and New York City, the neighboring communities of Emerson, Haworth, and Oradell provide a tranquil, small-town setting. Emerson boasts shopping centers of its own, although the malls of Paramus and Hackensack are just minutes away. Haworth provides a pleasing mix of amenities that include private golf courses, swim and tennis clubs, and a variety of shops and services. Oradell also provides enough retail and commercial development to offer a convenient lifestyle where residents can satisfy the need for daily goods and services close to home. Transportation efficiencies include the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway as well as Routes 4 and 17. Commuters are able to access bus and train service to New York City. Recreational amenities include a conservation area in Emerson, an outdoor skating rink in Oradell, lush local parks, playgrounds, sports fields, league sports, tennis courts, and private sports facilities from swimming pools to golf courses.

 

Englewood, Englewood Cliffs
Municipal Offices
Englewood 201-871-6637
www.cityofenglewood.org
Englewood Cliffs 201-569-5252
www.englewoodcliffsnj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Englewood 201-567-2381
http://englewoodnjchamber.com

Englewood City is a well-developed bedroom community with limited industry. The city is proud of its rich legacy of historic architecture that showcases Victorian styling and early 20th-century homes. Several notable churches also remain from the Victorian period. Dwight Morrow High School, completed in 1933, offers an outstanding example of Tudor-Revival architecture and is one of the finest educational buildings in New Jersey. Unique to cities of its size, Englewood’s downtown district is also one of the finest in the state. More than 300 retail and restaurant owners continue a 50-year commercial tradition. Englewood Cliffs offers its residents an attractive tax structure based on a thriving commercial sector and major corporations along the “Billion Dollar Mile” of US Route 9W. Both close-knit communities are characterized by active service and civic organizations and outstanding public school systems. Commuter bus service is available to New York City. Recreational amenities and facilities are abundant, from swimming pools and recreation centers to sports fields and courts.

 

Franklin Lakes, Oakland, Wyckoff
Municipal Offices
Franklin Lakes 201-891-4000
www.franklinlakes.org
Oakland 201-337-8111
www.oakland-nj.org
Wyckoff 201-891-7000
www.wyckoff-nj.com

Chamber of Commerce
Wyckoff 201-468-1999
http://wyckoffchamber.com

The neighboring residential communities of Franklin Lakes, Oakland, and Wyckoff are similar in landscape and population. Franklin Lakes offers a peaceful country atmosphere with fine schools, a comprehensive library, and excellent year-round recreational programs. Scattered commercial activity and a limited amount of light industry create a well-balanced economic profile in this region. Newcomers will discover a wide variety of architectural styles in homes that vary in size and price range. Single-family homes dominate the housing market in this family-oriented setting. Year-round recreation programs and facilities are designed to meet the needs of all ages. Other amenities include playgrounds, athletic fields, sports leagues, tennis courts, a golf course, a private lake, swimming at spring Lake, and a YMCA in Wyckoff. Route 208 and Interstate 287 combine with commuter bus service to Hackensack and New York City for efficient transportation.

 

Garfield, Wallington
Municipal Offices
Garfield 973-340-2000
www.garfieldnj.org
Wallington 973-777-0318
www.wallingtonnj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org

The small borough of Garfield offers the warmth and charm of a long-established, ethnically diverse community. Housing primarily consists of well-maintained, owner-occupied homes on modest lots graced by flower beds and backyard vegetable gardens. Residents can enjoy a variety of ethnic food specialties and restaurants, more affordable older homes in friendly neighborhoods, and very active recreation programs. Wallington provides newcomers with a wide price range of housing options and impressive shopping facilities for a smaller community. The Passaic and Saddle rivers meander along its northwestern boundaries, giving the town the curious shape of a heart. Strong support for school athletics, lush parks filled with families, and active social and civic groups add to the quality of life. Transportation efficiencies include Interstate 80, the Garden State Parkway, and the New Jersey Turnpike as well as regional routes. Commuter bus service is available to New York City, with train service available from Garfield.

 

Hackensack, South Hackensack, Ridgefield Park
Municipal Offices
Hackensack 201-646-3980
www.hackensack.org
South Hackensack 201-440-1815
www.southhackensacknj.org
Ridgefield 201-943-5215
www.ridgefieldboro.com

Chamber of Commerce
Hackensack 201-498-3700
www.hackensackchamber.org

The highly developed and densely populated municipality of Hackensack City offers a bustling hometown environment and serves as the Bergen County seat of government. Although the famous shops of Paramus are nearby, Hackensack provides a number of regional resources for the smaller surrounding towns. Hackensack Medical Center, Bergen County’s largest employer, is widely recognized as a premier teaching facility. The industrial center of South Hackensack Township is home to a modest residential population and provides employment opportunities that are close to home for neighboring communities. Ridgefield Park Village is characterized as a tranquil residential haven with local commercial conveniences. Route 17, Interstates 80 and 95, the Garden State Parkway, and commuter bus service to New York City combine with train service to Manhattan from Hackensack for efficient transportation. Recreational amenities including lush local parks, athletic fields, sports leagues, and tennis courts. Ridgefield Park offers a swimming pool and private swim clubs, while South Hackensack is home to senior and recreation centers.

 

Harrington Park, Northvale, Old Tappan
Municipal Offices
Harrington Park 201-768-1700
www.harringtonparknj.gov
Northvale 201-767-3330
www.boroughofnorthvale.com
Old Tappan 201-664-1849
www.oldtappan.net

Chamber of Commerce
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org

Harrington Park offers picturesque neighborhoods that exemplify the charm of small-town living, where stately older homes blend harmoniously with newer construction for a unique appeal. Recreational amenities are well developed in local parks that encourage tennis, baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, fishing, and ice skating. Annual town picnics and special events bring friends and neighbors together frequently. Recreational amenities are diverse including the Green Acres conservation and outdoor ice skating rinks in Harrington Park. Old Tappan with its beautiful private golf course provides an intimate and predominantly residential atmosphere, while Northvale has attracted a limited industrial sector and commercial activity. Proximity to regional malls, first-rate schools, and excellent commuter transportation add to the quality of life. Commuters have access to the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike as well as commuter bus service to New York City.

 

Hasbrouck Heights, Lodi, Wood-Ridge
Municipal Offices
Hasbrouck Heights 201-288-0195
www.hasbrouck-heights.nj.us
Lodi 973-365-4005
www.lodi-nj.org
Wood-Ridge 201-939-0202
www.njwoodridge.org

Chamber of Commerce
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org
The small-town atmosphere that characterizes the community of Hasbrouck Heights includes a significant commercial sector and tranquil, tree-lined residential neighborhoods. Neighboring Lodi Borough is approximately twice the size of Hasbrouck Heights in population and area, providing a pleasing mix of single-family homes, light industry, and commercial development. Of the three communities, Wood-Ridge had the highest concentration of industry. These long-established boroughs all provide a small-town lifestyle steeped in traditional values and a strong sense of civic pride. Route 17, the Garden State Parkway, Interstate 80, and commuter bus service to New York City combine with train service to Manhattan from Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights for efficient transportation. Nearby state parks offer expanded recreational opportunities that complement local parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, tennis courts, league sports, and a swimming pool.

 

Hillsdale, Woodcliff Lake
Municipal Offices
Hillsdale 201-666-4800
www.hillsdalenj.org
Woodcliff Lake 201-391-4977
www.wclnj.com

Chamber of Commerce
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org

Hillsdale provides a well-established residential haven with an attractive downtown commercial area that encompasses a park graced by large shade trees and a picturesque railway station. Woodcliff Lake is home to thriving commercial sector and serves a comfortable home to several large corporations. Both communities offer fine traditional homes that blend with more contemporary construction for a pleasing variety of neighborhood settings. Nearby Westwood Plaza offers expanded shopping facilities, while local markets display the finest in fresh produce and specialty items. Transportation efficiencies include Route 17, the Garden State Parkway, and commuter bus or train service to New York City. Nearby county parks complement lush local parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

 

Ho-Ho-Kus, Waldwick
Municipal Offices
Ho-Ho-Kus 201-652-4400
www.ho-ho-kusboro.com
Waldwick 201-652-5300
www.waldwicknj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org

One of the smallest of Bergen County’s many communities, and certainly the most uniquely named, Ho-Ho-Kus provides a quaint and pleasant home. Although some commerce thrives, industry has been discouraged since the early 1900s, preserving a tranquil hometown setting. Distinctive single-family homes range from stately colonials and elegant Tudors to ranches and Cape Cods. Supporting more than twice the population, Waldwick balances the commercial development of a shopping center and some light industry with serene residential neighborhoods graced by large old shade trees and well-manicured lawns. Transportation efficiencies include Route 17, the Garden State Parkway, and commuter bus service to New York City or train service to Manhattan from River Edge. Outdoor activities and recreational amenities are supported by local and county parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports, tennis courts, and a swimming pool.

 

Leonia, Fort Lee, Palisades Park
Municipal Offices
Leonia 201-592-5780
www.leonianj.gov
Fort Lee 201-592-3500
www.fortleenj.org
Palisades Park 201-585-4100

Chamber of Commerce
Fort Lee 201-944-7575
http://fortleechamber.com

The neighboring communities of Leonia, Fort Lee, and Palisades Park are characterized as well-balanced residential havens that are situated conveniently just outside the glistening attractions and employment opportunities of the “Big Apple.” Lush parks, attractive housing in a variety of architectural styles, specialty shops and mini-malls, local festivities and celebrations, and a wide variety of recreational activities create a pleasing suburban lifestyle. The expansive shopping centers in Paramus and Riverside Mall provide exceptional retail options close to home. Transportation efficiencies include Interstate 80 and 287, the New Jersey Turnpike, and commuter bus service to New York City. Recreational amenities include county parks for outdoor enjoyment, quality facilities within the communities, sponsored programs, and a wide variety of seasonal activities.

 

Little Ferry, Moonachie, Teterboro
Municipal Offices
Little Ferry 201-641-9234
www.littleferrynj.org
Moonachie 201-641-1813
www.moonachie.us
Teterboro 201-288-1200
http://www.teterboronj.org/

Chamber of Commerce
Rutherford 201-939-0707
www.meadowlands.org

Served by Route 46, Little Ferry offers a small-town residential atmosphere and claims a proud history as a community. Through the decades, garden apartments replaced former farms and condominiums sprang up on empty tracts of land. Today, the borough blends older character homes with newer construction in a variety of architectural styles. Moonachie is a friendly small town just 20 minutes from New York City, giving residents easy access to the spectacular events at the Meadowlands Sports and Entertainment Complex. Residential neighborhoods harmonize with bustling industrial and commercial activity to provide abundant employment opportunities. Culturally and economically diverse, the community blends rambling single-family homes with multi-family developments. Active sports programs for the young, recreational programs for all ages, and a modern civic center highlight the community. Nearby Teterboro is home to an even stronger concentration of industrial activity than Moonachie. The New Jersey Turnpike, Interstate 80, regional highways, and bus service to New York City ensure transportation efficiencies.

 

Lyndhurst, North Arlington
Municipal Offices
Lyndhurst 201-804-2457
www.lyndhurstnj.org
North Arlington 201-991-6060
www.northarlington.org

Chamber of Commerce
Rutherford 201-939-0707
www.meadowlands.org

The long-established and well-developed community of Lyndhurst supports a balanced mix of industrial and residential sectors. Many acres of meadowland are still available for further expansion, creating a strong magnet for economic growth. The housing selection spans a wide range of prices and architectural styles, from gracious older homes shade by mature greenery to more contemporary development. Situated south of Lyndhurst, the residential community of North Arlington provides a hometown atmosphere. Although Willow Brook Mall is a popular shopping destination for residents of these communities, the expanded retail centers in Paramus are easily accessible. Transportation efficiencies include access to Route 17 and 4, bus service to New York City, and train service to Manhattan from Lyndhurst. Recreational amenities are crowned by a county park but also include playgrounds, sports fields, leagues sports, and tennis courts.

 

Maywood, Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook
Municipal Offices
Maywood 201-845-2900
www.maywoodnj.com
Rochelle Park 201-587-7730
www.rochelleparknj.gov
Saddle Brook 201-587-2900
www.saddlebrooknj.us

Chamber of Commerce
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org

Well-kept properties in quiet, residential neighborhoods and stately older home are characteristic of tranquil Maywood Borough. Local retail activity ensures a convenient lifestyle, although expanded shopping centers in Paramus are available within a short drive from home. Rochelle Park features a thriving industrial sector that offers residents the benefit of lower taxes and opportunities for local employment. The regional shopping facility of Garden State Plaza is also situated on the border of the township. A suburban community of similar size and character, Saddle Brook highlights include local shopping, community theater, and holiday festivals. Transportation efficiencies include major thoroughfares like Interstate 80 and the Garden State Parkway as well as bus service to New York City and train service to Manhattan from Saddle Brook. Recreational amenities encompass nearby county parks, special community programs, local parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, team sports, tennis courts, and a swimming pool.

 

Montvale, Park Ridge, River Vale
Municipal Offices
Montvale 201-391-5700
www.montvale.org
Park Ridge 201-822-3164
www.parkridgeboro.com
River Vale 201-664-2346
www.rivervalenj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org

The attractive community of Montvale Borough is almost exclusively residential, offering beautiful family homes that climb the scale of value to multi-million-dollar estates. Three shopping centers provide daily conveniences, although the expansive shops of Paramus are nearby. Park Ridge Borough blends serene residential neighborhood shaded by mature greenery with a mix of light commercial and industrial activity. River Vale Township has very little commerce and is characterized as a residential haven. Excellent schools, a pleasing housing selection with varying architectural styles, and an ideal location characterize all three communities. Transportation efficiencies include access to the Garden State Parkway and Palisades Parkway, bus service to new York City, and train service to Manhattan from Montvale and Park Ridge. Local parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports, tennis courts, supervised programs, a swimming pool, a golf course, and private sports clubs provide recreational amenities.

 

Paramus, River Edge
Municipal Offices
Paramus 201-265-2100
www.paramusborough.org
River Edge 201-599-6300
www.riveredgenj.org

Chambers of Commerce
Paramus 201-261-3344
https://paramuschamber.org/

Ideally located at Routes 4 and 17 and the Garden State Parkway, Paramus provides a hometown atmosphere but also a thriving retail hub. More than 1,700 businesses have given Paramus a reputation for being the premier shopping destination for the East Coast. The city offers a number of important cultural and educational attractions including New Jersey Children’s Museum, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science, and Bergen Community college. Neighboring River Edge is almost exclusively residential, depending on Paramus for expanded amenities. Just 15 minutes from the Hudson River, the community offers many lush parks and abundant recreational facilities. Housing options for both communities tend to be diverse in architectural style and price range. Bus and train service are available to New York City for commuting convenience. Recreational amenities include county and local parks, athletic fields, league sports, tennis courts, a recreation center, outdoor ice-skating rinks, a swimming pool, and a golf course.

 

Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Fairview
Municipal Offices
Cliffside Park 201-945-3456
www.cliffsideparknj.gov
Edgewater 201-943-1700
www.edgewaternj.org
Fairview 201-943-3300
http://fairviewborough.com
Ridgefield 201-943-5215
www.ridgefieldboro.com

Chamber of Commerce
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org

The four residential boroughs of Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Edgewater, and Fairview are clustered along the southeastern border of Bergen County. Offering the advantage of panoramic hills and beautiful mature trees, this area provides a pleasing mix of one and two-family homes, garden apartments, and condominiums. Local shopping centers provide residents with goods and services for a convenient lifestyle, although the malls and shops of Paramus are easily accessible. Industry in this area tends to be light. The boroughs benefit from a close-knit spirit where residents are involved in social and civic organizations that add to the quality of life. The quality of public education is outstanding, drawing many families into this area. Transportation efficiencies include Interstates 80 and 95 as well as bus service to New York City.

 

Ridgewood Village, Midland Park
Municipal Offices
Ridgewood 201-670-5500
www.ridgewoodnj.net
Midland Park 201-445-5720
www.midlandparknj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Ridgewood 201-445-2600
www.ridgewoodchamber.com

Nestled in the picturesque Ramapo Foothills, Ridgewood Village offers a tranquil, charming residential community. Architectural styles vary from stately colonials to more contemporary development. While Ridgewood has never favored industry, it has managed to attract hundreds of professionals and their practices. Restaurants feature every imaginable cuisine, and more than 300 quaint shops grace the downtown district. Nearby Midland Park offers another close-knit community where residents benefit from Ridgewood Village amenities and also the expanded malls in Paramus. Transportation efficiencies include the Garden State Parkway, Interstate 287, bus service to New York City, and commuter train to Manhattan from Midland Park. County parks, playgrounds, athletic fields and league sports, tennis courts, a YMCA, and swimming facilities are available for recreation.

 

Rutherford, East Rutherford
Municipal Offices
Rutherford 201-460-3000
www.rutherford-nj.com
East Rutherford 201-933-3444
www.eastrutherfordnj.net

Chamber of Commerce
Rutherford 201-939-0707
https://meadowlands.org/

The neighboring boroughs of Rutherford and East Rutherford share easy access to mass transit services and major highways. Both communities offer a delightful mix of housing, from grand Victorians, Federal-style homes, and charming colonials to modern ranches and Cape Cods. Apartments and condominiums provide multi-family living options. The crown jewel of this area is the Meadowlands Sports and Entertainment Complex with its world-class stadium and arena and the nation’s top harness racetrack. At any given time, the marquee glistens with the biggest names in show business, while the sports venues are home to some of the nation’s most celebrated professional teams. While these communities are close to New York City attractions, Rutherford offers such treasures as the Williams Center for the Performing Arts and the Meadowlands Museum. Commuters can access train and bus service to Manhattan from East Rutherford, and bus service is also available from Rutherford. Local parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports, supervised programs, and tennis courts are close to home.

 

Saddle River, Upper Saddle River
Municipal Offices
Saddle River 201-327-2609
www.saddleriver.org
Upper Saddle River 201-327-2196
www.usrtoday.org

Chamber of Commerce
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org

The boroughs of Saddle River and Upper Saddle River in northern Bergen County provide an idyllic country atmosphere for impressive residential development. The minimum lot size of two acres in Saddle River provides a luxuriously spacious setting for exclusive mansions and multi-million-dollar estates. Single-acre lots predominate in panoramic Upper Saddle River, preserving the semi-rural ambiance of this desirable residential community. Both communities offer local shopping for daily conveniences, although Allentown and Paramus expand the retail options. The Garden State Parkway, Route 17, and bus service to New York City ensure transportation efficiencies. Lush parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports, supervised programs, tennis courts, and private sports facilities are available for leisure enjoyment.

 

Teaneck, Bogota
Municipal Offices
Teaneck 201-837-1600
www.teanecknj.gov
Bogota 201-342-1736
www.bogotaonline.org

Chamber of Commerce
Teaneck 201-801-0012
www.teaneckchamber.org

Attractive Teaneck Township offers access to all the excitement of the “Big Apple” within the context of serene, suburban living. Large shade trees, wide streets, more than 400 parks, well-landscaped homes, and delightful diversity are the hallmarks of this tranquil community. Successful corporate developments, a strong retail sector, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Holy Name Hospital contribute to Teaneck’s regional importance. The adjacent community of Bogota Borough offers a hometown setting within this popular residential area. Route 4 and access to Interstates 80 and 95 combine with George Washington Bridge and bus service to New York City for efficient transportation. Local parks, athletic fields, league sports, tennis courts, and playgrounds are among the recreational amenities.

 

Washington, Westwood
Municipal Offices
Washington 201-664-4404
www.twpofwashington.us
Westwood 201-664-7100
www.westwoodnj.gov

Chamber of Commerce
Totowa 973-470-9300
www.njrcc.org

The neighboring bedroom communities of Washington Township and Westwood Borough offer a comfortable home to a significant number of commuters. Westwood is the more developed of the two in the areas of industry and commerce. Nestled in the panoramic Pascack Valley, these communities represent a popular choice for newcomers based on affordability of homes, excellent schools, and overall quality of life. Although growth has definitely made an impact on the region, the preservation of towering trees and large parcels of land has retained a country feeling. Older, stately homes flank more modest single-family housing for a pleasing selection. The Garden State Parkway, Routes 17 and 4, bus service to New York City, and train service to Manhattan from Westwood or to Hoboken from Washington ensure efficient transportation. Recreational amenities include a 126-acre conservation area, playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports, tennis courts, a private swim club, and an indoor ice-skating rink.

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