One of the most culturally diverse communities’ in New Jersey is Teaneck. Teaneck is between the Hackensack River and the Palisades of the Hudson River. It is home to over 40,000 residents. There are numerous parks, business and cultural environments. Possibly named for a Dutch family, the Teneycks. Another tradition says the name may derive from an Indian term for "the woods".
The Township of Teaneck was established on February 19, 1895 and was comprised of parts of Englewood, Hackensack, Ridgefield Park, Bergen Fields and Bogota. The town's population was 811. During these early days of the 20th century, the town's affairs focused on construction of streets and street lamps (originally gaslights), trolley lines (along DeGraw Avenue), telephones and speeding traffic. Social activities centered on church events and harness racing at the popular racetrack on Cedar Lane, near River Road. Several small inns offered fine dining and dancing to overnight guests.
Express bus service to New York City via the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel is available. Today, Teaneck continues to thrive by respecting its residents' many and diverse voices while working towards a blending of interest so all are at home and welcome here. Teaneck's ethnically diverse community as well as its array of shops and restaurants creates a welcoming environment for international students.
Bryant School (Pre K-K): 1 Tryon Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 | 201.833.5549
Hawthorne Elementary School (1-4): 201 Fycke Ln, Teaneck, NJ 07666 | 201.833.5543
Lowell Elementary School (1-4): 1025 Lincoln Pl, Teaneck, NJ 07666 | 201.833.5553
Whittier Elementary (1-4): 491 W. Englewood Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 | 201.833.5538
Benjamin Franklin School (5-8): 1315 Taft Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 | 201.833.5451
Thomas Jefferson School (5-8): 655 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 | 201.833.5471
Teaneck High School: 100 Elizabeth Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 | 201.833.5400
Borough of Teaneck NJ | 818 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 | 201-837-1600
Teaneck Police Department | 900 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 | 201-837-2600
Teaneck Fire Department | 1231 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 | 201-808-8080
Teaneck Post Office | 751 Palisade Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666 | 201-836-6914 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 9AM - 5PM; Sat, 9AM - 2PM.
Teaneck Public Library | 840 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 | 201-837-4171 Website: www.teaneck.bccls.org
Bergenfield is a borough in eastern/central Bergen County and was incorporated in 1894 from portions of the now-gone Palisades Township and Englewood Township. The town takes its name from the 19th century train station that was originally referred to as “Bergen Fields” and later as “Bergenfield”.
In 2010, New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Bergenfield as its 211st best place to live in New Jersey. In it’s previous 2008 list, Bergenfield was ranked number 231. In a 2010 Businessweek article, the borough of Bergenfield was ranked as the #2 best place in the state of New Jersey to raise children. It was praised for a community that “pulls together around a true Main Street with such events as the annual holiday display contest”. The article also mentioned the town pool and the numerous town parks.
Although Bergenfield no longer has train access, the town has public bus service to New York City and is located just a few miles from route 4 and 16 miles from New York City.
Bergenfield High School | 80 S. Prospect Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201.385.8600
Roy W. Brown Middle School | 130 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201.385.8847
Franklin Elementary School | 2 N. Franklin Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201.385.8581
Hoover Elementary School | 273 Murray Hill Terr, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201.385.8582
Jefferson Elementary School | 200 Hickory Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201.385.8804
Lincoln Elementary School | 115 Highview Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201.385.8759
Washington Elementary School | 49 S. Summit St, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201.385.8771
Borough of Bergenfield NJ | 198 N. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201.387.4055
Bergenfield Police Department | 198 N. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201.387.4000 |www.bergenfieldpd.org
Bergenfield Fire Department | www.bergenfieldfd.org
Prospect Fire Co. No. 1 | 238 W. Clinton Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Alert Fire Co. No. 1 | 61 W. Church Street, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Fire Company No. 2 | 8 Home Place, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Bergenfield Post Office | 25 Veterans Plaza, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201.384.1831 | Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30AM-5:30PM; Sat, 9AM - 1PM.
Bergenfield Public Library | 50 W. Clinton Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 | 201.387.4040 |www.bergenfield.bccls.org
New Milford, a borough which spans 2.308 square miles, was officially formed from the remaining land that made up Palisades Township in March of 1922 and is known as the birthplace of Bergen County. The Historic Preservation Commission’s mission is to preserve the integrity of New Milford’s historic heritage in many ways. The Commission aims to fulfill this duty through researching the people, events, and locations that are of historic value and archiving, thus preserving, buildings, land, and historic items. Through public education programs and commendations for borough residents and organizations who have offered assistance with this task, the mission of the Commission, to spread the knowledge of the borough’s history, can thrive.
With a population of around 16,000 and an area of just over 2 square miles, New Milford's small-town atmosphere is one of its main appeals. It also offers a wide range of relatively affordable single-family houses within commuting distance from Manhattan.
Students don't have to travel far to the borough's two elementary schools, the community is served by a volunteer fire department and its shopping strips are largely devoid of chain stores and malls.
New Milford High School | 1 Snyder Circle, New Milford, NJ 07646 | 201-262-0172
David E. Owens Middle School | 470 Marion Avenue, New Milford, NJ 07646 | 201-265-8661
Gibbs Elementary School | 195 Sutton Place, New Milford, NJ 07646 | 201-261-0939
Berkley Elementary School | 812 Berkley Street, New Milford, NJ 07646 | 201-262-0191
Borough of New Milford NJ | 930 River Road, New Milford, NJ 07646 | 201-967-5044
New Milford Police Department | 930 River Road, New Milford, NJ 07646 | 201-261-1400 |www.newmilfordnjpd.org
New Milford Fire Department | www.newmilfordfire.org
Company No. 1 | 249 Center Street, New Milford, NJ 07646
Company No. 2 | 680 Trenton Street, New Milford, NJ 07646
New Milford Post Office | 1055 River Road, New Milford, NJ 07646 | 201-692-6738, Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30AM-5PM; Sat, 9AM – 12:30PM.
New Milford Public Library | 200 Dahlia Avenue, New Milford NJ 07646 | 201-262-1221 |www.newmilford.bccls.org
Englewood is located at the tip of Bergen County. It is a place where the pleasures of hometown meet worldly, sophisticated taste. It has a vibrant downtown full of shopping; dining and culture that you will want to visit again and again. At present Englewood is a sophisticated city which combines much of its historic grace and charm with an exciting cosmopolitan atmosphere. It has many contrasts - between elaborate Victorian mansions and modern low-rise condominiums, between quiet tree-lined residential neighborhoods and the bustling central business district, between large estates and affordable apartments. There are hundreds of incredible shops that have put Englewood on the map of savvy shopaholics for generations. Couture labels, children’s clothes, Tibetan carpets, upscale consignment, diamonds, art, antiques, rare orchids, kitchen appliances, custom-mixed paints… all, much and more, are right next door to bagel stores, bakeries, neighborhood bodegas, and, of course, Baumgarts Café and Soda Fountain that’s been holding its place in the heart of downtown for decades.
Englewood's proximity to New York City continues to be a significant feature, but it also has a vital and distinctive character of its own, forged from the richly heterogeneous backgrounds, interests and talents of its citizens. The residents take the Cities Trolley Shuttle to and from the commuter bus lines in the mornings and evenings. Englewood's population is far more diverse than that of most suburbs, including many of its Bergen County neighbors. Occupations range from highly paid professionals to unskilled trades. Due to the proximity of New York hospitals and the ever-expanding Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, doctors abound. There are also many lawyers, business men and women, engineers and professors, as well as a number of artists, musicians, and entertainment and sports figures. One of many distinguished residents was Dizzy Gillespie, after whom a downtown area is named.
Academies at Englewood | 274 Knickerbocker Rd, Englewood, NJ 07631 | 201-862-6133
Dwight Morrow High School | 274 Knickerbocker Rd, Englewood, NJ 07631 | 201-862-6037
Janis E. Dismus Middle School | 325 Tryon Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631 | 201-862-6005
Dr. John Grieco Elementary School | 50 Durie Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631 | 201-862-6167
McCloud Elementary School | 325 Tenafly Rd, Englewood, NJ 07631 | 201-862-6155
City of Englewood | 2-10 N. Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-871-6635 | www.cityofenglewood.org
Englewood Police Department | 75 S. Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631 | 201-568-2711
Englewood Fire Department | 11 William St, Englewood, NJ 07631 | 201-871-6695 (24 hrs) Office: 201-568-6305
Englewood Post Office | 77 Engle St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 9AM - 5PM; Sat, 9AM - 4PM.
Englewood Annex Post Office | 55 Smith St, Englewood, NJ 07631 | 201-569-5834 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30AM - 5PM.
Englewood Public Library | 31 Engle St, Englewood, NJ 07631 | 201-568-2215 Website: www.englewood.bccls.org
Tenafly is a borough in eastern Bergen County and was incorporated in 1894 from portions of the now-gone Palisades Township. Tenafly’s appeal centers around their outstanding schools, great houses, outstanding recreation facilities and the town’s proximity to New York City.
In 2008, New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Tenafly as the 65th best place to live in New Jersey. Tenafly boasts some of the best schools in the state with the High School regularly making the top 10 list. In addition, Tenafly has a vibrant town center full of boutique restaurants, stores and the former train station that has been converted into a quaint café.
Tenafly is just 12 miles from New York City and offers several commuting options. Bus service to and from New York City is available via New Jersey Transit bus routes 166, and Coach USA (Red and Tan) routes 9, 14, 20, and 84. With such a short distance, many residents also prefer to drive into NYC. In addition, there are plans in the near future for a potential rail road to run into Tenafly, increasing transportation options for commuting.
Tenafly High School | 19 Columbus Dr, Tenafly, NJ 07670 | 201-816-6600
Tenafly Middle School | 10 Sunset Ln, Tenafly, NJ 07670 | 201-816-4900
Mackay Elementary School | 111 Jefferson Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 | 201-816-7700
Maugham Elementary School | 111 Magnolia Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 | 201-816-7705
Smith Elementary School | 101 Downey Dr, Tenafly, NJ 07670 | 201-816-7715
Stillman Elementary School | 75 Tenafly Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 | 201-816-7710
Borough of Tenafly NJ | 100 Riveredge Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 | 201-568-6100
Tenafly Police Department | 100 Riveredge Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 | 201-568-5100
Tenafly Fire Department | 100 Riveredge Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07666 | 201-568-6100
Tenafly Post Office | 400 Tenafly Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 | 201-568-3518 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 9AM - 7PM; Sat, 9AM - 4PM.
Tenafly Public Library | 100 Riveredge Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 | 201-568-8680 | www.tenafly.bccls.org
Englewood Cliffs has emerged from a Revolutionary Map point to a modern, model residential and business community providing many colorful threads in the history of Englewood Cliffs.
The population in Englewood Cliffs in approx. 5,400 and most of the residents enjoy life well above New Jersey State averages. It is located on the top of the Palisades only one mile from the George Washington Bridge. There is but a single suburban and coastal neighborhood that makes up this Towns Residents. These home owners are proud of the appearance of their exclusive homes and to live in such a unique place.
The Englewood Cliffs School District is a culturally diverse Pre-K-8 school district consisting of two schools, the North Cliff School (Grades Pre-K - 2) and the Upper School (Grades 3 - 8). The Board of Education, administration, staff, parents and community, all support the excellent educational programs that are offered in this school district. It is through this teamwork that Englewood Cliffs continues to maintain an excellent reputation for providing exceptional programming to their students. They emphasize research, study and life skills at the middle school level while increasing instructional time at elementary and primary levels.
Dwight Morrow High School | 274 Knickerbocker Rd, Englewood, NJ 07631 | 201-862-6037
North Cliff School | 642 Floyd St, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 | 201-568-4771
Upper School | 143 Charlotte Pl, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 | 201-567-6151
Borough of Englewood Cliffs NJ | 482 Hudson Terr, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 | 201-569-5252 |www.englewoodcliffsnj.org
Englewood Cliffs Police Department | 10 Kahn Terr, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 | 201-569-8300
Englewood Cliffs Fire Department | 475 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 | 201-569-2078
Englewood Cliffs Post Office | 650 E. Palisade Ave #A, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 | 201-894-5128 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30AM - 5PM; Sat, 8:30AM - 1PM.
Englewood Public Library | 31 Engle St, Englewood, NJ 07631 | 201-568-2215 |www.englewood.bccls.org
Paramus was not always the land of enormous malls and shopping centers that has made it one of the top retail zip codes in the U.S. When it was incorporated as a borough in 1922 it was a rural area of celery farms and dirt roads.
The native Lenni Lenape Indians gave Paramus its name. It comes from the Lenape word “peramsepuss” sometimes translated as “land of the wild turkeys” or “fertile fields where turkeys are found.” A large metal statue of a wild turkey can be found today at the Paramus Park Mall.
Following the opening of the George Washington Bridge in 1931 and the development boom that followed World War II, Paramus was transformed into a shopping mecca. N.J.’s first shopping centers, the Garden State Plaza and the Bergen Mall (known today as the Bergen Town Center) opened in 1957 and 1958. The borough now contains four major shopping malls and three corporate parks which lie astride Routes 4, 17 and the Garden State Parkway.
Paramus is home to Bergen Community College, the Bergen Museum of Art and Science, the New Jersey Children’s Museum and four golf courses: Arcola Country Club, Paramus Golf and Country Club, Ridgewood Country Club and Orchard Hills County Golf Course.
Memorial School | East 203 Midland Ave. Paramus, NJ | 201.261.7800
Midland School | 241 West Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ | 201.261.7800
Parkway School | Oradell Ave, Paramus, NJ | 201.261.7800
Ridge Ranch School |345 Lockwood Dr, Paramus, NJ | 201.261.7800
Stony Lane School | E Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ | 201.261.7800
East Brook Middle School | 190 Spring Valley rd., Paramus, NJ | 201.261.7800
West Brook Middle School | Roosevelt Blvd, Paramus, NJ | 201.261.7800
Paramus High School | East Century Rd, Paramus, NJ | 201.261.7800
Borough of Paramus | 1 Jockish Square Paramus, NJ 07652 | 201.265.2100 | Paramusborough.com
Paramus Police Department | 1 Carlough Drive Paramus, NJ 07652 | 201.262.3400 | Paramuspolice.org
Paramus Fire Prevention | 1 Jockish Square Paramus, NJ 07652 | 201.265.2100
Paramus Public Library | E116 Century Rd Paramus, NJ 07652 | 201.599.1302 | paramus.bccls.org/
An historic account of Fair Lawn would be incomplete without the acknowledgment of the Lenni-Lenapi ("original people"), native tribes of northern New Jersey. Their trails, campsites, rock shelters and hunting grounds became the roads and towns we use and reside in today. The first Dutch settlers traveled up, what we now know as, the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers, to establish fur trading posts with the Hackinghaesaky Indians, one of the tribes of the Lenni-Lenapi. The great chief of the tribes was Oratam. As settlements expanded, the Lenni-Lenapi were forced further west to unsettled land. They left behind place names of Indian origin. Few of us realize how many indigenous names still remain, for example: Passaic (either "where the river goes over the falls" or "valley"), Paramus ("fine stream" or "place of wild turkeys"), Wagaraw ("crooked place" or "river bend"). Typically, River Road, one of the oldest roads in the eastern part of our country, was once an Indian trail, leading to the "Great Rock" tribal council site in Glen Rock.
Fair Lawn's pinnacle of growth was during the 1940s and 1950s. Expansive areas of farm lands were developed for single-family homes and several large garden apartment complexes. The population exploded from 9,000 in 1940 to an estimated peak of about 37,000 in 1968. Fair Lawn Industrial Park (on Route 208) was developed during the 1950s with several additions in the following decade. Among the Industrial Park's corporate residents are internationally known firms such as Kodak, Nabisco and Lea & Perrins.
By 1970, the remaining large tracts of land had been urbanized. The last farm in Fair Lawn was a 20 acre tract in the Industrial Park at Fair Lawn Avenue. In 1998, this tract was developed into apartments.
What began as an agricultural community has grown into a suburban town providing homes, schools, parks and shops for residents and jobs for thousands of workers in businesses, offices and industries.
Fair Lawn High School | 14-00 Berdan Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201.794.5450
Thomas Jefferson Middle School | 35-01 Morlot Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201-703-2240
Memorial Middle School | 12-00 First St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201-794-5470
John A. Forrest Elementary School | 1000 Hopper Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201-794-5565
Lyncrest Elementary School | 9-04 Morlot Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201-794-5555
Henry B. Milnes Elementary School | 8-01 Philip St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201-794-5550
Radburn Elementary School | 1800 Radburn Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201-794-5480
Warren Point Elementary School | 30-07 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201-794-5570
Westmoreland Elementary School | 16-50 Parmelee Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201-794-5490
Borough of Fair Lawn NJ | PO Box 376, 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-5340
Fair Lawn Police Department | 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201-796-1400
Fair Lawn Fire Department | 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201-794-5389
Fair Lawn Post Office | 14-24 Abbott Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201-796-5400 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30AM - 5PM; Sat, 8:30AM - 1PM.
Fair Lawn Post Office | 12-44 River Rd #1, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201-797-4267 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 9AM - 4:30PM.
Fair Lawn Public Library | 10-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-796-3536 |www.fairlawn.bccls.org
Maywood is ranked high among the townships of the county for its diversity, beautiful scenery and productiveness of its land. In 1894, the approximate 1.1 square mile area that includes the historic Maywood Station, formerly part of Midland Township, was incorporated as the Borough of Maywood. Until the late 1800s, the community was rural, with construction of roads, sidewalks, and streetlights not beginning until 1892.
Hoboken was first settled as part of the Pavonia, New Netherland colony in the 17th century. During the early 19th century, the city was developed first as a resort and later as a residential neighborhood. It became a township in 1849 and was incorporated as a city in 1855. Its waterfront was an integral part of the Port of New York and New Jersey and home to major industries for most of the 20th century.
Hoboken is part of the New Jersey Gold Coast. The character of the city has changed from a blue collar town to one of upscale shops and condominiums. The city is part of the New York metropolitan area and contains Hoboken Terminal, a major transportation hub for the region.
The initial presence of artists and young people changed the perception of the city such that others perceived it as an interesting, safe, exciting, and desirable place to live. The process continued as many suburbanites, transplanted Americans, internationals, and immigrants (mostly focused on opportunities in NY/NJ region and proximity to Manhattan, NY) began to make Hoboken their home, and the "real-estate boom" of the era encouraged many to seek investment opportunities.