North Haledon, Hawthorne, Haledon, Prospect Park, Paterson, Wayne, Ringwood, West Milford, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, Midland Park, Wyckoff, Mahwah, Waldwick, Ho-Ho-Kus, Allendale, Upper Saddle River, Saddle River, Ridgewood, Ramsey, Glen Rock, Fairlawn, Elmwood Park, Garfield

Serving North Haledon, Hawthorne, Haledon, Prospect Park, Paterson,Wayne, Ringwood, West Milford, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, Midland Park, Wyckoff, Mahwah, Waldwick, Ho-Ho-Kus, Allendale, Upper Saddle River, Saddle River, Ridgewood, Ramsey, Glen Rock, Fairlawn, Elmwood Park, Garfield

Community Profiles

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Allendale | Franklin Lakes | Glen Rock | Ho-Ho-Kus | Mahwah | Midland Park | Oakland | Ramsey | Ridgewood | Saddle River | Upper Saddle River | Waldwick | Wyckoff

Northwest Bergen County is comprised of 13 individual municipalities.  Each is unique in it's own way, yet throughout all of them is reflected a similar pride of ownership, fine quality of homes, and high standard of living.


The distinction of Allendale is its likeness to a New England "small town" in the traditional character of its homes and the pride of ownership evident on every well maintained street.  There is a versatility among its residents that is expressed in a wide range of clubs and organizations for all ages, recreation parks, and school activities.  This picturesque community boasts 70-acre Crestwood Park, a recreational area with a 9-acre sand-bottom lake, sandy beaches, pine grove, ballfield, and a wooded wonderland for nature lovers.  A second park has additional ballfields and tennis courts . . . there is something for everyone.  Its highly rated schools are centrally located and within easy reach of all in this small 2.8 square mile community.  Northern Highlands Regional High School, with its 50-acre campus adjacent to Crestwood Park, serves as an active cultural and community center.

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Franklin Lakes

Quiet country living is the hallmark of this lovely community.   Most of its one acre building lots are substantially wooded, and many are situated on or near the shores of the 21 magnificent lakes that grace it's countryside.  Full recreational and social programs offer each and every family a wide choice of participation in community affairs. There are also a semi-private golf and country club, two exceptionally beautiful private communities which offer club plan memberships, and the famous Audubon Wildlife Center.  Neighborhood stores plus two large shopping centers provide quick and easy shopping for the town's residents.  Six public schools, including Ramapo Regional High School, provide the most up-to-date curriculums.  Minutes from major highways and New York City, Franklin Lakes provides the best of many worlds.

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Glen Rock

Often described as a community-minded, youth-oriented town.  Glen Rock is a friendly place with much of the traditional remaining in the beautiful homes and in the spirit of its people.The large town swimming pool, acres of recreational facilities, many tennis courts, and an ice skating pond, all offer residents virtually year round pleasurable activity.Four elementary schools, a parochial school, and the junior/senior high school provide students with an outstanding educational system.  Each year, Glen Rock hosts a full day of activities for the Fourth of July.  Parades, floats, marching bands, and picnics comprise an eagerly awaited and widely publicized annual event.  The centrally located shopping district offers an extensive variety of convenience and specialty stores within easy walking distance of most homes.  There are over 45 special and civic organizations actively supported by the townspeople.   In addition, Glen Rock has an excellent free public library.  Less than an hour by train or bus to mid-town Manhattan, Glen Rock residents take advantage of comfortable and quick commuting.

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This fascinating community offers the ultimate in diverse architectural design - Tudors, cottages, ranches, split levels, colonials, and luxurious mansions set on beautifully landscaped grounds.  It is a small community with an involved citizenry.   From the Memorial Day activities to the well organized recreational programs, Ho-Ho-Kus people participate.   Respectful of its colonial heritage, Ho-Ho-Kus claims the distinction of being one of the oldest communities in New Jersey.  There is an elementary school which operates through the eighth grade.  Secondary students complete their education partnership with a nearby, highly rated, high school.   St. Luke's which is an outstanding parochial school, serves students through the eighth grade.   Accessibility to shopping and easy commuting add to the pleasure of being a Ho-Ho-Kus resident.

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Blessed with magnificent mountains, gently rolling hills and sloping valleys, Mahwah is in a lovely, natural setting.  Broad, tree-lined streets and consistently attractive homes attest to astute planning by local government.  Mahwah, being the largest township in Bergen County, serves also as the host of many sporting activities.  A thousand acres have been set aside by the Bergen County Park Commission for horseback riding, hiking, camping, archery, and skiing.  The Darlington County Park in Mahwah offers swimming, boating, fishing and tennis.  There are municipal baseball fields, tennis courts, and playgrounds to complete a well-planned recreational program.  And for the avid golfer, there is a superb, private 18-hole championship golf course and country club plus a challenging county golf course.  Because of its favorable tax rates, Mahwah has been able to develop an excellent school system.  It has five elementary schools and a campus style high school which is situated on a sixty-acre tract.  Mahwah, while acknowledging of its long history, is a youthful community of families who enjoy helping their town grow.

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Midland Park

Originally settled by the Dutch, this fine moderately priced community has many quaint old colonial homes.  It is within a short distance of major highways and within easy commute to New York City.   Midland Park is an involved community of young and old alike, providing year-round recreational facilities with especially interesting programs for boys and girls.  It offers a broad educational curriculum in its high school, plus an extensive adult education program.  There is an active senior citizens group, a free public library, and a long list of adult organizations, both social and civic, as well as eight churches representing man denominations and offering diverse activities of their own.  Midland Park . . . a proud town.

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Oakland residents are justifiably pleased with their excellent athletic and social programs for both adults and children, as they enjoy some of the finest and most extensive facilities in the area.  There are nine tennis courts, ten baseball fields, a football field, plus  several soccer fields.  Four public swimming beaches as well as many privately owned and operated beaches are available to residents.  The Ramapo Mountain Lakes Country Club is maintained for the exclusive use of Oakland residents.   The club offers catering facilities, tennis courts, a swimming area, and is often the scene of community gatherings.  Superior educational benefits are afforded by four elementary schools, two parochial schools, and Indian Hills High School.  Whatever one's preference, Oakland can provide a resource of enjoyment for the entire family.

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This attractive community has an appearance of pastoral serenity, yet is vital and modern in every respect. Splendid recreational facilities such as swimming, tennis, junior football, soccer, and baseball for both boys and girls form a cornerstone of this fine community.  The Ramsey Golf and Country Club provides year-round family fun and sociability for its resident members. The more newly developed west side of this town has a section of ultra-contemporary homes which are delightfully in concert with the sophistication of the more traditional luxury homes. Ramsey's school system, which includes a four year high school system, does and outstanding job of preparing its youth for future endeavors.
It is a warm, active community that enjoys a small town congeniality.

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Rated by Ladies Home Journal as one of America's finest suburbs, Ridgewood is the epitome of what a town should be.   Graced by distinctive homes and well maintained properties, it also offers its residents the maximum in town facilities.   Whether it's for the outstanding recreational facilities, the adult programs, fine arts, music school, libraries, or the many other excellent amenities, Ridgewood stands as a model of success.   Graydon Pool, the municipal swimming and summer activities complex, has a large shaded pool and full facilities for picnicking and outings.  The adjacent twelve acre Veteran's Park offers a broad expanse of grass for children's play.  Several public and private golf courses are only minutes away, and there are many tennis courts within short walking distance of town.  Ridgewood's excellent school system includes nine public schools, an outstanding high school, and a parochial school.  Over 80% of Ridgewood graduates go on to higher education.  This magnificent village has much to offer and will continue to provide its residents with a high standard of dignified suburban living.

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Saddle River

"Tranquil beauty and superb quality" describes Saddle River a fine old town with a long notable history.   It is now the setting for spacious two acre estates with boast magnificent old trees, rambling brooks, lush meadows, breathtaking views, and the impressive homes of executives and professionals.   This quiet hamlet is entirely residential except for one small, picturesque shopping center.
Tradition goes on each year with a Halloween party for all town children, a town Christmas party, and the opening of the fishing season.  The Saddle River Valley Club offers adults social and service activities.  There is a modern elementary school, and high school students attend nearby Ramsey High School.   A private day school, available to children from surrounding towns as well, and an  excellent nursery school supplement the educational facilities.  Saddle River is an affluent and beautiful place . . . gracious country living at its best.

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Upper Saddle River

Upper Saddle River, with its one-acre zoning, is an ideal community for people seeking space and beautiful scenery.  Properties are wooded, and many have streams or breathtaking views of the Saddle River Valley.Most of the homes are newer and are a pleasant, interesting blend of traditional and contemporary styles.  There is literally something for everyone - junior football and baseball teams, organized soccer for boys and girls, an indoor swim club, a challenging private golf course plus a host of other organizations.  A well-known historic landmark, the Old Stone Church is a favorite sight in Upper Saddle River.  Rolling countryside, an energetic population, exceptional school system - all are a major part of life in this affluent and desirable community.  Upper Saddle River is only a few miles away from the Garden State Parkway and the New York State Thruway.

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Waldwick is a small wholesome community with an abundance of young families and children.  Blessed with a lovely 32 acre park and lake, residents can enjoy boating, fishing, or just a peaceful stroll in the woods.  An active recreational department provides year-round fun for the entire family.   Concerts by the fire department band, soccer, basketball, football, baseball, swimming at the municipal pool, Women's Club, scouting programs, and other civic organizations are all available.  There is also a well-staffed summer program that utilizes all three owned parks.  The educational opportunity afforded Waldwick students is outstanding, including Special Learning classes provided within the school system.  Waldwick's progressive educational programs include art, music, and language skills in the lower grades, as well as challenging science and mathematics courses through high school.  Waldwick has a fine public library conveniently located in the town proper.  Local stores provide diverse shopping.  Waldwick is excellent for commuting to New York City by bus, car pool or train.

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Some of the original atmosphere of its rural heritage has been preserved in this peaceful community.  Traditional colonial architecture, a scattering of historic farmhouses, generous size properties, and a large selection of newer homes make Wyckoff a pleasant community in which to live.  There is a total of five public and two parochial schools.  High School students attend Ramapo Regional High School.  The township's recreational program, provides year-round family activity for the active family.  Soccer, football, baseball, basketball, tennis, plus a full summer program are all well attended with participation increasing each year.  Both children and adults enjoy free facilities at the Wyckoff Memorial Library.  Local and nearby shopping provide the neighborhood with diverse selections.  Wyckoff residents also enjoy the unique County Wildlife Center, the interesting historic Zabriskie house and the Zabriskie Pond for winter skating.  All of these amenities give Wyckoff residents a high regard for their community.

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