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Community Profiles
Click on a town on the map or town name below to get a brief description of the area:

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Pascack Valley is comprised of 8 individual municipalities.  Each offers diverse lifestyles that are both serene and exciting.

Emerson River Vale
Hillsdale Washington Township
Montvale Westwood
Park Ridge Woodcliff Lake



Originally known as Kinderkamack, Emerson is a community that typifies tradition.  Located in the heart of the Pascack Valley, its new and older homes reflect the pride found within its two square miles.   A fine educational system includes public and private schools.  Emerson boasts a Senior Citizens Activity Center, its own library and a variety of recreational facilities.  Some activities for the residents include The Memorial Day Parade, summer picnic and the annual sports jamboree.  Primarily residential, the town offers community shopping as well as many local specialty stores.  People travel from near and far to dine at the local historic hotel.  Excellent transportation options are available within walking distance.  Emerson reflects the spirit and pride found within this established community.

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Originally settled by the Dutch, the architectural style of these early settlers is evident in the beautiful homes of Hillsdale.  The West Hill, a newer executive area, offers a spectacular view of New York City.  One of the largest towns of the Pascack Valley, Hillsdale offers its residents a diverse shopping area located in the center of town.
Home to regional Pascack Valley High School, Pascack has a fine educational system that includes public and private schools.  A host of recreational activities, ball fields, picnic areas and a band shell that features open air concerts, are located in Beechwood Park.  Community events include the annual Fireman's Pancake Breakfast and Hillsdale Day, a family oriented game and picnic festival.  Each fall, a local farm opens its orchards for apple and pumpkin picking and highlights the event with old-fashioned hay rides.  Hillsdale is easily accessible to New York City via car, bus and rail service.

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Situated in the most northerly section of the Pascack Valley, Montvale is renowned for being the home to many national and international corporations that help provide the town with a stable property tax.  Its excellent transportation network enables corporate personnel quick access to surrounding metropolitan areas.   The local government had the foresight to establish strict guidelines for both commercial and residential development.  This excellent planning enabled Montvale to grow in an orderly and favorable manner.  Home to Pascack Hills Regional High School, Montvale is noted for its excellent scholastic and athletic programs.  The town's recreation complex, with its swimming pool, ballfields and tennis courts provides facilities for many family oriented activities including including a children's summer camp.  A variety of organizations and clubs appealing to various age groups affords residents the opportunity to participate in many civic, educational and social programs.  The Montvale Action Group, with its Satellite Clubs, offers the community a full range of stimulating programs including bridge, book discussions, tours, conversation groups and arts and crafts.  This varied environment makes Montvale a most desirable community.

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Park Ridge

Park Ridge reflects its individuality by being a truly "self contained" community.   In the early 1900's, it established its own Electric and Water Companies that still service its residents today.  Park Ridge is home to a growing corporate population while it still maintains its small town flavor.  The historic "Bears Nest" area is being developed with luxurious townhouses, a major hotel and well designed corporate campuses.  Numerous recreational activities are available at the municipal pool, tennis courts and athletic fields.
Elementary, Inter-Parochial and Park Ridge High School provide excellent education for the children within the Borough.  Its excellent programs are pointed to with pride by local residents.  Located in the northern section of the Pascack Valley, Park Ridge is only minutes from the Garden State and Palisades Interstate Parkways and the New York Thruway.  Bus and rail transportation is available to its residents.

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River Vale

Rich in revolutionary War History, River Vale was the site of famous Baylor Dragoon Massacre in 1778.  Today, a tranquil residential atmosphere is reflected in this charming community known as the "Garden Spot" of the Pascack Valley.  Rolling lawns, shaded streets and lovely homes are characteristic of its neighborhoods.  The school system, with its quality and excellence, exemplifies River Vale's overall image.  This town boasts more country clubs than any other town in the Pascack Valley.  These supplement the exceptional recreational facilities, teen center, town parks and ballfields that provide residents with opportunities for both social and athletic events.  The annual Township Picnic, Memorial Day Parade, Summer Day Camp and Little League soccer and football programs are available to residents.  The "Four Corners" is the center for the office and commercial activity of the Township.  In the 1970's, the governing body had the foresight to provide zoning for townhouses and condominiums, an alternate life-style.

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Washington Township

Established in 1840, Washington Township was named after George Washington who visited the House of Seven Chimneys, a local historic landmark.
Most homes in Washington Township were built after 1950 and followed strict zoning codes established to protect its residential atmosphere.   Several townhouse complexes are an integral part of the community.  Washington Township has an excellent school system with both public and private facilities.  Residents are provided with year-round recreational programs at local parks, athletic fields, swim and tennis clubs.  A children's day camp program that features games, sports, crafts and day trips is available during the summer.  Other annual events include a Fireman's Pancake Breakfast, Easter Egg Hunt and the children's Halloween Parade.  A "Y" Facility offers its members a full scope of activities for young and old alike.  Interstate highways provide Washington Township with excellent commuting.   The proximity of the town to New York City bound express buses and the Garden State Parkway are a distinct advantage to commuters.

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Originally settled by the Dutch, Westwood, the "HUB OF PASCACK VALLEY," is exemplified by the quaint architecture that is embodied in its vintage homes, neo-classic train station and Victorian gazebo located on the town green.  The areas largest downtown shopping district is comprised of specialty shops and boutiques that offer an excellent alternative to near-by regional shopping malls.  Unique to this area is the Pascack Valley Hospital, a comprehensive medical facility together with many supporting professional and medical complexes.   Residents are provided with numerous social and athletic opportunities at the town's parks, tennis courts and swimming pool.  During the summer months, residents gather on the town green for concerts and other highly anticipated cultural events.  The Pascack Valley Art Association sponsors the annual Art in the Park exhibit where fine art work can be purchased.

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Woodcliff Lake

Located at the highest point in the Pascack Valley, Woodcliff Lake offers its residents a blend of woodlands, gently flowing streams and well manicured properties.  A selection of homes from antique to contemporary provides residents with an interesting mix of country living and sophistication.  Woodcliff Lake offers an excellent public school system with an outstanding curriculum and after school programs.  Summer and pre-school day camps are part of the extensive and successful recreational activities.  A soccer camp and tennis program are available to the youth of the community at the town's tennis courts and numerous ball fields.   The Old Mill Pond, the town swimming facility, is the location of the annual Woodcliff Lake Day.  This much anticipated and well attended event includes water sports, games, rides, music and food.  The rural atmosphere of the borough was not significantly changed by the addition of corporate headquarters and a major hotel.  These facilities have enabled Woodcliff Lake to be recognized as one of the most desirable residential areas in the county.

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