Pascack Valley is comprised of 8
individual municipalities. Each offers diverse lifestyles that are both serene and
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Established in 1840,
Washington Township was named after George Washington who visited the House of Seven
Chimneys, a local historic landmark.
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.
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.