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Community Profiles

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

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Clifton | Haledon | Hawthorne | Little Falls | North Haledon | Passaic | Paterson | Prospect Park |
Totowa | Wayne | West Paterson


Clifton, a residential community, is widely known for its suburban charm and attractive homes on tree lined streets. Clifton is located in Passaic County on 12 miles west of New York City. As part of the New York metropolitan area, Clifton benefits from the resources of larger cities. The bus, train, air and highway facilities make Clifton an outstanding area for local commuters.

Homes in Clifton vary in style from ranches, split-levels, cape cods, colonials, bi-levels, English Tudor, multi-families and condominium dwellings. Clifton residents become involved in community activities from Little League to senior citizen outings and free concerts for all. There is Passaic-Clifton YMCA/YWCA and a Passaic-Clifton Jewish Community Center. The health care facilities are located throughout the city and work in conjunction with the local hospitals. There are two libraries and four post offices. The local retailers provide for the many needs of the consumer. All in all, Clifton appeals to anyone who wants to live in a relaxed communal atmosphere.

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An excellent example of a streetcar suburb, Haledon developed as a satellite of industrial Paterson after trolley lines from the city were laid in the 1870s. What had been a small rural village became not only a working and upper middle class suburb but a late Victorian resort as well. Haledon is also the site of the American Labor Museum.

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Hawthorne was once advertised as the town between the city and the sea. Advertisements have lauded Hawthorne as ideal for Homes of Investment. From the early twentieth century industrial and commercial development have proceeded at a steady pace. With the growth of the aviation industry and the subsequent aerospace industry, Hawthorne became known as the Cradle of Aviation and enjoyed a boom for many years in both jobs and real estate. The City of Hawthorne has grown from a small, largely rural community to a well-rounded mixture of business, industries and homes.

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Little Falls

The township of Little Falls was incorporated in 1868, formerly being part of Acquackanock township. It is a suburban community with excellent access to major highways.

Little Falls has Public Library which is located at 8 Warren Street. Its offerings and hours of operation are available by calling 256-2784.

The Little Falls School System consists of 2 elementary schools and 1 middle school for grades 4-8. High school students attend Passaic Valley High School located in the township.

A twelve member Recreation Committee oversees an extensive recreation program for all ages - from Tiny Tot tennis lessons to Senior Citizen exercise classes. Activities include: football, volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, tennis, ski trips, theater trips, day name a few. Facilities include a Community Center, several athletic fields and tennis courts. The commission is continually expanding. Updated bulletins of events are mailed to residents.

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North Haledon

North Haledon has approximately 7987 residents. The approximate number of families is 2574.
The amount of land area in North Haledon is 8.911 sq. kilometers. The amount of surface water is 0.088 sq. kilometers. North Haledon is 210 miles from Washington DC, and 59 miles from New Jersey's state capital.

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Poet William Carlos Williams celebrated this city's Americanness in epic style with Paterson, a poetry collection chronicling the textile industry upon which the city was built and the mills that still stand along the banks of the mighty Passaic River.

Paterson was also a literary stop in the imagination of author Jack Kerouac; whose On the Road character Sal Paradise called Paterson home.

Founded in 1791 as America's first planned industrial city (and home of the first cotton-spinning mill), Paterson today retains the moniker "Silk City" for its factories' successes in production of slinky textiles. Makers of machinery, chemicals and plastics have also carved out niches here.

Guests to Paterson will find that spectacular sights and history abound. Great Falls, the city's 70-foot-high waterfall, punctuates the Passaic, and visitors come from all around to see a billion gallons of water crash down its height each day. Other must-sees include Paterson Castle (the city's very own fortress); and one of the world's first submarines, built here and now on display in the Paterson Museum. The Great Falls historic district caps off with an impressive look back to American industrial history. The city of Passaic today has fourteen public schools, which includes one high school, one middle school, a learning center, and eleven elementary schools. Our educational history in Passaic has been one of excellence in education for the better part of one hundred and thirty years. Everybody who has ever attended school in Passaic will always identify with their neighborhood elementary school. Also Passaic’s hospitals are of paramount importance to the city and it features three fine major facilities: The General Hospital, Saint Mary’s Hospital, and Passaic Beth Israel. Passaic is a microcosm of America, from the colonial experience to urban decay.

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Paterson is the third largest city in New Jersey, seat of Passaic County, and the northernmost of the four tightly populated industrial cities of Paterson, Passaic, Clifton and Nutley. Its claims to distinction are many. Guests to Paterson will find that spectacular sights and history abound. Its most prominent natural phenomenon is known as the Great Falls of the Passaic. Great Falls, the city’s 70-foot-high waterfall, punctuates the Passaic, and visitors come from all around to see a billion gallons of water crash down its height each day. Other must-sees include Paterson Castle, the city’s very own fortress, and one of the world’s first submarines, built in Paterson and on display in the Paterson Museum.

Paterson is the largest single silk producing center in the country, but the industry has curtailed. Although Paterson is no longer a leading industrial city, it has found creative ways to reuse its remaining 19th century industrial buildings and is experiencing new vitality as a different sort of city.

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Prospect Park

Democratic government and peaceful home life have combined to set individually apart the Borough of Prospect Park both as an incorporated municipality and as a residential community. Modern civic improvements, fine educational facilities, exceptionally good roads and a thrifty, home-loving, righteous populous have made it justly proud of its individuality. Much of Prospect Park’s present-day status is due to the solid hereditary traits of its 5,000 inhabitants, the majority of whom are of Dutch descent or birth. Despite its well-advanced development, Prospect Park is one of the few municipalities, which is debt free. The natural devotion of the early Dutch settlers to community, church and home life took firm root. As the borough has developed and progressed, that sturdy wholesomeness has born enviable fruit. An air of tranquility and hominess pervades the community. In recent years many people of national origin other than Dutch have made Prospect Park their home and are, by their faithful observance of its customs and ordinances long established, helping to keep it essentially a church and home community hence a peaceful one.

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The borough (town) of Totowa is located west of Paterson, on the west bank of the Passaic River. During the American Revolution, American troops were encamped here, and the nearby Theunis Dey Mansion (1740) was General George Washington's headquarters in 1780. Dutch scholars translated Totowa, or Totua, as "where you begin"; other sources indicate it was derived from a Delaware Indian word meaning "between mountains and waters."

Totowa is largely a residential suburb of the New York City region. It has light manufacturing (perfume, furniture, and plastics) and is the site of the North Jersey Training School for developmentally disabled children. Inc.

The population of Totowa is approximately 10,177. The approximate number of families is 3,570. The amount of land area in Totowa is 10.347 sq. kilometers.

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Even when it was incorporated in the 1840s the township of Wayne did not have a single center but was made up of a collection of settlements. Now, as the population increases the spaces between the communities are shrinking. Modern highways have made Wayne Township a virtual crossroad in North Jersey. Routes 23, 46, and 80 and the Paterson Hamburg Turnpike have made Wayne easily accessible for business and residential access. Several national firms have located here for this reason. Wayne’s excellent schools number nine elementary, two middle and two senior high schools in addition to several private schools for all ages, all provide quality education. Today Wayne offers many things for people of all ages, nursery schools, excellent elementary and secondary schools, churches for all faiths, an excellent modern library, convenient shopping centers, swimming pools, lakes and organized recreation for all to provide quality living for today’s citizens.

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West Paterson

Residents of this working class community say they have the best of two worlds: A town edged by parklands, situated less than 1/2 hour from New York City. It's a close-knit, family-oriented subway community that is conveniently located.

Many of its approximately 11,000 residents are blue collar workers, predominantly Roman Catholic, and of Italian, Irish and German descent. Quite a few came here from the inner-city areas of neighboring Paterson, and they are quick to point out West Paterson's differing character.

Separated from its urban neighbor by Garret Mountain Reserve, a county park, and burdened by the Passaic River and Route 46, West Paterson is primarily a residential community at modest, but has well-kept homes, large shade trees, and neighborhood parks with jungle gyms and ball fields.

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