Located West of Essex County, starting on the North edge of New Jersey, Passaic County, has dozens of lakes and hills. It features rural countryside with mountains to the northwest in the West Milford section and densely populated cities in the southeast corner, like Paterson.
Parks and Recreation
The Paterson Great Falls on the Passaic River are probably the biggest natural tourist attraction in Passaic County. The falls are 77 feet high located in the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park in Paterson, New Jersey.
High Mountain Park Reserve is one of the largest tracts of conserved land in northern New Jersey.
Passaic County Community College has campuses in Wayne, Paterson, and Wanaque.
William Paterson University is located in Wayne, NJ. This is a public state university. They offer on-campus housing, as well as plenty of parking for commuting students.
There are many delightful towns to choose from in Passaic County. We can help you find the one that best suits your way of life. For your convenience, we have listed many of the town names, their websites, square mileage (sq mi) and approximate population (p).
Borough Website 9.17 sq mi, 6700p
City Website 11.4 sq mi, 84,000p
Borough Website 1.16 sq mi, 8,300p
Borough Website 3.36 sq mi, 87,000p
Township Website 3.81 sq mi, 14,000p
Borough Website 3.19 sq mi, 11,000p
Township Website 25.17 sq mi, 54,000p
Township Website 80.32 sq mi, 25,000p
Woodland Park (Formally West Paterson)
Borough Website 3.11 sq. mi, 11,000p