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The Ultimate Guide to Living in Englewood and Bergen County

Welcome to Englewood, a city that effortlessly combines history, diversity, and a vibrant community, making it an ideal destination for families with young children. From its captivating past to its lively atmosphere, this city promises a nurturing and engaging environment for parents seeking a place to create lasting memories with their little ones. Join us as we explore the top neighborhoods, parks, festivals, activities, and educational resources that make Englewood the perfect haven for families.

Table of Contents

1. Neighborhoods

2. Parks

3. Transportation

4. Festivals and Events

5. Activities

6. French Expat

Best Neighborhoods to live in Englewood

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    • West Englewood
    • Englewood Cliffs

Englewood is the 30th largest city in New Jersey with a population of 28,806 as of 2023. However, given that it is a city on the smaller side, there are less options when it comes to picking a specific neighborhood and it will generally come down to specific blocks and streets that have higher demand.

Living in Bergen County
Englewood and its surrounding towns Parks

Parks in Bergen County

Overpeck County Park

811 acres of land with 5 miles of hiking trails where you can also find sports fields, playgrounds, as well as an Equestrian Center.

Votee Park

Small recreational park in Teaneck perfect for an afternoon stroll.

Coopers Pond Park

Park around a small pond with a playground for your kids.

Ross Dock Picnic Area/ Englewood Picnic Area

Perfect places for a picnic on the Hudson River waterfront with a tables, grills, a playground and more.

Tenafly Nature Center

Nature preserve in Tenafly supported by non-profit members. Composed of 400 acres of woods for conservation.

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center

Nature preserve in Englewood of 150 acres of wooded land.

Englewood Transportation

Bus

New Jersey Transit (NJT) is the primary provider of public transportation in Englewood and the wider New Jersey area. NJT provides regular bus service in and out of Englewood, with several routes offering direct links to major destinations such as the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. This makes it a convenient option for those who work or frequently travel to New York City.

 

Train Service

While Englewood itself does not have a rail station, nearby rail services are easily accessible. The closest rail station is in Teterboro, which is part of NJ Transit’s Pascack Valley Line. It offers regular service to Hoboken, where commuters can transfer to the PATH for service into Manhattan.

 

Getting to NYC from Englewood

New Jersey Transit Bus

Getting from Englewood, NJ to New York City (NYC) can be done easily through the New Jersey Transit bus system

Route 166: The duration of the journey varies depending on traffic but generally takes between 40 minutes to 1 hour. You can catch the 166 bus from various stops in Englewood, including the Englewood Hospital, Palisade Ave at Engle St, or any other stop along its route through Englewood. The bus will take you to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. 

Route 186: The ride on the 186 bus from Englewood to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station also varies based on traffic but is typically between 20 to 30 minutes. This bus takes you to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station in Upper Manhattan. 

 

Bergen County Events

Bergen Performing Arts Center

June 10th @ 6pm → Just Off Broadway

August 27th from 7-11pm→ Wayne Newton

October 22nd 7-8:30pm → Pauly Shore

December 8th @ 2pm→ KC and The Sunshine Band

June 10th → Trek & Talk: Mommy Hike at the Flat Rock Brook Nature Center

Best Activities for Children in Englewood Area

Activities in Englewood

Car loving family? Check out Gotham Dream Cars a quick 5-10 min drive from Englewood

Knickerbocker Country Club

Englewood Parks & Rec

Check the “City of Englewood” website for flyers and posters of upcoming town events.

Xtreme Energy

Spend the day at Xtreme for trampoline fun! They are also available for party’s and hosting events for your children.

Field Station

A super fun and realistic dinosaur exposition with over 30 ‘life-sized, moving dinosaurs’

Nestled within Bergen County, the captivating region of Englewood and its neighboring towns invite families to experience an ideal place to live and raise their children. Renowned for its desirability, this area offers a wide range of compelling reasons to call it home. From an exciting lineup of events that bring the community together to a wealth of engaging children’s activities, Bergen County shines as a haven for families seeking a fulfilling lifestyle.

Are you a French expat? Check out these websites to help you adapt to living in Jersey City

French school in Hoboken

Facebook group “Francais d’Hoboken et de Jersey City

Websites that help you find other french expats through meet ups

Hoboken girl is a great website to welcome newcomers to Hoboken

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