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Get to Know Glen Rock

Glen Rock is a charming suburban village in Bergen County. Residents of Glen Rock consider their town to be an under-the-radar gem, and people often discover it when searching for an alternative to its more well-known (and larger) neighbor of Ridgewood. The borough is named after an actual rock, a large 570-ton gneiss boulder in the middle of town, which is also known as Glen Rock. Like Ridgewood, Glen Rock has a cute downtown that’s within walking distance of most of the village, as well as boasting plenty of wide tree-lined streets with Colonial- and ranch-style houses. And Ridgewood’s own downtown — one of Bergen County’s most popular spots for dining and shopping — is just a five-minute drive from Glen Rock. The commute to New York City takes about an hour, whether it’s riding the commuter bus or New Jersey Transit from one of the town’s two train stops.

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Living in Bergen County

Home to just shy of one million residents, Bergen County — New Jersey’s most populous — offers nearly as many lifestyles. It’s located across the Hudson River from Manhattan, the Bronx, and lower Westchester County with elements of overlap from all three, from the soaring co-op towers of Guttenberg and Fort Lee to grand several-acre estates in towns like Alpine, Saddle River, and Ridgewood. There’s little you won’t find along Route 17 in Paramus, a prime retail corridor with just about every big-box store and three indoor malls, the Garden State Plaza reigning supreme. NJ Transit’s Bergen, Main, and Pascack Valley Lines reach several area communities with direct service to Hoboken Terminal, and Penn Station via Secaucus. And while many locals commute to New York City by train and the George Washington Bridge, countless Fortune 500 companies have offices right in Bergen County: BMW North America, KPMG, and Unilever, just to name a few.