Englewood

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Get to know Englewood

A city surrounded by boroughs, Englewood holds the historic distinction of being the first English-speaking settlement in New Jersey after enveloping New Netherland fell to the British in 1664. Some say it’s named for the Engle family, while others attribute “wood ingle”—meaning “woody nook”—which does well to describe the landscape. While there’s no consensus on the etymology, it’s an idyllic place that 27,000 people simply call home. Downtown Englewood is a bustling hub with shops, restaurants, and attractions like the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), a thriving not-for-profit institution bringing exciting programs to stage and screen. Summer and fall bring a beloved Farmer’s Market, bringing fresh produce, flowers, and other locally-sourced provisions to the intersection of Demarest Avenue and North Van Brunt Street. The city also offers myriad recreational facilities, including playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, football and soccer fields, and a skating rink at MacKay Park.

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Englewood 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.

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