The most populous county
in New Jersey, Bergen County has over 900,000 residents and
is continuing to grow. Located in the northeastern corner
of New Jersey, Bergen County is bordered to the north by New
York State and to the east by the Hudson River. Perhaps due
to its proximity to New York City via public transport and
the George Washington Bridge, Bergen County is an extremely
attractive option for homeowners and prospective homeowners
looking for a safe and lively community that is close to –
but not within – New York City.
With its wide array of municipalities, Bergen County offers
several different types of towns and lifestyles. For the nature
lover, communities along the Hudson River might be a top choice.
Meanwhile, others might prefer to live deeper in suburbia,
immersed in the commerce that Bergen County has to offer.
And yet others might prefer something in between the two.
Regardless of one’s personal preference, Bergen County
has a town that could easily become home.
Offering a vibrant and exciting lifestyle for residents of
any age, Bergen County has over seventy towns – each
with access to superb public and private schools. Further,
eighteen different parks available to residents provide leisure
activities such as fishing, biking, camping, golfing, swimming,
and hiking. And although slipping into New York City for the
nightlife is possible with the short commute Bergen County
offers to Manhattan, it’s hardly necessary. Bergen County
offers plenty of restaurants, bars, and clubs to dine and
play in without straying far from home at all.
For those who are drawn to sports and other big stadium events,
the New Jersey Meadowlands Complex is located right in Bergen
County. Catering to the needs of fans of basketball, football,
hockey, and thoroughbred racing, the Meadowlands Complex is
a huge asset to those living in Bergen County. Further, the
complex also hosts several concerts and other major events
throughout the year.
One of Bergen County’s most attractive offerings to
young professionals in New York City who are wishing to leave
the city in favor of raising a family is the commute. Via
the George Washington Bridge, many commuters from Bergen County
drive into the city on a daily basis for work. Further commuting
options include a bus which goes over the George Washington
Bridge as well as trains which serve the North-South route
in New Jersey such as the Bergen County Line, the Erie Main
Line, and the Pascack Valley Line – all of which filter
into the Hoboken Terminal in Hudson County. From there, PATH
trains go to Manhattan on a regular basis.
For air travel, Teterboro Airport is the only airport in Bergen
County, but like the rest of the area, all of the major New
York City airports, including JFK, Laguardia, and Newark,
are easily traveled to.
A fast growing collection of lovely communities, Bergen County
is a much talked about destination for those wishing to move
from the city to a safer, more sound community and for those
looking to switch suburban communities.