Located at the northeastern corner of the state, Bergen County is bordered by New York State to the north, and the Hudson River to the East. With over 900,000 residents, it is the most populous of counties in New Jersey, and with its close proximity to New York City via the George Washington Bridge, one of the most popular New Jersey real estate markets.
Bergen County has over 70 towns that offer incredible residential real estate and a vibrant cosmopolitan lifestyle. Excellent public and private schools provide the proper education that all families expect and deserve, and eighteen parks offer leisure activities including golfing, swimming, hiking, fishing, biking, and camping. And the nightlife is teeming with great clubs, bars, and restaurants – enough to keep even the most seasoned night owl busy.
Bergen County is the also site of the New Jersey Meadowlands Complex, Giants Stadium, Continental Airlines Arena, and the Meadowlands Racetrack. Whether you are an avid Football, Basketball, Hockey, or thoroughbred-racing fan, you will not be disappointed. The complex also hosts numerous concerts throughout the year, for the more concert and performance inclined.
Bergen County also offers diverse real estate options – riverfront homes, high-rise condominiums, and more suburban single-family homes – that offer the prospective buyer the kind of freedom of choice they deserve. Ask us about Bergen County to start your search for the perfect home today.
Bergen County History
One of the four original counties of New Jersey founded in 1675, Bergen County played a big part in American History, starting in the colonial times. During the American Revolutionary War, Bergen was the site of several battles – Fort Lee, named after the General Charles Lee and located in Bergen County atop the Palisades, and was pivotal in the American strategies against the British.
The industrial growth that New Jersey went through in the early twentieth century was certainly felt in Bergen County. Railroads and ports that spanned the west bank of the Hudson River and beyond created an economic boon and substantial residential growth.
Little remembered is that also at the turn of the 20th Century, Bergen County and Fort Lee was also the site of a number of movie studios that set up shop. Until all the movie studios made their exodus to Hollywood by the 1930’s, it was Fort Lee that was the Motion Picture Capital of America. It’s hard not to imagine why the area was so perfect for the early years of the movies, and now the picturesque vistas and lush green rolling hills are the property of many lucky Bergen County homeowners.
Bergen County Communities
Bergen County is home to over 70 municipalities – Boroughs, Cities, Town, and Villages. Whether you choose to live by the Hudson River, or deeper into the suburban areas of Bergen County, we’ll help you find the right home and lifestyle for you. All of these communities offer luxury properties, single-family homes, high-rise condominiums, and apartment rentals. While the Gold Coast is our specialty, feel free to ask about any of the cities, towns, and villages while exploring Bergen County real estate.
- Cliffside Park
- Fort Lee
- Englewood Cliffs
Also in Bergen County:
Allendale; Alpine; Bergenfield; Bogota; Carlstadt; Closter; Cresskill; Demarest; Dumont; East Rutherford; Elmwood Park; Emerson; Englewood; Fair Lawn; Franklin Lakes; Garfield; Glen Rock; Hackensack; Harrington Park; Hasbrouck Heights; Haworth; Hillsdale; Ho-Ho-Kus; Leonia; Little Ferry; Lodi; Lyndhurst; Mahwah; Maywood; Midland Park; Montvale; Moonachie; New Milford; North Arlington; Northvale; Norwood; Oakland; Old Tappan; Oradell; Palisades Park; Paramus; Park Ridge; Ramsey; Ridgefield; Ridgefield Park; Ridgewood; River Edge; River Vale; Rochelle Park; Rockleigh; Rutherford; Saddle Brook; Saddle River; South Hackensack; Teaneck; Tenafly; Teterboro; Upper Saddle River; Waldwick; Wallington; Washington Township; Westwood; Wood-Ridge; Woodcliff Lake; Wyckoff
Bergen County Recreation
There’s a lot to do in Bergen County. From having a fine meal at one of the many amazing restaurants in the area to visiting some of the many historic sites here, there’s many new experiences to have and places to explore.
The available parks in Bergen County are Belmont Hill County Park, Campgaw Mountain Reservation, Dahnert's Lake County Park, Darlington County Park, McFaul Environmental Center, Ramapo Mountain Reservation, Overpeck County Park, Riverside County Park, Pascack Brook County Park, Saddle Ridge Riding Area, Saddle River County Park, Samuel Nelkin County Park, Van Saun County Park, Wood Dale County Park, and Bergen County Zoological Park.
Everything is just a few minutes away – museums, nature centers, golf courses, and shopping malls. Giants Stadium is here, as is the Meadowlands Racetrack, both a part of the Meadowlands Sports Complex. If it's the performing arts you crave, the John Harms Center for the Arts and the nearby New Jersey Performing Arts Center offer the best performances in New Jersey.
And don’t forget that you can also drive to many of the attractions in Hudson County (such as the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City) and even to Monmouth County and the Jersey Shore, even though we know that you may be tempted to sneak into Manhattan and have a Big Apple Day.
Bergen County Commute
The George Washington Bridge, though impeccably maintained today, was completed in 1931. Part of Bergen County and extending from Fort Lee to upper Manhattan, the bridge is the primary access point to New York City. Bergen County is mostly a driver’s area, with access to the northern part of the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, and various highways.
Buses do run across the George Washington Bridge to the bus terminal on the Manhattan side, but trains do not. Trains in Bergen County generally serve a north-south route, with New Jersey Transit Lines such as the Bergen County Line, the Erie Main Line and the Pascack Valley Line that run down to Hoboken Terminal in Hudson County. From there, you can transfer to the PATH Train that goes to lower and midtown Manhattan, transfer to the New York Waterways ferry to Manhattan, or the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail that goes up and down the Gold Coast. Note that the Bergen County portion of the Light Rail is still under construction and is not yet available.
Teterboro airport is the only airport in Bergen County, and is primarily used for private and corporate jets. But like the rest of the Gold Coast, Newark, LaGuardia, and John F. Kennedy airports are just a drive away.
Bergen County Real Estate Search
Read a little more about the Gold Coast real estate that we specialize in, as we have plenty of waterfront properties available in the Edgewater area. From waterfront luxury condos and co-ops, to great single-family historic homes, there are some unbeatable New Jersey real estate options on this side of the Hudson River. CENTURY 21 Viewpoint Realty will find you that perfect Bergen County waterfront home.
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