Englewood, New Jersey Real Estate and Community Information

Englewood, New Jersey Real Estate and Community Information

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Englewood is located only 10 minutes north of the George Washington Bridge and New York City, in Bergen County. The city is known for its lively downtown area, rich arts & culture, and natural beauty. It has a population of approximately 29,600. With its great location, excellent schools, and amenities, Englewood, NJ real estate offers everything from historic homes to modern dwellings.

History

The first inhabitants were Lenape Native Americans, who were the “turtle clan” for their use of turtles as important symbols. The Dutch settled in the region until surrendering it to England in 1664. In the mid-19th century, Englewood was called the “English Neighborhood” because it was the first English-speaking settlement on the west side of the Hudson. Englewood’s street names recall its Dutch and English history: Brinckerhoff, Van Brunt, Lydecker, Van Nostrand, Durie, De Mott, Lozier, Moore, Cole, Day, and the like. Englewood was also the site of author Upton Sinclair’s Helicon Home Colony, where Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Sinclair Lewis were members.

Shopping and Dining

Englewood is known for its bustling downtown. The city’s shops, galleries, and restaurants bring people from the surrounding boroughs. The downtown area is home to Classy Kids, Denny’s Childrenswear, Gymboree, Marcia’s Attic Kids, Pumpkin & Bean, The Children’s Place, The Paint Tube, Anik Boutique, Chico’s, Christina Collection and Closet 07631 for Her. Other great shops include Complements, DLUX, Eagle Shop, Erez, French Corner, Giovanna, Gito, Goldstein Jewelry & Coutour, Jaehee Bridal Atelier, La Puerta Del Sol East, Love Forty, Marcia’s Attic, New York and Company, Oasis, Purse Strings, Reve New York, Tapestrie, That Look, Unbuttoned Boutique, Vogue’M Boutique, Bendini, Jos A Bank, Vero Uomo, Ayesha Studio & Gallery, B & M Jewelers, Englewood Jewelers, La Cristal, Palisade Jewelers, Portage & The Jewelry Box, Arielle's Gallery, Borghi Fine Art, Windsor Galleries, and more.

Englewood’s dining options include Broadway Café and Pastry, Cupcakes by Carousel, El Paso Mexican Grocery, Matisee Chocolatier, Menagerie, New Englewood Fish Market, 4 West Diner, Akai Lounge, Ariel’s Restaurant, Baumgart’s Café, Blue Moon Mexican Café, Cassie’s, Daruma Japanese, Grand Cru Wine Bar, La Cumbia, Levant, Pawana Thai, Pintxo y Tapas, Salvadorean Restaurant, Smoke Chophouse, Solaia Bar and Restaurant, The Kitchen on Palisade, and other establishments.

Parks and Recreation

Bergen Performing Arts Center is one of Englewood’s most beloved attractions. It offers arts and educational programs and events, affordable Grammy-winning recordings, and performances of all kinds. Englewood’s Farmer’s Market runs from mid-summer through fall. The city’s recreational facilities include ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, a skating rink, city pools, and programs for children and adults. Flat Rock Brook Nature Center is a 150-acre preserve and education center on the western slopes of the Palisades. There are a number of neighborhood parks, including Triangle Park, Cambridge Avenue Park, Durie Park, Babe Ruth Field, Morris Park, Glenbrook Park, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Dunning Park, Macay Park, Dennie Park, Artus Park, Madison Avenue Park, Trumbull Park, Crystal Lake, and Garrity Field.

Living

The median home cost for Englewood, NJ real estate is approximately $390,000. Its desirable East Hill area offers 3-4 bed, 2-3 bath colonials in the high $400,000s. In the low to mid-400s, these homes for sale include 3-4 bed, 2-3 bath ranches and colonials on quiet residential streets with landscaped backyards and close to downtown shopping. At the higher end of the market, Englewood, NJ real estate includes large, historic Victorians, Cape Cods, and colonials with lush gardens and great views.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Englewood Public School District serves the community. The district spends approximately $12,850 per student, far above the national average. The schools are Elisabeth Morrow School, D.A. Quarles Early Childhood Center, Grieco Elementary School, McCloud School, Janis E. Dismus Middle, and Dwight Morrow High School. Bergen County Technical High Schools and Bergen County Academies are competitive public schools. Englewood on the Palisades Charter School serves students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Shalom Academy is a K-5 charter school with a Hebrew language focus. Moriah School of Englewood is a Pre-K to grade 8 Jewish day school. St. Cecilia Interparochial School is a Pre-K to grade 3 Catholic school. Yeshiva Ohr Simcha is a high school with a postgraduate program. Without question, Englewood’s parents have an incredible breadth of high quality schools from which to choose.

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center supports the community. New Jersey Transit (NJT) provides public transportation, and another feature that make Englewood a special community to live in is its Trolley Shuttle Service. The service provides transportation to commuter bus lines and downtown. For commercial travel, LaGuardia, JFK and Newark are the closest airports, while Teterboro airport serves private and commercial flights. The major roads and highways are Routes 4, 93, 501, 505, Interstate 95, and Palisades Parkway.



If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (201) 227-2045 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

 

Contact Information

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Tami Rapaport
Tami Rapaport
130 Dean Drive
Tenafly NJ 07670
201-227-2045