Harrington Park, New Jersey Real Estate and Community Information

Harrington Park, New Jersey Real Estate and Community Information

Harrington Park is a town of around 4,500 residents, located in the extreme northeastern corner of New Jersey. The largely residential community is noted for its many green spaces, its tree-lined streets and its variety of architectural styles. Harrington Park offers residents the relaxed lifestyle and amenities of suburban living, while being less than an hour's commute from Midtown Manhattan and the employment, retail, cultural and sports opportunities located there.

Shopping and Dining

Though Harrington Park is primarily residential, the city is within a short drive of many interesting retailers. Closter, an adjacent suburb is home to a nice collection of antique stores and re-sale shops, including Antique D'zynes and Past and Present Consignment Boutique. Nearby Westwood, New Jersey has a 25-unit shopping center and Paramus, just a few miles away, is home to Paramus Park, a mall with nearly 100 stores, anchored by Macy's and Sears. Of course, Harrington Park is also just a short commute to Manhattan and the many retailers located there.

Harrington Park real estate owners need never go hungry. The town offers several dining choices. Local favorites include Dino's Restaurant, an upscale Italian restaurant located in a charming, early 20th-century country home. Nearby Closter and Norwood offer additional choices, including the Locale Cafe and Bar for unpretentious American food, Sear House for steaks and Homung Nagmyom Restaurant for Korean food.

Parks and Recreation

One of the best things about owning Harrington Park real estate is the city's nearness to so many parks and green spaces. The City of Harrington Parks and Recreation Department owns and manages four city parks, with facilities that include a swimming pool, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, picnic tables and grills, a soccer field and a ball park. Harrington Park is also adjacent to Oradell Reservoir, a favorite local fishing, hiking and bird-watching spot. Of course, the Hudson River and the parks and hiking trails that line its banks are only a short drive away.

Living

Harrington Park real estate varies widely, offering everything from classic, early-20th century frame homes to mid-century and split levels to sprawling estates. Most of the housing in Harrington Park consists of single family homes, and the median home sales price for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $526,000. That's approximately 7% more than the same period in 2011, but still down from the 2007 high. However, this number tends to mask the wide diversity in home prices - you can find modest, early 20th century cottage-style homes in Harrington Park for less than $300,000 as well as multi-million dollar luxury mansions.

Schools, Health and Transportation

Children of Harrington Park real estate owners attend the schools of the Harrington Park School District for grades K through 8. The district has a current enrollment of around 700 students. For high school, area youth attend Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan, a part of the Northern Valley Regional School District. In addition to the public schools, the area boasts several excellent private and parochial schools. Among these are Assumption Academy, a Catholic grade school in nearby Emerson, and Zion Lutheran School in Westwood. For higher education, the region offers a wealth of choices, just a few of which include Rutgers University in New Brunswick, Princeton University, and New York University and Columbia University in Manhattan.

Harrington Park real estate owners are near a number of excellent health care facilities. Within the city limits, there is an urgent care center as well as a varied selection of doctors, dentists and veterinarians. For more serious health concerns, Harrington Park is just a short drive away from the 1,070-bed Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus and from world-class health facilities in New York City, such as New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital.

Getting around Harrington Park is easy. The town is compact and not difficult to navigate. New York Transit buses connect the city with the Port Authority Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and Rockland Coaches run from Harrington Park to the George Washington Bridge Terminal in Manhattan. For trips further afield, Harrington Park is within an hour's drive of three major airports--Liberty International in Newark, LaGuardia Airport in Queens and John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens. Together, the three airports offer thousands of daily non-stop flights to points all over North America and beyond.

 

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.

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