Norwood, New Jersey Real Estate and Community Information

Norwood, New Jersey Real Estate and Community Information

Located 25 miles northwest of New York City, the borough of Norwood, New Jersey has a population of 5,748 residents. Norwood took its name from the description “North Woods” and has a proud history of conservation and preservation of open space. Norwood is located in New Jersey’s Bergen County, the most populous county in the state. Bergen County has many cultural, educational and commercial places of interest including historical sites and state parks.

For those looking to invest or to a buy a home in the Norwood real estate for sale, they will find luxury homes in a variety of settings, condos, town homes and even a handful of summer homes. Norwood is surrounded by green space and plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. Norwood’s close proximity to New York City gives residents easy access to big city amenities and a quick commute via bus, rail, or train.

Shopping and Dining

Whether you're in need of school supplies, boutique items, clothing or home improvement equipment, Norwood is surrounded by ample opportunities to get what you need. Shop for plants, home improvement supplies, tools and items for lawn projects at the family-owned D’Ercole Farms & Garden Center or pick up fresh flowers, and books in nearby Northvale, New Jersey. Many of the surrounding communities around Norwood have chain and retail outlets along with antique shops and furniture stores.

Norwood’s dining scene offers something for every palate from Asian fare and Italian cuisine to fresh seafood and American standards. Enjoy an evening of fine Italian food at Dimora Ristorante or pizza and seafood at Tutti Giorni. Mark’s Ooh La La Yum serves fresh Indian cuisine and Mediterranean dishes. There is also Soram Restaurant for a Korean meal and Wild Wasabi for sushi and Japanese food. Take the family to the Blind Boar for barbecue and American cuisine. For a truly exceptional dining experience, New York City is a short drive or train trip away for a meal at some of the world’s best restaurants and eateries.

Parks and Recreation

Anyone looking to buy or invest in the Norwood real estate for sale, will find ample recreational opportunities including world-class golf courses, nature centers, parks and seasonal recreation like ice skating. The Rockleigh Golf Course and Closter Golf Center are popular golfing destinations for either a day on the green or just to hit a bucket of balls. Take the family to Kennedy Field for a picnic or baseball game. Kennedy Park Pond is popular with ice skaters in the winter. Pascack Brook County Park in nearby River Vale offers a number of actives on 79 acres of land. The park has ample opportunities for fishing and picnicking and a playground for young kids.

Those looking to take a day trip out of the area don’t have far to go as Tallman Mountain State Park is just a short drive away providing mountain biking, hiking and cross-country skiing. The Tenafly Nature Center is another Bergen County attraction with 400 acres of protected forests, hiking trails, a pond and seasonal educational opportunities.


Residents in Norwood enjoy tranquil living in this attractive community. Nearby parks and shops add to the small-town charm with a relatively low crime rate and slow population growth. There are a high percentage of family-owned homes in Norwood and residents enjoy having access to big city amenities. Norwood, NJ homes for sale consists of single-family and multi-family homes, condos and new construction.

The average listing for Norwood, NJ homes is $740,000 and the median sale price is $586,000. The average commute time for residents is 37 minutes compared with the national average of 28 minutes. Norwood also has a prominent luxury home market boasting a variety of home styles in majestic settings with upscale amenities.

Schools, Health, Transportation

School-aged kids attend classes in the Norwood Public School District which serves 580 Kindergarten through 8th Grade students. Students graduating from Norwood’s one school go on to attend high school at Northern Valley Old Tappan High School in Old Tappan, New Jersey. For higher education some of the nation’s top colleges and universities are near Norwood including Sarah Lawrence College, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Manhattan College and Dominican College.

For healthcare options, there are at least 148 hospitals near Norwood including The Valley Hospital in nearby Ridgewood, Bergen Regional Medical Center and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. For specialized care, some of the nation’s finest hospitals and doctors are just a short drive away in New York City.

The New Jersey Transit Authority serves the area with a bus line, light rail and trains allowing easy access to work and play. For domestic and international flights there are several airports serving the area including La Guardia and JFK International in New York, Westchester County Airport in White Plains, and Newark Liberty in Newark.


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