Teaneck, New Jersey Real Estate and Community Information

Teaneck, New Jersey Real Estate and Community Information

Teaneck, New Jersey is located in Bergen County just four miles west of the George Washington Bridge. A suburb of the New York metropolitan area, the township is known for its safety, diversity, and convenient access to NYC.

Shopping and Dining

Teaneck is home to two supermarkets and four popular shopping areas: Cedar Lane, north Teaneck Road, West Englewood Avenue/The Plaza, and Queen Anne Road/DeGraw Avenue. At .75 miles, Cedar Lane is the largest. The newly renovated Cedar Lane strip is home to trendy boutiques, unique gift shops, nail salons and spas, discount stores, banks, and restaurants. Bischoff’s old-fashioned ice cream and candy store is one of the most popular eateries in town. Noah’s Ark is known around the country for its exceptional kosher entrées and award-winning sandwiches. Delhi Palace’s lunch buffet overflows with Indian and Pakistani delights.

Parks and Recreation

Teaneck real estate includes 23 public parks. The Milton G. Votee Park on Queen Anne Road is the largest. The park features Little League fields, two lighted soccer fields, two lighted basketball courts, two handball courts, one regulation-sized baseball diamond, four tennis courts, a lighted band shell, and paved walking and running tracks. It is also home to the Richard Rodda Community Center and the Votee Park Pool. The pool is in the northwest corner of the park and is open from the beginning of summer through Labor Day. The pool ranges from 18 inches to 5 feet deep. The pool is generally open swim, but there are four adult-only swims offered most days. Season passes are required for all swimmers. Residents also can play a round on the 18-hole, par 72 Overpeck Golf Course for a daily fee. The 800+ acre Overpeck County Park is located along the Overpeck Creek, which connects to the Hackensack River. The county park is home to the Bergen Equestrian Center, the state-of-the-art Palisades Park Sportsplex, natural grass and artificial athletic fields, canoe and kayak launches, a grass amphitheater, and five miles of walking and jogging trails.

Living

Approximately 39,900 people live in Teaneck, New Jersey. Though many of Teaneck’s residents work in Manhattan, the township has a thriving commercial economy of its own, which keeps its unemployment rate lower than the country’s average. The multi-national Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation is headquartered in Teaneck in the Glenpointe Centre. The commercial center also houses 650,000 square feet of office space and a 350-room Marriott Hotel. Recent job growth in the township is positive.

About half of the houses for sale in Teaneck were built before WWII. The other half includes split-level and bi-level Cape Cods, three-bedroom attached row houses, condominiums, and small- to large-sized colonials. Elegant Tudor-style homes line Standish Road. Median home cost for Teaneck real estate in 2012 was $298,100. Zip code is 07666.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

The Teaneck Public Schools system operates seven schools in the area: one pre-kindergarten/kindergarten school, three elementary schools that serve grades 1 through 4, two middle schools that serve grades 5 through 8, and one high school. The city’s public schools are known for their high per student expenditures (nearly twice the nation’s average) and early introduction of computers, which begins in kindergarten. Parochial schools in Teaneck include the 220-student Torah Academy. Teaneck also is home to Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey’s largest private university.

Residents of Teaneck have access to some of the best healthcare services in the country. The 318-bed Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck is recognized as a high-preforming general medical and surgical hospital with specialties in diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, nephrology, pulmonology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery, and urology. Additional nationally recognized hospitals, including the Hackensack University Medical Center and the Mount Sinai Medical Center, are located in nearby Hackensack, New Jersey and New York City.

Teaneck is located at the intersection of I-95 and I-80. Commuters who work in Manhattan can take NJ Transit bus number 167 to the Port Authority. Buses run on a frequent basis seven days a week. Commute times are generally between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on season, day of the week, and time of day.

 

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