Englewood, NJ

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About Englewood


The City of Englewood is located 10 minutes from New York City. Englewood has a vibrant downtown that includes the Bergen Performing Arts Center, upscale eateries, boutiques, beauty salons, antique stores, over a dozen banks, car dealerships, ethnic restaurants and specialty shops. The downtown has evolved into a major restaurant and shopping hub for the surrounding northern valley communities. The diverse cultural population of Englewood is approximately 29,000. Within the city’s 5 square miles there are over 50 houses of worship and 14 private and public schools. We have an award winning regional hospital, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, serving residents in Northern New Jersey and bordering counties in New York.


The City operates a Trolley Shuttle Service for residents. The service provides transportation to and from the commuter bus lines in the morning and evening rush hours as well as service into the downtown for shopping and dining. The City of Englewood Farmer’s Market is open each year from mid-summer to fall, at the corner of Demarest Avenue and North Van Brunt Street. Featuring farm fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, herbs, organic baked goods, gluten free baked goods, gourmet nuts, dried fruits, Greek delicacies, soaps, oils and more.


The City’s recreational facilities feature basketball and tennis courts, baseball, football and soccer fields. We also have a skating rink located at MacKay Park. There are 2 city pools for use in the summer. The Recreation Department has programs for children, as well as adults.


Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, located on the western slope of the Palisades, is a 150-acre preserve and education center. The Center was established in 1973 by citizens who were deeply committed to land conservation and environmental education. Flat Rock provides environmental education programs for all ages in order to generate understanding and appreciation of nature and to instill a sense of responsibility and knowledge of the means to protect the natural world and its resources for future generations.

Origin of name

Englewood Township, the city’s predecessor, is believed to have named in 1859 because the community had been called the “English Neighborhood”, as the first primarily English-speaking settlement on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River after New Netherland was annexed by England in 1664, though other sources mention the Engle family and the heavily-forested areas of the community as the derivation of the name. Numerous other settlements in the United States were named for Englewood as settlement in North America expanded westward. J. Wyman Jones is credited with convincing residents to choose Englewood for the city’s name when it was incorporated over such alternatives as “Brayton” and “Paliscena”.

Historical notes

From 1906 until March 16, 1907, when it burned down, Englewood was the site of Upton Sinclair‘s socialist inflected intentional community, the Helicon Home Colony. Associated with the project were Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Sinclair Lewis.

The telephone industry made a United States “first” in Englewood with the introduction of what is known now as Direct distance dialing (DDD). On November 10, 1951, Englewood Mayor M. Leslie Denning made the first directly-dialed long distance call, to Mayor Frank Osborne of Alameda, California. As of that date, customers of the ENglewood 3, ENglewood 4 and TEaneck 7 exchanges (who could already dial New York City and area) were able to dial 11 cities across the United States, simply by dialing the three-digit area code and the seven digit number (or the three-digit area code and the local number of two letters and five digits).

Vince Lombardi began his football coaching career at St. Cecilia High School, two years after his graduation from Fordham University. The National Football League (NFL) championship trophy is named in his honor.


The Englewood Public School District serves students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. For high school, students from Englewood Cliffs attend Dwight Morrow High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Englewood Cliffs Public Schools.

Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics)are D. A. Quarles Early Childhood Center (350 students; grades PreK-K), Grieco Elementary School (566; 1-3), McCloud School (504; 4-6), Janis E. Dismus Middle School (380; 7-8) and Dwight Morrow High School / Academies at Englewood (9-12; 1,035).

High school students from Englewood and all of Bergen County may also apply on a competitive basis to attend the public Bergen County Technical High Schools and Bergen County Academies, with the former located in Teterboro and Paramus and the latter located in Hackensack.[52]

As an alternative to regular public education, Englewood has the Englewood on the Palisades Charter School (216; K-5). Shalom Academy, a charter school with a focus on Hebrew language immersion, is scheduled open for grades K-5 in September 2012, serving students from both Englewood and Teaneck.  The school had originally planned to open for the 2011-12 school year, but was forced to delay its opening date for 12 months after it was unable to demonstrate to the New Jersey Department of Education that it had obtained an appropriate facility to house its students and was given a “planning year” by the NJDoE to address outstanding issues.

Englewood is the home to a number of private schools. Dwight-Englewood School has 935 students in preschool through twelfth grade. Elisabeth Morrow School serves 462 students in preschool through eighth grade. Moriah School of Englewood is a Jewish day school with nearly 1,000 students in preschool through eighth grade, and St. Cecilia Interparochial School is a Catholic school with 165 students in pre-k 3 through eighth grade.Yeshiva Ohr Simcha serves students in high school for grades 9-12 and offers a postgraduate yeshiva program.


New Jersey Transit bus lines serving Englewood include the 166 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; the 171, 175, 178 and 186 routes to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal; and the 756 and 780 offering local service.

Route 4, Route 93, Interstate 95 (the New Jersey Turnpike), County Route 501, and County Route 505 also serve Englewood. The northern terminus of Route 93 is at the intersection of Route 4 and Route 93, but the road continues north as CR 501.

A proposed extension of the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail along the Northern Branch would include stations at Englewood Hospital, Town Center and Route 4


Englewood: High-Style Meets Hometown

From EnglewoodStyle.com

Tucked up at the tip of Bergen County, minutes from the George Washington Bridge, and as far away from Manhattan as you want it to be, Englewood’s a place where the pleasures of hometown meet worldly, sophisticated taste levels to create an Englewood Style all its own. Its vibrant downtown is easy to get to, a pleasure when you arrive, and a destination for shopping, dining, and culture to be visited again and again.
Within walking distance of Bergen Performing Arts Center—the brilliant centerpiece of the downtown’s cultural life— there are hundreds of incredible shops that have put Englewood on the map of savvy shopaholics for generations. Couture labels, children’s clothes, Tibetan carpets, upscale consignment, diamonds, art, antiques, rare orchids, kitchen appliances, custom-mixed paints… all, much and more, are right next door to bagel stores, bakeries, neighborhood bodegas, and, of course, Baumgart’s Café and Soda Fountain that’s been holding its place in the heart of downtown for decades.

With more than forty restaurants and eateries generously sprinkled over the downtown district, there’s a cosmopolitan mix of food options with everything from a four-star slice of pizza to haute and ethnic cuisine on the Englewood menu.
A charming streetscape with convenient parking helps extend a warm welcome to everyone, both residents and visitors alike. But Englewood’s more than just another pretty town. It’s a showpiece for the best of Bergen County arts and entertainment…a shopping and dining destination with the highest standards for quality, value and personal service at every turn…and the only place to come for fun, fashion, food Englewood Style.

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