Bergenfield, New Jersey
Bergenfield was formed in 1894 from the portions of Palisades Township and Englewood Township. It was rated as the second safest town in the U.S. in years 2013 and 2014 and safest municipality across the country in 2012. It was named after its home county “Bergen” and was one of the 26 boroughs that were formed in 1894 in the county. At the time of formation, Bergenfield didn’t have any gas service, post office, central water supply or street lighting. Development started slowly from 1904 and during the post-war period, the borough experienced a development boom.
Bergenfield has a total area of 7.473 square kilometers with an elevation of 66 feet. It is home to approximately 28,000 people with a racial makeup of White and Black Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and Asians, among others. Bergenfield Public Schools offer education for students from Kindergarten to twelfth grade. Students from the borough along with other students from the entire Bergen County are considered eligible for attending Bergen County Technical Schools for secondary education programs. These schools include Bergen County Academies and Bergen Tech Campus in Hackensack and Teterboro respectively.
Various parts of the borough can be reached by accessing roads like Washington Avenue, New Bridge Road and Main Street, among others. NJ Transit offers frequent bus services to different areas of Bergenfield from Port Authority Bus Terminal and George Washington Bridge Bus Station. George Washington Bridge Bus Station can also be reached by accessing the service offered by Ameribus/Saddle River Tours. Nearby airport to Bergenfield is LaGuardia Airport (20 kilometers away).
A Recreation Committee sponsors various activities in Bergenfield across the year including special ones like Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween Parade on Easter and Halloween respectively. Regular activities include baseball, football, volleyball and softball.
Bergenfield and its nearby areas offer some beautiful tourist attractions including Bergen County Zoological Park (3 miles away the borough), Bronx Zoo (8 miles away), Yankee Stadium (7 miles away), New York Botanical Garden (7 miles away) and George Washington Bridge, to name just a few.
Notable restaurants in Bergenfield include Chapala Grill (Mexican cuisine), Tommy Fox’s Public House (American and Irish cuisine), Rony’s Rockin’ Grill (American cuisine), Kimchi Smoke BBQ shack (BBQ), Amici Family Restaurant (Italian cuisine), Beijing Kitchen (Chinese cuisine) and Cusinera (Philippine and Asian cuisine). Bars and Clubs include Walley’s and December Bar.
With January and July being the average coolest and warmest months respectively, the ideal time for visiting Bergenfield is April through June and August through October.