Paramus NJ

Paramus, New Jersey

History

Paramus – one of the best shopping destinations of NJ as we know it today, was not always the same. It was a rural region of dirt roads and celery farms in 1922 when it was included as a borough. The name Paramus originates from a Lenape word that stands for “land of the wild turkeys”. The Paramus road was mainly used as a central artery of movement during the American Revolution for both the American and British armies. Paramus entered the league of shopping centers after the opening of George Washington Bridge in 1931, duly complemented by the development 9.3.07GardenStatePlazaMallbyLuigiNoviboom that came post World War II.

Demographics

Paramus has a total area of 27.246 square kilometers and is home to approximately 27,000 people. Its population contains various races like Whites, Native Americans, African Americans, Pacifica Islanders, Asians and others. It is home to corporate headquarters of some major business houses like Hanjin Shipping, United Water, Hudson City Bancorp, Coach USA and Movado Group, among others. There are four colleges in Paramus namely Berkeley College, Empire Beauty Schools, Bergen Community College and Capri Institute of Hair Design.

Transportation

Paramus is crisscrossed by Routes 4 and 17 and Garden State Parkway. Being situated just roughly 13.5 miles away from NYC, the borough is surrounded by Washington Township, Ridgewood, Maywood, Rochelle Park, Oradell, Emerson, Fair Lawn and River Edge. Buses are operated by NJ Transit Bus Lines for commuting to various local towns, Paramus Park Mall and Garden State Plaza, among others. Though Paramus can’t be reached directly via train, NJ Transit – operator of commuter rail network, has stops in the adjoining towns of Oradell, Fair Lawn/Radburn, Glen Rock, River Edge and Ridgewood.

Tourism

Paramus boasts of some excellent tourist attractions. Bergen County Zoological Park and Monster Mini Golf are museumsimply great entertainment options for the entire family while shopaholics and history enthusiasts can head straight to Westfield Garden State Plaza and Fritz Behnke Historical Museum respectively. The borough boasts of an array of restaurants that can satisfy the taste buds of all types of visitors. Capital Grille (great steaks), Fireplace Restaurant (basic American cuisine), California Pizza Kitchen (pizza), Zinburger (burgers), Legal Sea Foods (sea foods), Mantra (Indian food), Chipotle Mexican Grill (Mexican food) and EI CID Restaurant (Spanish food) are just to name a few.

Climate

With January and February being the coldest months and June to September being the hottest ones, March to May is the ideal time for visiting Paramus.

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