Cliffside Park, New Jersey
Formed from parts of Ridgefield Township in 1895, Cliffside Park is a borough that draws its name from its location atop the palisades. Since its inception when it consisted of woodlands and farms, Cliffside Park has come a long way and developed a lot. Having a convenient location between the Lincoln Tunnel and George Washington Bridge, it plays host to several NYC business people who find it a trouble-free commute. Spread over one square mile, Cliffside Park is home to a diverse mix of Native Americans, Whites, African Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians and people from other races.
Cliffside Park is governed by a mayor and council. Among the six council members, two are elected on a rotating basis every 3 years. The borough has a high school, a middle school, four elementary schools and an Early Learning Center.
From Manhattan and Jersey City, you can take New Jersey Transit buses to reach the borough. You may even take local buses on lines 755 and 751. It’s interesting to note that the number of people opting for public transportation in Cliffside Park is 401% higher than the national average. In this borough, the average travel time to work is 26% higher than the national average. However, people in Cliffside Park seem to be averse to carpooling as those who carpool to work here is 18% lower than the national average.
Cliffside Park finds pride of place in some TV shows and films. CBS sitcom’s The King of Queens showed this borough as the exterior of Heffernan house. Scenes from movies like Cop Land (starring Sylvester Stallone, Ray Liotta and Harvey Keitel; directed by James Mangold) and Big (directed by Penny Marshall and starring Tom Hanks) were filmed in Cliffside Park.
Shoppers to Cliffside Park shouldn’t miss Anderson Avenue or “The Avenue” as it is lovingly called, which hosts several wonderful stores for shoppers to explore.
From Cliffside Park, you can visit some nearby tourist attractions such as General Grant National Memorial (North America’s largest marble and granite tomb for President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife), Central Park (for its historic hand-carved horses and the largest carousel) and American Natural History Museum (showcasing natural wonders from outer space to dinosaurs and everything in between).
Cliffside Park plays host to a multitude of restaurants that serve everything from Turkish (Dayi’nin Yeri, Cinar Turkish Restaurant and Hakki Baba), Chinese (Petite Soo Chow) and Thai food (Absolute Thai Homemade) to Italian (Vincent’s Pizzeria). Steaklovers can head straight to Steakhouse while fresh, delectable baked items can be had from Millers Bakery.
The next time you visit Cliffside Park borough, don’t miss exploring a few of these.
Cliffside Park house-owners, who are out of state or have a rental they can-not manage, now have the option to sell their property fast for cash. Even if residents are in foreclosure, we provide multiple exit strategies including listing the house on MLS and referrals to state counselling services.