Hackensack, NJ

Hackensack, New Jersey


According to the most common belief, Hackensack was named after the Native American tribe and its initial inhabitants were Lenni Lenape, who came to be known as Delaware Indians later. Though it was primarily incorporated as New Barbadoes in 1693, it was reincorporated in 1921 as Hackensack as we know it today.


Hackensack is bordered by River Edge, Paramus, Bogota, Teaneck, Little Ferry, Ridgefield Park, Hasbrouck Heights, South Hackensack, Maywood and Lodi. It’s spread over 11.256 square kilometers with an elevation of 20 feet. The city is home to approximately 45,000 people that include Whites, Black Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and Asians, among others.


Hackensack boasts of some nationally-recognized educational institutions and famous international medical centers along with the presence of Bergen County Government, County Judiciary. The HCAC (Hackensack Cultural Arts Center) is the perfect home for every type of art event including comedy nights, full-length and one-act plays, lectures, musicals, poetry readings, jazz concerts, dance recitals, new-wave music and folk music. The hackensack riverHackensack Art Club acts as a strong advocate of fine and applied arts in and around Hackensack.

The city pays home to some quality educational facilities including Hackensack Public Schools and private schools like Hackensack Christian School and YCS George Washington School. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s metropolitan campus and a unit of Bergen Community College are also located in Hackensack.


Pascack Valley Line – a commuter train line operated by NJ Transit, has three stations in Hackensack namely Anderson Street Station, Essex Street Station and New Bridge Landing Station. NJ Transit operates frequent bus services from Port Authority Bus Terminal, George Washington Bridge Bus Station, Jersey City and Newark that can take you to Hackensack.

The recreation department of Hackensack organizes an array of diversified recreational programs like parties, magic shows etc throughout the year. The city boasts of assorted tourist attractions including The Shops at Riverside (for shopping), New Jersey Naval Museum (Military Museum), Escap Room NJ (for gaming), The Alementary (Brewery), Johnson Free Public Library and General Poor’s Tavern, among others.


Food enthusiasts can visit Casual Habana Café (Cuban, Latin, Spanish and Caribbean cuisine), White Manna hackensack restaurant(American cuisine), The Cheesecake Factory (Gluten-free and American cuisine), Cubby’s Barbeque (Barbeque and American cuisine), Art of Spice (Indian cuisine), Bel Posto (Italian cuisine), Mi Rancho (Mexican cuisine) and Stony Hill Inn (European, International delicaies), just to name a few.

Don’t miss to take the sights and sounds of Hackensack by visiting a few of these on your next visit.

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