From charming small towns to bustling shopping meccas, here are some New York City bedroom communities to watch!
There is plenty of appeal to living in bedroom communities. For starters, they're primarily residential, meaning they're perfect for families who don't want to live in a heavily commercial or industrial area. New Jersey is home to several, and the following are a few that are becoming increasingly popular.
Incorporated in 1895, Teaneck is one of the most populated towns in Bergen County and a blossoming bedroom community with an incredibly diverse bunch of residents. Teaneck is renowned for being home to the Fairleigh Dickinson University
and the Holy Name Hospital
. It's also home to multiple family-friendly neighborhoods and a wide variety of schools, recreational opportunities, and leisurely activities.
If you're a history buff, you'll appreciate the older homes available for purchase, many of which date back to the colonial era. Living here, you'll have access to the 150-acre nature reserve Flat Rock Brook
and several fantastic dining options like Amarone Ristorante
, which serves authentic Italian cuisine.
With a top-notch public transportation system and more than 60 miles of well-maintained roadway, it's not surprising that Bergenfield has become a popular bedroom community for commuters. Apart from being easily accessible, Bergenfield also has excellent amenities and maintains a bucolic, suburban vibe with a unique group of residents.
Combining small-town charms and a close-knit community with a booming economy driven by its hard-working inhabitants, Bergenfield has evolved into a truly delightful and happening place to live. There's always something going on, whether it's a holiday festival, flea market, or a fundraising event. Washington Avenue is one of the best places to shop and dine in the area, with a stretch of over 50 international restaurants and other retail goods.
Paramus is a relatively small community that benefits from excellent shopping, multiple parks, and an exciting arts community only eight miles away from Upper Manhattan. Because of its proximity to Manhattan, Paramus sometimes gets overlooked for its shopping but boasts multiple top-of-the-line indoor shopping malls. The Westfield Garden State Plaza
is the largest mall in the borough.
Paramus residents can also visit an array of parks with varied features, including the Saddle River County Park
with its six-mile bike path and the Van Saun Park
, which features a zoo, athletic field, pony rides, and more. As for the arts, Paramus used to be famous for having one of the first drive-in theaters in the world. Today it's home to multiple luxury cinemas and the Bergen Performing Arts Center
Out of all of the communities on this list, Englewood is probably the most well-known. Located close to the New Jersey Palisades and Hudson River, this peaceful, idyllic town is home to dozens of impressive, stately homes with expansive lawns—perfect for families.
If you're not looking to purchase a home, there are many rentals available, including several charming garden apartments. Englewood boasts a sizable downtown district with lots of coffee shops, eateries, boutique shopping, and more, all housed within a walkable, pedestrian-friendly area.
Are you interested in buying or selling a home in one of Bergen County’s bedroom communities to watch? Or are you seeking information on any other NJ homes for sale? Contact
NJ real estate agent Levy Tewel of Compass today. It would be his pleasure to help you navigate the process.