Cliffside Park is a borough located in Bergen County that is home to approximately 24,000 residents.
The area boasts a favorable mix of residential and commercial areas, with a more suburban feel than neighboring towns. Residents of this area can own a home and have a friendly neighborhood feel while still facing a quick commute time into the more industrial areas of NJ as well as New York City.
The borough has a strong NJ Transit bus system which makes connectivity to larger terminals and ports a breeze for residents. In regards to education, the Cliffside Park public school system serves students from pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Students from the first grade through the sixth grade attend Number 3 School, Number 4 School, or Number 5 School. Cliffside Park Middle School serves students in the seventh and eighth grades, and Cliffside Park High School serves students from the ninth through twelfth grades.
Recreation opportunities are endless in this area. There are a variety of gyms, yoga centers, and dance centers for residents to enjoy, as well as a strong park system. Additionally, there are running trails leading through neighboring towns. During the warmer months, it is also simple for residents to get from their homes to the acclaimed New Jersey shore.
In popular culture, scenes from Cop Land were filmed in the borough as well as scenes from the Tom Hanks’ classic, Big.