Englewood is a city in Bergen County with a population of about 27,200 and a geographic area of about 4.9 square miles. The NJ transit offers several bus lines to Manhattan. At this time there is no train station, although a project is being discussed that has residents hopeful.
Bergen County NJ
Englewood, NJ gives residents the best of both worlds, with its location less than 10 miles from Manhattan. It’s a diverse town with plenty of restaurants, a theatre, library, shops, and public transportation.
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For the Kids
Englewood is a bustling place for children. The local library offers story time, arts and crafts, music and much more. The town has several parks with playgrounds, playing fields, pools and ice-skating rinks. There is also a town summer camp for kids to stay social and active during the warmer months. A popular spot for indoor play is Lily and Liam, a children’s indoor playground and café. Kids come for the exercise or for their specialized classes in arts and crafts and music.
AMENITIES & RECREATION
Englewood recreational activities, parks, clubs and fields. The Englewood Field Club is an outdoor sports center that features tennis courts, a pool, and an outdoor hockey rink. MacKay Park, run by the town, has a pool and hockey rink. Flat Rock Brook Nature Center is a 150-acre preserve and education center that has walking trails, and several gardens, including a newly renovated Butterfly Garden. Flat Rock allows visitors to learn about the natural ecosystem preserved in the park through tours and exhibits all year round.
Food & Drink
Englewood NJ & Surrounding Area
Top 10 Restaurants
$$ . Chicken Wings
$ . Cafes
$$ . Puerto Rican
$$ . Mediterranean
$ . Japanese
$$ . Meat Shops
$ . Pizza
$$ . Thai
$ . Mexican
There is tons of shopping in Englewood. One of the largest is the Palisades Court shopping plaza, with about 18 stores including 8 restaurants. There is something for just about everyone, including Denny’s children’s wear, ShopRite, Payless ShoeSource, Wendy’s, Pwana Thai, Staples and many more. The Bergen Performing Arts Center is also in the complex, so residents can make make Palisades Court their destination for 1-stop shopping, dinner, and entertainment.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The most famous spot for entertainment is The Bergen Performing Arts Center, a theater with dance performances and acting, voice, and music classes offered year round. Residents flock to this space for concerts, comedians, and great vocalists. As for dining, a local hot spot is Sophia, an “Italian Farm-to-Table Steakhouse”. Grab a formal dinner or just a spot at the bar. The food is delicious and the ambiance is a fun inviting scene.
Englewood was originally populated by the Lenape Native Americans. In 1607, Henry Hudson sailed the Hudson River and claimed Englewood and the entirety of the watershed area. The area was mostly unsettled under the Dutch, until 1664 when the Dutch surrendered all of the area to England. Known previously as Englewood Township, the area was named after the Engle family, and was one of the first English-speaking areas in New Jersey.
For four days in June residents can be seen playing and celebrating at the annual Englewood Juneteenth Festival. This festival celebrates Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, and honors African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery 1865, starting with the state of Texas. Traditionally celebrated on June 19, Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday in 41 states. It is a happy holiday for residents and also a chance for the entire community to come together. Residents of all ages enjoy food trucks, local vendors, rides, games, music and entertainment.