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Spotlight on: Englewood, New Jersey

Englewood is situated in the southern part of Bergen County's Northern Valley region, three miles west of the George Washington Bridge and just ten miles from Times Square.

Englewood first became a city in 1899, after dividing from what was once known as Hackensack Township. The first 30 years of the twentieth century saw the population of the city triple from 6, 253 people in 1900, to nearly 20,000. During this period, more leaders of the financial community moved in, largely because of the easy commute to Wall Street. Among them was Dwight W. Morrow, a partner of JP Morgan & Co.

who also served as ambassador to Mexico from 1927 to 1930. Shortly after his death in 1931, his wife helped found the new public high school dedicated to his memory. The Dwight Morrow High School as we know it today has an excellent reputation for its educational programs.

Today, Englewood has a population of approximately 25,000 people. Englewood's population is far more diverse than many of its Bergen County neighbors. Occupations range from highly paid professionals to unskilled trades. Due to the proximity of New York hospitals and the ever-expanding Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, doctors abound. There are also many lawyers, business men and women, engineers and professors, as well as a number of artist musicians and entertainment and sports figures. One of the many distinguished residents was Dizzy Gillespie, after whom a downtown area is named.

Housing in the community varies tremendously. There are affordable apartments, modern low-rise condominiums as well as multi-million dollar estates and huge Victorian homes. In the center of it all is a bustling business district, where you will find enough restaurants to suit just about any taste, clothing shops, gift ships and many other small businesses.

As far as recreation goes, there is plenty in Englewood to keep yourself busy, besides the shopping and eating. The Parks and Recreation department offers programs for children of all ages including tennis, Tae Kwon Do, basketball, a supervised Summer Playground Program and much more. Open free to the public everyday from dawn to dusk is the Flat Rock Brook Nature Center. Here you can take advantage of 3.5 miles of hiking trails which meander through the 150 acre sanctuary and a picnic area. Or, if musicals and concerts are more up your alley, you can spend an evening at John Harms Center for the Arts. The theater has recently reopened after undergoing 6.6 million dollars worth of renovations. Upcoming acts include musical legends B.B. King and Ray Charles.

 

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