Hudson County Spotlight: North Bergen

North Bergen is a diverse township in Hudson County, New Jersey. Located on The Palisades, it’s just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, making it the perfect place to live for people who work or enjoy New York City.

North Bergen captures the feeling of a city and the charm of a small town all at once. It has an urban feel, yet is home to numerous trails, hills, waterfronts, cliffs, and spectacular views that encourage residents to get out into nature and enjoy spectacular New York City views.

Even though North Bergen is close to Jersey City and Manhattan, it’s an affordable area with a small-town vibe. With a population around 60,000, it’s great for those who want a quieter home with access to the city.



There are plenty of major New Jersey Transit bus routes serving North Bergen, with several stations strategically located up and down Tonnelle Avenue, Bergenline Avenue, and JFK Boulevard. Residents have easy access to the jitney vans as well.

The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail at 51st Street in North Bergen travels to numerous locations in neighboring cities. From these stations, connections are available to New Jersey Transit and the PATH to get you into New York City. At the Tonnelle Avenue station, NJ Transit also operates a park-and-ride lot on Tonnelle Avenue between 49th and 51st Streets.

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The North Bergen School District is a neighborhood-based school system serving students from Pre-Kindergarten to High School. The curriculum is aligned with the New Jersey State Core Curriculum Content Standards and State Assessment Program. Class offerings include all required academic subjects as well as well as physical education, art, instrumental and vocal music and research and study skills for our elementary students.

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North Bergen is a very diverse city, adding to the distinct flavor and style of the City. This variety also adds much to the flourishing arts scene. You can find everything in this fascinating city: parks, pools, art galleries, museums, festivals, and many eateries. A defining feature of North Bergen is the James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park. The 167-acre park boasts lakefront and clifftop views of NYC, while providing visitors with a variety of nature trails, dog runs, and over forty sports facilities.

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Thanks to North Bergen’s diverse cultural population its food scene reflects the rich diversity found all over the city. Featuring diners, grills, and an exciting array of ethnic cuisines, Mexican, Dominican, Colombian, Brazilian and more, North Bergen offers foodies a diverse mix of options to choose from. Stop in at a few local favorites to try the area’s local fare.