Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide

Englewood

TOWN INFORMATION

Englewood is located at the tip of Bergen County. It is a place where the pleasures of hometown meet worldly, sophisticated taste. It has a vibrant downtown full of shopping; dining and culture that you will want to visit again and again. At present Englewood is a sophisticated city which combines much of its historic grace and charm with an exciting cosmopolitan atmosphere. It has many contrasts - between elaborate Victorian mansions and modern low-rise condominiums, between quiet tree-lined residential neighborhoods and the bustling central business district, between large estates and affordable apartments. There are hundreds of incredible shops that have put Englewood on the map of savvy shopaholics for generations. Couture labels, children’s clothes, Tibetan carpets, upscale consignment, diamonds, art, antiques, rare orchids, kitchen appliances, custom-mixed paints… all, much and more, are right next door to bagel stores, bakeries, neighborhood bodegas, and, of course, Baumgarts Café and Soda Fountain that’s been holding its place in the heart of downtown for decades.

Englewood is only minutes from the George Washington Bridge and 10 minutes from New York City. Its proximity to New York City continues to be a significant feature, but it also has a vital and distinctive character of its own, forged from the richly heterogeneous backgrounds, interests and talents of its citizens. The residents take the Cities Trolley Shuttle to and from the commuter bus lines in the mornings and evenings. Englewood's population is far more diverse than that of most suburbs, including 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 artists, musicians, and entertainment and sports figures. One of many distinguished residents was Dizzy Gillespie, after whom a downtown area is named.


Population:  27,147 (2010 US Census)
Median Age: 38.9
Zip Code:  07631


City of Englewood NJ | 2-10 N. Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-871-6635 Website: www.cityofenglewood.org
Englewood Police Department | 75 S. Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-568-2711
Englewood Fire Department | 11 William St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-871-6695 (24 hrs) Office: 201-568-6305

Englewood Post Office | 77 Engle St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 9AM - 5PM; Sat, 9AM - 4PM.
Englewood Annex Post Office | 55 Smith St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-569-5834 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30AM - 5PM.
 
SCHOOLS & LIBRARY
Public
Academies at Englewood | 274 Knickerbocker Rd, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-862-6133
Dwight Morrow High School | 274 Knickerbocker Rd, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-862-6037
Janis E. Dismus Middle School | 325 Tryon Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-862-6005
Dr. John Grieco Elementary School | 50 Durie Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-862-6167
McCloud Elementary School | 325 Tenafly Rd, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-862-6155
Private

Dwight-Englewood School | 315 E. Palisade Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-569-9500 (Independent Day School for Pre-K - Grade 12)
The Elisabeth Morrow School | 435 Lydecker St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-568-5566 Website: www.elisabethmorrow.org
Day Care/Nursery Schools

D.A. Quarles Early Childhood Center | 186 Davison Pl, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-862-6115
First Presbyterian Pre-School | 150 E. Palisade Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-568-3042
Saddle Acres School | 106 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-569-0055 Website: www.saddleacres.com
Ability School | 75 Knickerbocker Rd, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-871-8808 Website: www.abilityschoolnj.org
Vincent K Tibbs Child Dev Center | 183 Williams St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201568-3937
Montessori Learning Center | 113 Engle St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-816-8202
 
Englewood Public Library | 31 Engle St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-568-2215 Website: www.englewood.bccls.org
 
RECREATION, ARTS & LEISURE
Alpine Country Club | 80 Anderson Ave, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-2121
Closter Golf Center | 153 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-0990
Edgewood Country Club | 449 Rivervale Rd # B, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-666-1200
Emerson Golf Club | 99 Palisade Ave, Emerson, NJ 07630 Tel: 201-261-1100
Hackensack Golf Club | 800 Soldier Hill Rd, Emerson, NJ 07630 Tel: 201-261-5505
Haworth Country Club | 5 Lake Shore Dr, Haworth, NJ 07641 Tel: 201-384-7300
Jon Manos Golf Academy | 153 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-666-0043
Knickerbocker Country Club | 188 Knickerbocker Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-568-1460
Metro Golf & Fitness | 145 Piermont Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-871-4653
Montammy Golf Club | Route 9w, Alpine, NJ 07620 Tel: 201-768-9000
Old Tappan Golf Course | 83 Dewolf Rd, Old Tappan, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-767-1199
Paramus Golf & Country Club | 314 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 201-447-6067
Ridgewood Country Club | 96 W Midland Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 201-599-3900
Rivervale Country Club | 660 Rivervale Rd, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-391-2300
Rockleigh Golf Course | 35 Paris Ave, Rockleigh, NJ 07647 Tel: 201-768-6353
Valley Brook Golf | 15 Rivervale Rd, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-664-5886
White Beeches Golf & Country Club | 70 Haworth Dr, Haworth, NJ 07641 Tel: 201-385-8531

Englewood Recreation Center | 130 W. Englewood Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-568-3472
Englewood Little League Baseball/Softball | Email: englewoodll@gmail.com

Englewood Rotary Club | The local Club meets weekly at 12:15 PM on Tuesdays in the Assembly Restaurant, Englewood Cliffs.

Englewood Woman's Club | 187 Brinckerhoff Ct, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-568-7701
Meetings are held on Monday afternoons at 1:00 at the historic stone carriage house located at 187 Brinckerhoff Court, near the heart of town. The public is welcome.



Bergen Performing Arts Center | 30 N. Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-816-8160 Box Office: 201-227-1030
The Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) is a theater of and for the community, serving northern New Jersey by being a creative focus, educational resource and engine of economic vitality. A not-for-profit organization, bergenPAC’s mission is to make the live performing arts accessible to the entire population – building a creative home that guides and cultivates the imagination of our young, inspires and expands the lives of our adults, and attracts established and emerging artists of excellence and relevance.


Art Horizons | 1 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 888-522-ARTS Email: info@artshorizon.org Website: www.arthorizons.org
Arts Horizons is a premier not-for-profit arts-in-education organization that provides live professional performances and artist-in-residence programs to students and professional development for teachers throughout the entire tri-state region.

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center | 443 Van Nostrand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-567-1265
Flat Rock Brook Nature Center is a 150-acre preserve and education center situated on the western slope of the Palisades in Englewood, New Jersey. The Center was established in 1973 by citizens who were deeply committed to land conservation and environmental education. Flat Rock Brook trails and picnic area are open free to the public every day from dawn to dusk.
 
Movie Theaters
Clearview Bergenfield | 58 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-1600
Closter Clearview Cinemas | 130 Vervalen St, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-769-8800
AMC Theaters – Garden State 16 | 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 888-262-4386
AMC Loews Ridgefield Park 12 | 75 Challenger Rd, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 Tel: 888-262-4386
Clearview Warner 4 | 190 E. Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Tel: 201-444-1234
Clearview Tenafly Cinema 4 | 4 W. Railroad Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-871-8889
Cedar Lane Cinemas | 503 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-836-3334
Clearview Cinemas | 249 Pascack Rd, Washington Township, NJ 07676 Tel: 201-666-8020
Westwood Cinema | 182 Center Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-664-3200

Performing Arts Theaters, Studios & Schools
O. DiBella Music Inc | 456 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-5800
Nunnbetter Dance Theater | 161 Woodbine St, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-9638
Classic Ballet School | 171 Closter Dock Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-767-0240
Closter Music School | 570 Piermont Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-784-2080
Sylvan Academy of Music | 539 Durie Ave #3, Closter NJ 07624
CJC Music School | 510 Piermont Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-994-9996
Cresskill Performing Arts Inc | 300 Knickerbocker Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626 Tel: 201-390-7513
All Seasons Chamber Players | 115 Orchard Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-1331
The Art School at Old Church | 561 Piermont Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-767-7160
Broadway Bound Dance Center Inc | 52 W. Madison Ave, Dumont, NJ 07628 Tel: 201-385-4114
Bergen Performing Arts Center | 30 N. Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-227-1030
Sukha Arts Center | 76 Schraalenburgh Rd, Harrington Park, NJ 07640 Tel: 201-857-2455
Players Guild of Leonia Inc | 130 Grand Ave, Leonia, NJ 07605 Tel: 201-947-9606
Soloist Music | 336 Broad Ave, Leonia, NJ 07605 Tel: 201-944-7656
Art Center of Northern New Jersey | 250 Center St, New Milford, NJ 07646 Tel: 201-599-2992
Bergen Academy of Music & Art | 244 Kinderkamack Rd, Oradell, NJ 07649 Tel: 201-940-2200
Little Firehouse Theatre
MEDICAL
Englewood Hospital | 350 Engle St,  Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-894-3000
Hackensack University Medical Center | 30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601 Tel: 201-996-2000
Holy Name Hospital | 718 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel:  201-833-3000 
Palisades General Hospital | 7600 River Rd, North Bergen, NJ 07047 Tel: 201-854-5000
Valley Hospital | 223 N. Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Tel: 800-825-5391
 
SENIOR SERVICES
Southeast Senior Center |  228 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-569-4080 Email: Lyd228@aol.com
SESCIL is a Regional Senior Activity Center that offers Exercise, Dentistry and Learning - 5 days/week.
Have a nurse, Social Worker and a podiatrist. Also offer dentistry services that are moderately priced. Programming includes a variety of exercise classes (including weight reduction), language groups, the arts (including book reviews, music appreciation and water coloring classes), and bridge clubs, to name a few. Offer Post Stroke and Parkinson’s support groups and discussion groups (including financials and investments). Parking is available and bus service is provided free of charge by some of our communities and by Bergen County.
 
UTILITIES & SERVICES
Public Utilities
Public Services Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G)
United Water

Other Services
Cablevision
Verizon
 
TRANSPORTATION
Trolley Shuttle
The service provides transportation to and from the commuter bus lines in the morning and evening rush hours as well as service into the downtown for shopping and dining. The vehicles were funded by the federal government and provided through NJ Transit. The two replica trolleys operate on fixed routes as shown below. These schedules are subject to future change based on ridership demand.

Weekdays: Morning service operates 6AM - 9AM; Afternoon service operates 4PM - 8PM; Each route runs on the hour & half hour.
Saturdays: One trolley operates 10AM - 8PM for transportation to & from downtown
No service on: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas.
Residents can be picked up at any of the City bus stops or flag down the trolley along the route for service. For Route Descriptions: www.cityofenglewood.org/content/1445/2291/default.aspx

Bus Lines
New Jersey Transit 166 route runs daily to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
New Jersey Transit 178 route runs daily to the GWB Bus Station.
New Jersey Transit 186 route runs daily to the GWB Bus Station.
Train
There is no train service between Englewood & Manhattan.
Airports
Three major airports:

Newark Liberty International, JFK International, La Guardia Airport