Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide

Paramus

TOWN INFORMATION

Paramus, originally derived from the Lenape word for the area, Peremessing, which meant that it had an abundant population of wild turkey. 
 
On March 2, 1922, Paramus was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature. It was created from portions of what is now known as Rochelle Park (then Midland Township). Located 15 to 20 miles from Midtown Manhattan and approximately 8 miles from Upper Manhattan, the borough of Paramus is one of the largest shopping destinations in the country. Despite more limited shopping hours due to the most restrictive blue laws in the nation, Paramus generates over $5 billion in annual retail sales.
 
Paramus became one of the "truck farming" areas that helped New Jersey earn its nickname as the "Garden State." 
 
In 2013, New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Paramus 21st best place to live in New Jersey. Also noteworthy, in 2011, Paramus Little League were State Champions. 
 
The borough borders Emerson, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Maywood, Oradell, Ridgewood, River Edge, Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook, and Washington Township.
 
Population:  26,832 (2014 US Census)
Zip Code:  07652

Borough of Paramus NJ | 1 Jockish Square, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 201-266-2100
Paramus Police Department | 1 Carlough Drive, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 201-262-3400
Paramus Fire Department | 1 Jockish Square, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 201-266-2100 x2290
Paramus Post Office | 33 East Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 201-262-7635 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:30AM - 6PM; Sat, 8:30AM - 3PM.
 
 
SCHOOLS & LIBRARY
Public
Paramus High School | 99 East Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
Midland Elementary School | 241 West Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
The Paramus Community School | 145 Spring Valley Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
Private
Paramus Catholic High School | 425 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
The Frisch School | 120 West Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
Educational Partnership for Instructing Children | 238 North Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
Yavneh Academy | 155 North Fairview Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
Day Care/Nursery Schools
Buratino Nursey School | 76 South Fairview Avenue, Paramus, NJ 007652
The Growing Garden Nursey School | 156 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
OV Babies Early Learning | 95 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652
 
Paramus Public Library | 116 East Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652 T: 201-599-1302 Website: www.paramus.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

The Terri Roemer Paramus Run
Pumpkin Hunt
Tree Lighting Ceremony & Winter Carnival
Youth Holiday Party
Easter Egg Hunt
Senior Citizen "Spring Fling"
 
 
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
Joseph Cipolla Senior Center |  93 North Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652 T: 201-265-2100 x6120

The Senior Center offers programs and activities for residents of Paramus 55 years of age and older. They consist of education, fitness, informational, referral, counseling, social and recreational. Many activities that are offered to members include Bocce, Pokeeno and Bingo. Additionally, there is a Picnic Area on the rear grounds that is utilized for a variety of events.

 
UTILITIES & SERVICES
Public Utilities
Public Services Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G)
United Water 

Other Services
Cablevision
Verizon
 
TRANSPORTATION
Bus Lines
New Jersey Transit 168 route runs daily to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
Train
The 
Main/Bergen County-Port Jervis Line runs from Broadway Station (Parking: LOT 1 E. 55th St & Broadway/Rt. 4) to New York Penn Station, with a stop at the Secaucus Junction.
Airports
Three major airports:

Newark Liberty International, JFK International, La Guardia Airport