Apartments in Bergen County, NJ

When you reside in one of our apartments in Bergen County, NJ, you’ll have access to the best of both worlds. In Bergen County itself, you’ll enjoy the very best of quiet, suburban living during the week and the exciting nightlife of New York City on the weekends since it’s only a hop and a skip away! 

With beautiful apartments, access to some of the best schools and employers, and attractions fit for all ages, you’ll fall head over heels for everything Bergen County, NJ has to offer. 

If you’re contemplating moving to Bergen County, NJ, here’s what you can expect:

Top Attractions in Bergen County

There are many things to do in Bergen County, NJ, such as catching a show at MetLife Stadium, splashing around at the interior Nickelodeon theme park inside the American Dream, or relaxing with a gorgeous view of the water at the Ramapo Valley County Reservation. 

Other top attractions in Bergen County, NJ include: 

  • Manhattan Fencing in Englewood
  • Bergen Town Center in Paramus
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Lyndhurst
  • Field Station: Dinosaurs in Leonia
  • Campgaw Mountain Ski Area in Mahwah
  • Mahwah Museum in Mahwah
  • Tenafly Nature Center in Tenafly
  • Bergen County Zoo in Paramus

When you live in the apartments in Bergen County, NJ, there will be no shortage of fun and exciting things to do every weekend!

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Bergen County, NJ is Home to Many Top-Rated Schools

In addition to the area’s many fun and exciting attractions, one of the biggest reasons why families flock to apartments in Bergen County, NJ such as the Gardens at Wesmont Station and Hillside Village is because of our school system. 

Bergen County is home to many top-rated schools that will set children of all ages up for success. 

Some of the most highly-rated schools in Bergen County, New Jersey include: 

  • Harrington Park School District
  • Wandell School 
  • Somerville Elementary School 
  • Alpine Elementary School
  • Hawes Elementary School
  • Bergen County Academies
  • Tenafly High School 
  • Bergen County Technical High School 

All of the schools mentioned here have been rated as one of the best public schools in the United States. In fact, Bergen County Academies has earned a 10 out of 10 rating from

That’s not all! When U.S. News & World Report reviewed and ranked 24,000 schools across the country, the high schools in Bergen County dominated the list

Out of the 406 schools in New Jersey, Bergen County Academies in Hackensack ranked #3, Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro ranked #8, Park Ridge High School in Park Ridge ranked #40, and Bergen Arts and Sciences Charter School in Garfield ranked #56. 

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Jobs Available in Bergen County, NJ 

Did you know that Bergen County is considered to be one of the wealthiest counties in the state? The area has a median household income of $94,107. 

Bergen County, NJ is home to some of the largest employers in the state, including Quest Diagnostics, PSEG, Bergen Regional Medical Center, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, and Horizon Termite & Pest Control. 

In fact, according to Indeed, Horizon Termite & Pest Control has been named an N.J. Top Workplace for three years in a row!

Wherever your education and work experience has taken you, you can continue down a successful path in Bergen County, NJ. Some of the most popular jobs available in Bergen County, NJ include: 

  • Process Development Technician
  • Teachers
  • Service Specialist Technician
  • Lab Assistant
  • Patient Service Technician
  • NOC Admin
  • Strategic Engagement Executive

As a resident of the River Club Apartments, Essex Gardens, and any other apartments in Bergen County, NJ, you’re not limited to employment opportunities in the Garden State. 

Since Bergen County is less than an hour’s commute to New York City, you can expand your employment opportunities to find what’s right for you! 

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Common Commutes to Bergen County

Though the length in which these commutes take will vary on where you live, these are the most common commutes to and from Bergen County, NJ: 

  • Bergen County to New York: 1-80 Express E (44 minutes)
  • Oradell to New York Penn Station: NJ Transit (1 hour)
  • Mahwah to Passaic County: Sterling Mine Road (26 minutes)
  • Lodi to Philadelphia: I-95 (1 hour and 48 minutes)
  • Maywood to New York Route 4 and NY-9A S (42 minutes)
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What Cities are in Bergen County?

Bergen County is considered to be one of the most populous counties in New Jersey, with over 900,000 residents as of 2020. As such, it covers a huge area! 

If you’re considering renting apartments in Bergen County, NJ, you’ll have plenty of options for which city you call home. There are 52 cities in Bergen County. These include: 

  • Hackensack
  • Englewood
  • Fair Lawn
  • Wyckoff
  • Paramus
  • Teaneck
  • Mahwah
  • Ridgewood
  • Bergenfield
  • Westwood
  • Fort Lee
  • Ramsey
  • Garfield
  • Franklin Lakes
  • Closter
  • Edgewater
  • Montvale

Our apartments in Bergen County, NJ include The Gardens at Wesmont Station, Ridgefield Gardens, Hillside Village, River Club Apartments, Royal Gardens and Essex Gardens- are available in Edgewater, Maywood, Ridgefield, Hackensack and Lodi with quick commutes to all the other cities throughout the county. 

☗ Population: 948,406✏ High School Graduates: 92%
☆ Median Age: 42₼ Bachelor’s Degree: 48%
$ Median Income for Households: $94,107💍 Married Status: 56%
☻ Average Household Size: 2.7🏠 Renters: 36.2%
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Colleges in and Near Bergen County NJ

Bergen County is also home to several top-rated colleges and universities, including Bergen Community College, Montclair State University, Felician University, William Paterson University, and Seton Hall University.  

If you enroll in Montclair University, which is only a short 10 minute drive from Bergen County, you’ll have your pick of the finest majors including but not limited to Anthropology, Child Advocacy and Policy, Creative Writing, Economics, and Information Technology. 

Furthermore, Montclair State University even offers weeklong summer programs for high school students focusing on film and television production, business entrepreneurship, and social media influencing and marketing. 

At William Paterson University, you can pursue a career in Accounting, Digital Marketing, Elementary Education, Legal Studies, and Nursing. Several of their courses, including digital marketing, makes it easy to obtain a certificate online through their WPOnline Program. 

Since our apartments in Bergen County, NJ border New York state, you can pursue a college education at one of the many schools and universities there, as well. 

montclair university in bergen county

Commonly Asked Questions about Bergen County

Bergen County is known for being one of the most culturally-diverse counties in New Jersey. Interestingly, Bergen County was actually one of the first four counties to be established in the state. 

The county has even more historical connections, with Fort Lee being one of the strategic locations during the Revolutionary War. Today, Bergen County is well-known for its beautiful parks, suburban communities, and exciting cultural attractions. 

Bergen County is located in northeastern New Jersey, just west of New York City. It is part of the New York metropolitan area.

Some of the cities in Bergen County include Hackensack, Englewood, Teaneck, and Fort Lee.

As of 2021, the population of Bergen County is estimated to be around 945,000 people.

According to data from the United States Census Bureau, the median household income in Bergen County was $97,535 in 2019.

The crime rate in Bergen County is 8.6, which is well below the national average. In fact, the average crime rate in the United States is 22.7. 

Yes, there are several colleges and universities in Bergen County, including Bergen Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Like elsewhere in the Northeastern United States, residents of Bergen County, NJ will experience the beauty of all four seasons. During the summer season, the average temperature falls anywhere between the mid-70s to low 80s. In the winter, residents will experience temps between the mid-20s and low 30s, as well as approximately 25” of snowfall per year. 

Likewise, residents should also expect to experience approximately 50” of rain per year, usually in March and April, June-September, and December. The autumn season is absolutely breathtaking, so be sure to check out the Palisades Interstate Park to see the best foliage in Bergen County.