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Emerson Real Estate

Living in Emerson, NJ

Known as the gateway to the Pascack Valley region of Bergen County, Emerson was formerly occupied by the Lenape Indians, or at least it is known to have been part of their tribal territory. Originally split into two territories, Kinderkamack on the West and Old Hook on the East. Kinderkamack Road derives its name from a Lenape word for “the local area.” What Kinderkamack is actually translated to is still a debate. “Hook” was translated as meaning the angle or corner. The angle had three connecting waterways, Hackensack River, Pascack Brook and the Musquapsink Brook. With great schools, many parks, a plentiful shopping district and easy commuting to Manhattan, Emerson is a much sought after location in Bergen County.


Local Amenities

Emerson offers a variety of parks throughout its beautiful town; Ackerman Park, Centennial Park, Emerson Woods Preserve, Griffin Park, Hillman Park, Rosengart Park, Veteran’s Park and Washington Park. Emerson is also home of the Emeritus Senior Living Center. Some of the local food favorites include The Emerson Hotel Restaurant, Pimaan Thai, Grillers and Sushi Express.


Children in Emerson attend Emerson Memorial School (pre-k through 2nd grade), Patrick M. Villano Elementary School (3rd through 6th grades) and Emerson Junior-Senior High School (7th through 12th grades).

Places of Worship

Church of Assumption
Congregation B’Nai Israel
Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
Emerson Bible School
Emerson Assembly of God


New Jersey Transit’s Pascack Valley Line provides rail service into Hoboken where commuters can make connections to various Manhattan destinations. New Jersey Transit provides bus service into Port Authority and Rockland Coaches provides bus service into Port Authority and George Washington Bridge Bus Terminals.