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Englewood Real Estate

Living In Englewood, NJ

Just minutes outside NYC you will find Englewood, the first English speaking settlement in New Jersey, after the annexation of New Netherland from England in 1664. It had been referred to as the “English Neighborhood.”

The oldest known land grant in the area of now “Englewood” was awarded to Garret Lydecker in 1703 by the English Queen Ann. The Garret Lydecker House was built in 1803 at 228 Grand Avenue. A New Yorker, J. Wyman Jones, visited the area by train and foresaw the likelihood of development when the railroad extension was completed. In August of 1859, the name Englewood was registered. Mr. Jones encouraged many of his affluent friends to join him in this new community he created. Mr. and Mrs. William Dana arrived in 1861. Mr. Dana was the editor of The Financial Chronicle, as many of the new recruited families were involved in various financial institutions. The “Englewood House,” a huge railroad hotel, was built just behind where the library now stands, on Engle Street.


Local Amenities

Just outside NYC you will find a bustling downtown in the city of Englewood. Everything you need from over 40 restaurants to a general hub for shopping to the Bergen Performing Arts Center, The Performing Arts School, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood’s Farmer’s Market, Flat Rock Brook Nature Center and even two city pools.


The Public School District for Englewood offers D.A. Quarles Early Childhood Center for pre-school and Kindergarten, Grieco Elementary School for 1st through 3rd grade, McCloud Elementary School for 4th through 6th grade, Janis E. Dismus Middle School for 7th and 8th grade, and Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood Cliffs for 9th through 12th grade. Alternative, non-public schools, include Englewood on the Palisades Charter School for kindergarten through 5th grade. The Shalom Academy has been in the process of receiving approvals to open with a focus on Hebrew language. Other private schools include Dwight-Englewood School (preschool through 12th grade), Elisabeth Morrow School (preschool through 8th grade), Moriah School of Englewood (one of the largest in the country), a Jewish day school for preschool through 8th grade and Yeshiva Ohr Simcha for 9th through 12th grade. Ohr Simcha also offers a yeshiva postgraduate program.

Places of Worship

There are over 50 places of worship throughout Englewood! Click here for list.


Bus services are offered through New Jersey Transit and Rockland Coaches which provide service to The Port Authority Bus Terminal and The George Washington Bridge Terminal.