Welcome to Englewood

This city’s a destination for A-list dining, shopping—and celebrity sightings too.




Yes, you can have the best of two worlds. Many Bergen County suburbs claim to be both charming and a NYC commuter’s dream, but not many can match Englewood’s overall attractiveness. While boasting many unique destinations of its own, such as the 150-acre Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, Englewood is just 10 miles from Times Square, and that’s hard to beat.

They say there’s always room for improvement, but even today, Englewood has the kind of downtown that not only makes you want to ditch the car and go walking, but gives you a bounty to discover. There are women’s boutiques for almost every letter of the alphabet. (We found Anik New York, Dor L’Dor, Engle Shop and ReveBoutique to name a few, and consignment shops like 158 Back Door for the bargain hunter too.) Men also have a destination in Bendini and Vero Uomo, and everyone can sparkle and shine after a visit to Palisade Jewelers or Englewood Jewelers by Greg B.

All dressed up and nowhere to go? Not in Englewood. Besides the many restaurants tempting your tummy, there’s bergenPAC, which hosts more than 200 star-studded events annually, where you can dance in the aisles to a rock band or get your groove on classical style. If your creativity is better expressed with a paintbrush, there’s One River School Englewood, the vision of a former School of Rock CEO who wants art to be like guitar lessons—a lot of fun!

 With such a strong connection to the arts, it’s no surprise that the list of celebrities hailing from this city is extensive. A-listers John Travolta, Brooke Shields, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tea Leoni and Eddie Murphy are just a few of the actors who called Englewood home at one time. For music, let’s drop the names Alicia Keys, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett and Ernie and Marvin Isley of The Isley Brothers, but that’s just a glimpse of the talent to come out of this 4.9-square-mile community.

FUN FACTS

  • Even a marginal football fan knows of Vince Lombardi (pictured), but how many are aware that he started his coaching career in Englewood at the since closed St. Cecilia High School?
  • Washington (yes, George) had his headquarters in Englewood in 1780 on the northeast corner of Palisade Avenue and Tenafly Road, where a small shopping center now exists.
  • Direct long distance dialing—placing a phone call without operator assistance—came out of Englewood. The first call was placed by the city’s then-mayor to Alameda, Calif., on Nov. 10, 1951.

DINING

Nothing goes better with a day of shopping or a night on the town than a hearty meal, and Englewood’s selection does not disappoint. For a near-perfect taste of the Mediterranean (that’s how The New York Times puts it), try Bennies (pictured), where stuffed grape leaves, meat pie and a variety of kebabs are menu standouts. For traditional Italian, the family-run Trattoria Carpaccio says “buon appetite” with specials like lobster ravioli and artichoke. Syros Taverna is named after the Greek island prized for its natural beauty, friendly inhabitants and sumptuous cuisine. Pure ingredients and an imaginative menu with everything from octopus salad to grilled fresh king salmon continue the tradition.

HOUSING COSTS

The median home value in Englewood is $377,700—up 2.8 percent over last year and predicted to rise 7.8 percent within the next year, according to Zillow.

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME 

Approximately $77,272, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics.   

LOCALS LOVE

  • Getting the kids together for some wholesome fun at the Mackay Ice Rink
  • Taking advantage of a free nature program at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center or hitting the 3.6 miles of self-guided forested trails
  • Learning something new by tapping into the free database at Englewood Public Library, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year

DID YOU KNOW? Before Englewood was incorporated on March 17, 1899, the municipality’s founding fathers considered calling the town Brayton or Paliscena. The name Englewood likely stems from the Engle family or a derivative of “wood ingle,” meaning woody nook.

Edit Module

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Find Events

March 2019

Join the Bergen County Historical Society as they honor the 400th Anniversary Commemorating the First Documented Arrival of Africans in Colonial America at Historic New Bridge Landing. At 1:30 pm...

Cost: $12 adults, $7 students, BCHS members free

Where:
Historic New Bridge Landing
1201 Main Street
River Edge, NJ  07661
View map »


Sponsor: Bergen County Historical Society
Telephone: 201-343-9492
Website »

More information

The All Season Chamber Players will be performing a program called "Indomitable Spirit: Beethoven and Beyond" Brahms Waltzes for Piano Duet Op. 9, Farrenc Trio in E Minor for Piano, Flute...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mahwah Public Library
100 Ridge Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
View map »


Sponsor: Mahwah Public Library
Telephone: 201-529-7323
Website »

More information

Get involved in a new public art project that will be installed on a heavily trafficked fence pathway between Bogota and Hackensack, New Jersey near the Midtown Bridge. Sign up for the...

Where:
Olsen Park Recreation Center
163 Main Street
Bogota, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Luhrs & Associates
Telephone: 201-592-9126
Contact Name: Luhrs & Associates

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Get involved in a new public art project that will be installed on a heavily trafficked fence pathway between Bogota and Hackensack, New Jersey near the Midtown Bridge. Sign up for the...

Where:
Olsen Park Recreation Center
163 Main Street
Bogota, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Luhrs & Associates
Telephone: 201-592-9126
Contact Name: Luhrs & Associates

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Get involved in a new public art project that will be installed on a heavily trafficked fence pathway between Bogota and Hackensack, New Jersey near the Midtown Bridge. Sign up for the...

Where:
Olsen Park Recreation Center
163 Main Street
Bogota, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Luhrs & Associates
Telephone: 201-592-9126
Contact Name: Luhrs & Associates

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Thinking about Spring, warmer temps, sunny skies and getting in shape? BEGINNERS RUNNING SPRING PROGRAM sponsored by the North Jersey Masters non profit running club is starting up it's next...

Cost: $90.00

Where:
Ridgewood Duck Pond
1133 East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
View map »


Sponsor: North Jersey Masters
Telephone: 201-540-9701
Contact Name: Linda Ferraro
Website »

More information

Get involved in a new public art project that will be installed on a heavily trafficked fence pathway between Bogota and Hackensack, New Jersey near the Midtown Bridge. Sign up for the...

Where:
Olsen Park Recreation Center
163 Main Street
Bogota, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Luhrs & Associates
Telephone: 201-592-9126
Contact Name: Luhrs & Associates

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Get involved in a new public art project that will be installed on a heavily trafficked fence pathway between Bogota and Hackensack, New Jersey near the Midtown Bridge. Sign up for the...

Where:
Olsen Park Recreation Center
163 Main Street
Bogota, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Luhrs & Associates
Telephone: 201-592-9126
Contact Name: Luhrs & Associates

More information

Join us in celebrating 120 years of helping vulnerable children and families in our community. Open bar, dinner, live and silent auctions.

Cost: 125.00

Where:
Seasons
644 Pascack Road
Washington Township, NJ  07676
View map »


Sponsor: Children's Aid and Family Services
Telephone: 201-740-7101
Contact Name: Edith Fiato
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Get involved in a new public art project that will be installed on a heavily trafficked fence pathway between Bogota and Hackensack, New Jersey near the Midtown Bridge. Sign up for the...

Where:
Olsen Park Recreation Center
163 Main Street
Bogota, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Luhrs & Associates
Telephone: 201-592-9126
Contact Name: Luhrs & Associates

More information

Come learn to make professional classic Pate Choux (French cream puffs) with us at Creative Den in Glen Rock!  Cristina from Petal Dust Cakery (as seen on Food Network Baking...

Cost: $75.00

Where:
Creative Den
216 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ  07452
View map »


Sponsor: Creative Den
Telephone: 201-882-1422
Contact Name: Julie Salvatoriello
Website »

More information

Karaoke Nite @ Park Ridge Elks Lodge All are welcome to our Karaoke Nite. DJ John Raferty has thousands of pre-recorded popular music for you to sing or just enjoy. Bring your own snacks,...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Park Ridge Elks Lodge
13 Sulak Lane
Park Ridge, NJ  07656
View map »


Sponsor: Park Ridge Elks
Telephone: 201-767*7320
Contact Name: Len Vadala
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Thinking about Spring, warmer temps, sunny skies and getting in shape? BEGINNERS RUNNING SPRING PROGRAM sponsored by the North Jersey Masters non profit running club is starting up it's next...

Cost: $90.00

Where:
Glen Rock Duck Pond
149 Alan Avenue
Glen Rock, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: North Jersey Masters
Telephone: 201-540-9701
Contact Name: Linda Ferraro
Website »

More information

#MeToo Affects Everyone It’s about all of us - Where do we go from here? Join us on Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:00 am - 1:30 pm The Ebenezer Baptist Church 216 Fourth St., Englewood NJ,...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Ebenezer Baptist Church
216 Fourth St.
Englewood, NJ  07631
View map »


Telephone: 201-364-4322
Contact Name: Dr. Sharon R. Bernstein
Website »

More information

Celebrate Women's History Month with the Schuyler sisters. Once a footnote in history, the musical Hamilton and novels about them have brought their story into the light. Four daughters...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mahwah Public Library
100 Ridge Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
View map »


Sponsor: Mahwah Public Library
Telephone: 201-529-7323
Website »

More information

Get involved in a new public art project that will be installed on a heavily trafficked fence pathway between Bogota and Hackensack, New Jersey near the Midtown Bridge. Sign up for the...

Where:
Olsen Park Recreation Center
163 Main Street
Bogota, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Luhrs & Associates
Telephone: 201-592-9126
Contact Name: Luhrs & Associates

More information

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Saddle River Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating art experiences that will inspire, connect, and enrich our...

Cost: 75

Where:
Saddle River Arts Council
105 Chestnut Ridge Road
Saddle River, NJ  07458
View map »


Website »

More information

Join The Saddle River Arts Council for its inaugural event, a concert by Eric Genuis, world-renowned classical composer, virtuoso pianist, and captivating inspirational speaker at a magnificent...

Cost: $75 per ticket

Where:
Saddle River, NJ


Sponsor: The Saddle River Arts Council
Telephone: (201) 264-8895

More information

Show More...
Show Less...
Edit Module