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.

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New Years 21 Day Cleanse  Are you ready for more energy, less bloating or gas, want to get rid of the red blotches on your skin? The New Years 21 day cleanse is to help your body...

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Acclaimed International Concert Violinist Dr. David Podles brings you this mysterious culture of the world famous nomads whose music remains rich in mysticism and ancient traditions, Gypsy music...

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Cost: $65 for eight-week series if you register by January 5 or $12 at the door.

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During this eight-week program, participants will learn how to establish a personal meditation practice, balancing mind and body. The class is developed for all levels — beginners welcome....

Cost: $65 for eight-week series if you register by January 5 or $12 at the door.

Where:
Graf Center for Integrative Medicine
350 Engle Street
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During this eight-week program, participants will learn how to establish a personal meditation practice, balancing mind and body. The class is developed for all levels — beginners welcome....

Cost: $65 for eight-week series if you register by January 5 or $12 at the door.

Where:
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During this eight-week program, participants will learn how to establish a personal meditation practice, balancing mind and body. The class is developed for all levels — beginners welcome....

Cost: $65 for eight-week series if you register by January 5 or $12 at the door.

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Cost: 149.00

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Sponsor: Push To Change
Telephone: 201-744-2822
Contact Name: Nicolle Ahles

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During this eight-week program, participants will learn how to establish a personal meditation practice, balancing mind and body. The class is developed for all levels — beginners welcome....

Cost: $65 for eight-week series if you register by January 5 or $12 at the door.

Where:
Graf Center for Integrative Medicine
350 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ  07631
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Sponsor: Englewood Health
Telephone: 201-608-2377

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Over the course of 6 sessions, mindfulness-based stress reduction will teach participants powerful and effective healing therapies—meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, breath work, and...

Cost: $375 for the 6-week series

Where:
Graf Center for Integrative Medicine
350 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ  07631
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Contact Name: Nicolle Ahles

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New Years 21 Day Cleanse  Are you ready for more energy, less bloating or gas, do you want to get rid of the red blotches on your skin? The New Year's 21 day cleanse is...

Cost: 149.00

Where:
on line program
7-15 Park Ave.
Fair Lawn, NJ  07410
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Sponsor: Push To Change
Telephone: 201-744-2822
Contact Name: Nicolle Ahles

More information

During this eight-week program, participants will learn how to establish a personal meditation practice, balancing mind and body. The class is developed for all levels — beginners welcome....

Cost: $65 for eight-week series if you register by January 5 or $12 at the door.

Where:
Graf Center for Integrative Medicine
350 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ  07631
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Sponsor: Englewood Health
Telephone: 201-608-2377

More information

Over the course of 6 sessions, mindfulness-based stress reduction will teach participants powerful and effective healing therapies—meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, breath work, and...

Cost: $375 for the 6-week series

Where:
Graf Center for Integrative Medicine
350 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ  07631
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Sponsor: Englewood Health
Telephone: 201-608-2377
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The first step toward enrollment in the Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) is an orientation session – before the start of classes. MBSR is the most widely researched mind-body program in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramapo College of NJ
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ  07430
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Sponsor: Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living (Non-profit)
Telephone: 201-684-6855
Contact Name: Vijosa Hoxha
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New Years 21 Day Cleanse  Are you ready for more energy, less bloating or gas, do you want to get rid of the red blotches on your skin? The New Year's 21 day cleanse is...

Cost: 149.00

Where:
on line program
7-15 Park Ave.
Fair Lawn, NJ  07410
View map »


Sponsor: Push To Change
Telephone: 201-744-2822
Contact Name: Nicolle Ahles

More information

During this eight-week program, participants will learn how to establish a personal meditation practice, balancing mind and body. The class is developed for all levels — beginners welcome....

Cost: $65 for eight-week series if you register by January 5 or $12 at the door.

Where:
Graf Center for Integrative Medicine
350 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ  07631
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Sponsor: Englewood Health
Telephone: 201-608-2377

More information

Over the course of 6 sessions, mindfulness-based stress reduction will teach participants powerful and effective healing therapies—meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, breath work, and...

Cost: $375 for the 6-week series

Where:
Graf Center for Integrative Medicine
350 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ  07631
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Sponsor: Englewood Health
Telephone: 201-608-2377
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