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Overview of North Bergen

The township of North Bergen is located in the smallest county in New Jersey, although it is one of the most densely populated ones in the country. Hudson County is just across the river from New York City, so residents of North Bergen live in a small-town community with all the modern amenities of a city a short drive away. People living in North Bergen apartments for rent are in a prime location for work and play, and have a balanced lifestyle that can be suited for a family, young professional, or retiree. According to City-Data, approximately 58,000 people live in North Bergen.

Living in North Bergen, NJ

In 1842, North Bergen was formed as a scattered settlement at the northern edge of the New Jersey railroad, which made it a prime location for settlers and the transportation of goods. Since the soil was marshy and very fertile, large quantities of vegetables were produced for the New York market.

Although the farming industry has dwindled over time, there are plenty of options for employment in Hudson County. Some of the top employers in North Bergen include Action Emco Holdings, BII Corp, Bergen Discount Shippers, Cardella Trucking, Food Basics, General Electric, and Hudson View Health Care Center. People living in North Bergen apartments also have endless opportunities for employment in New York City.

North Bergen Attractions and Special Events

James J. Braddock Park is one of the most beloved parks in North Bergen. Spanning 167 acres, this park is one of the largest and most stunning in Hudson County. This park has the perfect blend of a nature reserve and urban oasis as you can view the Manhattan skyline while enjoying the 16-acre Woodcliff Lake. Residents can enjoy 45 different athletic facilities and natural amenities where people young and old can enjoy the outdoors.

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