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Overview of Palisades Park

Conveniently located off of Interstate 95 - known by locals as the New Jersey Turnpike - and full of stunning views of the New York City skyline from across the Hudson River, Palisades Park is one of New Jersey's most sought-after communities. With its close location to everything that the Big Apple has to offer, but still maintaining a less hectic lifestyle away from the jostle of the city, many New Jersey residents are calling Palisades Park apartments for rent their new home. With its diverse population and high quality of life, it should come as no surprise that this neighborhood has seen a near 15 percent jump in population from 2000 to 2010, according to statistics from City-Data.

Living in Palisades Park, NJ

The areas around Bergen County date back to the Revolutionary War, when George Washington led a charge and saved his army from certain defeat after securing the bridge that connected New York City and the sparsely inhabited forests that would later be known as Palisades Park. According to the Bergen County Historical Society, Thomas Gorden, an early resident of the Garden State, wrote in 1840, "There are few spots in New Jersey presenting more pleasing attractions than this country above the Hackensack" - the areas that are present-day Palisades Park. Today, this small New Jersey neighborhood is still one of the best places to live in metro New York City. Low crime, a close-knit community and many nearby parks and recreational sites make the city a very attractive place for families. According to City-Data, the population in 2010 was more than 19,600, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Palisades Park Attractions and Special Events

Although Palisades Park is largely residential and is just a short drive to all of the glittering attractions that the Big Apple has to offer, there are several areas that many people in the community take great pride in, especially Overpeck County Park. Home to five miles of jogging/nature trails, the state-of-the-art Palisades Park Sports Complex, a grass amphitheater and observation decks that offer beautiful views of New York City, this green space is very popular with local residents.

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