The borough of Bloomingdale is located in northeastern New Jersey, approximately five miles northwest of Wayne and 20 miles northwest of Newark. The borough is situated in Passaic County and considered a suburb of New York City. Bloomingdale apartments for rent offer an excellent way to join the growing population of more than 7,600 people and can easily be found across the 8.71 square miles of land.
Residents particularly enjoy prime suburban living with only a 40- to 50-minute drive to bustling New York City. Bloomingdale is a family-friendly city and the majority of residents are affluent, with the average household income reportedly $80,000.
The area that is known today as Bloomingdale was first settled in 1712 by Europeans. Soon after their arrival, the Bloomingdale Forge was constructed. The area witnessed a great deal of progress in the mid-19th century at the establishment of the New Jersey Midland Railroad. The business district began to grow and thrive along the Pequannock River and the Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike, and the community developed alongside it. Bloomingdale was officially incorporated as a borough on February 23, 1918.
People living in Bloomingdale rentals have a wealth of area attractions and special events to take advantage of. Nearby cultural and historical attractions include the American Labor Museum, the Van Riper-Hopper House, Ringwood Manor, Hamilton House Museum and Lambert Castle Museum, among many others.
Residents particularly enjoy the natural landscape that Bloomingdale provides, with its tree-lined streets and crystal clear lakes. The town is known for its strong sense of community, and neighborhood block parties are among the popular area events. The Campgaw Mountain Reservation and the Ramapo Valley County Reservation are also nearby and offer prime space for camping, fishing and hiking.
Bloomingdale has an annual "Pride Day" in October that is known to bring all the residents out and is a popular family event. Pride Day features rides, live entertainment such as Native American dances, refreshments and fun activities for all ages.
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