North Bergen

North Bergen is the northern most municipality in Hudson County, shaped like an inverted L, running from Edgewater on its northeastern boundary all the way south to Jersey City on its south western boundary.  Sitting mostly atop the Palisades, North Bergen is one of the hilliest municipalities in the United States, second only to San Francisco.  Running straight uphill from the Hudson River on Bull's Ferry Road to the top of the Palisades, it than run west down to the marshland of the New Jersey Meadowlands.  

North Bergen, like its neighbor West New York, and other North Hudson communities, has a very high density population per square mile with a large Hispanic population in the past 25 years, while simultaneously, undergoing a large influx of young professional inhabiting its new and expensive waterfront condominium complexes.
Most notable in North Bergen is its beautiful James Braddock Park, (the Central Park of Hudson County) with its spacious walking trails, tennis courts, ball fields, lake and picnic and grilling areas.  On an day during the warm weather it is a bustling area of relaxation and enjoyment.  James Braddock, a life long resident of North Bergen, became a national and local hero when he became Heavyweight champion of the worked in 1935.  The county park was named after him.

Like West New York, the land that makes up North Bergen was part of the same deal from a purchase from the Lenape Tribe of the Hackensack Nation by Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch Director-General of New Netherlands, after the Peach Tree War in 1658.  With this purchase, the colony of Bergen was developed.   At that time the area was mainly forests traversed by trails by the indigenous and colonizing populations; the section of which became known as Bergen Woods.  In 1664, after the surrender of Fort Amsterdam to the British, the colony of New Jersey was established.  In 1682 the East Jersey legislature formed the state's first 4 counties including Bergen County, that then included the eastern portions of today is Bergen and Hudson Counties.  Settlement remained sparse in the area, yet Bull's Ferry became an important boat crossing area from Manhattan; and during the revolutionary War became a main foraging and espionage area patrolled by the Continental Army, particularly at the Battle of Bull's Ferry.

In 1840, Hudson County was created from the southern portion of Bergen County and North Bergen was incorporated as a township in 1843.  Massive immigration into the township followed and urbanization into  continued through the later part of the 19th Century.

Other North Bergen Condominiums:

Bergen Ridge
Church Hill Estates
Kingston Pointe
Mirabelle on the Hudson
Parker Imperial
Roc Harbour

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North Bergen Demographics

Population: 60,773 in 2010

Population change since 2000: +2,681%

Zip code: 07047

Median Family income: $57,520

Land area: 5.735 square miles square miles

Population Density: 11,838/square mile people/sq mi

Public elementary / middle schools in North Bergen: 7

North Bergen Town Website: CLICK HERE

 
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