40° 48' 15.363" N 74° 0' 43.502" W
North Bergen is a diverse, friendly township in Hudson County, New Jersey. Located on The Palisades, this community is just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, so it’s the perfect place to live for people who want close proximity to the hustle and bustle of New York City. If you’re thinking about moving to North Bergen, here are a few things to know!
A Small Town Close to a Big City
Even though North Bergen is close to Jersey City and Manhattan, it’s a safe, affordable area with a small town vibe! With a population around 60,000 and a crime rate 57% below the national average, it’s great for families and retirees who want a quieter home. Cost of living is 13% lower than New York with a median home price of $304,000 and median monthly rent of $1,261.
Hills as Far as the Eye can See
North Bergen has the second most hills per square mile in the nation next to San Francisco! Because the township is situated on The Palisades—which consist of steep cliffs along the northeastern edge of New Jersey—rugged terrain is everywhere. If you enjoy a challenging hike or bike ride, make the trip up Palisades Interstate Pkwy. to visit Palisades Interstate Park, which has 30 miles of riverfront trails!
North Bergen Knows Good Food
Thanks to its large Hispanic and Latino populations, North Bergen has excellent, authentic Mexican and Latin cuisine! Try the Carne Asada or Tilapia a la Colombiana at Noches de Colombia. Grab an El Gran Cubano sandwich and some cocktails at Rumba Cuban. Savor delicious seafood tapas at Sabor. Or enjoy a Peruvian breakfast at La Kausa Restaurant. Of course, if you need something faster, you can swing by fast-food joint Banana King, which serves Latin-inspired breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, and milkshakes.
Get Your Drink On
Small towns always have great bars, and North Bergen is no different! Check out Havana Rum Room, where you can sip on one of 35 available rums and get your fill of live music and dancing on Friday and Saturday nights! Relax at Jimmy D’s Blues Saloon, which embraces a “come as you are” bar attitude for its patrons. Looking for a local brews? New Jersey Beer Company is a hidden brewery gem in North Bergen. Try the Garden State Stout, a rich brew made with real Belgian dark chocolate. Also, gypsy brewer Bolero Snort contracts with several shops and bars in New Jersey. You can find them in North Bergen at Bottle Co!