Paramus is best known for being the premier shopping & dining destination for all of Bergen County but also has much to offer its residents.
Shopping & DiningThere is no shortage of shopping or dining options in Paramus. With three large shopping malls - Paramus Park Mall, Bergen Town Center Outlets and Garden State Plaza - there's something for every budget and style. In addition, you can find full-service restaurants such as Applebee's mixed with smaller franchises like Shake Shack all along Route 17.
Getting AroundThe Garden State Parkway, Route 17 and Route 4 all cut through Paramus, making it very accessible. Although there is no dedicated train station, commuters will find plenty of NJ Transit bus routes through town or could easily take a train from a nearby town on the Bergen or Passaic line.
EducationParamus Public Schools serve children in pre-k through twelfth grade and include five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Three of the district's schools have been formally recognized with the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence. Paramus is also home to many private religious schools. Paramus Catholic High School is a co-ed Roman Catholic school with the largest enrollment of any Roman Catholic high school in NJ. Yavneh Academy and Yeshivat Noam are co-ed Jewish day schools that provide education for children K-8, while Frisch School is a Modern Orhodox Jewish yeshiva serving grades 9-12. There are also four options for higher education located in Paramus - Bergen County Community College, Berkeley College, DeVry University and Lincoln Tech.
CommunityPerhaps the best example of the Paramus community spirit is the 4th of July festivities. Events take place all week and include an orchestra performance, softball game, parade and fireworks. Other celebrations include a Memorial Day parade, National Night Out and a Halloween Party held by the local fire departments.
Parks & RecreationParamus is home to two county parks. On the east side is Van Saun County Park, a 146 acre park that features teh Bergen County Zoo, as well as a playground, train ride, carousel, athletic fields, and pony rides. Saddle River County Park is on the west side of town and features a 6-mile bike path reaching from Ridgewood to Rochelle Park. Other recreation options include Paramus Golf Course, outdoor miniature golf course and the community pool, which includes a main pool, a pool for younger swimmers, a baby pool and a waterslide.
ResourcesParamus Public Library
Van Saun County Park
Paramus Public Schools
Bergen County Community College
Paramus Chamber of Commerce
Paramus Municipal Pool
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Updated: 3rd December, 2023 5:54 PM (UTC).