Westwood is a borough of approximately 11,000 residents nestled in the Pascack Valley of Bergen County. Residents are attracted first by the borough's bustling commercial district and convenient commuter access to New York City, and later discover the area's community spirit and natural beauty.

Shopping & Dining

With a thriving downtown business district that befits its name as 'The Hub of the Pascack Valley', Westwood has become a destination for Saturday shoppers. Restaurants and shops downtown are mostly of the mom-and-pop variety, like Conrad's Confectionery, an institution since 1928 for candy and ice cream. Also dating to 1928 is Westwood Cinemas, an Art Deco-style movie house that shows first-run films. Besides the busy commercial district, there's also Westwood Plaza, an outdoor shopping mall that has a Kmart and a T.J. Maxx, plus a small shopping plaza near the train station with a Trader Joe's.

Getting Around

Westwood is about 10 miles northwest of the George Washington Bridge. New Jersey Transit trains run from Westwood to Penn Station in New York, with a transfer in Secaucus and buses run to New York's Port Authority.

Education

The borough has two elementary schools, Berkeley and Brookside, serving a total of 680 students from kindergarten to fifth grade. Westwood shares a middle school and a junior/senior high school with neighboring Washington Township. The regional high school consistently ranks in the top 100 public high schools in the state. The school's music program is highly regarded.

Community

From craft fairs to farmer's markets to holiday celebrations, Westwood offers something for everyone and has a strong sense of community. It also has a more middle-class feel than some of its neighboring Bergen County towns.

Parks & Recreation

In addition to its expansive downtown and residential neighborhoods, Westwood's 2.3 square miles contains ponds, brooks and parks that give it a more rural feel. Residents can catch open-air movies in the summer at Veterans' Memorial Park, where the borough also hosts summer concerts at the park's bandstand. The Westwood Recreation Department offers a variety of summer camp options for children. Westvale Park has a playground, baseball and softball fields, and an enclosed area for dogs. The 79-acre Pascack Brook County Park has a fishing pond, tennis courts, ball fields and walking trails, among other features.

Resources

Borough of Westwood

Westwood Public Library
Westwood Parks & Recreation
Westwood Regional School District
Westwood Chamber of Commerce
HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley

Area Listings

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Updated: 28th September, 2022 10:54 PM (UTC).