Bergenfield is a good place for families to consider when searching for a new home. If you are looking for an affordable home in a diverse community, Bergenfield might be a good option. Residents can immerse themselves in the many local activities and places of dining, shopping and entertainment. Homeownership in a particular town is often driven by schools, worship and proximity to NYC transportation.
Housing-Bergenfield has a population of 27,627 which makes it the 67th largest community in New Jersey. There is a high rate of homeownership of single-family properties. The median estimated value for a Bergenfield single family dwelling or condo is $382,447. About half of all homes were built between the years 1940-1969 with 38.4% of homes being 3 bedrooms. Since the neighborhood looks to be changing, with lots of new construction and larger homes, the median prices should be rising soon. Many obsolete homes have value in the land. If you need to know what your homes’ land value, you might be surprised.
Schools– 2018’s Best School District by Niche ranked Bergenfield 48th in New Jersey. Besides being well-known for their high school band, the Bergenfield school district is decorated with many awards and accolades. Additionally, the district came in 761 in the nation among the 10,574 districts ranked. Bergenfield High School itself, was ranked in the top 4% in the country for the second year in a row by the U.S News & World Report in 2017 Best Schools survey. The High School is also recognized as the 8th best in Bergen County. The overall population of Bergenfield is well educated, with 37.25% of adult residents holding a 4-year degree or higher, compared to the national average of 21.84%.
Entertainment/Community-No Matter the season, there is always plenty of entertainment and community activities. Depending on the time of year Bergenfield residents can be found at Cooper’s Pond either fishing or ice skating. During the Christmas season you also take the kids to visit Santa at the Cooper’s pond shelter and join in some caroling. Memorial Day and St. Patrick’s Day Parades march through the town once a year with floats, bagpipes, and antique car shows. Spring and Summer concerts are also a popular way to enjoy your evening.
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(Stats from citydata.com, neighborhoodscout.com and Bergenfield.com)