A brief history of East Rutherford
Under the terms of an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 17, 1889, a portion of the old Union Township was incorporated under the name of Boiling Springs Township. The new township took its name from a spring in the community. On March 28, 1894, the Borough of East Rutherford was created, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day, and Boiling Springs Township was dissolved. While there was no change in its borders, the name and form of government were changed. The borough was the second formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone.
East Rutherford is the home of the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which includes Meadowlands Arena and MetLife Stadium, and was previously the location of Giants Stadium. The arena is best known as the former home of the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association and the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League, and also hosted college basketball, arena football, concerts, and other events. MetLife Stadium is home of the New York Giants and New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) and hosted Super Bowl XLVIII, which made East Rutherford the smallest city ever to host a Super Bowl. Giants Stadium, which hosted the Giants and Jets until 2009, was also the original home of the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. East Rutherford is the only municipality with fewer than 10,000 residents to have been home to five professional sports teams simultaneously.
The borough is also the site of the American Dream Meadowlands project, a large shopping center and entertainment complex that was originally named "Xanadu" which opened on October 25, 2019
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 4.052 square miles (10.494 km2), including 3.709 square miles (9.606 km2) of land and 0.343 square miles (0.889 km2) of water (8.47%).
East Rutherford is bounded on the north by the boroughs of Carlstadt and Wallington and to the south by the borough of Rutherford in Bergen County; by Secaucus in Hudson County; and by Passaic in Passaic County. The Passaic River is the western boundary, and the Hackensack River is the eastern boundary. The area in which East Rutherford is located is the valley of the Passaic and Hackensack rivers.
Carlton Hill is an unincorporated community located within the township
Public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend the East Rutherford School District. As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 1,088 students and 63.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17.3:1. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are McKenzie School (PreK–5; 466 students) and Alfred S. Faust School (6–8; 306 students).
For grades ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend the Henry P. Becton Regional High School in East Rutherford, which serves high school students from both Carlstadt and East Rutherford. The school is part of the Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional School District. As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 496 students and 35.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.1:1.
Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schools, which include the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, and the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus. The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district
East Rutherford Restaurants
As restaurants come and go, it is rare to find an establishment like Steve’s Sizzling Steaks that has not only survived but has thrived for more than 80 years. Since its inception in 1936, Steve’s has focused on excellent food, comfortable ambiance, and a friendly staff. The wood-paneled restaurant, from its ceiling and walls, gives the feeling of being in a rustic hunting lodge. Steve’s is authentic, affordable, and welcoming.
2017 US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. Home value data includes all types of owner-occupied housing.