A brief history of Elmwood Park
Prior to 1916, the area was known as Dundee Lake, a section of Saddle River Township. Residents of the Dundee Lake area voted on April 18, 1916, to secede from Saddle River Township to form the Borough of East Paterson. In 1917, residents of the Rosemont section of Saddle River Township voted to be annexed to East Paterson. In November 1972, residents voted to change the name of the borough to Elmwood Park. The new name became official on January 1, 1973. Elmwood Park, being located in Bergen County, has strict blue laws, which require most retailers to be closed on Sunday.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.758 square miles (7.143 km2), including 2.648 square miles (6.858 km2) of land and 0.110 square miles (0.285 km2) of water (3.99%).
The borough borders: Paterson and Clifton in Passaic County across the Passaic River to the West; Fair Lawn to the North and East; Saddle Brook to the East; and Garfield to the South (the latter three municipalities in Bergen County). A trip clockwise along the border from the Northwest corner runs from the middle of the Passaic River ENE along Willow St., SSE along Cyril Ave., ENE along New Jersey Route 4 (Broadway), SSE along the Bergen County Line, WSW along the extension of Rosario Ct. from Saddle Brook, continuing WSW along Dye Ave. and between Garwood Ct. North and Kipp Ave., and N along the middle of the Passaic River.
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names within the borough include Cherry Hill, Dundee Lake, Passaic Junction and Rosemont
The Elmwood Park Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its five schools had an enrollment of 2,540 students and 160.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.9:1. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Gantner Avenue Elementary School (grades K-5; 352 students), Gilbert Avenue Elementary School (K-5; 356), Sixteenth Avenue Elementary School (PreK-5; 446), Memorial Middle School (6-8; 547) and Elmwood Park Memorial High School (9-12; 726).
Despite boasting several state championship football teams in the early 1970s, the Elmwood Park High School Crusaders football team went into a lengthy period of decline. The Crusader football team had a 41-game losing streak in effect from 2002 until September 30, 2006, when they defeated the Manchester Regional High School Falcons, 33-14, snapping the four-year-long losing streak.
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
Elmwood Park Restaurants
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2017 US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. Home value data includes all types of owner-occupied housing.