Bergen County Beat: Living and Moving to Bergen County NJ

Living and Moving to Bergen County NJ

Living and Moving to Bergen County NJ

You’ve loved living in the City. Maybe it was a dream come true after college or a goal to be in the middle of everything. Maybe it was because of work or convenience. But you’re there, settled, and you can’t imagine being anywhere else – until now.

Bergen County Real Estate Commuter's DreamThere were always wonderful reasons to be there – an easy commute, a multitude of stores, restaurant, clubs, museums, all close-by via subway or train or your own two feet. Sunday brunches rolling into a matinee, rollerblading in the park, people watching – all the excitement of an ever-changing landscape of sights and sounds. The convenience of day or night delivery of your dry cleaning, a bottle of wine or piping hot Malaysian food delivered right to your door (even if you are in a six floor walk-up).

But perhaps the cleaner air and quieter life in the suburbs are beginning to beckon. More room. Space for a car. Free parking! Welcome to Bergen County NJ. A bathtub for actual baths, not to mention the quiet from the comings and goings of your neighbors and the scents of other people’s cooking. The parks are lovely but a backyard of your very own – space for gardening or just relaxing with the Sunday paper – is unrivaled. Or perhaps your family is expanding and your thoughts are starting to turn to a school system, a close-knit community, a friendly neighborhood, a place for a swing set, the sounds of children playing out on the front lawn, and you’re thinking how nice it would be to trick or treat with the scent of leaves and wood burning from fireplaces filling the autumn air.  This is Living in Bergen County, NJ.


The mental and physical adjustment from city to Bergen County Real Estate Commuter's Dream

suburban living can be daunting. Where to begin?

What will you give up and what will you gain? What is the right place for me and my family?

I can answer those questions and address your needs personally. I know about this process because I've made the same decisions you have, and experienced the transition for myself. After living in Manhattan for 11 years, I made the successful move to northwest Bergen County where I've been living happily for the past 6 years. With this personal connection, experience and knowledge, I can help you find the right place to live, the perfect home, and respond to your questions about schools, recreation, commuting and anything else that might come up. I’ve been in your shoes – and I can help you make the journey across the river.

It’s also an excellent time to be in your place of transition. The time to buy in Bergen County has never been better. Consider all the advantages available to homebuyers:


  • Low mortgage rates - the lowest in 3 years!
  • Wide selection of homes in a variety of excellent neighborhoods
  • Award-winning schools
  • Easy access to NYC
  • Restaurants, shopping and culture activities
  • Many commuting options including plentiful buses, trains and ferries


Living in Bergen County NJ offers a range of lifestyles that will appeal to every sort of person and family situation. There are over 70 different municipalities, all diverse and welcoming communities in their own way. There are urban communities, dense suburbs with neat blocks of homes, sprawling suburbs with larger homes and properies and luxury estates - as well as condominums in all ranges of settings. From a luxury high-rise to a rural setting, Bergen County is ecclectic and inviting. 

As a member of the Cleary Team at RE/MAX Properties, you’ll have the 'round the clock support of real estate professionals who have been listing and selling homes in Bergen County for almost 25 years. 




* Train photo by Paul Hann


Comment balloon 1 commentKristin Graves • April 07 2011 07:40PM


Great post,  I love the pictures you chose. As a representative of another one of NY's suburbs (Westchester) I must say that you made an excellent decision in coming out to the 'burbs!

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