Bergenfield is a borough in eastern/central Bergen County and was incorporated in 1894 from portions of the now-gone Palisades Township and Englewood Township. The town takes its name from the 19th century train station that was originally referred to as “Bergen Fields” and later as “Bergenfield”.
In 2010, New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Bergenfield as its 211st best place to live in New Jersey. In it’s previous 2008 list, Bergenfield was ranked number 231. In a 2010 Businessweek article, the borough of Bergenfield was ranked as the #2 best place in the state of New Jersey to raise children. It was praised for a community that “pulls together around a true Main Street with such events as the annual holiday display contest”. The article also mentioned the town pool and the numerous town parks.
Although Bergenfield no longer has train access, the town has public bus service to New York City and is located just a few miles from route 4 and 16 miles from New York City.