Englewood is a town in eastern Bergen County and was incorporated via a special charter in 1899 from portions of the now-gone Ridgefield Township and Englewood Township. Englewood derives its name from the original community that was called the “English Neighborhood”, as the first primarily English-speaking settlement on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. Today, Englewood is one of the most diverse cities in the county. Houses in the town range from $100,000 condominiums, to multi-million dollar estates owned by celebrities. Englewood has a somewhat high population of 27,000 and offers a semi-urban lifestyle with easy and quick access to the George Washington Bridge and New York City.
Englewood offers a lively downtown with many stores, restaurants and services. Englewood also houses one of the largest hospitals in the area: Englewood Hospital. This has attracted thousands of doctor offices to form around the surrounding area.
Englewood has its own public school system and accepts high school students from Englewood Cliffs. The town also offers alternatives to public education, including the Englewood on the Palisades Chart School, Dwight-Englewood School (PK-12), Elisabeth Morrow School, Moriah School of Englewood, and Yeshiva Ohr Simcha.
Englewood is served by New Jersey Transit route 166 via Lincoln Tunnel, running to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. New Jersey Transit also offers route 171, 175, 178 and 186, running over the George Washington Bridge to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal in North Manhattan Local service is offered via New Jersey Transit route 756 and 780. A proposed passenger rail expansion from North Bergen to Tenafly would include stations at Englewood Hospital, Town Center and Route 4.