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21 Hillside 21 Hillside Ave in Westwood New Jersey is my newest listing for sale.   This is a 3 bedroom split level home offered at $479,000.  You can see it this Sunday at the open house from 1 to 4 pm.  It’s on the market for sale because the seller moved near their daughter.

21 Hillside Ave

21 Hillside Ave is a traditional split level home.  This means that the living room, dining room and kitchen all on one level.  You’ll find all 3 bedrooms upstairs.  There is a private half bath in the Master Bedroom and a full bath off the hallway on this level as well.

Since he garage is a full sized 2 car garage, you have plenty of room for storage.  It’s also truly attached since you can go directly inside from the garage.  You’ll find a generous basement one level below.  One side is the rec room and the other has the laundry/storage/utility areas.  Because this is a traditional layout, it has the the benefits of this style.

Traditional splits were really the first homes to give people an open feeling of space.  Later on bi-levels came in but the open space layout really began with split levels beginning mainly in the 1950’s here in Bergen County.  Additionally, because it faces west, voluminous light pours into the first floor.

21 Hillside Ave in WestwoodBackyard

Lot size is approximately 75 x 129.  It’s easy to appreciate how deep this lot is when you look at the rear yard.  With a gentle up slope, the rear yard is nothing short of huge.  Add in a patio across the back of the house for an ideal summer, fall and spring outdoor setup.  Imagine family parties, barbecues, touch football or just playing catch with baseball mitts.  There is more than enough room here.

It may surprise you to see that there’s no separation from your neighbor’s yard.  People here are friendly.  Unless someone has a pool or wants more privacy, walls aren’t built between houses.

Westwood

What do people want today in a house and community?  Westwood has it all.  Because this is a decidedly small town, Westwood defines small town suburbia.  This is a quiet neighborly town with a great school system, terrific business district and a 1 hour commute to work in Manhattan.  Let me say a word about commuting.

21 Hillside Ave in Westwood NJWe are in a Covid 19 world.  As a result, commuting everywhere has changed.  Westwood is no exception.  The bus that ran on Washington Ave is temporarily not running.  While you have both a bus and train commute, schedules have dramatically changed.  To get to either bus or train means you have to walk only 15-16 minutes to Broadway.  Once the Washington Ave bus line returns, then the bus is only steps away.

Schools are regionalized with The Township of Washington forming a powerful district.  For such a large District, having SAT average scores in the high 500’s is impressive indeed.  All the families I’ve sold homes to in this District have told me that they are very happy with their children’s school.

Westwood’s business district is one of the largest in Bergen County.  There is a wide variety of stores and restaurants here.  The town is renown for it’s many fine restaurants.  P.J. Finnegan’s, The Iron Horse and The Melting Pot have been around for generations. There are too many others to mention.

My favorite store here is Bergen County Camera.  Owned by 2 brothers who love photography, this is the best camera store you’ll find in the entire Bergen County area.  Nothing else even comes close.

21 Hillside Ave offers you a great house with a terrific yard.  All this in a quiet suburban town with great schools, a good commute and excellent downtown.  As they say, it’s the whole enchilada!

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