Bergen County is next to New York City in the northeast corner of New Jersey. I can give you an idea of how close we are to New York City by showing you these pictures:
This picture to the right shows you the NJ side and the picture to the left shows you what you see looking at Manhattan from New Jersey.
No matter which side of the Hudson River you’re viewing, the distance across the George Washington Bridge between Bergen County and NYC is just under one mile at 4,760 feet (one mile equals 5,280 feet).
Mahwah is located at the northwest corner of Bergen County on the New York State border. Even here Manhattan isn’t far/ It’s only 21 miles and a 30 minute drive away.
Such close proximity to Manhattan makes us an excellent commute to NYC and the Big Apple a major presence in our lives.
A large number of Bergen County residents work there. Many of us go there on weekends to take advantage of it’s museums and other cultural activities such as Broadway plays, Lincoln Center concerts and art fairs. This is a primary reason why Bergen County homes are so valuable to buyers. Where else can you get the best of suburban living 15 minutes from one of the world’s major cities that is both an international cultural and financial center?
As a result Bergen County homes are highly sought after. Being a river away from a major world capitol is a uniquely positive aspect of living here. In fact, many people visiting Manhattan stay in less expensive Bergen County hotels taking public transportation back and forth to the City.
Bergen County has the best of suburban living and easy access to all that New York City has to offer. Next to New York City is where we’re at and that is a very good thing indeed.