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Little Ferry is a warm and friendly residential town with approximately 11,000 residents located in close proximity and a short commuting distance from New York City. It is a very active community in Bergen County that offers its residents with a variety of shopping and dining options and many parks and recreational activities. It also has an excellent school system.

Well-kept neighborhoods and parks are some of the reasons why so many residents love to call Little Ferry home. There are also a handful of shops and restaurants in the town itself. The town is also within close proximity to the world-renowned cultural and entertainment activities in nearby New York City. The town is conveniently located to many major roadways and offers public transportation by bus or train to New York City and beyond.

The Little Ferry Public School District offers a strong educational system. There are two schools that are located across the street from each other. Students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grades attend the Washington School, Memorial Elementary and Memorial Middle Schools. High school students attend Ridgefield Park High School, which is located just minutes away.

Little Ferry was first a part of New Barbados. Little Ferry later was a part of Lodi Township when the Township was formed in 1825. Incorporated in 1894, the Borough was named after the rope-drawn Little Ferry that crossed the Hackensack River between 1659 and 1826. A bridge was built in 1828 connecting Little Ferry and Ridgefield Park via Bergen Turnpike, a toll road. One of the four tollhouses along its route is the present location of Tracey's Restaurant. The Ferry played an important part in the revolution. It was used on November 20, 1776, by a detachment of Washington's troops who were fleeing the advancing British Army. The troops marched up what is now Washington Avenue and Liberty Street, into Hackensack to join the other troops.


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Little Ferry

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Little Ferry Borough Hall


215-217 Liberty St., Little Ferry NJ 07643

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United Water of NJ

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P.S.E.& G.





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