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Lyndhurst is a township located within close proximity in to the New Jersey Meadowlands. The town has a population of approximately 19,400 people and has an area of nearly five square miles. The town has an interesting history as a producer of machinery and metals, and today offers its residents a strong sense of community, entertainment and shopping options and a convenient location in Northern New Jersey.

While there isn’t much metal production in Lyndhurst today, there are numerous small businesses that provide a variety of shopping and dining options. Mazur’s Bakery and the Lyndhurst Pastry Shop both produce Italian cakes and pastries that are acclaimed throughout the region.

The Lyndhurst School District serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is comprised of six elementary schools and one high school, Lyndhurst High School, that serves grade nine through twelve.

With a strong sense of community involvement, a location near many entertainment options and a variety of real estate available, Lyndhurst is a popular choice for people looking for homes for sale in Bergen County.

Lyndhurst was founded in 1917, originally a part of Rutherford that voted to become its own township. The first know families were of Dutch origin, but later when the railroads came through in 1872, Polish immigrants beagn to arrive for work. Some Italian families from New York settled in Lyndhurst buying small plots of land for crops. Irish and German families came into town for more jobs as the farm industry and other small shops opened up with the growing populations. Schools and houses were built to accomoadate the growing number of people. By 1960, the population was 21,867. The Meadowlands Development Corporation was established in 1968, creating more business. The diverse town is now considered a "country" town with a friendly "hometown" atmosphere.

 

General Information:

Town Name:

Lyndhurst

City Hall:

Lyndhurst Township Hall

Address:

367 Valley Brook Avenue, Lyndhurst NJ 07071

Phone Number:

201-804-2457

Land Area:

Distance to NYC:

10 miles

Town Website:

http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/

Library Website:

http://www.bccls.org

Water Service:

United Water/Jersey City

Gas & Electric:

P.S.E.&G.

 

Demographics:

Population:

20,736

Population Density / Mile:

4,461

Median Age:

40.72

Number of Households:

8,340

Average Household Size:

2

Households with Children:

2,466

Median Household Income:

$65,688

Median Years in Residence:

4

Annual Residential Turnover:

14

Median Dwelling Age:

53