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Waldwick is a charming community that attracts young families. The town is approximately 25 miles from Manhattan asn has a population of 9,500 residents. .

The community's name, meaning "a light in the wood" accurately reflects the civic pride of Waldwick's residents. And they have a lot to be proud of.

Waldwick's leading edge educational programs include art, music, and language skills in the lower grades, advanced level courses at the high school level and a special education school for developmentally disabled children. The community also boasts a fine public library.

Waldwick residents enjoy boating, fishing and walking in the community's beautiful 32-acre park. Recreational activities abound including numerous sports leagues, swimming at the town pool, enjoying summer concerts, and participating in scouts and other civic organizations.

Waldwick offers convenient commuting by train and bus (It's historic train station was built in 1886.)

If you are looking for a family friendly community with affordable housing and an easy commute to New York look no further than Waldwick.

On the eve of the American Revolutionary War, Waldwick and the surrounding area constituted a small settlement within Franklin Township, an area that encompassed much of northwestern Bergen County. On January 1, 1886, Orvil Township was formed from portions of Hohokus Township and Washington Township, in honor of its chief surveyor. Not long after, the Erie Railroad created a stop in the township, bringing about the first major population boom in the region's history. Still later, around the 1870s, the area constituting modern-day Ridgewood broke away from Orvil; not too long afterwards, Orvil Township as an independent municipality began to fade. On April 7, 1919, a council of citizens voted to incorporate as the borough of "Waldwick" (A Place in the Woods), from the remaining portions of Orvil Township. With the creation of the borough of Waldwick, Orvil Township was dissolved. "Waldwick" is Old English, from "wald" (forest) and "wick" (settlement, place).


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