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Wood-Ridge boasts a strong school system, beautiful parks, numerous recreation activities, as well as a variety of real estate for sale in Bergen County. Wood-Ridge residents enjoy a variety of shopping and dining options both within the community and in surrounding towns in Bergen County, as well as convenient access to nearby New York City. The town has population of approximately 7,500 residents.
Wood-Ridge offers its residents a handful of shops and restaurants and well-kept neighborhoods and parks. Residents enjoy the many shopping, dining and recreational options offered throughout Bergen County, as well as the borough's close proximity to the world-renowned cultural and entertainment activities in nearby New York City.

Wood-Ridge is conveniently located near many major roadways and provides easy access to the rest of Bergen County and beyond. There is an extensive transportation system in Wood-Ridge, and the town has its own stop on the Passaic Valley Line of the New Jersey Transit system. This line connects commuters to the Hoboken Terminal, Secaucus Junction, and trains and ferries to the World Financial Center and New York's Penn Station, as well as the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service. During morning and evening rush hour, The Pascack Valley Line serves as a single-track line that provides service to and from Hoboken for faster commutes to Manhattan.

The Wood-Ridge Public School system educated students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Children in kindergarten through fourth grade attend the Catherine E. Doyle Elementary School and students in fifth through eighth grades attend the Greg R. Ostrovsky Middle School. High School students attend the Wood-Ridge High School, which also educates students from the neighboring borough of Moonachie.

In 1669, lord proprietors Sir George Carteret and Lord John Berkeley awarded a land grant to Capt. John Berry. The territory extended approximately from Hackensack to Newark between the Hackensack, Passaic, and Saddle Rivers. At the time, the Lenni Lenape Indians inhabited the area. The tract was gradually divided into farms, and by the early 1700s, the area that is now Wood Ridge began to appear in county records. An old Indian trail extending from the northern part of Bergen County to points south was laid out by Berry as a roadway c. 1707. Named Polifly Road, it is now known in Wood Ridge as Hackensack Street.


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85 Humboldt Street, Wood-Ridge NJ 07075

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