There are many towns/boroughs in Bergen County that would serve you and your family well with regard to community, schools, and commuting distance to New York City. I've included online links to valuable information on 2008 rankings for schools in the county and many towns have received special recognition and awards for what they offer. For example, Oakland, NJ was awarded accolades by Business Week Magazine as being one of the Top Fifty Towns To Raise Your Children and the two high schools that serve this community are in the top 25 and top 50 rankings in Bergen County for 2008. The very best way to determine the solution to your question is to obtain both online and offline information, which is readily available. I have a library of information and links on my website. Do your online research with a few of the links I've provided, select a knowledgeable Realtor in the specific areas of interest who have both a strong track record with relocation and transactions in their area of expertise for your actual search process and tours of the towns of interest. Send a few emails to Realtors that serve these areas to see how responsive they are and what type of information they provide you with. Choose the one that appears most knowledgeable and helpful in providing solutions for you. A top Realtor can help you hone in on what community fulfills your needs the best and assist you in finding the best choice in homes for your family and return on investment. Feel free to contact me or post here, should you have any further questions. Good luck to you in your search and may I welcome you to Bergen County, as well - an excellent choice for you!
High School Rankings -2008, by NJ Monthly Magazine (click on link or copy/paste into your browser)
NJ School Report, Bergen County by The State of NJ 2006-2007
The best school system in Bergen county is Fair Lawn.
I own a very nice house in Fair Lawn 15 mintues with the car. my house is 3 mint. walking distance to
train ( NYC)
Close to school and shopping centers,safe, clean town. excellent school system.
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