Introduction to Dumont, New Jersey
Dumont, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 5 miles W of Yonkers, New York and 13 miles N of New York, New York. The people of the town are in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. Dumont has a population of 17,503.
Dumont was originally established as a part of the Borough of Schraalenburgh. It became a separate borough in 1894. Though it maintained the name Schraalenburgh for a few years, in 1898 it was named Dumont, honoring its first mayor Dumont Clarke. Dumont was originally spread over an area of 3 square miles, but strips of land were later ceded to a couple of its neighboring townships.
Dumont and nearby Attractions
- The Old North Church
- Bronx Zoo
- New York Botanical Garden
- George Washington Bridge
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Glen Rock Arboretum
Things To Do In Dumont
There are many museums in and around the area which provide opportunities to learn about the local history and culture of the area. There are many parks in the region which serve as great places for relaxation as well as for participation in different recreational activities.
Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.
Dumont Higher Education
The area has numerous colleges and universities situated nearby, some of these are Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bergen Community College, Manhattan College, and Cuny Lehman College.