Introduction to North Arlington, New Jersey
North Arlington, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 4 miles E of East Orange, New Jersey and 4 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. North Arlington contains a population of approximately 15,181.
North Arlington History
The area was earlier called "New Barbados neck." It was the site of the first real copper mine in the country. During the 18th and 19th centuries, copper mining was a major activity in this region. North Arlington is the place where the first working steam engine was built in North America. A man named John Schulyer imported the Newcomen steam engine from England so that he could pump out water from his copper mine.
North Arlington and nearby Attractions
- Meadowlands Sports Complex
- Bergen County Park South
- Kearny Museum
- Meadowlands Environment Center
- Branch Brook Park
- Brookdale Park
Things To Do In North Arlington
North Arlington is a residential community with a small town feel. There are small parks which provide opportunities for recreational activities. There are also many shopping areas at the Secaucus outlets and Ridge Road.
North Arlington Transportation
Air transportation is available at the Newark International Airport.
North Arlington Higher Education
One can obtain higher education from the New Jersey University Of Medicine And Dentistry, Rutgers University, Essex County College and Hudson County Community College.