Introduction to Oakland, New Jersey
Oakland, New Jersey is 6 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey and 19 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Bergen county. The town is part of the Bergen - Passaic metro area. The population of Oakland is 12,466.
Oakland was officially incorporated on April 8, 1902. Prior to this, it was a part of Franklin Township. The town basically developed as a summer resort for families from urban New Jersey and New York City. It remained this way from the 1940s until the end of the 1960s. At the time of its establishment, the town of Oakland had about 479 residents only. The current population of this town is over 13,000.
Oakland and nearby Attractions
- Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
- American Labor Museum
- Campgaw Mountain Reservation
- Camp Tamarack
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Crystal Lake
Things To Do In Oakland
Visitors to Oakland can take a trip to the museums and historic sites in and around the town, like the Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site, the Israel Crane House, the American Labor Museum and the Bergen Museum of Art & Science. The Bergen County Zoological Park and the Glen Rock Arboretum are ideal places to take children to.
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Oakland Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are available at the Ramapo College Of New Jersey, the William Paterson University Of New Jersey, the Passaic County Community College, and the Rockland Community College.