Introduction to Paramus, New Jersey
Paramus, New Jersey is 5 miles E of Paterson, New Jersey and 15 miles N of New York, New York. It is in Bergen county. The town is part of the Bergen - Passaic metro area. The population of Paramus is 25,737.
The name of this region comes from a Lenape Native American word that means "place of fertile soil" or "land of the wild turkey." During the American Revolutionary War this area saw a great deal of activity. During World War II, the United States Army closed off Farview Avenue, which is situated at the highest point of Paramus and provides a clear view of the New York City skyline. The Army positioned its anti-aircraft artillery along the street so that they could defend New York City against any air attack.
Paramus and nearby Attractions
- Garden State Plaza
- Bergen Town Center
- Van Saun County Park
- Arcola Golf Club
- Bergen Museum
Things To Do In Paramus
Parasmus is renowned as a Mecca of shopping. It is among the largest shopping areas in the United States and clocks in more than $5 billion in retail sales annually. With five major shopping centers and countless shopping and dining opportunities, this town offers endless entertainment.
La Guardia International Airport is the closest major airport.
Paramus Higher Education
Bergen Community College is the local college.