Introduction to Teaneck, New Jersey
Teaneck, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 6 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey and 11 miles N of New York, New York. The town is part of the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan statistical area. About 39,260 people live in Teaneck.
On February 19, 1895, Teaneck was formed. Originally, part of this town belonged to the Ridgefield and Englewood Townships. It was incorporated on February 19, 1895 as a township. Though the meaning and origin of the name Teaneck is not known, many believe that it is after a Native American term meaning "the woods." However, others are of the opinion that the town of Teaneck was named after the Teneycks, a Dutch family that resided here.
Teaneck and nearby Attractions
- Dahnert's Lake County Park
- Morningside Park
- Belskie Museum of Art and Science
- Bergenfield Museum
- Palisades Interstate Park
- Riverbank State Park
Things To Do In Teaneck
There are several amusement parks in and around Teaneck. The town also offers a number of outdoor activities. Summer band concerts are organized each year in the Votee Park Band Shell. In addition, movies are shown in Votee Park.
La Guardia International is the closest major airport.
Teaneck Higher Education
Fairleigh Dickinson University is the local university.