Introduction to West Paterson, New Jersey
West Paterson, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 2 miles NW of Clifton, New Jersey and 10 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. Part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area, West Paterson is home to some 10,987 residents.
West Paterson History
West Patterson was created from sections of Little Falls Township. It was officially incorporated as a borough in March of 1914. Its name was adapted to honor William Paterson, who did commendable service for the state in its early years.
West Paterson and nearby Attractions
- Frank D Zaccaria Memorial Park
- Garrett Mountain Reservation
- Pearl Brook
- Great Notch Reservoir
- Glen Rock Arboretum
- Paterson Museum
Things To Do In West Paterson
Open spaces constitute a significant portion of West Paterson. There are 2 reservoirs and 2 county parks. Both places are popular for their scenic views and they make for ideal places to relax or participate in recreational activities. One should also visit the Paterson Museum to learn about the local history of the area.
West Paterson Transportation
Air transportation is available at Newark International Airport.
West Paterson Higher Education
Berkeley College is the local educational institution. One can also opt for Passaic County Community College, Montclair State University or William Paterson University of New Jersey, which are all nearby.