Introduction to Westwood, New Jersey
Westwood, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 8 miles NW of Yonkers, New York and 17 miles N of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area, Westwood is home to some 10,999 residents.
The early permanent settlers in this area started arriving from the mid 1700s onwards. Among the first major landowners was Isaac Bogert, who bought 500 acres and settled down here with his family. In the early years of the 19th century, this area was known as Pleasantville. Its name was changed to Westwood in 1875. The borough was officially incorporated in May of 1894 and Isaac Bogert was named as its first mayor.
Westwood and nearby Attractions
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Glen Rock Arboretum
- Pascack Brook County Park
- Saddle River County Park
- Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
- Pascack Historical Society Museum
Things To Do In Westwood
There are a number of places which provide opportunities for interesting activities in Westwood, like parks and museums.
La Guardia Airport can be reached within a short drive.
Westwood Higher Education
Places offering higher education nearest to the town are the Bergen Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Manhattan College.