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. It is part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area.

Westwood History

The early permanent settlers in this area started arriving in the mid 1700s. 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.

Westwood Transportation

Laguardia 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.

Westwood Almanac

County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes07675, 07677
Phone Area Codes2,01,551
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41
Approximate Longitude-74

Westwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Westwood Public Libraries

Westwood Free Public Library
Westwood, New Jersey
(201) 664-0583

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Westwood Hospitals

Hackensack-umc At Pascack Valley
250 Old Hook Road
(201) 383-1074
Care One At Humc Pascack Valley
250 Old Hook Road, Fourth Floor
(732) 324-6090

Westwood Public Schools

Berkeley Elementary
47 Berkeley Ave
ZIP: 7675
(201) 664-7760
Total Enrollment 287
Brookside Elementary School
20 Lake Drive
ZIP: 7675
(201) 664-9000
Total Enrollment 382
Westwood Regional Middle School
23 Third Avenue
ZIP: 7675
(201) 664-5560
Total Enrollment 433

Westwood Private Schools

Zion Lutheran School
64 1st Ave
ZIP: 7675
Total Enrollment 45
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