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Norwood in Bergen County takes its name from the old description of “North-Woods.” The borough formed when it broke from Harrington Township in 1905. Dutch families settled on the land originally comprising Norwood in the late 17th century, when Lenni Lenape Native Americans lived in the area.

Today, Norwood continues to offer natural beauty, with the additions of an excellent school system, family activities and diversity. Nearly 13% of borough residents identified themselves as being of Korean ancestry in the 2000 U.S. Census, the sixth highest percentage in any New Jersey municipality.

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Norwood Schools:

The Norwood Public School serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade. High school students attend the well-regarded Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan. A private Catholic school, Holy Family, serves students in grades pre-K through eight.

• Norwood Public School (K-8)
• Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan (9-12)

Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan has received the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive. It was ranked 18th among public high schools in the state out of 316 schools surveyed in 2008 by New Jersey Monthly magazine. The school offers top-ranked sports teams for boys and girls, and a nationally known music program with a competitive wind symphony and an acclaimed string ensemble.

• Holy Family School (Pre-K-8)

Norwood Cultural and Recreational Resources:

Norwood offers a range of sports such as Little League, football, soccer, softball, basketball, and swimming at facilities including three local parks, three athletic fields, and one private swimming pool for town members. Summer programs for children also are available.

The Norwood Public Library is a member of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System. It offers 30,000 books, many DVDs and other media for borrowing, as well as activities and events to educate and entertain the local community.

The Closter Nature Center offers an oasis of woods and water in the middle of town. Ponds, brooks, meadows, and forests are available to explore, and educational and environmental programs are offered, along with a summer program for young people.

The nearby Demarest Nature Center offers trails and brooks to explore.

The Old Church Cultural Center of Demarest is housed in the building that was the first community’s first church built in 1874. The OCCC includes the Art School and Center Gallery at Old Church. The art school offers courses in arts and crafts from beginner level to advanced professionals.

The prestigious Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) in Englewood is a performing arts center that attracts over 300,000 visitors each year with world-class names in ballet and jazz, and popular acts as Rick Springfield, the Beach Boys, B.B. King, Joan Rivers, STYX, George Benson, Alice Cooper, and The Bacon Brothers.

Norwood Transportation and Commute:

New Jersey Transit bus lines run from Norwood to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, taking an average of 40 minutes per trip.

There is no train service between Norwood and Manhattan.

The New York Metropolitan region’s three major airports - Newark Liberty International, JFK International, and La Guardia Airport – can be reached by car in less than one hour.

Norwood Health Services:

General health and specialty services including pediatrics are available in nearby Closter, Tenafly and Englewood.

• Pedimedica of Closter
• Tenafly Pediatrics
• Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, an affiliate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, provides patients with comprehensive world-class care. It offers state-of-the-art clinical programs and the most advanced medical, surgical, therapeutic and diagnostic services. The facility is renowned for bloodless medicine and cardiac and vascular surgery programs, while acting as a leader in breast care, oncology and joint-replacement services.

Norwood Entertainment:

Restaurants and dining options in Norwood reflect the influence of American and Asian cultures. The cultural diversity of nearby Closter offers a wide array of Japanese and Korean restaurants, covering everything from quick bites to fine dining.

Many Norwood residents shop for everyday needs in nearby Closter, which also hosts specialty stores and boutiques with unique finds in the central business district.

The H Mart Korean shopping plaza in Ridgefield and the Mitsuwa Marketplace, a Japanese supermarket in Edgewater, sell groceries, prepared foods and other household items sought by Asian-American shoppers in the region. Both stores provide an enriching experience for visitors from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

The latest films play at Clearview’s Closter Cinema 4 in town.

In Paramus north of Route 4, shoppers find three miles of road lined with more than one hundred retails stores and several large shopping malls.

The state’s largest shopping mall, Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, is one of five major shopping malls in Bergen County.

Norwood is close to the border with Rockland County, New York, which makes it easy to shop on Sunday. Bergen County shopping is restricted on Sundays because of blue laws, which prohibit the sale of clothing, furniture and electronic appliances and leave most retail stores, except for those offering basics like gas, groceries and restaurants, closed on Sundays.

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