April 16, 2021
Things to Do In and Around Park RidgeIncorporated in 1894, the Borough of Park Ridge is a residential community located in the north-central part of Bergen County, NJ. Spanning across 2.6 square miles, Park Ridge is home to approximately 8,800 residents and is one of the eight municipalities that make up the Pascack Valley. If you’re planning to move to Park Ridge, there are plenty of fun and exciting things to do in and around the area. Here’s a list of the top attractions, entertainment, and amenities Park Ridge has to offer young individuals, couples and families all year round.
- Outdoor Parks
- Bars and Restaurants
- Shopping Malls and Boutiques
- Historical Sites and Museums
Festivals, Fairs, and Carnivals
Park Ridge has many beautiful and scenic parks for residents and visitors to take advantage of. A few of the best parks in the area include Atkins Glen Park, Wood Dale County Park, Beechwood Park, and Pascack Brook County Park, all of which are within a 10-minute drive from The James. The parks feature several hiking and walking trails, tennis courts, fishing ponds, playgrounds, picnic tables, and more. They’re perfect for walkers, dog owners, fitness enthusiasts, and families alike, so there is truly something for everyone.
When you live at The James, you don’t have to travel far for high-quality dining, delicious food, and amazing drinks. The area boasts a variety of casual and upscale restaurants that offer an extensive array of cuisines, including Let’s Meat Steak House, Pesto Italian Bistro, El Azteca, and Fire and Oak. If you’re looking for great happy hour deals and specialty cocktails, make your way over to Steel Wheel Tavern, Dragon Den & Dungeon Hall, or Davey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, just to name a few.
Who doesn’t love a shopping spree every once in a while? Whether you like to window shop or engage in some retail therapy, Park Ridge has an abundance of small, locally-owned boutiques, large shopping centers, and everything in between. The Shops at Nanuet and Palisades Center, both located in NY, are less than 15 minutes away from Park Ridge and offer a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Tice’s Corner Marketplace is just down the road from The James, giving those in the area convenient access to a unique blend of fashion, home furnishings, technology, and food.
Park Ridge and the surrounding towns of Bergen County have many historical landmarks and museums for all age groups to enjoy. Places such as the Pascack Historical Society in Park Ridge, Hopper-Goetschius Museum in Upper Saddle RIver, and Old Stone House Museum in Ramsey serve as nonprofits designed to collect, preserve, and disseminate the history of the area. They hold tours and demonstrations, host lectures, run educational programs, take on research projects, and much more. In addition, The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in Oradell, NJ features the works of contemporary wildlife artists and brings awareness to issues facing the natural world. So, if you’re in need of a fascinating weekend adventure, the opportunities are endless.
Food, music, and film festivals, craft fairs, and carnivals are popular in the area, especially during the spring and summer months. These events are typically run by local service organizations and community volunteers to raise money for a charitable cause. They are great for families with young children since they’re filled with games, rides, crafts, and live music performances to keep them entertained. They also have a wide variety of gourmet food trucks and adult-beverage bars, and many events are dog-friendly. You can find upcoming events by checking your community’s social media pages or by visiting Just Jersey Fest for regular updates. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Live Close to the Action at The James
If you’re intrigued by all the Borough of Park Ridge has to offer, consider scheduling a visit with the leasing professionals at The James. We have studio, 1 and 2 bedroom luxury apartments equipped with several state-of-the-art features including 9’ ceilings, quartz countertops, and Whirlpool® stainless steel kitchen appliances. Residents also have access to our high-end community amenities such as a fitness center, co-working spaces with private offices, outdoor firepits and lounge areas, and more. Located in the heart of Park Ridge just steps from the NJ transit rail station, traveling to NYC and nearby cities has never been easier. Contact us today for more information about The James, where timeless style meets suburban tranquility. We look forward to hearing from you!