Warm and welcoming community with a small-town feel
Glen Rock is a warm and welcoming Bergen County community with a small-town feel. It’s named after a large boulder that sits in the heart of the community’s lively downtown area, which has many long-serving businesses, including a grocery store that has existed for over a century. Glen Rock has two New Jersey Transit train stations that connect to Manhattan’s Pennsylvania Station in under an hour. The Borough of Glen Rock also boasts excellent schools, including the National Blue Ribbon Award-winning Glen Rock High School.
Glen Rock is teeming with charming homes and architecture. Each neighborhood has a different feel with housing styles that include endearing Craftsman bungalows, elegant Colonials, and classic ranches and split-levels. Other housing options include several townhouse developments.
Glen Rock offers an idyllic small-town lifestyle within easy reach of New York City’s endless amenities and entertainment options. Many young families live in this community’s peaceful tree-lined neighborhoods. Local schools are known for both their academic achievement and strong sports programs. Most of Glen Rock’s residential neighborhoods are within walking distance of downtown.
The area surrounding Glen Rock’s two train stations offers a great selection of local restaurants and retailers. serves delicious Italian deli sandwiches, salads, soups, and breakfast omelets. pairs 20 draft craft beers with an enticing menu of gourmet gastropub cuisine. Specialties include 12-ounce grilled ribeye steak served with pommes dauphine, housemade fettuccine pasta, shrimp tacos, signature burgers, and grilled swordfish. Stop by on the weekend to dine on a varied menu of brunch dishes. Glen Rock Inn first opened in 1948 and has been a cornerstone of the community for more than seven decades. This refined bar and grill utilizes fresh local ingredients for their scrumptious menu of elevated pub grub. Glen Rock Inn’s classic sliced steak dinner has been a menu fixture since day one. Other choices include Maine lobster rolls, North Atlantic pan salmon, and fish and chips. Dishes are paired with an extensive selection of wines and craft beers. has been a fixture in Glen Rock for even longer. In business since 1916, Kilroy’s has evolved with the times and remains a beloved fixture of the community. This market carries a wide variety of groceries, including fresh produce, deli items, gluten-free products, and a wide selection of beer, wine, and spirits.
is a local organization dedicated to helping new arrivals settle in Glen Rock by fostering close links between the community’s existing residents. Newcomers and Neighbors organize many themed evenings with special events suitable for all members of the family. Glen Rock’s namesake 570-ton boulder is impossible to miss in the center of downtown. is believed to have been deposited in what would later become Downtown Glen Rock by a glacier during the last Ice Age. The Rock served as a trail marker for the Lenni Lenape Native Americans and later became a First World War memorial. In 2044, a time capsule buried beneath the Rock will be opened to celebrate Glen Rock’s 150th anniversary. is an Olympic-sized eight-lane outdoor pool with interactive faucets and sprinklers. The 11-acre is a beautiful wetland forest with nature trails, gardens, and ponds. runs for 577 acres along the path of the Saddle River to Glen Rock’s east. The portion of this expansive park that falls within Glen Rock’s borders features a duck pond, picnic areas, playgrounds, and tennis courts.
Glen Rock is served by the Glen Rock Public School District.
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