Paramus

A suburban borough community offering convenience and great shopping with four major malls generating over $6 billion in annual sales. Paramus is located around eight miles west of Upper Manhattan in Bergen County, New Jersey. The Garden State Parkway and Routes 4 and 17 cut through the community, providing a convenient route into New York City and other areas of New Jersey. Along with being a retail hub, Paramus has two large county parks, as well as many smaller neighborhood parks and four golf courses.

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Welcome to Paramus


A Suburban borough with low tax and world-class shopping.

Paramus is a suburban borough community offering convenience and great shopping with four major malls generating over $6 billion in annual sales. Paramus is located around eight miles west of Upper Manhattan in Bergen County, New Jersey. The Garden State Parkway and Routes 4 and 17 cut through the community, providing a convenient route into New York City and other areas of New Jersey. Along with being a retail hub, Paramus has two large county parks, as well as many smaller neighborhood parks and four golf courses.

Paramus Real Estate Market

Paramus has one of the lowest tax rates in New Jersey. Thanks to the huge revenue generated by its retailers, the community also boasts some of Bergen County’s highest rates of public school funding. Paramus real estate is an eclectic housing mix with mid-century Cape Cods and ranches, split-level homes built in the 1960s and ‘70s, and large contemporary single-family homes in a range of styles.​​ Contact The Taylor Lucyk Group to sell or find luxury homes for sale in Paramus, New Jersey.

What to Love

  • Four major regional shopping malls 
  • Paramus Golf Club
  • Low tax but high public school funding 
  • Access to two county parks

People & Lifestyle

Paramus is an ideal base for commuters. The intersection of Routes 4 and 17 is the busiest interchange in New Jersey. Paramus is one of the East Coast’s premier retail destinations—its shopping malls provide everything you could ever need without leaving the community! It’s also the site of the Bergen Regional Medical Center, which is the largest hospital in New Jersey. Commercial development is mostly restricted to the areas close to the highways, and most of Paramus consists of peaceful residential neighborhoods with a relaxed suburban atmosphere. From county parks and golf courses to an endless variety of retailers, Paramus is a small community with a lot to offer.​​​​​​​

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Paramus offers a huge variety of restaurants and retailers at four major shopping malls. Garden State Plaza features around 335 businesses anchored by Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom department stores. Other retailers include premium fashion brands such as Boss, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Versace. The Capital Grille at Garden State Plaza is a sophisticated steakhouse serving mouthwatering dry-aged steaks alongside a wine list spanning hundreds of labels. The Shops at Riverside is an upscale retail hub with high-end home design stores such as Arhaus and Williams-Sonoma alongside fashion brands like Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Francesca’s, Hermes, J. Crew, and Jimmy Choo. This shopping destination also has a Bloomingdale’s department store, a Barnes & Noble bookstore and café, and an AMC Dine-In movie theater. Paramus Park contains over 100 businesses, including outdoor gear brand L.L.Bean, stylish fashion store Old Navy, and a Macy’s department store and Macy’s Backstage discount store. Stew Leonard’s at Paramus Park is part of a small chain of high-end supermarkets named “the best grocery store in America” by Eater.com and “the Disneyland of dairy stores” by The New York Times. Stew Leonard’s sells farm-fresh produce, signature Stew Burgers, and other gourmet groceries in a fun environment with animatronic displays, costumed characters, and a petting zoo. The Outlets at Bergen Town Center has over 100 stores offering steep discounts on brands such as Adidas, Disney, Nike, Nordstrom, and Tommy Hilfiger.​​​​​​​

Things to Do

Paramus Golf Course is an 18-hole municipal facility offering challenging play for golfers of every skill level. Saddle River County Park runs for almost 600 acres along the Saddle River on the west side of Paramus. This park has a six-mile hiking and biking trail, as well as a scenic waterfall, a lake, and ponds where fishing is permitted. On the east side of Paramus, Van Saun County Park covers 146 acres. Facilities here include basketball and tennis courts and baseball, softball, and soccer fields. Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun County Park is home to animals such as mountain lions, prairie dogs, and red wolves. The zoo also has an amphitheater for live animal shows, a carousel, and train and pony rides.​​​​​​​

Schools

Paramus is served by the Paramus Public School District.

  • Parkway Elementary School, Public, PK-4
  • Midland Elementary School, Public, K-4
  • Memorial Elementary School, Public, K-4
  • East Brook Middle School, Public, 5-8
  • Applied Technology High School, Public, 9-12
  • Paramus High School, Public, 9-12

Overview for Paramus, NJ

26,650 people live in Paramus, where the median age is 50 and the average individual income is $51,858. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

26,650

Total Population

50 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$51,858

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Paramus, NJ

Paramus has 8,354 households, with an average household size of 2.98. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Paramus do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 26,650 people call Paramus home. The population density is 2,551.5 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

26,650

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

50

Median Age

49.62 / 50.38%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
8,354

Total Households

2.98

Average Household Size

$51,858

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Paramus, NJ

There's plenty to do around Paramus, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
42
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
41
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including PlatedbyD, Jim's Garden Center, and Suburban Revival.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.47 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.04 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.8 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.15 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.32 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.86 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Paramus, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Paramus. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Memorial Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
The Growing Garden Nursery School
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Paramus Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
N. A. Bleshman Regional Day School
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Bergen County Technical High School - Paramus
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Midland Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
Parkway Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
David Gregory School
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Yeshivat Noam School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Bergen County Technical High School - Paramus
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Applied Technology High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
East Brook Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
Ridge Ranch Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
3/5
Educational Partnership For Instructing Children
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
West Brook Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
Stony Lane Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
Alpine Learning Group
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Sinai School At Ma'ayanot
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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