Tidily arranged town homes and compactly situated bungalows characterize the homes in Garfield, New Jersey, a city conveniently located a mere 12 miles west New York City and 10 miles north of Newark, New Jersey. Garfield is an excellent choice who crave the hustle and bustle of perhaps the most major metropolitan area in the country, but without the sticker shock. Choose from small, starter apartments or more spacious family houses in Garfield, and you will be rewarded for your savvy selection.
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This Bergen County city was once known for its busy influx of wool and silk mills that lay along the Passaic and Saddle Rivers around which the city is built. Today, Garfield enjoys views of these beautifully scenic rivers while sustaining a population of around 30,000 in its just over two square miles. Within this space are nearly two dozen places of worship, plenty of recreation facilities such as a YMCA and the City Recreation Center, a Boys and Girls Club, a Senior Citizens Center, a Health Center, and several volunteer fire and ambulance companies. Garfield is a community that is truly active and involved with their own health and wellness.
Among the major employers are industries such as Garden State Paper and other production facilities that have headquarters in the area. Public transportation to New York City, Newark, or any other nearby locale is made easy via the train lines and the Garfield bus station. Even in this small city, there are nearly 50 miles of roadways. The Garfield Public School System serves those in kindergarten through high school with high quality educational opportunities. Due to its residents earning a number of titles in the football and boxing worlds in the 1930s and 1940s, Garfield became known as the City of Champions. And it still is, as a town with a well deserved reputation for thriving business and a world class location.