Since Oakland NJ in Bergen County was ranked by New Jersey Monthly Magazine in August 2013 as the #1 "Best Place to Live for Young Families," others are finding out what those who live in Oakland, New Jersey already know. Oakland residents are justifiably proud of their community which provides an excellent school system for superior education benefits in addition to excellent athletic and social programs for both adults and children.
Oakland enjoys some of the finest and most extensive facilities in the area. There are nine tennis courts, ten baseball fields, a football field, plus several soccer fields. There is a Senior Center in town which provides those 55 and older with services and activities promoting well-being and community involvement.
The Ramapo Mountains with its rolling terrain set the scene for the town of Oakland. Route 202 (AKA Ramapo Valley Road), which is one of the country's first trading routes used by Native Americans, runs along the Ramapo River where historic homes and horse farms dot the roadside. The Ramapo River Reserve community was built along the Ramapo River.
Oakland's center of town has a downtown shopping area and easy access to Routes 208 & 287. Access to Route 287, Route 17, Route 202, and the NY Thruway as well as public bus transportation allow for a convenient commute to New York City and local international airports - JFK, Newark, and LaGuardia.
Oakland is located in northern Bergen County, New Jersey, 07436, and is surrounded by state parks, lakes, skiing, snowboarding, swimming and golfing facilities; and extensive hiking trails & campgrounds. Bergen County NJ is home to the country's best medical facilities, schools, fine dining, shopping, cultural events & activities - all the best that life has to offer - and is just across the Hudson River from New York City. Public transportation is provided by train and bus service to Manhattan, and the New Jersey shore is only an hour's drive away for beachgoers.
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