Welcome to Glen Rock

This suburb has repeatedly been dubbed one of the best places to live in New Jersey—great schools, a downtown area and diversity help explain why.




A 2015 New York Times article described Glen Rock as “walkable, with diverse housing,” two qualities that undoubtedly draw in many a folk. But for those who may still be questioning the appeal of this 2.7-square-mile borough, know that Glen Rock received just as high accolades in 2018, garnering an A+ and ranking as the fifth best place to live in Bergen County and the 19th best in New Jersey on niche.com’s “Best Places to Live in New Jersey.” Glen Rock also boasts top-ranked schools, a downtown area and plenty more for locals to enjoy. 

  • Established: 1894
  • Population: 11,962
  • Web: glenrocknj.net

​Thielke Aboretum

In the midst of the hustle and bustle is the tranquil Thielke Arboretum, an 11-acre botanical area with nature trails, gardens, a pond and a brook, as well as many species of plants, birds and insects. The arboretum also has a gazebo on its property, which is a popular site for special celebrations.

Dining Out

Looking for a nosh in Glen Rock? Grab a corned beef sandwich or some matzah ball soup at the kosher-style deli, The Kosher Nosh. Nearby is Jalapeños, locals’ favorite Mexican joint for authentic tacos and guac. Wash it all down with a craft beer and yummy American fare at Stone & Rail, or enjoy a meal at The Glen Rock Inn; the 70-year-old bar and restaurant is the self-proclaimed best place in town for “great food and fun.”

What's in a Name?

Glen Rock got its name from a 570-ton boulder (rock) in a small valley (glen) around which it settled. The boulder was believed to have been deposited by a glacier, and was also a meeting place for the Leni Lenape. It now sits at Doremus Avenue and Rock Road, and locals appreciate this not-so-subtle reminder of their hometown’s storied past.

A Tragic Past

Glen Rock was the site of one of Bergen County’s most notable public transportation accidents. In 1911, William Hutchinson, a trolley operator for the North Jersey Rapid Transit Company who was one day away from retirement, died in a crash with an incoming trolley due to signal prob-lems at the intersection of Grove and Prospect streets. The accident was the beginning of the end of the rail system that connected Elmwood Park and Suffern, N.Y. The site of the collision was just behind where the Glen Rock Gurudwara stands today.

Home Sweet Home

Thinking about buying or selling a house here? The median home value in Glen Rock is $627,400, down 2.7 percent over the past year, according to Zillow. The home styles and price points are quite varied, from colonials and splits to ranch homes and bungalows.

Downtown

Rock Road is the borough’s epicenter, lined with restaurants, shops and many other hotspots. Here you’ll find both long-standing businesses like the Rock Ridge Pharmacy (which opened in 1950) and The Glen Rock Inn (around since 1948) interspersed with cute neighborhood gems like children’s bookstore The Curious Reader and grocery shop Kilroy’s Wonder Market.

Famous Faces

Many notable people and celebrities have once called this borough home. Valerie Harper, aka Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, lived in Glen Rock; child actors and siblings Daisy and Charlie Tahan, known for their roles in Little Fockers and I Am Legend, respectively, grew up here; and Michael Zegen, who plays Midge’s estranged husband Joel on Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, was born in Glen Rock and went to Hebrew school here before moving to Ridgewood in the fifth grade.

Did You Know? Glen Rock boasts a large Asian Indian population and is home to a visually stunning and prominent Sikh Gurdwara. In February 2015, Glen Rock became the first borough in Bergen County to designate the Hindu holiday Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights, as an official school closing day.

Edit Module

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Find Events

July 2019

Play an epic round of golf inside Iconic Metlife Stadium! Upper Deck Golf is a once in a lifetime golfing experience inside the most legendary stadiums and ballparks across the country! Enjoy a...

Cost: Standard Tickets: USD 84.99, VIP Tickets: USD 134.99

Where:
METLIFE STADIUM
1 MetLife Stadium Drive
East Rutherford, NJ  07073
View map »


Sponsor: Upper Deck Golf
Contact Name: Upper Deck Golf
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

We are so excited to announce our fun creative camps for 2019. Each week we will have a new theme and series of crafted creations. Spots are filling up fast. Sign up before it's too...

Cost: $275

Where:
Clay Paper Scissors Summer Camp
380 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 917-721-3470
Contact Name: Shannon Orr
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

We are so excited to announce our fun creative camps for 2019. Each week we will have a new theme and series of crafted creations. Spots are filling up fast. Sign up before it's too...

Cost: $275

Where:
Clay Paper Scissors Summer Camp
380 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 917-721-3470
Contact Name: Shannon Orr
Website »

More information

Creative Den introduces our Summer Teen Creative Camp! Running Tuesday, July 16 through Friday, July 19, from 10am-1pm, this camp gives your child a chance to get out of the heat and get...

Cost: $350

Where:
Creative Den
216 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ  07452
View map »


Sponsor: Creative Den
Telephone: 201-882-1422
Contact Name: Julie Salvatoriello
Website »

More information

Creative Den introduces our Summer Teen Creative Camp!  Running Tuesday, July 16 through Friday, July 19, from 10am-1pm, this camp gives your child a chance to get out of the heat and get...

Cost: $295

Where:
Creative Den
216 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Creative Den
Telephone: 201-882-1422
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

We are so excited to announce our fun creative camps for 2019. Each week we will have a new theme and series of crafted creations. Spots are filling up fast. Sign up before it's too...

Cost: $275

Where:
Clay Paper Scissors Summer Camp
380 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 917-721-3470
Contact Name: Shannon Orr
Website »

More information

Creative Den introduces our Summer Teen Creative Camp! Running Tuesday, July 16 through Friday, July 19, from 10am-1pm, this camp gives your child a chance to get out of the heat and get...

Cost: $350

Where:
Creative Den
216 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ  07452
View map »


Sponsor: Creative Den
Telephone: 201-882-1422
Contact Name: Julie Salvatoriello
Website »

More information

Creative Den introduces our Summer Teen Creative Camp!  Running Tuesday, July 16 through Friday, July 19, from 10am-1pm, this camp gives your child a chance to get out of the heat and get...

Cost: $295

Where:
Creative Den
216 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Creative Den
Telephone: 201-882-1422
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

We are so excited to announce our fun creative camps for 2019. Each week we will have a new theme and series of crafted creations. Spots are filling up fast. Sign up before it's too...

Cost: $275

Where:
Clay Paper Scissors Summer Camp
380 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 917-721-3470
Contact Name: Shannon Orr
Website »

More information

Creative Den introduces our Summer Teen Creative Camp!  Running Tuesday, July 16 through Friday, July 19, from 10am-1pm, this camp gives your child a chance to get out of the heat and get...

Cost: $295

Where:
Creative Den
216 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Creative Den
Telephone: 201-882-1422
Website »

More information

Creative Den introduces our Summer Teen Creative Camp! Running Tuesday, July 16 through Friday, July 19, from 10am-1pm, this camp gives your child a chance to get out of the heat and get...

Cost: $350

Where:
Creative Den
216 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ  07452
View map »


Sponsor: Creative Den
Telephone: 201-882-1422
Contact Name: Julie Salvatoriello
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

We are so excited to announce our fun creative camps for 2019. Each week we will have a new theme and series of crafted creations. Spots are filling up fast. Sign up before it's too...

Cost: $275

Where:
Clay Paper Scissors Summer Camp
380 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 917-721-3470
Contact Name: Shannon Orr
Website »

More information

Creative Den introduces our Summer Teen Creative Camp! Running Tuesday, July 16 through Friday, July 19, from 10am-1pm, this camp gives your child a chance to get out of the heat and get...

Cost: $350

Where:
Creative Den
216 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ  07452
View map »


Sponsor: Creative Den
Telephone: 201-882-1422
Contact Name: Julie Salvatoriello
Website »

More information

Creative Den introduces our Summer Teen Creative Camp!  Running Tuesday, July 16 through Friday, July 19, from 10am-1pm, this camp gives your child a chance to get out of the heat and get...

Cost: $295

Where:
Creative Den
216 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Creative Den
Telephone: 201-882-1422
Website »

More information

Ocean Galleries presents Stephen Harlan – Water’s Edge Ocean Galleries welcomes groundbreaking artist, Stephen Harlan, to Stone Harbor, NJ July 19 to 21, 2019, with his captivating...

Cost: Free to the Public; ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition

Where:
Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Ave
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
View map »


Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Contact Name: Kim Miller

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Shamanism is the world’s oldest spiritual practice, dating back tens of thousands of years.  Learn the technique of shamanic journeying where you travel to non-ordinary reality using the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bogota Public Library
375 Larch Avenue
Bogota, NJ  07603
View map »


Telephone: 201-488-7185
Website »

More information

It's back! The Hermitage Museum is holding their 4th Annual Food Truck Festival on Sat. July 20, 2019 from 11am - 6pm.  Admission is $5. Children under 5 are free. No pets please....

Cost: $5

Where:
The Hermitage Museum
335 North Franklin Turnpike
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ  07423
View map »


Sponsor: The Hermitage Museum
Telephone: 201-445-8311
Contact Name: Leslie Naghshineh
Website »

More information

Ocean Galleries presents Stephen Harlan – Water’s Edge Ocean Galleries welcomes groundbreaking artist, Stephen Harlan, to Stone Harbor, NJ July 19 to 21, 2019, with his captivating...

Cost: Free to the Public; ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition

Where:
Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Ave
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
View map »


Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Contact Name: Kim Miller

More information

Show More...
Show Less...
Edit Module