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Clifton, NJ

Clifton, NJ

Clifton, NJ

Moving to Clifton—Small Town and Suburban Living

Passaic County is located in northeast New Jersey, and Clifton lies in the southeastern corner of the county. Clifton’s population is 84,136. Its small size and proximity to the tri-state metropolitan area make for a diverse region, ranging from city and suburban communities to smaller towns. The neighboring city of Paterson is about 75% larger in population than Clifton, Passaic is slightly smaller, and Little Falls maintains its status as a small town. NYC is only 15 miles away, and the Newark Liberty Airport and Amtrak stations are about 10 miles away, providing quick and easily accessible connections to the surrounding metropolitan area. The average commute for residents is 28 minutes.

Area settlements date back to the Colonial era, offering many entertainment, shopping, and historical venues that contribute to the county’s economy and tourist appeal. Clifton areas may appear familiar from several scenes that were filmed for the popular television series The Sopranos. The nearby Great Falls of the Passaic are part of the state park system, and an unofficial national and historic landmark. Between Clifton and Woodland Park, the 568-acre Garret Mountain Park and its Lambert Castle built in 1893 features many hiking trails and several panoramic overlooks. This family-friendly city has 37 parks, making it ideal for those who enjoy the outdoors. Main Memorial Park is 36-acres, and the Nature Center & Observatory in Rifle Camp Park offers tours and fun children's workshops as well as a telescope special events.

Living in Clifton – Interesting Facts

  • Clifton’s largest employer is the giant Hoffmann-La Roche Pharmaceutical complex.
  • Clifton is known for a linguistically diverse school district, with 68 languages being spoken in student’s homes.
  • Largest apartment rental complex, garden apartments: Richfield Village, Clifton Avenue
  • Three large town-house complexes are available along Valley Road, bordering Woodland Park and Little Falls.

Moving to Clifton—Links & Resources
Change of Address
Voter Registration
Driver’s License
City of Clifton
Clifton Public Schools

The service center for Clifton, NJ is located in Pine Brook, NJ.

Information about Clifton, NJ

Est. Population: 78224
County: Passaic
Latitude: 40.8833
Longitude: -74.1333
Zip Codes: 7011