Well-to-do area with a small yet diverse population of under 6,000; Englewood Cliffs may be best known for containing the headquarters for CNBC, LG and Unilever, as well as being home to Ferrari and Maserati’s North American operations.Town website: http://www.englewoodcliffsnj.org/ Public Schools: http://www.englewoodcliffs.org/
Historically, the southern area was originally a mosaic of small fishing villages with delightfully prosaic names such as Englewood Dock, Pickletown, Bloomer's Beach, and Fisherman's Village. Englewood Dock served as the port through which farmers from the Garden State sent their produce to New York markets. Threatened by the quarrying, the Palisades became protected as parkland and the fishing villages were abandoned. The northern part of the borough became a popular resort town in the late 1800s and a destination for the wealthy of Manhattan looking for respite from the city. At the dawn of the 20th Century, Englewood Cliffs and neighboring Ft Lee housed the Champion Film Studio, a predecessor of Universal Studios.
After WWII, with the completion of the Palisades Interstate Parkway and the trend towards large campus-like office complexes, Englewood Cliffs began its transformation to its current mix of high-end residential and corporate properties.