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Clifton is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey.

A view of the Passaic River, where it forms the boundary between Clifton and Elmwood Park



Clifton is a tiny city in Passaic County neighboring the city of Paterson. Clifton has a plentiful Arab-American population. However, its neighbor, Paterson, has a slightly bigger Arab-American population. Often overlooked for places like New York City, a day trip won't hurt a bit. There are places that may be worth visiting.

Get in


By car


Several highways pass through Clifton, including the Garden State Plaza, State Route 3, and others.

By train


The NJ Transit Main Line and MTA Port Jervis Line stop at the Clifton Station inside the city limits. Ticket pricing varies depending on where you are coming from.

By plane


Newark Liberty International Airport is only a 20-to-30-minute drive from Clifton. Numerous domestic and international carriers operate at the airport.

Get around







  • Digital Press Video Games Any video game lover would certainly want to come here. The store sells retro consoles and games alike. It is located along Route 46.


  • Eat authentic Arab cuisine The area is home to tons of Arab restaurants due to its high Arab-American presence.







Go next

  • Paterson — Although a bit run down, the city is also home to a much larger Arab-American population. It is also home to the Paterson Great Falls on the Passaic River.
  • Newark — Also a bit run-down, the city actually contains tons of history, art, culture, as well as one of the biggest collection of cherry blossom trees in the nation.
  • Jersey City — An important financial center next to the Hudson River. Often referred to as "Wall Street West", it still contains amazing views of Manhattan, Liberty State Park, which has ferries to Liberty and Ellis Island, and tons of foreign cuisine.
  • Hoboken — Home of the first baseball game, and has some culture. It is also considered a huge hipster hub.
  • New York City — The most populous city in the United States, it has tons and tons of things to see all around.
Routes through Clifton
Spring ValleyParamus ← Jct W E  N  S  East OrangeNewark
END  W  E  Lyndhurst/RutherfordSecaucus
Ends at  N  S  Lyndhurst/NutleyNewark
RidgewoodPassaic  N  S  LyndhurstHoboken

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