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Hackensack is a city in Bergen County, New Jersey. It is the county seat, and a center of government, legal activity, and commerce in the region.

Hackensack's central location within Bergen county make it the perfect place to stay for anyone wanting to explore the region.


Hackensack was home to 46,000 people in 2020.

Hackensack is notable for the eponymous Hackensack River where it flows almost parallel with the Hudson River for approximately 45 miles. Once regarded as extremely polluted, cleaning and conservation efforts have improved the status of the river.

Headquarters for The Record, a major newspaper published for the North Jersey region, is in town.

Get in[edit]

Hackensack is easily accessible by car, bus, train, or even plane.

By plane[edit]

Larger airports such as Newark Liberty International Airport are close by.

By bus[edit]

Numerous bus lines will get you to Hackensack from different places, including New York City. NJ Transit serves Hackensack via its commuter Pascack Valley Line.

By train[edit]

There are two stations within the city limits, 2 Essex Street in the southern parts of the city and 3 Anderson Street, closer to downtown.

Get around[edit]

Map of Hackensack

As with most cities and most places in urban and suburban New Jersey, traffic is a problem, but avoiding rush hour makes all the difference. Anyone visiting should also make note that flooding is a major problem in Hackensack (and many surrounding towns, especially in Southern Bergen). Just 15 minutes of steady downpour will make some roads flood, and a few hours of steady rain will surely make many roads impassable, especially River Street. If you can avoid driving while it's raining or flooded, please do. If not, try to use roads on higher ground towards Summit Avenue.


  • 1 Johnson Public Library, 274 Main Street. M-Th 9AM–9PM, F Sa 9AM-5PM. Public library with art gallery space which hold occasional exhibitions by local artists.
  • 2 USS Ling. This submarine was built in 1942 and was part of a museum which is now closed. The submarine can be seen from the Court Street bridge. USS Ling (Q3544207) on Wikidata USS Ling on Wikipedia



  • The Shops at Riverside Square - Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomindale's, Brooks Brothers for Women, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tiffany & Co, Pottery Barn, Barnes & Noble, Burberry, Barney's Co-op, Hermes, Movado




  • 1 Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, 650 Terrace Ave, Hasbrouck Heights, +1 201 288-6100. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Easy access to all major highways in New Jersey and into nearby Manhattan. Located near MetLife Stadium, Izod Center, Bergen Performing Arts Center in the Meadowlands, and Manhattan entertainment venues. Work out in the modern fitness center, swim in the refreshing seasonal outdoor pool and dine in Bistro.Six.Five.Zero. Rooms from $104.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Hackensack
DoverPaterson ← Jct N S  W  E  EnglewoodNew York City via
Spring ValleyRiver Edge  N  S  SecaucusHoboken

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