HILLSDALE

The borough of Hillsdale located in Bergen County NJ is home to 10,000 people. Residents enjoy Beechwood Park, with its playground, picnic are, athletic field and band shell and and StonyBrook Swim Club with its Olympic sized swimming pool, 14ft slides, kiddie pool, playgrounds and snack bar.

 

The Hillsdale Public Schools serves students from Pre-K to 8th grade. Students in 9th to 12th grade attend Pascack Valley High School along with students from neighboring River Vale.

 

New Jersey Transit provides both bus and train service to NYC.

Discover the community

History

There are two stories as to why city officials changed the name from Broadway Hill to Capitol Hill. Some say that the original developer’s wife simply liked the way it sounded, while others think he hoped that the state would actually move the capitol to that area. In its early days, the neighborhood was certainly ritzy enough to be the political center of the state. Huge houses were built, which led to the nickname of “Millionaires’ Row” in one area. After World War II, a great number of apartment buildings were constructed, changing the demographics. These two cultures are still reflected today.

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Vibe

Capitol Hill is funky and fast-paced, with an endless number of cool blocks to explore and, unfortunately, a limited number of parking spaces. During the day, markets, boutiques, and salons are a big draw. Nightlife is hopping with clubs, bars, and music venues, and you’ll often find coffee shops that moonlight as cocktail lounges. Individuality and fashion statements are encouraged, and there always seems to be some sort of block party or community forum to encourage residents and visitors to mix and mingle.

Activities and attractions

Since the area is known for its music scene, make sure to check out a concert at one of the venues like Neumo’s, pick through a record store like Sonic Boom, or do the extreme and attend the Capitol Hill Block Party in July. You can also say hello to the Jimi Hendrix statue on the corner of Broadway and Pine. If you’re into film, see a movie at the Landmark Harvard Exit – a classic building turned into theaters. Despite being one of the most densely populated areas of the city, Capitol Hill also has a surprising amount of green space, including Volunteer Park, Cal Anderson Park, and Interlaken Park, not to mention the Washington Parks Arboretum on the northeast corner.

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Demographics

68

Livability

A+

Amenities

F

Cost of living

F

Crime

B

Education

B

Employment

B-

Housing

C

Weather

Capitol Hill Schools

The Capitol Hill neighborhood has numerous high quality schools in the area as well as in the surrounding Seattle neighborhoods.

Stevens Elementary School

• Public • Grades K-5 
• 365 students • 15 student/teacher

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Stevens Elementary School

• Public • Grades K-5 
• 365 students • 15 student/teacher

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Lowell Elementary School

• Public • Grades PK-5 
• 286 students • 14 student/teacher

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Lowell Elementary School

• Public • Grades PK-5 
• 286 students • 14 student/teacher

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