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Old 10-21-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Union County, NJ
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I'm just wondering, because I heard this somewhere. How was this nickname given (despite the vicinity to NYC). I know many celebrities live in Bergen since they like to live in NJ but be close to the city as well. Are there any other reasons? I've been all over the state to see woods, mountains, cute towns and the beautiful beaches. I notice differences between Northern and Southern counties, they all have something to offer. I plan on moving to Hoboken because it's a gorgeous city on it's own and that view of NYC is incredible. From my house NYC is 40 minutes away with traffic and Point Pleasant is also 40 minutes away with traffic. Growing up I went to NYC, Hoboken, and Point Pleasant all the time. Anyway, can you guys give me insight on why Bergen and more often, Hudson, are called the unofficial 6th borough? Thanks guys!
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:40 PM
 
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Usually it's someone in real estate trying to promote whatever area they're calling that.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I've lived in Bergen County 30+ years and have never heard that. I live just across the river off the Palisades Parkway. I used to go into the city a lot, however, do not anymore at all ... I'd much rather hangout in Piermont, or Nyack.

Bergen County smells a lot cleaner, and there are no mountains of dump or the rancid stench of urine in the air. LMAO! At least in my area of Bergen ... It's clean, and super low crime ...
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Union County, NJ
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For me it's the same case ImCurlybelle, there are many nice areas here. And I never heard that nickname either until recently.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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For me it's the same case ImCurlybelle, there are many nice areas here. And I never heard that nickname either until recently.
Bergen County is pretty expensive, but not as expensive as some of the 5 boroughs ... lol. And, it's a lot cleaner, safer, and less congested as well as quieter. I couldn't deal with the parking, the smell, the traffic and millions of people in the city .... I hate crowds.

I'm not a city person, so maybe I shouldn't be answering ... I like the city for theater, restaurants, Yankee games. That's it. I like my house/driveway/trees/neighbors/quiet streets ....

NJ seems a bit less stressful to live - although, the taxes and home prices are depressing ... unless you're making 6-figures. Which I am not.

The beauty of NJ/NY is that it's only a bus/train/ferry ride away ... or if you can deal with traffic and parking, it's only 9 minutes by car. Everything is over-priced, I hate that also.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Union County, NJ
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That is certainly true. The prices are high, but to me it's worth it. I'm very happy here. Also as they say in real estate "Location, Location, Location!" The beautiful beaches and boardwalks aren't far, and NYC is right there. Philadelphia is also a 2 hour car ride from here (My sister currently lives there).
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I've heard Hudson referred to as the sixth borough but I've never heard it in reference to Bergen. With Hudson it makes sense (although I never call it the sixth borough because I think it's demeaning to Hudson County) because the entire county is quite urban and much of it looks and feels like parts of Brooklyn and Queens. Bergen has a few urban clusters, but is mostly quite suburban. It has more in common with Westchester or Nassau than with any of the 5 boroughs.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Union County, NJ
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True. I was born in Garfield, and that area was quite urban. My family moved to a nice town (Waldwick) in Bergen County when I was still young. They made the right decision, because Garfield has become worse...it used to be nicer. But yes I've actually heard from a few people that Bergen is also considered the "6th borough". Hudson does make the most sense since Jersey City and Hoboken could certainly pass for another NYC borough.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: WFNJ
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Unless another county is stupid enough to pay NYC's city tax, just like the spoon in The Matrix, there is no 6 borough.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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Nope, haven't hear that. Sometimes about Hoboken but certainly not about 2 whole counties.
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