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Little Ferry is a small town in Bergen County in northern New Jersey near the Hackensack River and the Overpeck Creek in the New Jersey Meadowlands. The town is known for being a tight-knit community. With just under 10,000 people living in under a 3 square mile radius, the area does not see much fluctuation in its population size. There are many beautiful parks throughout Little Ferry in addition to numerous shopping options, both for groceries and retail. Best of all, the town is located very close to the Meadowlands, where residents can find any and every retail shop, a movie theatre, numerous restaurants, and sporting events at MetLife Stadium and the Meadowland Racetrack. Many families reside in Little Ferry because it offers easy access for commuters into New York City. The Little Ferry Circle connects U.S. Route 46 and the Bergen Turnpike and continues on to cross the George Washington Bridge. Local service through Little Ferry is provided through the New Jersey Transit Bus Service. The New Jersey Transit also offers bus service directly into Midtown Manhattan via the Port Authority Bus Terminal via the 161 and 165 bus routes. The Little Ferry Public Schools only serve students grades k-8 through the Washington Memorial Elementary School and the Memorial Middle School. Students in public high schools attend Ridgefield Park High School, only a couple of minutes a way in Ridgefield, New Jersey. Like students throughout Bergen County, high school students have the option of attending the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schools, the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack and the Bergen Tech Campus in either Teterboro or Paramus. The town's population has more families than many surrounding areas in northern New Jersey, that are predominantly composed of young to middle aged working professionals. Many families choose to raise their children in the town because of the wonderful community-like atmosphere they pride themselves on, as well as the beautiful landscape, affordable housing, good schools, great recreational parks, etc. Many notable figures were born in or have resided in Leonia over the years, due mainly to its close proximity to New York City. Most recognizable include the following: New York Yankees outfielder and designated hitter Oscar Gamble, teacher and holy woman Margherita Marchione, NHL goaltender and sportscaster Chico Resch and the TV star of Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro.

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