In 1894 alone, Bergen County saw its number of boroughs and towns increase at an incredible rate — 26 to be exact. In fact, the creation of new boroughs in this area was such a phenomenon that it became widely known as ‘Boroughitis’. Among the new boroughs formed that year was Glen Rock, an area now recognized as one of best places to live in New Jersey because of a variety of factors, including the easy commute to New York City, strong education system, and low crime rates. The town gets its name from the large boulder still located in the center of town, which the original developments were built around. Geologists believe the boulder was carried to the area by a glacier 15,000 years ago. The Glen Rock public school district is comprised of six schools, serving students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The community is home to both new and longstanding businesses.